Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Education, Religious; Black Studies

Keywords

Church Curriculum, Crescent City, Rural Church

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Practical Theology | Race and Ethnicity | Religion | Sociology

Abstract

It is the writer's premise that there is a great void, particularly within the African American Church of academic training in theology amongst clergy and church leaders in rural areas. However, training is disparately needed. The training should be very practical and engaging. The writer proposes to develop a curriculum designed to develop the non-seminary trained pastor in six vital areas of ministry: (1) Church History, (2) Church Administration, (3) Theology, (4) Ethics, (5) Evangelism, and (6) Pastoral Care. This project would be useful to the life and work of the church because it makes available a researched curriculum especially developed for a particular class of clergy. The project shall include theory associated with each discipline presented and a module that has a developed curriculum for each discipline in a way that can be duplicated and taught by others.