Date of Award

Summer 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Barnett College of Ministry & Theology


Department of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Dr. David Cooper

Second Advisor

Dr. Wayne Goodall

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Vigil


The modern church in America needs to recapture the sacredness and significance of its facility to enhance its message, ministry, and mission in the community. The goal of this research study is to explore the benefits of church facilities designed to inspire and influence people to follow Christ. Jesus promised us, “For where two or three gather in my name, I am there with them” (Matt 18:20). In one sense of the word, a church campus is a representation of Christ in the community. Therefore, facilities management is the proper stewardship of our ministry. The mission that Jesus gave the church forms the purpose of church facilities usage. Shreveport Community (SC) Church made facility enhancements to research the effect it would have on the mission of SC Church: To make disciples of Jesus Christ. The intent of this dissertation is to discover what effect exists between the existence, enhancement, and expansion of a church facility and the life experience (spirit, mind, and body) of the SC Church congregation and the Shreveport community. The dissertation project studies the positive impact of quality church facilities through a theological review, literature review, and research project. Kid City Parties (KCP) is a facility within SC Church that underwent intentional facility enhancements for the research project. A quantitative, pre-experimental, posttest-only research design was used for study purposes in evaluating the efficacy of KCP changes enacted since 2020.