Gardner-Webb UniversityDigital Commons @ Gardner-Webb UniversityDivinity ProjectsSchool of Divinity2017Engaging Millennials: The Quest to Revive theirParticipation and Commitment at EmmanuelMissionary Baptist Church, Gastonia, NCKimberly MooreGardner-Webb UniversityFollow this and additional works at:Part of theReligion CommonsThis Project is brought to you for free and open access by the School of Divinity at Digital Commons @ Gardner-Webb University. It has been acceptedfor inclusion in Divinity Projects by an authorized administrator of Digital Commons @ Gardner-Webb University. For more information, please seeCopyright and Publishing Info.Recommended CitationMoore, Kimberly, "Engaging Millennials: The Quest to Revive their Participation and Commitment at Emmanuel Missionary BaptistChurch, Gastonia, NC" (2017).Divinity Projects. 34.
ENGAGING MILLENNIALS:THE QUEST TO REVIVE THEIR PARTICIPATION AND COMMITMENT ATEMMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, GASTONIA, NCA PROJECTSUBMITTED TO THE FACULTYOF THE M. CHRISTOPHER WHITE SCHOOL OF DIVINITYGARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITYBOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINAIN PARTIAL FULFILLMENTOF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREEDOCTOR OF MINISTRYBYKIMBERLY DENISE MOOREMAY 2017
APPROVAL FORMENGAGING MILLENNIALS:THE QUEST TO REVIVE THEIR PARTICIPATION AND COMMITMENT ATEMMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, GASTONIA, NCKIMBERLY DENISE MOOREApproved by:__________________________________________________ (Faculty Advisor)__________________________________________________ (Field Supervisor)__________________________________________________ (D.Min. Director)Date: ______________________________________________
vACKNOWLEDGEMENTSI must begin by thanking my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I’m thankful for God’ssovereignty and seeing more in me than I have ever seen in myself. I am honored that Henot only called me, but He also chose me to be a messenger of His Word and an exampleto His people.To the faculty and staff of Gardner-Webb University, thank you for meaningfulmoments of instruction. Thank you for providing an atmosphere where education isprimary, gifts are nurtured, and the Holy Spirit is welcomed. In particular, thank you Dr.Scott Hagaman (field supervisor), Dr. Steve Harmon (faculty advisor), and Dr. DannyWest (D.Min. Director) for your kindness, patience, and push toward success. Finally,special thanks to my D.Min. cohort for the encouragement, the laughs, and making thejourney enjoyable.To the millennial and mature members of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church,thank you for assisting me with this project, giving of your time, filling outquestionnaires, and more importantly, giving me your honest opinions. To our maturemembers, you continue to prove why you are the foundation upon which this church wasbuilt. To our millennials, you have opened our eyes to a different world and it is becauseof you that we are better. It is because of you all that I am better.