School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charles N. Davidson
Child Development, Church Growth, Ministry, Outreach, Youth Ministry
Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Jones, Marc, "New Heights Christian Community Center: An Effective Strategy of Outreach for the Local Church" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1401.
New Heights Christian Community Services offers an outreach ministry that creates a viable bridge between two local churches and their neighboring communities. Many churches are declining in their influence and are no longer recognized as a valuable part of their community. Small churches often struggle to find ways to serve their neighbors. The author of this project has dedicated over twenty-five years ministering to disadvantaged youth and families and desires to help churches to effectively connect to the families in their community. This project will investigate the effectiveness of the New Heights program by surveying fifty sets of parents of children who participate in the New Heights ministry. The results of this project will offer a strategy to other small churches so that they may use the New Heights model to effectively bridge the gap between the local congregation and its community.