A model of discipleship based on the book of Titus for church leaders in southern Tanzania

Full Title
A model of discipleship based on the book of Titus for church leaders in southern Tanzania
Author
Darrell A Swanson
Abstract
Many Christians in southern Tanzania have a tendency to combine their tribal traditions with Christianity. They believe God has become distant and the means to draw Him close is through ancestral spirits, sexual customs, and church rituals. The result has been a high rate of adultery in the church and the view that Christians must work out their salvation before God. The goal of this thesis project has been to implement a model of discipleship, based upon the book of Titus, among sixty one church leaders from various denominational and tribal backgrounds in southern Tanzania to determine if these misconceptions about God and lifestyle practices could change. After twenty-two months of implementing this model of discipleship it was found that time spent with these church leaders on an individual basis impacted their perceptions and beliefs about God and it helped to alter some of their lifestyle practices.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
John S Lindberg
Language
English
Date
2002
Number of Pages
133
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