Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Charles A. Sibert

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Frederick D. Aquino

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Eddie L. Sharp Jr.


The focus of this project is the presentation of a curriculum that establishes a theological foundation for the revised leadership model at the Quail Springs Church of Christ. The elders and ministry staff comprised the working group for this project. The theological foundation for the distribution of leadership roles is the triune life of God. God exists in perfect community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and God's people have been invited to participate in the divine life. Therefore, a central task of the church and its leadership is to embody and continue the work of the triune God. Leadership reflects the life of God, in part, through the faithful exercise of spiritual gifts that God has distributed in the church and through the cultivation of virtues that are consistent with God's self­-disclosure in Jesus Christ. The ministry intervention consists of seven lessons that connect church leadership to the life of God, followed by a case study exercise.

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