DEVELOPING ADULT CHURCH LEADERS THROUGH MENTORING AT BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, CLINTON, TENNESSEE
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This project presents a process for mentoring church leaders in a local congregation based on the example of Jesus and His twelve disciples. Chapter 1 contains the purpose, goals, context, and rationale as well as giving definitions and limitations and research methodology for the project. Chapter 2 examines the biblical foundations for mentoring based on the gospel accounts. The theological framework for mentoring relationships is also considered. Chapter 3 explores the practical and theoretical aspects of mentoring relationships. Chapter 4 shows the process used in the project to develop church leaders through mentoring. It also follows the activities of a mentor and six mentees through fifteen weeks of ministry and mentoring. Chapter 5 offers an evaluation of the project through analysis of data, evaluation of the project goals and process, theological and personal reflection, and implications for further study. The project concludes that mentoring relationships can be beneficial in advancing the Great Commission.