School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Daniel L. Burrell
Challenges, Disciple Making, History, Strategies
Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Baldwin, Leonard, "Five Challenges to Disciple Making and Strategies to Address Them" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1263.
In today’s society, the church has missed an opportunity to make a definite impact on the lives of the congregations. Disciple making has all but disappeared from the life of the church. This has left the church with a lot of members but very few disciples. The purpose of this project is to develop five strategies to help pastors and lay leaders address the discipleship challenges in the church. The five areas that will be addressed are theology, tradition, training, time, and transparency. Each challenge will be addressed individually and a strategy developed for that challenge. This project will provide church leaders with the information necessary not only to deal with the current situation but also to change the culture of disciple making in the future.