Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

To Design an Intentional Process for Developing New Leaders at Woodstock Church at Austell
by Washington, Jurian J., D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020, 215; 27833604
Abstract (Summary)

The project director realized a need for new leaders to minister effectively within the ministry context. However, the project director believes new leaders require both intentional and strategic training for effectiveness. Therefore, the project purpose is to design an intentional process to develop new leaders at Woodstock Church at Austell.

Chapter 1 clearly specified the project purpose and objectives. The project director also provided a description of the community and church, which together embody the ministry context. Lastly, the project director provided a rationale for the project idea along with the stated assumptions and limitations and delimitations. The project director concluded by defining both essential and reoccurring terms.

In chapter 2 the project director provided the biblical and theological foundations for leader development. The project director exegeted two passages of Scripture. The first passage revealed leadership misunderstandings, which the project director used to make the case for the significance of leader development. The second passage disclosed the practice of developing leaders, which the project director utilized as a basis in arguing for the practice of leader development in the present.

In chapter 3 the project director addressed the ministry foundations for leader development. The project director researched a broad amount of literature from both sacred and secular sources. The project director explained both the primary characteristics for leaders and the key elements used in the process to develop them.

In chapter 4 the project director provided a description of the steps taken to execute the entire project. The project director explained the research steps, measurement tools, expert panel recruitment method, selection process for the team, assignments, and actions within the team meetings. The project director also detailed the approved contextualized leader development process for the ministry context.

In chapter 5 the project director offered a summary of the overall project results. Therefore, in narrative form, the project director evaluated both the objectives and process for the project. The project director ended with his own personal reflections from undertaking the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harvey, Charles E
Commitee: James, Al, Moseley, Allan
School: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Department: Department of Graduate Studies
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 81/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Management, Clergy
Keywords: Church, Development, Followers, Leaders, Leadership, Process
Publication Number: 27833604
ISBN: 9798617024588
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