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.||en_US