"Doing All The Good We Can" Evangelistically Renewing the Congregation in 21st Century Texas Through Revival and Reform

Full Title
"Doing All The Good We Can" Evangelistically Renewing the Congregation in 21st Century Texas Through Revival and Reform
Author
Dewey D. Wheat
Abstract
The thesis explores the ways to renew ourselves evangelically to be ready for the next God inspired revival or awakening. The basis of this thesis is the writer's concern with the apparent decline of Christianity and the Church in the 21st Century. Using the early evangelical Presbyterian missionaries and clergy of early nineteenth century Texas this paper discusses the ministry of Reverend Summer Bacon, the Texas Presbytery, and the First Presbyterian Church of Gatesville, Texas. The fervor and dedication to faith in God is examined through early evangelical leaders and especially the Reverend Sumner Bacon, an evangelical Presbyterian leader in early eighteenth century Texas and used to discuss ways of countering threats to our church and family culture. Bacon's life and ministry has been described as "He did all the good he could," and it is this theme that is I expanded to include the presbytery he formed in Texas ("Doing all the good they could") and to our present efforts prepare themselves for the next God inspired revival "Doing all the good we can."
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Garth M Rosell
Language
English
Date
2015
Number of Pages
220
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