Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Developing a Strategy to Provide Pastoral Care to Church Planters from Calvary Baptist Church
by Beckwith, Louis Thomas, Jr., D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017, 145; 10681045
Abstract (Summary)

The project director describes the development of a strategy to provide pastoral care to church planters sent by Calvary Baptist Church in this Doctor of Ministry project report. The project director identified the need for a specific strategy based on the church’s increasing involvement in sending church planters and weakness in providing necessary support. Development of the strategy allowed the church to serve church planters consistent with the church’s commitment to them as members.

The project director began with an investigation of relative Scripture passages regarding church planters and pastoral care: Acts 20:17–38, 2 Timothy, and Titus. He examined the passages to identify pressure points and pastoral care protocols within the ministry of the Apostle Paul.

The project director also examined church-planting sources to identify pressure points identified in the lives and ministries of modern church planters. Current models for pastoral care by sending churches provided additional interaction allowing for an analysis of active pastoral care protocols. A combination of synthesis from the pressure points and the model care strategies provided an outline for concluding pastoral care protocols.

The project director developed a strategy for providing pastoral care for sent church planters. The Missions Leadership Team of Calvary Baptist Church received the strategy following a structure process of evaluation. The project director received appropriate feedback, altered the strategy as necessary, and received approval from the Missions Leadership Team for use of the strategy by Calvary Baptist Church.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harvey, Charles E.
Commitee: Beck, David R., Echevarria, Miguel
School: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Department: Graduate Studies
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clergy, Pastoral Counseling, Theology
Keywords: Church planter, Church planting, Discipleship, Missionary, Missions, Pastoral care
Publication Number: 10681045
ISBN: 978-0-355-48950-7
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