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This study examined the amount of outreach engaged in by participants of outreach- oriented small groups in the Missouri District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod both before and after they had been part of an outreach-oriented small group. Participant interviews took place after participants had been part of an outreach-oriented small group. Thirty participants in outreach-oriented small groups in the Missouri District were located and interviewed using a researcher-designed set of questions about their outreach before and after being part of an outreach-oriented small group. These interviews were then analyzed for pertinent data. Interview results indicated that a large number of participants were actively involved in outreach after being in an outreach-oriented small group, while before participating in an outreach-oriented small group they had done little or no outreach. Results also show that after being in an outreach-oriented small group participants had support from others that moved them to engage in more outreach. Finally, participants reported that they engaged in more outreach because of spiritual maturity gained through being part of an outreach-oriented small group.
Recommended CitationNelson, N. R. (2010). Participants in Outreach-Oriented Small Groups in the Missouri District of the LCMS Engaged More in Outreach When They Were Part of an Outreach-Oriented Small Group (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maco/11
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