Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charlie N Davidson
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Theology
Church Commissional, Discipleship, Mission Agency, Missional, Missionaries
Stairs, Jonathan Edward, "A Global Approach For the Local Church as Mission Agent and Agency" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 421.
The purpose of this project is to reclaim the local church's mandate to mobilize disciples to complete the Great Commission. It appears that the evangelical church has abdicated its responsibility of reproducing disciples to other ministries and needs to re-establish disciple-making as its primary focus. Therefore, the project will outline how one church, Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, intends to realign itself with the New Testament paradigm of the church as both a mission agent and agency. The potential value will be the development of a clear and effective discipleship pathway leading churches toward a Biblically-balanced "commissional" movement.