Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Planting, Discipleship, Leadership Development
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Basile, Daniel, "A Strategy to Plant a Missional, Multiplying Church In Pulaski County, Kentucky" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 964.
There is a desperate need for church planters to focus efforts on rural, established communities to reverse trends of declining church attendance and influence. Pulaski County, Kentucky is one such community that sees the unchurched population continue to climb despite hundreds of church buildings. The goal of this thesis project is to reach the numerous unchurched inhabitants of Pulaski County by creating a comprehensive, holistic strategy to design and launch a missional church near Somerset, Kentucky, that will intentionally reproduce itself. Through interviews and surveys of at least 100 local residents, a careful analysis of area demographics and psychographics will guide a contextualized stratagem. Current church planting literature will inform the chronological design of gathering a core group, promotion, raising funds, and launching the church. Finally, a strategy to make disciples, and multiply leaders will be explained to aid our team. These efforts are the most effective way to revitalize and revive church effectiveness in this region.