Welcoming the Immigrant and Renewing the Church

Full Title
Welcoming the Immigrant and Renewing the Church
Author
John D Kalz
Abstract
The project focuses on how existing congregations can experience renewal by welcoming immigrants into the worshiping community using Buechel United Methodist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, as a case study. The project was designed to enable pastoral and congregational leadership to lead changes that would help the congregation include persons from various immigrant communities in their neighborhood, with an eye to the spiritual, corporate renewal of the church. The research, using both attendance numbers and interviews, points to several practices that churches can use to experience new vitality through intentional outreach to immigrant communities.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Clifton Kirkpatrick
Language
English
Date
2016
Number of Pages
86