Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, History of; Religion, Philosophy of
Christ, Church, Congregation, Discipleship, Restructuring, Revitalization
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | History of Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Grimes, Jerry, "A Model for Revitalizing and Restructuring Peter's Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church" (2012). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 624.
The purpose of this project is to develop a model of ministry that will revitalize Peter's Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, which over the past 102 years, has been characterized by stagnate membership, diminishing evangelistic efforts and a declining spiritual impact. This project will detail a model that allows for a restructuring of Peter's Tabernacle that neither denigrates its traditional approach to congregational life nor disrupts its standard hierarchy. Presented will be an implementable approach to developing small groups of congregants trained to evangelize those communities surrounding Peter's Tabernacle while maintaining the administrative structure of its congregational leadership.