Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Ronald Feuerhahn

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Corinthians 12:27; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:29; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 Peter 2:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 3:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Timothy 5:3-1; 2 Corinthians 11:23; Acts 1:15; Acts 13:2; Acts 6:5; Colossians 1:18; Colossians 1:25; Ephesians 4:11-12; Exodus 16:1; James 3:1; John 2:5; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 28:16-20; Titus 1:7-9


There is a confusion among clergy and laity over their precise function in a congregation. This is an exegetical, historical and practical study of ten New Testament terms used for pastor and people at Trinity Lutheran Church, Memphis, Tennessee. The conclusions were that the pastor's primary role is the public administrtion of the Word and Sacraments, that the laity hold a high calling of the Lay Apostolate, and that the office of deacon should be reinstated in the congregation.

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