Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
When Atlanta First Church of the Nazarene faced the task of relocating their current facilities to a location several miles away, the pastor and the leaders of the church searched for a strategy that would allow the church to relocate without greatly reducing the amount of time the pastor had available for pastoral care. The church also wanted to avoid an excessive increase in the level of stress for other participants in the project. Based upon (1) research of church management literature, (2) research of the Bible, (3) a survey of the people involved in the church relocation project, and (4) a survey of other Nazarene pastors, the church developed a strategy that met its goals through the use of Ministry Action Teams.