Mississippi Missionary people: a study of missio Dei in six New Church developments
Kurt T Appel
This project considers what role the theological paradigm of missio Dei played in the planting and early stages of six New Church developments in the Mississippi Annual Conference (MAC) of the United Methodist Church. A research survey was conducted with six organizing pastors of congregations started by the MAC within the last fifteen years. The survey focused upon congregational perceptions and in particular what was important and driving the congregations at their inception. A qualitative analysis was also performed on the Guidelines for New Church Development and Revitalization utilized by the MAC at the time these congregations were started.
Degree Granting Institution
H Stanley Wood
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