Discerning the Next Step Helping Struggling Churches Find Their Way
Vaughan R Hayden
Decades of decline have left many churches in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the UMC struggling. Is there an effective method of intervention that can change the direction of struggling churches? This project designed an intervention utilizing the adaptive challenge approach to help churches discern the next step. After a six- week Bible Study followed by a workshop, their values and beliefs were challenged. They contemplated their place on the life cycle of the church and utilized a process of discernment to compose a letter from the Lord for their congregation similar to the letters for the churches in Revelation.
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F Douglas Powe
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