Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Wesleyan ministerial study programs' relationship to ministerial effectiveness of Wesleyan pastoral leaders
by Hammond, Priscilla Bray, Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2016, 145; 10129765
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fuller, James O.
Commitee: Drury, Sharon L., Whitesel, Robert B.
School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clerical studies, Religious education
Keywords: Leadership, Ministerial education, Ministerial effectiveness, Ministerial effectiveness inventory, The wesleyan church
Publication Number: 10129765
ISBN: 9781339876566
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