Cultivating God's farm : using agricultural and biblical stories and seasons to re-seed hope in small rural churches

Full Title
Cultivating God's farm : using agricultural and biblical stories and seasons to re-seed hope in small rural churches
Author
Rebecca Leigh Collison
Abstract
Through linking agrarian, biblical, and small rural church stories from the lens of farming the land, spiritual growth can be initiated and hope restored to the struggling small rural church. This project was conducted through small group study and discussion in small rural churches in a district of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. Specific attention was given to one small church over a two-year period where qualitative and quantitative growth was realized as the individuals reclaimed their roots in God’s story and planted seeds of hope through rich layers of shared faith and stories.

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Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Lewis Parks
Language
English
Date
2019
Number of Pages
182
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