Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions

The authority of scripture in the preaching of C&MA pastors in the Southern District

Author
Dale P Crank
Abstract
This project examines the practices that the pastors of the Southern District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance use to promote the authority of Scripture through their preaching ministries. A six-point Lykert scale was used to quantify the opinions of the pastors surveyed to the practices traditionally seen as promoting the authority of Scripture. Scores were computed for each statement and were analyzed based upon the ages, the educational levels, and the length of time in ministry of the pastors.

Navy chaplains' incorporation of Assemblies of God doctrine into Protestant worship services

Author
Brian C Salter
Abstract
This study examined how Assemblies of God Navy chaplains incorporate their Pentecostal doctrine into Protestant worship services within the military. Social constructivist grounded theory was the method of study. Research found that Assemblies of God Navy chaplains incorporate their doctrine into these worship services by providing altar calls as their primary means.

An Examination of the Factors That Aid or Hinder the Transition from Military Leadership to Pastoral Leadership as Viewed from a Transformational Leadership Perspective

Author
Ray S Lowe M.Div.
Abstract
Military veterans entering ministry bring valuable leadership experience, but also potential difficulties in transitioning to a church leadership role. Pastors with military leadership experience were surveyed and interviewed to identify how their military experience aided or hindered their transition to pastoral ministry. These pastors were also given the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ 5X) to gage if their military leadership was more transformational or transactional. Findings of the author concluded that military leadership experience was more of an aid than it was a hindrance to the transition to pastoral ministry.
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