CHP6120 Church Planting in Multihousing Environments

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Ronnie Cox

Course Description:

Building on the students understanding of church planting, this will apply planting principles to apartment settings by asking learner to explore a specific area in which a concentration of apartment communities lie, meeting and interviewing the local manager, conducting one specific community building event, seeking a group interested in becoming a part of a discussion and group, and evaluating the outcome of at least three meetings. A written report will be required that will be statistical and measurable.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Student will explore a new venue for starting churches. In most church planting areas, at least a small cluster of apartment communities will be available for ministry. They should have completed some basic course on multihousing ministry, and will now see the value of intentional work here as a way to connect with many more, much more quickly. Additionally, the student will be able to apply the process to neighborhood ministry.

Why This Course Is Important:

All church planters will discover an entirely new population; 96% of which are not engaged in a local church. They may discover that this is perhaps the easiest way to begin the search for persons of peace and form the core group for a new church plant. Should they fail to understand the multihousing piece, in many cases they will eliminate over 40% of the population in their church planting target area. It is therefore relevant to their strategy to engage every pocket of people in order to effectively reach a community and start a new church.