Developing a Leadership Training Program at the Vietnamese Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia
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Chapter 1 provides an introduction to this project by describing the purpose, goals, context of ministry, rationale, definitions, limitations, and research methodology. Chapter 2 explores the biblical and theological foundation for leadership training. This chapter underscores that leadership training is extremely important through examples in mentoring in both Testaments, and through the teachings of Jesus and Paul. Chapter 3 deals with the religious beliefs and cultural background of the Vietnamese people in leadership training. This chapter affirms that an understanding of the religious beliefs and cultural background of the Vietnamese people will effectively help in leading among the Vietnamese people. Chapter 4 describes the implementation of the project that includes three major topics of training: (1) Leader and Teaching the Bible, (2) Leader and Sharing the Gospel, and (3) Leader and Discipleship. This section also provides brief explanations of each session’s training objectives. Chapter 5 describes the results of the project. This chapter includes evaluation of the project’s purpose, goals, strengths, and weaknesses. Theological and personal reflections upon the doctoral program’s influence on this project are also included in this chapter.