children’s ministry, evangelism, discipleship, prayer, small groups, meals, vision, welcome center, Northouse’s task behaviors, Northouse’s relationship behaviors, church building maintenance
A pastor known for his church planting skills was brought into a declining/dying church in Maryland, USA, and with his leadership team, turned the church around in three-and-a-half years. A case study method was used to explore this pastor and congregation’s willingness to “pay the cost” to bring new people into the church. They focused on children’s ministry, evangelism, discipleship, prayer, small groups, meals, and vision—knowing why they engaged in each ministry.
Discipleship & Lifespan Education
Thayer, Jane, "Reviving a Dying Church: The Role of Leadership" (2023). Faculty Publications. 4536.