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Theological Education and Pastoral Ministry: A Sociological Perspective

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ABSTRACT

The study involves theological education and pastoral ministry in Assemblies of God, Nigeria: a sociological perspective, a case study of Aba Central District. Five objectives were addressed in order to successfully conduct the study. The survey method through the use of questionnaires was used to collect the information. One hundred and twenty randomly selected pastors and members were used. The study found that AG’s seminary schools staff members are grossly made up of candidates who graduate from her theological institutes. It was also found that AG constitutes a body that helps her obtain, formulate and update education curriculum for her theological institutes. In order to ensure that AG’s theological institutes build on the spirituality and practicality required to ignite the powers within every minister of the gospel, the study recommends that AG should build into their curriculums a transformative system of learning to assist pastors interrogate their conceptions of God and thus build a change in their relationship with God and society.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE_ ii

ABSTRACT_ iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS_ iv

APPENDIX_ v

CHAPTER ONE_ 1

INTRODUCTION_ 1

1.1     Background of the Study 1

1.2     Statement of Research Problem_ 2

1.3     Research Questions 4

1.4     Objectives of the Study_ 5

1.5     Significance of the study 5

1.6     Scope of the Study_ 6

1.7     Limitations of the Study_ 7

1.8     Definition of Terms 8

CHAPTER TWO_ 10

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE_ 10

2.1     Theoretical Framework_ 10

2.2     Concept of Theological Education_ 14

2.3     Theological Education and Pastoral Ministry 25

2.4     Theological Education Curriculum and the Literacy Level of the Graduates 29

2.5     Current Challenges of Theological Education 31

2.6     Causal Factors of Distortions in Theological Education_ 37

2.7     Measures of Addressing the Challenges for the Benefits of AG Ministry 40

2.8     Barriers to Effective Theological Education 42

2.9     Empirical Literature 45

CHAPTER THREE_ 49

AREA OF STUDY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY_ 49

3.1     Area of Study_ 49

3.2     Theological Education: The Principle of Give and Take 55

3.3          Population of Study 62

3.4     Sample Size 63

3.5     Sampling Techniques 63

3.6     Instrumentation 63

3.7          Administration of Instruments 63

3.8 Method of Data Analysis 64

CHAPTER FOUR_ 65

DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION_ 65

4.1     Data Presentation 65

4.2     Research Question One 66

4.3     Research Question Two_ 67

4.4     Research Question Three 69

4.5     Research Question Four 71

4.6     Research Question Five 72

4.7     Discussion of Findings 74

CHAPTER FIVE_ 81

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS_ 81

5.1     Summary_ 81

5.2     Conclusion 82

5.3          Recommendations 84

BIBLIOGRAPHY_ 86