EQUIPPING ASSOCIATE MINISTERS FOR ORDINATION INTO THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AT THE TRINITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN
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ABSTRACT EQUIPPING ASSOCIATE MINISTERS FOR ORDINATION INTO THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AT THE TRINITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN John DeVar Tolbert, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. T. Vaughn Walker This project was designed to train and develop associate ministers into prepared ordination candidates at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Pontiac, Michigan. Chapter 1 states the purpose and goals of this project. Attention is also given to context, definitions and delimitations, and the project methodology. Chapter 2 observes the biblical and theological rationale for developing associate ministers into prepared ordination candidates. Chapter 3 focuses on evaluating and implementing practical concepts for ordination preparation. Perspectives of understanding pragmatic methods of leadership are examined in this chapter along with insight to the role of the pastor in the development process of training associate ministers for ordination. Chapter 4 gives attention to the project design. Specifically, an analysis of how the project was implemented is reviewed. Insight is given on the presentation of various training sessions. Chapter 5 analyzes the conclusion of the project. Results and expressions regarding conclusive results are given in this chapter.