Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Evangelism, African American Pastors, Black Church Evangelism Outreach, African American Church, Black Churches
Christianity | Religion
Dennis, Jeffrey Lawrance, "The Effectiveness of the African American Church Evangelism Outreach Process" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2349.
Many African American churches are on a continual decline or have become stagnant in membership due to a lack of relational and spiritual community evangelism. The focus of this project reflects that African American churches in North Carolina are not growing because they do not focus on Jesus Christ’s central mandate to his disciples and the church to evangelize the community and the world around it. The researcher performs applied research on African American churches that directly interacted with these communities and investigates positive and negative data by surveying twenty African American churches in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Burlington, North Carolina. The results of this thesis project are a guide to develop essential strategic methods for the African American church to engage, produce, and impact communities through Christian evangelism and outreach development. This project proves a decreasing connection between the African American church and evangelism outreach as a commitment to the Lord’s plan for the church universal.