Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Pitts, Daryl W., "The Development of Family Ministry for the Local Church" (2000). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 233.
All social and cultural indications demonstrate that the American society is in desperate need. Divorce rates and addictions have multiplied both within and without the church. The local church is uniquely positioned to offer hope and healing, from a biblical perspective to those who have been beaten, bruised, and left beside the freeway of the New World Order. The local church also has the ability to provide preventative services so its members can avoid these life hazards. Based on surveys and research, this project presents a strategy to implement a comprehensive professional pastoral Christian counseling service for the local church.