Community involvement as a model of mission for the local urban church

Williams, Andrew Martin (2000) Community involvement as a model of mission for the local urban church. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis attempts to answer the question 'Can community involvement be a model of mission for the local urban church?' The research is introduced with a discussion of the author's experience of church community involvement and the questions which arise from it. The changing social context of the Church in England and Scotland is outlined, before exploring recent developments in missiology and community involvement. The research methodology led to the exploration of mission through community involvement in two case studies of churches and their local communities. The case study research sought to be distinctive by listening primarily to people from the community speak about their perceptions of church community involvement. From analysis of this qualitative data, the key themes discovered in each case study are discussed and brought into dialogue with the author's questions and the literature on missiology and community involvement. The study concludes by pointing towards community involvement as a model of mission, whilst recognising that is an authentic and costly way of being the church in a local urban community. The author ends with some reflections on the implications of the research for personal practice in mission and ministry.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Church, mission, community development, church management.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-71249
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 10:29
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.71249

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