Equipping Pastors and Ministry Leaders at Parkridge Church in Coral Springs, Florida, to Practice Church Discipline
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ABSTRACT EQUIPPING PASTORS AND MINISTRY LEADERS AT PARKRIDGE CHURCH IN CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TO PRACTICE CHURCH DISCIPLINE Edward Clayton Bevill, Jr., D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert K. Cheong The purpose of this project was to equip pastors and ministry leaders at Parkridge Church with a biblical understanding of church discipline so that it could be practiced in the church. Chapter 1 presents the purpose for the project along with the goals, ministry context, rationale, key definitions, limitations, delimitations, and research methodology. Chapter 2 presents the biblical and theological basis for church discipline with a study of five related passages. Chapter 3 presents the theoretical and sociological support for teaching church discipline and establishes some ideas for implementing church discipline. Chapter 4 presents the details and teaching information in the implementation of the project. Chapter 5 presents an evaluation of the project covering the purpose, goals, strengths, weaknesses, areas to improve or change, and some personal reflections.