Date

12-2010

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Rod W. Dempsey

Primary Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral; Religion, Clergy; Women's Studies

Keywords

pastor's wife, church, women's ministry, women issue in ministry

Disciplines

Religion

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to explore the changes that have occurred in the lives of pastors' wives over the years in regards to her position in the church, her role within the family and her life outside of the church. Research will be conducted through interviews of pastors' wives in various stages of ministry and church experience, as well as a research/literature review of materials showing the historical role of the pastor's wife and how her role has continually developed and changed over the years. The underlying goal of this thesis is to provide a framework for teaching women who are preparing for ministry and also to provide guidelines to minister to pastors' wives who are already in ministry.

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Religion Commons

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