Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Theology; Religion, General; Sociology, Demography; Religion, Clergy
Church Growth, Evangelism, Metropolises, North America, Professionals, Urban
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion | Urban Studies and Planning
Baeza, Ralph, "21st Century Evangelism and Church Growth Approach to Reach Urban Professionals in North America Metropolises" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 702.
The call of Christ, as He stated in Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:7-9, John 20:21 and Acts 1:8, is to be a continuous command to follow, in order to reach the different peoples group of the world including the urban professionals in North America metropolises. Based on surveys sent to Christian leaders in church congregations and professionals in the secular workplace along with the associated research in the subject, this thesis project reviews the Great Commission call to pursue urban professionals in metropolises, examining their lifestyle environment, past and current trends to reach them, biblical principles that can turn into methods to be used in their outreach and the practical implication analysis. The South Florida metropolises of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach are the pilot project location for this thesis work intended to be spread to other metropolises in North America and beyond.
Christianity Commons, Comparative Methodologies and Theories Commons, Demography, Population, and Ecology Commons, Missions and World Christianity Commons, Practical Theology Commons, Urban Studies and Planning Commons