Revising the Pastoral Theology Program at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina
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SubjectShepherds Theological Seminary (Cary, N.C.)
Pastoral theology--Study and teaching
Pastoral theology--Biblical teaching
This project sought to revise the Pastoral Theology program at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina. Chapter 1 presents the history and ministry context of Shepherds Theological Seminary and the goals of this project. Chapter 2 provides exegesis of three passages of Scripture (1 Tim 3:1-7; 1 Tim 4:6-16; 2 Tim 2:1-6) to show that the pastor must possess a variety of traits and skills. In addition, one key adjective related to pastoral competency and nineteen key Greek words related to pastoral ministry are observed and categorized in relationship to pastoral competencies. Chapter 3 examines the theory and practice of competency-based models with an emphasis on Christian theological education and hypothetical pastoral competencies. Chapter 4 describes the implemented project, carefully recounting the goals, methodology employed, and results of the research. Chapter 5 evaluates the efficacy of the project based on completion of the specified goals.