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A Local example toward bridging the divide between sacred and secular : a case study in transformational community development

Author: Svetlana Papazov
Publisher: Hollywood, Maryland : [publisher not identified], 2013.
Dissertation: Thesis (D. Min.) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri 2013
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English : Dissertation
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Separation between the secular and the sacred spheres of life has become so commonplace in America that many people struggle to find ways to integrate their faith with their daily lives. To address the need for public faith practice, this project created a long-term Faith and Community Partnership Prototype between Our Fathers House (OFH), and Assemblies of God church in the city of California, Maryland, and Park  Read more...
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Papazov
OCLC Number: 874576092
Language Note: In English.
Description: xiii, 208 leaves : charts ; 28 cm
Contents: Contents:, Abstract, Acknowledgments, Chapter 1: Introduction, The context, The problem, The purpose, Definition of terms, Description of the project, Scope of the project, Phases of the project, Research, Planing, Implementation, Evaluation, Writing, Conclusion. Chapter 2: Biblical-Theological Literature Review, Introduction, The Spirit-empowered, witnessing church brings transformation to cultures, God on mission, Humans forfeit the Creators design, Missio Dei, Sent to reconcile, Church engaged in mission, A ministry of reconciliation, Spirit empowered for mission, A kingdom witness, Apostolic DNA, Transformed and fransforming community, Influencing cultures in the Old and New Testaments, Reaching out to diverse cultures, Biblical examples of the people of God influencing cultures in the New Testament, Jesus as a unique example, Paul, Conclusion. Chapter 3: General Literature Review, Introduction, Spiritual currents in the West, New Challenges for Christians, Reduction of the Gospel, Secularization: Sacrred/Secular split, Syncretism: Thirst for the Spiritual, Individualism : An individualized gospel, Context for Postmodernism, Content of Postmodernism, Autonomy and choice, Absolute truth, Tolerance, Religious pluralism, Consequences of postmodernism, Response to change: Re-Visioning and Re-Tooling the local church, The Re-Visioning of the the Church, Historical framework, Outsider perceptions of Christianity, Christianity: A Comprehensive life system, Churchless Christians, Missional Church Dialogue, Balancing theological correctness and cultural relevance, From dichotomized to integrated expression of faith, Pentecostals: Uniquely positioned for holistic ministry, Pentecostalism: An agent of social transformation, The Churchs role as a sign, witness, and foretatste of Gods coming kingdom, Conclusion. Chapter 4: Description of field project, Introduction, Preparation of the Project, Preparing the congregation of Our Fathers House for missional community engagement, Divine leading and opportunity, Review of published research, The partnerships purpose and prototype, Partnership prototypes structure Choosing the right school fo the prototype, Identifying pressing needs, Curriculum development, Execution of the project, Preliminary preparation, Pre- and post-course surveys, Course execution, esults of the project, Interpretation of results, Job readiness program initial participant survey, Job readiness program participant survey summary, Public recognition, Goal setting initial survey, Goal setting exit survey, Financial savviness initial survey, Financial savviness exit survey, Summary of results, The projects contribution to ministry. Chapter 5: Project Summary, Evaluation of the project, Keys to project effectiveness, Keys to project improvement, Intentional church plants, Data and partnership improvements, Research improvement, Implications of the project, Recommendations for OFH leaders, Recommendations for future study, Conclusion. Appendix A. Personal asset assessment survey, Appendix B. Email to superintendent Michael Martirano, Appendix C. Microsoft Word lesson 1, Appendix D. Goal Setting, Appendix E. Park Hall financial class lesson 1, Appendix F. Our Fathers House and Park Hall Elementary job readiness program partnership, Appendix G. Job readiness program participant exit survey, Appendix H. Job readiness program participant exit survey results, Appendix I. Goal setting initial survey, Appendix J. Goal setting initial survey results, Appendix K. Financial savviness initial survey, Appendix L. Financial savviness initial survey results, Appendix M. Financial savviness exit survey, Appendix N. Financial savviness exit survey results.
Responsibility: by Svetlana Papazov.

Abstract:

Separation between the secular and the sacred spheres of life has become so commonplace in America that many people struggle to find ways to integrate their faith with their daily lives. To address the need for public faith practice, this project created a long-term Faith and Community Partnership Prototype between Our Fathers House (OFH), and Assemblies of God church in the city of California, Maryland, and Park Hall Elementary Title 1 School (PHES) in Park Hall, Maryland. The project prvided tools for people to improve the quality of their lives and experience upward economic lift.

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