The Impact of Preaching on Church Growth: Black Churches in The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church

Full Title
The Impact of Preaching on Church Growth: Black Churches in The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church
Author
Yvette Denise Massey D.Min.
ORCID
0000-0002-5122-9206
Abstract
This project addresses the question of whether good preaching can cause congregational growth. The location of the work was two Black churches in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and included preaching a variety of sermons, followed by congregational research on the influence of the sermons on church growth. Through this project, the thesis on which this work was based, that church growth was a direct result of good preaching, changed to recognize that while preaching alone does not cause church growth, it is one of many significant factors in the decision to join a church. The project reveals that a comprehensive church system that includes elements such as preaching, outreach, nurture, Christian education, evangelism, and worship, is necessary to impact congregational growth.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Preaching
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Gennifer B. Brooks Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
103
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