Concepts of Forgiveness Among Pastors: Moving in Love for Potential Reconciliation, and Possible Restoration in the Best Interest of the Community
By Jerrod M. Smith, B.A., University of Minnesota, Mathematics
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
M.Div. Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University
A project document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, at Virginia Union University
Virginia Union University, 2020
Ray McKenzie, D.Min. Advisor and Professor
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Virginia Union University
The practice of Biblical lessons learned by Pastors and other leaders on forgiveness increase the possibilities for reconciliation and restoration between Church leaders. This study works with leaders on the importance of forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration among Church leaders for the community’s interest. Leaders who once worshiped together now minister in three different Churches located in Richmond, Virginia. The research participants have forgiven the Former Pastor and will work with him on social justice issues. Project participants were split on total reconciliation and restoration concerning having the Former Pastor preach in the two New Churches. New lessons of forgiveness were learned by Pastors.
|Commitee:||McKenzie, Ray, Smith, Sylvester T, Flowers, Paul D|
|School:||Virginia Union University|
|Department:||School of Theology|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Theology, Religion, Biblical studies|
|Keywords:||Biblical, Clergy, Community, Forgiveness, Love, Restoration and reconciliation|
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