The purpose of this study is to help the Morning Star Baptist Church of Petersburg, Virginia, an established urban congregation, become engaged in the social problems that negatively affect the surrounding area and community. This ministry project develops a discipleship model for Christian witness that encourages awareness and departs from a tendency toward theological conservatism and complacency in a time that requires a social gospel orientation to its notion of service to the community. A by-product of this awareness will be the church’s intent to create and equip a social justice auxiliary/ministry within the Morning Star Baptist Church.
|Advisor:||Bond, Adam L.|
|Commitee:||Jackson, William E.|
|School:||Virginia Union University|
|Department:||School of Theology|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Social research|
|Keywords:||Church mission, Community planning, Social justice, Urban planning|
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