Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry DMin
James J. North, Jr.
Walter B.T. Douglas
Western civilization is now pre- or post-Christian. Secularism has entrenched itself in our culture. Many churches are still utilizing mostly antiquated methods of reaching a Christian culture. We need to discover methods to engage the twenty-first-century secular mind.
This report is outlined in the following way. It gives a brief overview of secularism by defining and then tracing its origin and development. Then it gives an overview of biblical, SDA, and selected evangelical literature on reaching the secular mind. A six-session seminar was formulated utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint, to be conducted sometime in the near future.
The results of this seminar will be determined after it is conducted. It is hoped that the material will bring about a paradigm shift in people's thinking, motivating them to be more flexible and energetic about reaching the twenty- first-century secular mind.
The report shows that Scripture envisions Christians reaching all people-groups. Adventist and evangelical authors state that culturally relevant methods must be utilized to reach the secular mind.
Seventh-day Adventists--North Carolina--Hickory; Non-church-affiliated people; Evangelistic work--Seventh-day Adventists
Ford, Kenneth J., "A Seminar on Reaching the Secular Mind for Members and Guests of the Hickory Seventh-day Adventist Church" (2001). Dissertation Projects. 586.
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