Author(s)

Lony AntoineFollow

Date

4-2016

Department

School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Michael C. Whittington

Keywords

Discipleship, Evangelization, Great Commission, Haitian American Churches, Mission, Missionary work

Disciplines

Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

This thesis project makes a comparative analysis between the way discipleship was performed by the first century Christians with the way it is accomplished by the Haitian-American churches today. Extant studies in this field demonstrate that there is a lack of participation in missionary work and discipleship among Haitian-American Christians. They are failing to fulfill the command of Jesus Christ in Matthews to “Go and make disciples” (28:19-20). This project surveyed Christians in twenty-five Haitian American churches in order to evaluate their understanding of the Great Commission. The author also consulted religious and historical documents with the goal of conducting a comprehensive study on this important issue. The ultimate aim of this research is to encourage Haitian-American Christians to become more involved in missions.