Project Documents

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Program

Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Ben Schoun

Second Advisor

Douglas Kilcher

Third Advisor

Fernando Canale

Abstract

This study attempted to develop a program that would provide Hispanic laypersons with skills and techniques for careproviding. Laypersons should be able to identify their gifts and particular ministries and use behavioral methods to minister to the members of the church and their respective community. Laypersons have been well-trained to do traditional evangelism, but no one has developed a program to train Hispanic laypersons in the careproviding ministry. Many pastors have multichurch districts, so their time to counsel and care for the flock is limited. In addition, pastors are not usually accessible. Laypersons, who live in the immediate area, once they are trained, could be a significant help to the pastor and to those who need someone to minister to them.

Subject Area

Lay ministry--Seventh-day Adventists; Church work with Hispanic Americans--Seventh-day Adventists

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