Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Revitalization, Prayer, Prayer Ministries
Christianity | Religion
Lucas, John Anthony, "An Evaluation of the “40 Days of Prayer for Church Revitalization” as an Instrument for Initiating a Revitalization Process at First Baptist Church, Pikeville, KY" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2728.
The current lack of health found in many churches across the United States requires the development of prayer strategies that will propel local churches toward a renewed passion for the gospel through revitalization. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the “40 Days of Prayer for Church Revitalization” devotional guide, a resource developed by the Church Consulting and Revitalization Team of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, when utilized in local Churches. By using quantitative surveys in three Kentucky Baptist churches that utilized the “40 Days of Prayer” resource as well as qualitative interviews with those church’s pastors alongside the State Convention’s Team Leader, this project’s goal is to understand the strategy, review the results, and develop a strategic plan of implementation for launching a revitalization effort at First Baptist Church in Pikeville, Kentucky.