The Multi-Site Church Phenomenon in North America: 1950-2010

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The Multi-Site Church Phenomenon in North America: 1950-2010

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Title: The Multi-Site Church Phenomenon in North America: 1950-2010
Author: Frye, Brian Nathaniel
Advisor: Lawless, Charles E.
Abstract: This dissertation examines the development of the multi-site church phenomenon in North America from 1950 to 2010. Chapter 1 introduces the multi-site church concept, briefly detailing the development of the multi-site movement and the need for investigation of the subject.

Chapters 2 through 4 explore the historical development of the multi-site church movement, highlighting individuals, ministries, trends, and forces contributing to the current multi-site church phenomenon.

Chapter 5 examines the various forms of current multi-site churches presenting a concise and comprehensive taxonomy of multi-site churches in North America. Chapter 6 analyzes key New Testament biblical and theological issues concerning the multi-site church structure, providing a general set of parameters for healthy multi-site application and expression.

Chapter 7 summarizes the content and arguments of the dissertation, assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and success of the dissertation, and presenting topics for future multi-site inquiry and investigation. This dissertation contends that the multi-site church concept is a robust and biblically acceptable church model, and one that is beneficial to the church in North America.

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10392/2854
Date: 2011-05-16

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