Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies; Sociology, Social Structure and Development
This project is a review of Appalachian Mountain culture and the church planting practices of the region. The purpose of the project is to review the approach being employed in establishing churches as indigenous bodies of believers. This is based on a survey of pastors in the area and an interview of an evangelist with roots in Appalachia. Problems are addressed that the church planter will face. This is a plan for the Bible school, the home mission board, and the local church to work together in the establishment of indigenous local churches.