How can we reshape ministry in evaporating small communities?

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dc.contributor.advisor Willhauck, Susan, 1955-
dc.creator Gonese, Wilson
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T12:54:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T12:54:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/24936
dc.description 1 online resource (ix, 106 p.) : colour maps
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101).
dc.description.abstract I begin this thesis by giving the background of the study which is to understand ministry of the church in evaporating small communities. The United Church should consider reshaping ministry in small evaporating communities. The research’s focus is Burgeo which lies on the south coast of Newfoundland. The thesis question is: How can we reshape ministry in small evaporating communities? I argue that meaningful missional reflection starts by knowing the church in small communities. This calls for a paradigm shift in the way the church does mission. This thesis also deals with understanding ecclesia and ministry in small communities. The traditional understanding of ministry in small communities should shift toward understanding the context of these communities. Understanding the identity of the small community church will enlighten the members of the United Church of Canada to accept the Missio Dei as their vocation and challenge regardless of where they are. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Atlantic School of Theology
dc.title How can we reshape ministry in evaporating small communities? en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.grantor Atlantic School of Theology


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