Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Transition, Ministry Strategy, Missional, Missional Church, Strategy, Sun Tzu
Bland, Jason, "Tactical Church: Achieving Missional Effectiveness through Biblical Application of Ancient Military Principles" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 969.
In reviewing the current literature available on the missional church movement, there is much written from a strategic perspective; however, there are few military parallels offered regarding missional tactics. Through the process of analyzing current literature and research on the missional church movement this project will seek to offer a new application of missional church tactics. Through the case study method this project will seek to offer a tactical translation to the local church of the methodology found in Sun Tzu's Art of War, by utilizing data gathered from related texts, and field experience to determine how today's American churches can become more effective; additionally, serving as a roadmap for churches transitioning to missional ministry.