Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-21-2013

School

School of Religion

Major

Religion: Pastoral Ministries

Primary Subject Area

Religion, General

Keywords

Mentorship, Bible, Pastoral Leadership, Thesis, Next Generation

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Practical Theology

Abstract

Mentorship is a key function of the Church. If intentional effort to pass the torch of ministry through mentorship is not taken, then in one generation the Church will be dead or crippled. Though much has been written on mentorship, most have approached the topic by matching their methods with biblical teaching rather than starting in the Bible and developing their methods from it. A search for examples of mentorship that exist in the Old and New Testament will synthesize to form methods and principles which biblical characters used. These methods and principles are evaluated and then contextualized for the modern Christian to form a foundation which can be used as a strong basis for the creation of any mentorship program.

Share

COinS