The local church discerning faithful and effective mission partners
Corey A Nelson
Given the enormous number of options facing a congregation seeking to choose mission partners for outreach and service, how does the local church decide where to invest its resources (time, talent, treasure)? Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest will be surveyed through an online questionnaire and focus groups regarding their own values and practices in philanthropy and where they believe their local church should be involved in mission. The research demonstrates that through an exploration of philanthropic best practices, theological study, and awareness-raising dialogue among its members, the local church can enrich discipleship, compel greater charitable generosity and service and make a bigger impact on its community through strategic mission partnerships.
Degree Granting Institution
Mark R Teasdale
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