Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership (EdD)
Discipleship, Personal Discipleship Practices
Christianity | Religion
Haynes, Robert David, "A Comparative Analysis of the Discipleship Practices of Selected Mississippi Baptist Convention Pastors and Churches" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2371.
The purpose of this qualitative, interview-based-study was to explore the personal discipleship practices of pastors and compare those practices to the personal discipleship practices of Mississippi Baptist Convention churches with an average Sunday school attendance greater than 400 by collecting qualitative data from pastors, other staff members, and church members. This qualitative research design called for research to be conducted for the purpose of describing the personal discipleship practices of pastors through interviewing pastors and then comparing those practices to the practices of the two interviewed staff members and the two interviewed church members of those same pastors. This study collected data and compared the data to see if any commonality of responses existed between the personal discipleship practices described by pastors and the discipleship practices of the churches in the sample group, thus better understanding the pastors’ roles in discipleship.