Date of Award

8-2004

Embargo Period

7-20-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Research) MTh (Research)

Faculty

Arts & Theology

School

Ministry and Theology

Abstract

Contents:

The place of structure in the life of the local church

Functionality: the relationship between structure and church health

Determining what makes a structure functional

An historical account of church structure

The development of local church structure

Sociological considerations that shape church structure

Organisational theory and church structure

A brief history of structural renewal in the Adventist church

The current state of structural renewal in the local Adventist church

Case studies of functional structures in local Adventist churches

Principles that underlie a new paradigm for facilitating functional structures

Applying the principles of functional structures

Ensuring the structure remains

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