Beyond joining to belonging: developing a program of nurture and incorporation in Greendale Community Church

Full Title
Beyond joining to belonging: developing a program of nurture and incorporation in Greendale Community Church
Author
Ardyth Johnson-Kovacevich
Abstract
This project works with the Membership Committee of Greendale Community Church to develop an experiential model of welcome, nurture, and incoporation for newcomers in a New Member Class. The committee first explores the meaning of church membership based on an understanding of ekklesia and the body of Christ metaphor, a theology of discipleship related to baptism, and a systems view of the congregation, in order to design and lead the class. Intentional study and fellowship increase understanding and commitment to discipleship among members of the committee and, to a lesser degree, among members of the class.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Douglas E Wingeier
Language
English
Date
1996
Number of Pages
204