WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY EQUIPPING SEMINARIANS AND WOMEN IN THE BAPTIST CHURCHES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO BECOME LICENSED/ORDAINED FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY A Project Paper Submitted to the Faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Ministry By Audrey L. Fleming Washington DC May 2017 AbstractThe Southern Black Baptist Church is a spirited denomination that constantly needs new leadership to accommodate its growing membership. While individuals are eager to lead the church lacks a clear succession plan or a unique process for mentoring and coaching women seminarians as pastors to lead the denomination. Research shows that effective use of rhetoric and communication empowers women leaders to become more effective in casting vision in leading women seminarians to take the next step. The Pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond VA conducted interviews with five Baptist Pastors (three women and two men) and Long-Hidden Realities of the First Years Cambridge: B. Eerdmans Publishing 2004. Pellew Myrtle. Women Leaders in Ministry: From Bondage to Freedom at Last! USA: Xlibris Corporation 2011. Revel Hirschel. "Woman." In The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Volume 10 by Isaak Landman. (Varda Books 2009). Spiritedsista. Sisters Living under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit... (USA: Xlibris Corporation 2010). Stendahl Krister. "Bible and the Role of Women." In Biblical Series no 15 by Facet Books. Philadelphia: Fortress 1966. Swartley Willard M. Slavery Sabbath War & Women Herald PR: 50008th Edition 1994. Weems Renita J. Just a Sister Away: A Womanist Vision of Women's Relationships in the Bible Pennsylvania: Publishing/Editing Network 1991. West Cornel and Eddie S. Jr. eds. African American Religious Thought: An Anthology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press 2003 Woodson Carter G. ed. “The Evolution of the Negro Baptist Church.” The Journal of Negro History. 7 no.1 (January 1922). http://www.harvest.org/devotions_and_blogs/daily_devotionshttp://www.media.mobaptist.org/public/pastoral-ministry/GeneralGuidelinesforOrdinationandLicense.pdfhttp://www.directionjournal.org/9/1/role-of-women-in-church-pauline.htmlhttp://www.missioalliance.org/we-need-marys-and-marthas-an-evangelical-egalitarian-take/ [...]
Bridgett, I was not able to correct the TOC. My professor wants the Introduction to start with page 1 not 9 and from there on. Thanks.