This dissertation proposed a quantitative research design to determine if there was a relationship between Wesleyan ministerial education and ministerial effectiveness as measured by the Ministerial Effectiveness Inventory (MEI), an instrument validated in the Church of the Nazarene and United Methodist Church, and used in ministerial effectiveness studies throughout denominations in North America. A survey was sent to ordained senior/solo pastors in the North American Wesleyan Church who have been in service at their local church for at least three years. Participants were asked to take a self -rated MEI, and a sample of the members of their board completed the other-rated MEI. The Wesleyan Church has multiple programs of study that lead to ordination, including seminary, college/university, and adult education programs. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) found a statistically significant difference between the MEI scores of pastoral leaders who had completed adult education and those who completed college.
|Advisor:||Fuller, James O.|
|Commitee:||Drury, Sharon L., Whitesel, Robert B.|
|School:||Indiana Wesleyan University|
|School Location:||United States -- Indiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clerical studies, Religious education|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Ministerial education, Ministerial effectiveness, Ministerial effectiveness inventory, The wesleyan church|
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