Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Dave J. Pederson
Church Plant, Church Planting
Biblical Studies | Practical Theology
Lightner, Joseph Allen, "Midwest Mission: Developing a Church Planting Prospectus for the City of Indianapolis" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1006.
The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Indianapolis, Indiana has a total population of 1,823,479 residents. (stats.indiana.edu) The North American Mission Board reports that "only one out of every five `Indy' residents" attends a church. (namb.net) In order to reverse this trend, new churches need to be started. This thesis will provide a biblical church-planting prospectus that takes into account the culture of the Indianapolis MSA area, specifically Hamilton County. This thesis will introduce the reader to the research and development required in order to write a church-planting prospectus.