Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


W. Ryan Steenburg


Leadership, Dysfunction, Unity, Conflict


Christianity | Religion


The purpose of this study is to examine the decline in church membership. Leaders in the church are not addressing the issue of why people are not staying once they join the church, or why are the ones that have been there for a while leaving the church. It seems like our leadership department is out of zinc. There is far too much confusion between each other. Leaders are not focusing on the initial issue of the church, instead they are fighting amongst one another. I think that it may be beneficial if leaders would take a profile assessment about their state of mind and current position. I would also recommend that the take a survey of the structure and dynamics of the church. With these assessments leaders can gauge where they are at the present and where they are supposed to be. It is with the results that the church will be able to determine if people are operating in a position they are happy to be in. The result will also help the church to move forward and be strengthen. This study will focus on what leaders determine what the problem is; focus on the problem; assess the problem; and then work on fixing the problem.

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