Multiplying Leaders in the Image of Christ at Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville, Maryland
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Elders and Deacons
The purpose of the project was to design a training program for developing Christlike leaders in the church. The guiding principle was that growth in Christlikeness is the basis for and power behind leadership training in the church. Chapter 1 presents the context, purpose, goals, rationale, and limitations of the project. Chapter 2 explores the biblical and theological foundations for multiplying leaders in the image of Jesus Christ. Beginning with Genesis 1:26-28, the chapter explores key Scripture texts related to discipleship in Christ’s image. God created mankind in his own image to display sonship, kingship, and fruit-bearing. However, these essential functions are corrupted by sin, necessitating a sinless substitute to fulfill God’s plan, namely Jesus Christ the perfect image of God. Chapter 3 explores issues related to discipleship-based leadership training, seeking to expand an understanding of the roles, nature, and characteristics of disciple-making and leadership training. Chapter 4 explains the development and implementation of the project. Chapter 5 presents an evaluation of the project, a summary of the successes of the four project goals, and an assessment of changes that would improve the project for future use.