Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Clergy
Church Consultations, Church Growth, Lay Leadership Training, Pastor Clusters, Southern Baptist
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Practical Theology | Religion
Hardaway, Donald, "An Evaluation of the Growing Healthy Churches Program as a Method for Producing Healthy, Growing, and Reproducing Southern Baptist Congregations" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 637.
The current status of Southern Baptist churches in the United States necessitates the development of a strategy for renewal toward health and multiplication. The purpose of this project is to suggest a proven model for local church revitalization through the "Growing Healthy Churches" program developed by Dr. Paul Borden. Based on responses from churches participating in the Growing Healthy Churches program and pastors who have led their churches through the strategies presented by Borden, the project explains the revitalization process, reviews the results, and makes a recommended plan of action for local church renewal through association-led programming.