Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Tanner, Douglas K., "Designing a Program for the Assimilation of New Members into the Life and Ministry of the Local Church" (2005). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 388.
The assimilation of new members into the mission of the local church is often unintentional and ineffective. Many churches do not recognize the great need to train new members to become ministers and missionaries, which carry on the work of the church. The purpose of this project is to briefly expose the need for an intentional assimilation program in a local church and provide a systematic methodology for developing an assimilation program along with a usable outline that can be modified for use by any church. The project will provide information necessary for any church to create its own new members assimilation program.