The church in transition: equipping congregational leaders for missional discernment

Full Title
The church in transition: equipping congregational leaders for missional discernment
Author
Kevin M Starcher
Abstract
This project explores the hypothesis that a meaningful grounding in theological thought will yield richer and nuanced understanding of congregational growth in a transitioning Christian society. The project consisted of intentional education, research and analysis of the intersections of evangelism, Family Systems Theory, Reformed theology, cultural exegesis, and Christian missiology, and used these understandings to explore and analyze growing Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations in the American West. The results of this qualitative research indicated that project participants valued the process and felt the project was helpful for a congregation experiencing numeric/cultural transition.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Clifton Kirkpatrick
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
190