Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Otto Sohn


This thesis is the outgrowth of a vicarage year in Concordia Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. This congregation is situated in a run-down area in the heart of the city and has many problems which are unique to a congregation in this situation, as well as many normal problems which are heightened by the downtown situation.

The intent of this thesis is to outline the many problems which exist, on the basis of personal experience and of the limited written material extant from 1933 to the present date. Possible solutions have been included inasmuch as they have been offered in the course of research, and inasmuch as definite solutions can be offered for the problems.

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