Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Hughes, Charles Richard, "Developing an Effective Ministry with Mid Life Single Adults in a Mega Church" (1998). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 180.
A review of current literature demonstrates that very little material is available to assist local churches with developing a targeted ministry with mid life single adults. The purpose of this project was to answer the basic research question of how an effective ministry with mid life single adults was developed in a mega church by answering six sub questions concerning demographic analysis, the need, a model, the membership, leadership and administration, forming a chain of variables for effective ministry. Based on an extensive questionnaire of the membership in 1991 and 1994 the project draws conclusions in this historical perspective case study. Based on a national survey of staff ministering with single adults, conclusions about leadership and management of effective ministry are given.