Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Edward Lee Smither
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Education, Religious
Central, VA, Discipleship, Spiritual Growth
The overall mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations. Gospel Community Church is a church plant that is striving to make disciples in central VA and around the world. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an effective discipleship strategy for GCC. In order to develop this strategy, this thesis first considers the history and culture of central VA, the Biblical mandate and examples of discipleship in the Bible, snapshots of discipleship throughout church history, and current forms of discipleship in central VA churches.