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Pentecostal Ministry Formation within Christian Revival Churches (CRC) in Australia: a History, Case Study and Vision

Nyhuis, Robert John (2018) Pentecostal Ministry Formation within Christian Revival Churches (CRC) in Australia: a History, Case Study and Vision. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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A qualitative case study of ministry formation is undertaken within the Australian Pentecostal Christian Revival Churches (or CRC) movement. This research aims to determine the nature of Australian CRC ministry formation, how it has changed over time, how it addresses a call to ministry in a Pentecostal context, and whether the current use of competency-based formation processes is optimally effective. Semi-structured interviews with ministers are coded and categorised and then member-checked through focus groups. These confirm and elaborate upon the literature review to reveal eight key formation dimensions, including: the need for leadership intentionality and local effectiveness in identifying a ministry calling; the role of strategic discipleship and experiential learning in supervisory coaching; the interplay of integrated training and formative assessment in determining ministry competence; and the importance of focused connection and shared values for formation within community. Associated recommendations for practice accompany a vision for future CRC ministry formation.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Pentecostal, Ministry, Formation, Australia, Case, Vision, CRC, Calling, Coaching, Mentoring, Competency, Community
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: Ministry Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 05:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 05:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3097

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