Christ's Response to the Last, the Least, the Lost, the Left Out - Is the Church Living Up to Christ's Standard?
Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, Clergy; Religion, Philosophy of; Theology
evangelism, street revival, unchurched, discipleship
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Staples, Jerry, "Christ's Response to the Last, the Least, the Lost, the Left Out - Is the Church Living Up to Christ's Standard?" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 742.
There is a plethora of statistics concerning how many un-churched people there are in the United States and the socioeconomic ladder does not discriminate who fits this lost category. Yet, the concern of this project deals with the gang member, drug dealer, drug users, pimps and prostitutes. The intent is to take outreach to the street through cook outs, Holy block parties, street revivals and the like. The rationale of this project is to show how one can reach, teach and keep this group of people, the potential dangers, and positive consequences associated with it. The potential value of this topic is to reach a mass of potential leaders for Christ who will be able to bring others of like class to the Lord and make mature disciples of them. This project will reveal several types of evangelistic efforts such as surveys, questionnaires, interviews, and new member classes.
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