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Iglesia Ministerial Cristiana (in English, Ministerial Christian Church) is going through a ministry challenge. Its congregants are not serving efficiently within the local church as part of being the Church as the Body of Christ. Each member possesses talents and spiritual gifts, but they do not apply them for the benefit of their brothers and sisters as written in 1 Corinthians 12:7 which states, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

This project is divided into several parts. Part One explains the background of the church and its community. Part Two addresses the theological challenge that the church has in serving each other and its neighbors. Part Three contains an action plan for the church to adopt a spirit of service. The implementation process chapter concentrates on the pilot project focus group. Members will be assigned duties and encouraged to put their natural talents and spiritual gifts into practice in the church.

The purpose of this project is for the church to learn and to be encouraged to take on a position or tasks in order to practice applying their natural talents and spiritual gifts in the church. The goal is for the congregation to experience a spirit of service and to apply its natural talents and spiritual gifts for the benefit of the church and its wider community.

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

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Rowland, Randy L.

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Iglesia Ministerial Cristiana (IMC), Christian leadership, Servant leadership, Pentecostal churches, Spiritual gifts, Church work with Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American churches, Hispanic ministry, Latino churches


Practical Theology


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