Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Brooks, Kevin, "Addressing Apathy in the Church: Moving People Towards a Biblical Healthy Discipleship Model" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 918.
In 1 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul speaks to the giving of spiritual gifts by the Holy Spirit to individuals at the time of conversion. However, current statistics reveal that a large majority of church members are not actively serving their current ministry. The purpose of this project is to investigate the problem of apathy in the church, the failure of God's people to use their spiritual gifts and also present an effective model for solving the issue. A ministry filled with servants instead of spectators will help unify the body and more effectively reach the community for Christ. Research will consist of surveys to several pastors and church members from each congregation. The project will present widespread concerns, statistics, practical advice and a model for creating a more effective and healthy church.