The Implementation of a Puritan Model of Evangelism and Discipleship at Mountain Community Fellowship, Paintsville, Kentucky
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This project concerns the contemporary application of Puritan discipleshippractices at Mountain Community Fellowship, Paintsville, Kentucky. Chapter 1 defines a Puritan model of evangelism and discipleship. Details concerning the mode, effectiveness, and biblical nature of the model are examined in order to present a clear definition. Chapter 2 discusses the biblical and theological rationale for the Puritan methods of practicing the Christian faith. Exegetical evidence is offered in order to present this model as being faithful to Scripture, and the writings of the Puritans themselves are examined in order to present a biblical argument for their application. Chapter 3 addresses the theoretical and practical issues related to applying Puritan practices to the modern church context. An analysis of culture and practice are dealt with in order to present difficulties and advantages of the model. Chapter 4 presents the application of Puritan pastoral practices at Mountain Community Fellowship. Data is presented in order to reflect the impact of the model upon the church. Chapter 5 contains a final evaluation of the project. This chapter also presents an argument for continued application of a Puritan model of pastoral evangelism and discipleship in the local church context.