Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Changing Harmful Church Environments, Clergy Families, Missionary's Kids, Preacher's Kids, Protecting the Clergy Family, Training Pastors
Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Family, Life Course, and Society | Practical Theology | Religion
Bishop, Wendell, "The Fight for the Family: Biblical Applications for Navigating Life's Toughest Challenges in Ministry" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 655.
This thesis project is an assessment of the life of a minister's family. The purpose of this project is to prepare new pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders so that they do not lose their own children while they are reaching the world. After careful research from contemporary ministries and research projects, the Christian leader will be aware of the challenges before him or her and have biblical applications that will help the families navigate through the difficult life of ministry. As a result of reading this thesis project, the reader will become aware of the battle that is taking place in the lives of the minister's family, especially in the lives of the children, and what needs to be done to counter the advances of the adversary.