Equipping New Pastors within the African Methodist Episcopal Church: A One Year Training Manual
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Kargbo, Delphoney, "Equipping New Pastors within the African Methodist Episcopal Church: A One Year Training Manual" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 933.
The purpose of this thesis is to create a training manual for the development of and successful transition to a new appointment as a pastor within the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Based on the surveys and questionnaires collected from fifty newly-appointed pastors in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and through a well-developed manual, pastors will become better equipped for the ministry. This thesis will show that the decline in membership is a direct result of the lack of post-seminary training for those in the ministry. This thesis seeks to demonstrate that through a well-developed and practical classroom and online training manual, the denomination will increase in membership, and newly appointed pastors will succeed.