School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christianity, Church, Church Growth, Evangelism, Leadership
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion
Cornette, Christopher, "Five Practical Steps for Increasing Church Membership: A Case Study of First Baptist Church of Venice, Florida" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1394.
The Bible implores Christians to commit themselves to one another for spiritual growth and personal accountability. This valuable mandate is best recognized in the New Testament as the local church. Many church leaders do not aggressively seize the opportunity to engage church attenders in making the church membership commitment. This thesis project will analyze and investigate the church membership growth processes of ten churches in three different denominations. This author will interview in depth the senior staff members as it relates to their effectiveness in moving attenders to church members compared with First Baptist Church of Venice. This church has doubled its membership in the past five years from three hundred to over seven hundred. This thesis will provide churches a five-step process to increase church membership.