Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
small groups, ministry, volunteer
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Love, Stephen Jerel, "Small Groups That Fuel Active Service in the Local Church" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4510.
Manna Church prioritizes empowering and developing leaders as an imperative objective of the local church. Such development is fueled through various avenues, including small groups. This thesis project will survey the purpose of small groups within Manna Church and how newly designed groups can address the problem of low voluntary participation in weekly services. The need for more active serve team members problematically exists among six site locations in the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg region. Furthermore, each ministry leader seeks innovative strategies to initiate and maintain involvement during weekly services. However, numbers are at an unprecedented low point. The effects of these results require a scholastic analysis and evaluation of methodologies that fuel voluntary service within the local church.