Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Change, Church, Leadership, Organizational, Structure, Transformation
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Rammell, Austin, "The Essential Leadership Elements for Transforming the Ethos of a Local Church" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 763.
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the essential leadership elements involved in transforming the ethos of local church from a community organization for Christians into a movement to change the world. It is a case study of what took place at Hardin Baptist Church (now Venture). In addition to published scholarship, the findings from the case study will be compared with five other churches that have experienced a similar transformation. The reason for this project is to document the key elements of the transformation of Hardin in hopes that the changes will serve as a tool for other pastors. Additionally, it is an effort to retrospectively evaluate the transformation so that lessons can be applied to the future leadership of the church.