Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

William Utech

Scripture References in this Resource

Luke 14:23; Matthew 28:19; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Genesis 12:3; Exodus 9:13-16; Isaiah 60:12; Jeremiah 1:5; Jeremiah 4:1-2; Ezekiel 36:16-36; Psalm 22:27-28; Luke 19:10; Luke 19:9; Matthew 8:11; Isaiah 25:6; Isaiah 43:5-6; Isaiah 49:12; Luke 2:29-32; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:12; Acts 10:28b; Acts 10:34-35; Galatians 3:28-29; Revelation 7:9-10; John 8:19b; John 10:30; Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Corinthians 3:9; Matthew 3:9; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 1 Corinthians 11:17-21; 33; Genesis 1:28; 29-30; Psalm 107:2; Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:9-19


The purpose of this study was to produce a set of reasoned recommendations for future site planting for Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS. Ascension unintentionally became a multi-site congregation in 2002. This study looks at thirteen Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations. Six congregations planted independent congregations (daughter sites). Six congregations planted multi-site venues (sister sites). One congregation has used both models of church planting. The primary component for information gathering was a survey seeking information from each of these churches on how they decided which model to follow. Understanding the reasoning and assumptions made by these churches, I developed a set of recommendations was developed to help Ascension Lutheran Church choose which model to follow for our next plant.

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