School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charlie N. Davidson
5 Characteristics, Great Awakenings, Great Commission, Southern Baptists
Cole, John, "Five Characteristics From Past American Awakenings That God Can Use To Produce Another One Today" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1073.
The American Southern Baptist church and society in the twenty first century has not experienced a movement by the Lord resulting in mass conversions to Him, nationwide, in a Great Awakening for 150 years. America experienced two awakenings in her first century as a country. This thesis seeks to answer the questions: What were five characteristics in churches of America prior to Spiritual Awakenings in her first century? How can God replicate these today? Scripture teaches that it is imperative for all Christians to help fulfill the great commission. This thesis will examine and provide a possible resolution, based on the literature review, and questions answered, allowing the Church of Jesus Christ to participate in future awakenings and revivals. A ten-question survey was distributed to pastors and their parishioners to demonstrate the point where churches in America are prepared for another Awakening. Books, websites, and articles will be utilized for His glory!