Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Planting, Unchurched, Spiritual, Planting, Launching a Church, Evangelism
Christianity | Religion
Smith, Ernest, "A Strategy for a Successful Church Plant in an Un-churched, yet Spiritual Culture" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2010.
Planting a church is difficult, especially when the church is planted in a post-Christian culture. Denver, Colorado is this type of culture and has commonly been called “A Church Planter’s Graveyard” by various church planters, church planting network leaders and senior pastors in Denver. According to the North American Mission Board and other reports, Denver is 88-95% un-churched. This writer moved to Denver in the summer of 2013 to plant a church. The goal is to create a different strategy to reach a community of people who are not Christ-followers. This strategy will research former and current Denver church planters. This author will examine growing churches in the Denver area and survey and interview at least 15 previous or current church planters. Through the research, this project will offer a strategy for church planting in a difficult region.