The Impact of Preaching on Church Growth: Black Churches in The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church
Yvette Denise Massey D.Min.
This project addresses the question of whether good preaching can cause congregational growth. The location of the work was two Black churches in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and included preaching a variety of sermons, followed by congregational research on the influence of the sermons on church growth. Through this project, the thesis on which this work was based, that church growth was a direct result of good preaching, changed to recognize that while preaching alone does not cause church growth, it is one of many significant factors in the decision to join a church. The project reveals that a comprehensive church system that includes elements such as preaching, outreach, nurture, Christian education, evangelism, and worship, is necessary to impact congregational growth.
Degree Granting Institution
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
Gennifer B. Brooks Ph.D.
Number of Pages
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