Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Bacon

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 12:27-28; 1 Corinthians 4:1; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Peter 5:2; Acts 20:28; Acts 27:11; Ephesians 4:11; Titus 1:7


"ADMINISTRATING MINISTRY:The Use of Strategic Planning and Managementin a Ministry Setting"This project explores strategic planning and management (SPM) as an administrative theory which can enable effective ministry. Derived from the world of corporate business management, the SPM model is defined as a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that guide what an organization is, does, and how it plans its future. Examination of key biblical understandings of leadership and administration, as well as SPM's underlying assumptions, support its theological appropriateness. The use of SPM in the setting of theGordon D. Hoople Institute of the Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center demonstrates its effectiveness for administrative leadership and for faithfulness in mission.

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