Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Block Adoption, Evangelism, Neighborhood, Outreach, Missional
Christianity | Religion
King, Victor, "Block Adoption: Evaluating the Impacts of Neighborhood Care on Church Attendance at House of Joy" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2009.
When a church plateaus, it is a major indication that the church is no longer adding new members. This is a dangerous stage for any church to be. If nothing is done to turn the situation around, the church will likely head down toward decline and death. This Thesis project addresses the problem of stagnation in church attendance. The Thesis project examines how block adoption can be used as an evangelism strategy to reach the people who live in the same community where a local church is located. The thesis project shows how block adoption can be planned and implemented. The Thesis project also demonstrates how block adoption can have both direct and indirect impacts on the weekly attendance of a local church.