Wholeness in a fragmented church: a call to a new day in regional ministryShow full item record
|Wholeness in a fragmented church: a call to a new day in regional ministry
|Adams, Alaina Wharton
|Doctor of Ministry
|This project's goal is to offer suggestions regarding prioritization and realignment of the identity and functions of regional ministers in these new and rapidly changing times. Utilizing survey results and follow-up interviews with several regional ministers of the CC(DoC), ministry role and/or function reprioritization strategies will be identified which result in ministry which more effectively connects, strengthens, and grows congregations and/or intra-congregational ministries. Specifically, effective "connections" would be demonstrated by an increase in congregations (or individuals/groups from different congregations) working together toward common ministry goals. "Strengthening" of ministry would be demonstrated by an increased resiliency in recovery from financial setbacks, contextual changes, and unexpected events (such as natural and/or human-made disasters). "Growth" in ministry would be demonstrated by an increase in the number of people and congregations actively involved in ministry endeavors, both individually and in coordination with one another.
|Brite Divinity School
|Duke, James O.
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