Abstract – It is my impression that Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC) in downtown Kokomo, Indiana experiences a void of missional leadership within the ministry of the church due to a loss or misunderstanding of missional identity. I believe this lost or misunderstood missional identity is due to a negative environment created by deficit models of organizational transformation. By exploring the missio Dei through positive conversations and spiritual formation practiced within the appreciative inquiry model, lay leaders can come to recognize existing congregational ministries as missional practices forming these lay leaders as cultural change catalysts within the congregation.
|Commitee:||Hillhouse, Darrell, Lear, Heather|
|School:||Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Appreciative inquiry, Missio dei, Missional, Missional discovery, Missional identity|
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