Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Daniel P. Moosbrugger
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of
Church, Rural, Suburban, Transition
Roberts, Jeremy Paul, "Transitioning the Local Church from a Rural to Suburban Context" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 254.
A review of current literature demonstrates that very little material is available to assist pastors and church leaders in transitioning their churches from a rural to suburban context. This project will serve as a tool to assist pastors in leading their churches to transition from a rural to suburban context. Based on demographic studies, an historical analysis, the development of a plan to move the church forward, analyzing potential disruptions, and seeing the end result of the rural to suburban transition, the goal of the project will be fulfilled.