The purpose of writing The Greenhouse Effect: A Model for Equipping Global Disciples in the International Church is to propose a model for values-based thinking that can serve as both frame and filter for present and future ministry in the IC. It is intended as a frame for giving leaders a way to think and a filter by which to say “yes” and equally a way to say “no” to the never-ending parade of people and ideas which can only be sustained as long as the one proposing the idea is onsite.
The simple fourfold value-based greenhouse model offers simplicity in vision and practice that does not burn out pastors and lay leaders; accessibility for all to eternal values that build the church everywhere; sustainability that helps that church to run itself and finally duplicability in the contexts where God is constantly redirecting expats and, joining God in this work, to which the IC joyfully sends them.
Chapter 1 introduces the international church institution and challenges.
Chapter 2 provides literature support for the greenhouse contents.
Chapter 3 unpacks theological considerations for the greenhouse model.
Chapter 4 explains the meaning and use of the greenhouse model.
Chapter 5 elucidates the content of the greenhouse for intended results and provides sample ideas for implementation.
Chapter 6 presents the development and analysis method of a survey model.
Chapter 7 interprets and integrates the data from the survey. Chapter 8 offers concluding thoughts for further study and ministry.
|Commitee:||Chan, Frank, Comiskey, Joel, Reeve, Warren, Sanders, Martin|
|School:||Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Church, Expatriate, Greenhouse, International, Model, Values|
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