The Promise of Attraction: A Simple Critique of the Attractional Church Methodology
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)
College of Christian Ministries and Religion
Department of Christian Ministries and Religion
Brian M. Kelly Ph.D.
Often, the challenge for those in full-time, pastoral ministry is one of reflection and resource. Pastors, in today's culture, are often charged with the responsibility of being the primary developers and implementers of church growth strategies within their particular ministry contexts. This charge can be overwhelming, when it is tied to the responsibility of ongoing pastoral care of a Christian congregation. Such care might include: weekly preaching and teaching, counseling, visitation of sick and elderly, church administration, prayer, building oversight, as well as, ministry development and conflict resolution.
Swanson, Ronald M., "The Promise of Attraction: A Simple Critique of the Attractional Church Methodology" (2013). Master of Arts in Christian Studies. Paper 46.
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