Using Technology to Practice a Baxter Model of Pastoral Care with Families of Children at Central Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky
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This project sought to effectively utilize modern technological advancementsin communication to practice the pastoral care model of Richard Baxter with families of children (ages 5-11) at Central Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky. Chapter 1 presents the ministry context, rationale, and methodology for this project. Chapter 2 examines the scriptural and theological basis for using technology to implement a Baxter model of pastoral care. First, Acts 20:17-38 and 2 Timothy 3:14– 4:5 are examined to address pastoral care. Then, the concept of the apostolic parousia is examined as a model for the use of technology in the preparation of pastoral visits. Chapter 3 explores the historical and philosophical basis for using technology to implement a Baxter model of pastoral care with families with children. Chapter 4 describes the project in detail, covering the methodology and curriculum used in this project. Chapter 5 evaluates the effectiveness of the project based upon the completion of three set goals.