Date

1997

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Frank Schmitt

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Theology

Keywords

church growth, growth barrier, two hundred barrier

Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to identify as specifically as possible the elements which consistently contribute to the growth of the small church through the two hundred barrier, and then to incorporate these elements into a dependable strategy for such growth. The work includes a thorough review of relevant church growth literature, a review of Fuller Institute's "How to Break The Two Hundred Barrier Seminar," and it includes the results of a survey of fifty pastors who have led their congregations to regular worship attendances of over two hundred in recent years.

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