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