Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Document Type


Primary Advisor

Dr. Carson E. Reed

Secondary Advisor

Dr. Royce Money

Committee Reader

Dr. Mark W. Hamilton


The purpose of this project was to implement an Elder Mentoring Program for the Central Church of Christ in Topeka, KS. In the first chapter, the context for this project, the Central Church of Christ, is described. The theological constructs for the project were drawn from The Book of Pastoral Rule written by Gregory the Great 590 C.E. and built upon by the application of contemporary Christian authors, and Biblical examples. The three key concepts taken from The Book of Pastoral Rule are contemplation, pastoral care, and mentoring. The third chapter reviews project methodology and mentoring curriculum. The findings and results of the project are discussed through the collected data in chapter four. In the last chapter, the conclusions of the Elder Mentoring Program are established by reviewing trustworthiness, significance, future impact of the program, and questions outside the purview of this study.

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