Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Growth, Evangelism
Christianity | Online and Distance Education
Beckford, Antonio Orlando, "A Contemporary Model of an Outreach Training Manual for the New Light Church" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3395.
The life of a Christian church goes through cycles. New Light Church has experienced a few of them. The thesis project reveals the growth cycles and declines in membership of NL. The researcher believes that the church’s steady membership growth dropped because of the abstaining of regular and deliberate practice of New Testament church growth methods. Church growth is grounded in the work of God. The church engaged in hearing and obeying God will see his fruit manifested through in their local assembly. The researcher created a manual for evangelism as a training template for the Christian church to follow. It is grounded in New Testament practice that guided the early church. The principles practiced through the training and actions of New Light provide ways to make their local assembly grow spiritually and numerically. The researcher makes those principles come to life with the creation of a modern manual for evangelism that can apply to any church.