Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church, Planting, Urban, Missional, Multiplying, City
Christianity | Religion
Moore, Michael Scott, "A Strategy to Plant Missional Churches that Multiply in Small Urban Communities" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2517.
This thesis will use Hopewell, VA, as a microcosm of small urban towns across America that are in need of spiritual and economic revitalization. The purpose of this thesis will be to develop a strategy for planting churches in Hopewell, VA, that is not only able to reach its community but serve as a model to reach other similar urban communities. The rationale for this topic is to shine the light on the need for revival in spiritually and economically depressed towns. Demographic and ethnographic research will be done, as well as interviews with a minimum of ten local leaders. This research will be able to help other potential church planters have a strategy that will help reach not only Hopewell, VA, but other smaller urban communities as well.