Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Church, Life, Cycle, Life-cycle, Renewal, Death
Christianity | Leadership Studies | Religion
Boatman, Benjamin, "Church Life Cycle" (2018). Masters Theses. 542.
With thousands of American churches permanently closing their doors each year, it is important to take a closer look at the churches that are in desperate need for renewal. The Body of Christ is eternal, but each church will individually display the life cycle that is observed in the human body. With so many churches in desperate need, all attempts must be made to provide suggestions that may result in their ability to continue on with the mission of Christ. The purpose of this research study is to examine the body of Christ as to its scriptural background, compare the current state of the church, and then contrast with the contemporary models to provide assistance for renewal.