Developing a missional, evangelistic culture in the local church

Full Title
Developing a missional, evangelistic culture in the local church
Author
Donald R Kerns
Abstract
Congregational leaders took part in an intervention ("Salt, Light, and All the BELLS") to model, teach, and coach participants toward greater evangelistic commitment, knowledge, and practice. The intent was that changes in them will make Advent Presbyterian's church culture more evangelistic. Participants' relationship to evangelism, experience in the class, and efforts to witness were studied within a phenomenological framework, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitative results were inconclusive, due primarily to the sample size. Qualitative content analysis of participant statements and actions, however, yielded positive results. Leaders experienced increasees in their skills, knowledge, confidence, and practice of evangelism.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Angela Joan Ward
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
300
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