The Influence of a Positive Environment on Recognizing the Missio Dei through Appreciative Inquiry: The Journey of an Urban Church Leadership Team to Missional Discovery Through the Process of Appreciative Inquiry

Full Title
The Influence of a Positive Environment on Recognizing the Missio Dei through Appreciative Inquiry: The Journey of an Urban Church Leadership Team to Missional Discovery Through the Process of Appreciative Inquiry
Author
Brian E Cook
Abstract
The author researched, developed, and implemented a study on missional renewal within the organizational development model of appreciative inquiry. By exploring the missio Dei through positive conversations and spiritual formation practiced within the appreciative inquiry model, lay leaders can come to recognize existing congregational ministries as missional practices forming these lay leaders as cultural change catalysts within the congregation. The author worked with 25 lay leaders in a participatory action research study. In this project, lay leaders were able to gain clear insight into the missio Dei through an environment of positive conversation.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mark R Teasdale
Language
English
Date
2017
Number of Pages
169