Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Compassion, Discipleship, Leadership, Pastors, Relationships, Servant
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Jensen, Fred, "An Examination of the Necessity for Servant Leadership in the Pastoral Role: Biblical Principles will be Explored" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1604.
In this paper, a detailed analysis of servant leadership in the evangelical church is explored. Realizing that there is much diversity regarding leadership patterns, an examination of servant leadership is essential for impacting the lost and bringing about spiritual change in the church. It is paramount to consider servant leadership as clearly exemplified by Jesus Himself. This document addresses the necessity of servant leadership in the pastoral role as demonstrated by Jesus. This type of leadership needs to be restored to the church. In order for the church to be productive, it is imperative for senior pastors to adopt the role of servanthood. The approach toward research focuses on scholarly and secondary works, with two 10-question surveys involving pastors and church members. The exploration of this topic will result in a renewed passion for ministry and church leadership through the implementation of biblical theology.