Cultivating a Model Pastor-Deacon Ministry at Monterey Baptist Church, Batavia, Ohio
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This servant-leadership project involves cultivating a Pastor-Deacon Ministry anchored in biblical manhood and womanhood at Monterey Baptist Church in Batavia, Ohio. Chapter 1 offers the background for Monterey Baptist Church by presenting the need for cultivating a Pastor-Deacon Ministry. Chapter 2 outlines the biblical and historical foundation for the project through utilizing five primary sources that present servant leadership as God’s design and the pastor as God’s primary instrument for developing others for ministry work and building up the body of Christ. Chapter 3 presents the theoretical, practical, and historical issues that support the primacy in developing a successful servant leadership team. Chapter 4 details and describes the process for implementation of the six-week training sessions. In addition, the foundation of the project centers on developing servant leaders through utilizing the ultimate biblical model: Jesus Christ. The final chapter provides an analysis of data, along with an examination of the project goals. Furthermore, the strengths and weaknesses are discussed along with suggestions for future inquiry.