Giving our whole life: stewardship education as a means of parish redevelopment

Full Title
Giving our whole life: stewardship education as a means of parish redevelopment
Author
Paul R Ziese
Abstract
This project proposes to strengthen an urban Lutheran congregation internally and to expand its outreach to new groups in its neighborhood through a 10-session "Stewardship as Christian Living" course for adult members. Basing the study on a biblically based Lutheran theology of baptism, congregational redevelopment theory, and the educational theories of Sara Little, the project generates enthusiasm among course participants, but evaluation shows no statistically significant changes in their attitudes compared to a control group. The course might be more effective in a less conflicted setting.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Douglas E Wingeier
Language
English
Date
1998
Number of Pages
292