Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

Scripture References in this Resource

John 17:23; Acts 5:42; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:24; Acts 3:1; Acts 21:26; Acts 3:7; Acts 3:11-26; Acts 4: 2; Acts 4: 13; Acts 4:17-18; Acts 24:5; Acts 28: 22-24; Acts 10:14; Acts 21:20; Acts 5:12-13; Acts 4:14; Acts 12:12; Acts 12:17; Acts 15:21; Psalm 74:8; Ezekiel 8:1; Acts 9:2, 20; Acts 13:5; Acts 13:14; Acts 14:1; Acts 17:1; Acts 17:10; Acts 17:17; Acts 18:4; Acts 18:19, 26; Acts 19:8


A search for new forms of church and new patterns of ministry and mission has occupied parts of the church in the western world for the past ten years or so. Both the concern for the doctrine of the church and for the cutting edge of mission dominate the search for new forms. That search has yielded varied patterns, many of which utilize face-to-face contact in smaller groups to meet the challenges of mass-man in a depersonalized society. Some of these new forms of church and church ministry and mission have claimed a relationship to “the church in your house”.

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