Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael C. Whittington
Church Growth, Church Decline, Acts 2:42 Model for Church Health and Growth
Christianity | Religion
Foster, Arthur L., "Declining Inner-City Church Membership: Creating Spiritually Healthy Inner-City Churches through Acts 2:42-47" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2019.
Churches Are Declining in the Inner-City Multi-ethnic, inner-city churches are declining in membership. This premise is validated through surveys of inner-city church leaders and rigorous academic reviews from books, theses, dissertations, and peer-reviewed journal articles that discuss typical church problems in multi-ethnic, inner-city churches. Corroborated by applied research (qualitative and quantitative surveys), and academic research, this thesis project proposes a biblical solution to the problem of declining membership in the form of a step-by-step practical church model based on Acts 2:42.