Planting a Great Commission Church Queens, New York
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PLANTING A GREAT COMMISSION CHURCH QUEENS, NEW YORK Stephen Kim, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey K. Walters This project sought to plant a Great Commission church in Queens, New York City. The project sought to create a process for developing and sustaining a biblical worldview. Chapter 1 presents the purpose, goals, context, rationale, definitions, and limitations of the project. Chapter 2 discusses biblical and theological issues surrounding church planting within urban contexts. Specifically, this chapter looks at the different biblical perspectives of cities and seeks to develop a healthy ecclesiology for urban contexts. Chapter 3 surveys theoretical and practical issues in urban church planting. The effects of urbanization and postmodernism on urban centers are examined for the purpose of an enhanced missiological approach. Chapter 4 examines the creation and the implementation of Mustard Seed Church Biblical Worldview Program. Attention is given to the fourteen developmental phases of the program and the approach used in each phase. Chapter 5 provides an evaluation of the project goals, along with its strengths and weaknesses. This project asserts that faithful church planting is God's primary means for fulfilling the Great Commission.