Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
William A Englan
Christian, Community, Development, Engagement, Model
Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
McMillon, Brye, "The Black Church and Community: A Model for Church Community Engagement and Development" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1632.
This project examines the role of the Black Church in the development of the African American Community and seeks to encourage churches to embrace this role. Support for communities by churches in rural North Alabama is key to improving living conditions and achieving biblically based outreach. This project investigates the church’s theological duties for community outreach and provides a biblical mandate as a part of a larger community development model, while preparing ministry teams for outreach. This paper will consider the equipping methodology that leads to a trained ministry team able to reach, identify, and fulfill the needs of the individuals within the community. The writer will use currently available research to develop the equipping methodology. A ministry team in the writer’s church will be interviewed prior to and following training to employ the model. Ministries currently engaged in community development will also be interviewed.