Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the role of Emotional Intelligence in the effectiveness of lead church planters
by Spivey, Emily J., M.S., Pepperdine University, 2014, 80; 1562962
Abstract (Summary)

This mixed quantitative/qualitative study explored the role that Emotional Intelligence (EI) plays in the leadership of church planters in Restoration Movement Churches in the U.S. (specifically Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ) and the relationship between the EI profiles of lead church planters and healthy church growth patterns, according to attendance and financial data 3 years after being planted. This study found that EI plays both a causal role and correlates strongly with healthy church growth within the first 3 years of a new church plant's life. As the first study of its kind among a Restoration Movement sample of church planters, this study assists church planting organizations in identifying and training new church leaders, as well as ongoing leadership development and coaching of individuals who have been called to be church planters.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rhodes, Kent, Chesley, Julie A.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Entrepreneurship, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Church planting, Clergy, EQ, Emotional intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Leadership
Publication Number: 1562962
ISBN: 978-1-321-10879-8
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