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Liberty University

1. Thigpen, Samuel F. Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church.

Degree: 2019, Liberty University

Anastasia Baptist Church (ABC) has existed for fifty years and has grown into a church of roughly sixteen-hundred regular worshipers. Over the last five years, ABC has plateaued in growth due to its focus on maintaining an attractional church structure. For ABC to grow and be healthy again, it must shift from an attractional model of discipleship to a hybrid one that utilizes both attractional and missional models of discipleship. This thesis seeks to investigate how ABC can strategically shift from an attractional to a hybrid model of discipleship. Research for this project will examine a biblical model for discipleship, healthy modern churches that have transitioned to a hybrid discipleship model, and empirical data gathered about ABC. The goal of this thesis is to formulate a step-by-step discipleship strategy that will move ABC from an attractional-based church to a hybrid-based one.

Subjects/Keywords: Attractional; Missional; Discipleship; Christianity; Religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Thigpen, S. F. (2019). Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church. (Doctoral Dissertation). Liberty University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/2042

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thigpen, Samuel F. “Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, Liberty University. Accessed June 05, 2020. https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/2042.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thigpen, Samuel F. “Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church.” 2019. Web. 05 Jun 2020.

Vancouver:

Thigpen SF. Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Liberty University; 2019. [cited 2020 Jun 05]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/2042.

Council of Science Editors:

Thigpen SF. Attractional to Missional: A Strategic Transition Plan for Anastasia Baptist Church. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Liberty University; 2019. Available from: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/2042


University of Pretoria

2. Moser, Kenneth Andrew. The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church.

Degree: PhD, Practical Theology, 2019, University of Pretoria

The church in North America, and Canada in particular, is in crisis with a declining youth population and a failure to retain those youth who are connected to the church. In addition, these young people are not returning to the church later in life. The research from Canada and the United States is indicating that: “We are at a ‘critical point in the life of the North American church’” (Kinnaman 2011:13). This research paper will seek to understand why there is a decline in youth numbers but to also formulate a response to this crisis using Practical Theology. Following the template provided by Richard Osmer, this paper will seek to understand what is taking place, why this is happening, what should be going on, and finally, what are some steps the church should take in response. This paper will offer a brief examination of the historical forces that helped to produce today’s crisis. In addition will be an examination of the Attractional Model of youth ministry and, in particular, the Funnel Model as formulated by Dennis Miller and Duffy Robbins. This model is built on a number of levels, the first being a level designed to attract youth outside of the church through something that is attractive to the target audience (this is the Come Level). A central component of this paper will be an examination of the dichotomy between evangelism and discipleship. This separation is the driving force of the Funnel and is also a division of our identity and our mission. The guiding hypothesis of this study is that this dichotomy of identity and mission has deepened the crisis. One resolution to the crisis will be to understand the fact that who we are shapes what we do and any division of this can be harmful. This paper will contain a qualitative study based on: 1) A case study of a Canadian church who committed themselves to “reversing the pyramid.” 2) Fifteen interviews with Canadian youth outlining their experience with Attractional youth ministry. This paper will end with practical suggestions for the church in North America. Advisors/Committee Members: Nel, Malan (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: UCTD; Funnel; Youth; Attractional; Identity; Evangelism

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APA (6th Edition):

Moser, K. A. (2019). The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71407

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Moser, Kenneth Andrew. “The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pretoria. Accessed June 05, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71407.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Moser, Kenneth Andrew. “The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church.” 2019. Web. 05 Jun 2020.

Vancouver:

Moser KA. The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2019. [cited 2020 Jun 05]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71407.

Council of Science Editors:

Moser KA. The funnel model of youth ministry and young people leaving the church. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71407

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