Developing a Pastoral Training Program at First Baptist Church of Enterprise, Alabama
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ABSTRACT DEVELOPING A PASTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ENTERPRISE, ALABAMA Kaleb Tillman Wimberly, DMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert L. Plummer This project sought to train future pastors in pastoral maturity through the categories of conviction, character, and competency in the context of First Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama. This was done for the purpose of equipping them to be faithful shepherds when the Lord appoints them to a specific ministry task. Chapter 1 presents the ministry context of First Baptist Enterprise and the goals of this project. Chapter 2 provides biblical and theological exegesis of four passages of Scripture to reveal the call for local churches to train future pastors in pastoral maturity through conviction, character, and competency. Chapter 3 presents a theoretical and practical basis for training future pastors in pastoral maturity through each category of conviction, character, and competency. Chapter 4 describes the project itself, recounting the content methodology of the pastoral training curriculum and schedule. Chapter 5 evaluates the efficacy of the project based on completion of the specified goals. Ultimately, this project sought to equip future pastors with the pastoral maturity necessary to pastor a church with conviction, character, and competency.