Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Badgett, Baptist, Churches, Evangelism, Kentucky
The purpose of this project is to acknowledge the value and role of the smaller church in Eastern Kentucky as it relates to reaching people for Christ. According to Gary England, Richland Southern Baptist Church in Peoria, Illinois, the average size of a Southern Baptist Church is around one hundred active members. This means that the majority of Southern Baptists are being reached for the kingdom of God by the smaller church. Almost all of the churches in Eastern Kentucky fall into this small church classification. Therefore, this project will attempt to deal with the smaller work, and will seek to gain insights from pastors and leaders from these small churches as to what represents effective evangelism. It should also be noted that, this project does not focus on church growth, but rather evangelistic growth.