Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
This paper is a step towards finding a solution to the problem of making disciples and leading them on to spiritual maturity for service in the life of a local body of believers. The writer explores the program of Lay Minister Training at Tremont Evangelical Church of North America under the direction of the Rev. Jimmie Knodel.
The paper itself is presented in the form of a guide for other pastors wishing to start a similiar program. The paper presents the pastoral preparation, the curriculum of the training, the proceedure followed, a discussion of the positive and negative aspects of the program and a general conclusion.
The writer concludes that Pastor Knodel's program is not the total solution to the problem of making disciples and leading them on to spiritual maturity for service in the local body of believers, but it is a step in the right direction.
Rowell, Daniel L., "A Guide Toward the Development of a Lay Minister Training Program" (1979). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 315.