Date of Award

4-26-2013

Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Department

Practical Theology

First Advisor

David Peter

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ephesians 4:11; Ephesians 4:12; John 21:15-17; Jeremiah 3:15; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 20:21-23; Matthew 16:19; Luke 22:17-19; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; 1 Corinthians 14:40; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 2:14-15; Hebrews 5:14; Romans 10:14-17; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Colossians 1:23; 1 Timothy 3:1;

Abstract

The primary purpose of this project was to introduce to pastors The Pastor Is As Pastor Does 2KF Ministry Model. This model has been implemented in the principle researcher’s congregation over the past six years. This model delineates between 2 Kinds of Functions in the church: pastoral and operational. The operation functions are then delegated to nonclergy paid and volunteer staff. This ministry model has improved the performance of both functions while also diminishing role confusion in and about the pastoral office. The secondary purpose of this project was to assist pastors in adapting this ministry model to their circumstance.

The methods used to introduce this 2KF Ministry Model were focus groups, pastoral interviews, a workshop, emails that included a website link, a personal appeal by way of a video, the development of a PastorIsAsPastorDoes.com website, and letters sent to select faculty members of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and active Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors around the country. The two methods used to assist pastors in adapting this model to their circumstance were through personal interviews and the workshop designed for pastors in three circuits of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

On the basis of this study, the researcher has validated the need for such a model in the Christian Church at Large and is doing further research through personal consultations and speaking engagements to validate the publishing of these results for a wider audience.

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