A case study in call : character and competency for effective ministry leadership relative to urban cohorts in graduate theological education
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This D. Min. project focuses on perceptions relative to what constitutes the most effective expression of ministry leadership within the African-American community located in a major Midwest City. After a biblical examination of call, character and competency, the project examines ministry leadership effectiveness prior to and as the result of exposure to theological education. This is particular to the Urban Cohort Program of a graduate level theological seminary offering the degree in Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership. Attention was given to observations made by participants (ministry leaders), those who are served in the ministries where they lead (congregants, other ministry leaders, board members and church officers), as well as what the academic institution learned relative to faculty, staff, and governance.