Reclaiming evangelism Evaluating the Effect of Evangelism in Selected United Methodist Congregations on Fulfilling the Denominational Mission to Make Disciples

Full Title
Reclaiming evangelism Evaluating the Effect of Evangelism in Selected United Methodist Congregations on Fulfilling the Denominational Mission to Make Disciples
Author
Heather H Lear
Abstract
The author proposed that a holistic Wesleyan approach to evangelism, integrating apologetics, transformation, and missional engagement with one's community would enable churches to fulfill their mission of "making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Through surveys and interviews, this project assessed congregational practices in six local churches. The consistent missing practices to this holistic approach that emerged were: the inability to articulate one's faith, the lack of intentional space for people to practice faith-sharing, the disconnect between doing good things and engaging in God's mission, and congregations not connecting with their surrounding community.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mark R Teasdale
Language
English
Date
2015
Number of Pages
93