Wesleyan revitalization of the church rooted in a theology of abundance

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Wesleyan revitalization of the church rooted in a theology of abundance
Anthony Jason McCullough
"How can Prattville First United Methodist Church employ a theology of abundance through engagement in the Wesleyan means of grace to overcome a religious identity of overwhelming scarcity? The author's project explores and focuses on this question through a re-envisioning of ministry structures within a local United Methodist congregation through contextual assessment, community collaboration and Biblical engagement. Through theological engagement with the subject of Biblical abundance, this project paper will articulate how a church can move from the power of a belief in scarcity to a practical holiness rooted in professing God's good news. Through small group conversations, experiential worship services, Bible studies, a sermon series, and intentional formation efforts, First United Methodist Church has grown in its orientation towards Biblical abundance, renewed religious identity and revitalization. The paper serves as a reflection on this transformation process with hopes to empower other local churches as they seek to discern and initiate revitalization in their congregations." -- Leaf [2].
Degree Granting Institution
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Lovett Weems
Number of Pages
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