Equipping Shepherd-Teachers at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina
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SubjectCalvary Church (Charlotte, N.C.)
Bible--Study and teaching
Small groups--Religious aspects--Christianity
Church group work
Christian leadership--Biblical teaching
This project sought to foster practices and attitudes of shepherd-teaching in leaders of Adult Life Groups and small group Bible studies in general by equipping current leaders at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the ministry context at Calvary Church, including the project’s goals, rationale, research methodology, and limits and delimitations. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for the project. An exegesis of Joshua 1:1-9, James 3:1-5, Ezekiel 34:1-6, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 supports the premise that teaching God’s Word necessarily involves biblical shepherding practices when church members are placed in their care. Chapter 3 addresses the theoretical and practical issues related to shepherd-teaching small groups. Chapter 4 is a detailed description of the project’s implementation. Chapter 5 evaluates the project’s effectiveness as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the project.