From School to Congregational Leadership: Can Recent Graduates Be Helped To Bridge the Gap?

Citation: 
Nelson, C. Ellis. “From School to Congregational Leadership: Can Recent Graduates Be Helped To Bridge the Gap?” In Trust 9(2):4-5. New Year 1998.
Abstract: 

C. Ellis Nelson advances the idea that the seminary and the denomination (or clusters of churches) work together to share responsibility for bridging the gap between a young pastor’s ministry training and the actual practice of ministry in the congregation. He introduces the Entry Into Ministry Project, and outlines the three areas on which the first group of project participants focused: (1) the ethos of the congregation; (2) the minister’s leadership style and how it fits with the congregation’s expectations; and (3) the character or life style of the minister. Nelson believes that seminaries should test ways they could enhance their graduates’ leadership ability in the three areas of the project.

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