Modern research declares American evangelical churches have been in an unshakable state of crisis. A staggering number of churches have not grown numerically. The lack of impact in society indicates a departure from the purpose for which the Church was created, mission. Mission has always been at the core of the advancement of evangelical churches. In particular, the family of Southern Baptist Churches has relied on mission, not as a growth strategy, but as an act of obedience.
The Lord Jesus Christ gives repetitive instructions on the mission of His Church, as found in each of the four gospels and the book of Acts. Obedience to Christ's mission results in growth numerically, more importantly, fulfillment of the Lord's mission represents the Church carrying-out the purpose for which she was created. The research offered in this project suggests a path back to fulfilling the mission for which the church was created.
The project contains a twelve-week training process in missional prayer, which represents a way of turning back to aligning the local church with God's mission for His Church. The project endeavored to dispel ambiguity regarding God's Church praying toward joining God's mission, to activate prayer that invites God's intervention, and in and to imparting knowledge regarding praying missional prayers.
|School:||Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Theology, Spirituality|
|Keywords:||Church planting, Missional, Prayer, Renewal, Revitalization|
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