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dc.contributor.advisorPettegrew, Hal K.
dc.contributor.authorVan Galder, Karen Rae
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-20T20:56:41Z
dc.date.available2009-11-20T20:56:41Z
dc.date.created2003-05-01
dc.date.issued2003-05-01
dc.identifier.otherTHESES Ed.D. .V26c
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10392/257
dc.descriptionThis item is only available to students and faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you are not associated with SBTS, this dissertation may be purchased from <a href="http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb">http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb</a> or downloaded through ProQuest's Dissertation and Theses database if your institution subscribes to that service.
dc.description.abstractChildren's ministries in the local church play a significant role in church growth. The purpose of this research, therefore, was to explore the characteristics of pastoral support of children's educators in PC (USA) congregations. The research had two key parts. The first part was ethnographic interviews of children's educators, inquiring what has been, or would be, the most significant and meaningful expressions of support that they have received from their senior pastors. That information was used to prepare a Likert-scale survey for senior pastors. Those results were combined with autobiographical information. Correlation coefficients and frequencies were calculated. The most frequently displayed supportive behavior was pastoral, the least frequently displayed involved public displays of support. The most significant autobiographical factor showing supportive behavior was being a parent of older children.en_US
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dc.subjectPresbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--Clergy.en_US
dc.subjectChristian education directors.en_US
dc.subjectEncouragement--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectTheses Ed. D.--Christian education.en_US
dc.titleCharacteristics of pastoral support of children's educators in the PC (USA)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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