Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using Spiritual Temperaments as a Pathway to Developing Wholeness for Christ-Centered Leadership
by Johnson, Michael D., D.Min., Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, 2018, 146; 10690048
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of writing Using Spiritual Temperaments as a Pathway to Developing Wholeness for Christ-Centered Leadership is to address the need in the Church for Christ-centered leaders who lead out of wholeness by discovering how awareness of spiritual temperaments and its application in a person’s life and ministry could 1) function as a pathway to developing personal wholeness for Christ-centered leadership and 2) enable the individual to compassionately connect with those he or she leads and serves.

Chapter 1 develops the purpose for the project, defines the terms used, presents the ministry context and ministry problem, states the hypothesis along with the variables and limitations and delimitations in the study, states the research questions that drive the project and establishes the theological framework.

Chapter 2 provides a review of the literature pertaining to spiritual temperaments, wholeness and Christ-centered leadership. It sets the work of this project in the broader context of related literature.

Chapter 3 describes the methodology of the study. This chapter includes the statement of the problem, purpose of the study, and research design. The research methodology compares pre-seminar and post-application scores using the Spiritual Wellbeing Scale, Spiritual Temperaments Leadership Growth Survey and the Personal Growth Rubric. The first provides quantitative date based on a comparison of the two scores. The second two provide qualitative data based on individual responses.

Chapter 4 presents the results and interpretative analysis. It includes the findings of the statistical tests used to compare the individual’s scores on the two surveys. It also includes interpretation of the Spiritual Temperaments Leadership Growth Survey using the Personal Growth Rubric. Additionally anecdotal data from papers and interviews are presented.

Chapter 5 offers observations, implications, and recommendations based on the findings of the research. Possible extended applications of the research are also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sanders, Martin
Commitee: Chan, Frank, Pendell, Peter
School: Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary
Department: Christiian Leadership
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Spirituality
Keywords: Leadership, Spiritual temperaments, Wholeness
Publication Number: 10690048
ISBN: 9780355890303
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