Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Black Church, Traditional, Discipleship, Internet
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Williams, Marshall, "The Utilization of the Internet in the Advancement of Discipleship in the Traditional Black Church" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2688.
Discipleship and technology are interrelated. Discipleship is the process of maturing in Christ through our actions, life, and words, as well as how we present ourselves to the world. This must become integral to the vitality and mission of the traditional Black Church. Technology is a resource that can assist the traditional Black Church to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20. This thesis premise is supported by applied research (survey findings from pastoral leaders within the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia), academic research (scholarly material from experts in the fields of theology, sociology, statistics, and church growth), and the Bible.