What Matthew's boat stories can teach the "ekklesia": engaged ministry and the power of story

Full Title
What Matthew's boat stories can teach the "ekklesia": engaged ministry and the power of story
Author
Adam P Harmon
Abstract
This project helps a congregation explore engaged ministry through connecting story of context, story of the "other," and God's story. Using focus groups and theological reflection, the project explores these connections while using Matthew's boat stories to illustrate characteristics of engaged ministry. The project tested that in making these connections, a congregation became more aware of the stories of the "other" by connecting with the stories of people, enabling a willingness to become more involved with engaged ministry. The congregation made the connection between story and engaged ministry while discovering the importance of awareness for helping the church move forward in engaged ministry.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Gary E Peluso-Verdend
Language
English
Date
2013
Number of Pages
174