Biblical-theological Strategies Appropriate for an Effective and Viable Mentorship Program in the Church Community

  • Azaria O. Otula; Tom Ogal; Jongimpi Papu; David Odhiambo; Robert Osei-Bonsu. (1.2.3.4.5) Adventist University of Africa Theological Seminary, Kenya.
Keywords: Biblical-theological, mentorship program, church community.

Abstract

This study focused on determining the biblical-theological strategies appropriate for an effective and viable mentorship program in the church community. The study examines Biblical principles of mentoring and reviews related literature to develop a strategy for recovering alcohol addicts in the church. In addition, the study investigated the reasons why they relapse to drinking after baptism. To solve the problem, the researcher used a mixed research method, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. This involved digging into concepts, characteristics, symbols, and descriptions. This approach gave the researcher sufficient opportunity to delve into possible solutions to the research questions as to what biblical-theological strategies are appropriate for an effective and viable mentorship program in the church community. The mixed method helped the researcher gain a more complete picture of the research than the stand-alone quantitative and qualitative methods. After the implementation of the program, six months later, the relapsing cases after the baptism of the alcohol addicts reduced by 30 per cent. More mentors should be trained to mentor the youths and teach the youths about the danger of using alcohol. Parents should also do this to solve the problem of peer pressure among the youths in the church and outside the church.

Published
2022-06-30
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