Equipping The Married Men of Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, New York, to Be Spiritual Leaders in Their Homes
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ABSTRACT EQUIPPING THE MARRIED MEN OF GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, BATAVIA, NEW YORK, TO BE SPIRITUAL LEADERS IN THEIR HOMES Jeffrey Ryan Bartz, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Stuart W. Scott This project sought to equip married men at Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, New York, to lead their homes spiritually. Chapter 1 introduces the project by detailing the purpose, goals, rationale, definitions, limitations/delimitations, and research methodology for the project. This chapter also includes the ministry context, history, and community demographic for Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, New York. Chapter 2 presents the underlying theology in support of male headship and the biblical directives for men as heads of their homes. Chapter 3 addresses the practical considerations of and approaches to male spiritual leadership in the home. Chapter 4 explains how the project was implemented in the local church context including training provided to leaders, research instruments for measuring success, and a description of the activities undertaken during the fifteen-week project period. Chapter 5 contains an overall evaluation and analysis of the project along with theological and personal reflections.