Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Garry D. Graves
Church Growth, Evangelism, Discipleship
Christianity | Religion
Floyd, Marcus Denton, "A Biblical System for Growth in Traditional Churches Through Evangelism and Discipleship" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2668.
The prominence of self-centered philosophies in today’s culture has infiltrated the minds of contemporary believers and has produced a difficult context for urban traditional churches to function in because many parishioners are gravitating away from churches that faithfully proclaim the selfless nature of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. The thesis project will contend that the erosion of truth can be opposed through a systematic process that underscores biblical concepts, which have been proven to be effective. Additionally, the thesis will demonstrate the importance of churches being spiritually healthy to gain and retain members by interacting with the scriptural mandate concerning evangelism and discipleship. Furthermore, the thesis will utilize survey data from selected pastors who have been successful in an attempt to grow churches. The findings from the thesis project will be presented in a style that will allow for application in small urban churches within the United States.