Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Resolving Intergenerational Conflict
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Bland, Patrick Ward, "Resolving Intergenerational Conflict Within the Rural Black Churches of Central Virginia" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1986.
The purpose of this project is to assist church leaders and their congregations in the rural black churches in Central Virginia to become more aware of the intergenerational conflict that has governed and, in some instances, legitimated the church. Qualitative and quantitative analysis and academic research revealed a majority of rural black churches in central Virginia are challenged with limited increase in membership because of the frequency of blatant disregard shown among the various generations. This thesis proposes a biblical model for Christian pastors and church leaders to provide resourceful methods of leading their congregations into more productive growth.