A Proposal for Lay Mobilization in Evangelism Utilizing Behavioral Technology

Volume
Volume 1
Issue
Summer 1973
Title
A Proposal for Lay Mobilization in Evangelism Utilizing Behavioral Technology
Abstract

In response to the church'€™s need for factual and interpretive data for decision-making processes, a specific data-based approach is proposed for the church'€™s task of lay mobilization in evangelism. The use of social-scientific research methods is advocated to develop more optimal patterns of social interaction between parishioners and their surrounding community. Based upon several working hypotheses, a specific set of program operations is proposed, combining the components of inter-church cooperation, communication via mass media, telephone "€œhotline"€ features, personal lay counseling, referral mechanisms, training curriculum, and research consultation. The application of several forms of evaluation is proposed in general terms, and sequential phases of implementation are outlined. The techniques of research psychology are viewed as potential tools available to the church in its role of mediating spiritual resources to needy persons in the surrounding community.

Authors
Dr. G.A. Rekers and Dr. S.R. Schutz
Pages
42 - 49
Price
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