Wholeness in a fragmented church [electronic resource] : a call to a new day in regional ministry /Show full item record
|Title||Wholeness in a fragmented church [electronic resource] : a call to a new day in regional ministry /|
|Author||Adams, Alaina Wharton|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed May 9, 2013).
Thesis (D.Min.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2012.
"Project presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry."
Project director: James O. Duke.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
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.
|Subject||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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