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Authors: DONKOR, SAMUEL H.B.
Advisor: Sahu, Bishop Dr. D. K.
Title: A HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDY OF EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING BASED ON THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ALL NATIONS FULL GOSPEL CHURCHES INTERNATIONAL (ANFGCI).
Publisher: GOSPEL & PLOUGH INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY SAM HIGGINBOTTOM UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES PRAYAGRAJ
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 171p.
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Key Words: Great Commission, go into all the world, evangelism, church planting, make disciples, converts, indigenous churches, missionaries, membership, mission, church planter, decisions, faith, Christians, believers, reverse evangelism Pentecostal, charismatic, mission churches.
Abstract: The Great Commission gives the Church its mandate to go into all the world to preach the good news to all nations. In the past, missionaries from Europe and North America took the gospel to many parts of the world. Today, missionaries from Africa and other former missionary recipient nations are in turn sending missionaries from the global South to the global North. This phenomenon of "reverse" missionary movement is discussed in detail as it relates to the work of All Nations Full Gospel Church (ANFGC) whose founder migrated from Africa to North America as a reverse missionary in the early 1980s; in this particular case from Ghana to Canada to evangelise and plant churches in North America and Europe. Thus, ANFGC’s success in fulfilling the Great Commission is based on the founder’s understanding that evangelism must result in church planting. This is the focus of this thesis and the contributions of the reverse missionary movement to the growth of Global Christianity. In the study of evangelism, Church planting and growth, one can either choose quantitative or qualitative methodology or both. Reviewing these three approaches in the light of what this study entails, the mixed methodological approach is the choice that encompasses the entirety of this thesis because it captures the best of all approaches. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyse the data. The data were collected and coded into the system during the data entry. The SPSS was programmed to process and analyse the data. The simple frequency percentage distribution was used to present, interpret and discuss the data collected for the study. The explanation and views of respondents were also presented. This thesis argues that evangelism for the sake of converts without discipling them falls short of the Great Commission. Converts therefore must be assimilated into the church to be discipled to become responsible members of the body of Christ who will also produce after their kind by making disciples of all peoples. The thesis used the ANFGC church planting strategy as a model aand praxis for fulfilling the Great Commission.
Description: Ph.D. Thesis
Subject: Others
Theme: A HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDY OF EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING BASED ON THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ALL NATIONS FULL GOSPEL CHURCHES INTERNATIONAL (ANFGCI).
Research Problem: A HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDY OF EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING BASED ON THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ALL NATIONS FULL GOSPEL CHURCHES INTERNATIONAL (ANFGCI).
These Type: Ph.D
Issue Date: 2018
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