Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Theology; Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; History, African; History, Church; Sociology, General


Key Strategies in Effective Pastoral Leadership


African Languages and Societies | Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Regional Sociology | Religion | Sociology


The purpose of this Thesis Project is to understand the strategies for effective pastoral leadership based on Biblical foundations necessary for leadership and healthy church growth in the Africa Gospel Church-Kenya. Research will be conducted through questionnaires and surveys of 15-20 Christian Leaders analyzing and evaluating the status of urban churches, rural churches, mission fields, and institutions of the Africa Gospel Church-Kenya. The main objective is to provide key principles for effective pastoral leadership and healthy church growth in terms of spiritual life, leadership, staff development, services, finances, and ministry potentials. Lastly, this project will suggest and outline strategic approaches for healthy church growth and applicable Biblical principles for developing, numerical expansion, and methods for planting more than 100 new Africa Gospel Church-Kenya churches within the next decade.