The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

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The research “The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria” addressed the scaring acceleration of characters that depicts lack of integrity among some pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria.  Thus, the research is targeted towards investigating the possible causes, effects of and solutions to lack of pastoral integrity among some pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and highlighting what should be the acceptable behaviour expected of them, using Samuel’s character of integrity as seen in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 as a model. In order to carry out this research successfully, the researcher adopted an exegetical and phenomenological research designs. One of the major findings of this work is the manifestation of lack of integrity through financial misappropriation, sexual immorality and infidelity, jealousy, falsehood, disunity, pride, erroneous prosperity theology, false prophecy, etc. caused by unyielding life, indiscipline, greed, pride and other factors. This affects the pastor, the family and the power of the gospel. The research therefore recommends among other things that pastors in the P.C.N should follow the example of Samuel, nurture their relationship with God. The church and theological schools should be more concerned about the lifestyle of her ministers and students respectively. The study concluded that integrity is a virtue in pastoral ministry and should be imbibed and cherished by pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Title Page 

Requirement Page

Approval Page 

Declaration Page

Certification

Dedication 

Acknowledgement 

Abstract 

Table of Contents 


CHAPTER ONE:  INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background of the Study

1.2   Statement of the Problem

1.3   Research Questions

1.4   Purpose of the Study

1.5   Significance of the Study

1.6   Scope of the Study

1.7   Research Methodology

1.8   Limitation of the Study 

1.9   Definition of Terms

1.10 Organization of the Study 



CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW 

2.1 Concept of Integrity 

2.2  Biblical Foundations of Integrity

2.2.1 Integrity in the Old Testament

2.2.2 Integrity in the New Testament

2.2.3 Extra-Biblical Records of Integrity

2.3     Concept of Pastoral Ministry

2.3.1 Pastoral Ministry in the Old Testament 

2.3.2 Pastoral Ministry in the New Testament 

2.4 Biblical Terminology Specific to the Pastoral Office 

2.5 Nature and Challenge of Pastoral Ministry

2.6 Implications of Pastoral Ministry

2.7 Concept of Pastoral Integrity

2.7.1 Pastoral Integrity 

2.7.2 Impact of Pastoral Integrity on Church Administration 

2.8 Characteristics of Pastoral Integrity

2.9 Summary of Literature Review


CHAPTER THREE: EXEGETICAL STUDY OF I SAMUEL 12:1-5 

3.2   Background of the Text

3.2.1 General Background of the Text

3.2.2 Immediate Background of the Text

3.3 Original Text 

3.3.1 Researcher’s Translation 

3.4 Exegesis of 1 Samuel 12:1-5 

3.5 Theological Conclusion 


CHAPTER FOUR: CHALLENGES OF INTEGRITY TO PASTORS IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NIGERIA 

4.1 Integrity Deficiency among Contemporary P. C. N. Pastors

4.2 Causes of Lack of Pastoral Integrity among Pastors in P.C.N 

4.3 Effects of Lack of Pastoral Integrity among Pastors in P.C.N

4.4 The Challenges of 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in P.C.N

4.5 Samuel’s Practice of Integrity: A Model for P.C.N Pastors

4.6    The Solutions and Prospects to Lack of Pastoral Integrity among Pastors in P.C.N 


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION 

5.1   Summary 

5.2   Recommendations

5.3   Suggestion for Further Studies

5.4   Conclusion 

WORK CITED

APPENDIX 

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APA

Ufere, G. (2022). The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-ministerial-integrity-in-1-samuel-12-1-5-to-pastors-in-the-church

MLA 8th

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome "The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-ministerial-integrity-in-1-samuel-12-1-5-to-pastors-in-the-church. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

MLA7

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome . "The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2022. Web. 25 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-ministerial-integrity-in-1-samuel-12-1-5-to-pastors-in-the-church >.

Chicago

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome . "The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria" Afribary (2022). Accessed May 25, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-ministerial-integrity-in-1-samuel-12-1-5-to-pastors-in-the-church