Characteristics of pastoral support of children's educators in the PC (USA)

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Title: Characteristics of pastoral support of children's educators in the PC (USA)
Author: Van Galder, Karen Rae
Advisor: Pettegrew, Hal Kenton
Abstract: Children's ministries in the local church play a significant role in church growth. The purpose of this research, therefore, was to explore the characteristics of pastoral support of children's educators in PC (USA) congregations.

The research had two key parts. The first part was ethnographic interviews of children's educators, inquiring what has been, or would be, the most significant and meaningful expressions of support that they have received from their senior pastors. That information was used to prepare a Likert-scale survey for senior pastors. Those results were combined with autobiographical information. Correlation coefficients and frequencies were calculated. The most frequently displayed supportive behavior was pastoral, the least frequently displayed involved public displays of support. The most significant autobiographical factor showing supportive behavior was being a parent of older children.

Description: This item is only available to students and faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you are not associated with SBTS, this dissertation may be purchased from http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb or downloaded through ProQuest's Dissertation and Theses database if your institution subscribes to that service.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10392/257
Date: 2003-05-01

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