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New wine into new wineskins(Luke 5:38): church growth and revitalisation

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, Nico Adam en
dc.contributor.advisor Speckman, McGlory T. en Haase, John Martin en 2009-08-25T10:49:59Z 2009-08-25T10:49:59Z 2009-08-25T10:49:59Z 2004-09-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Haase, John Martin (2009) New wine into new wineskins(Luke 5:38): church growth and revitalisation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Individuals and organisations follow a general developmental cycle, that begins with birth, and progresses through growth, maturity, decline and death. While individuals necessarily die after a period of years, organisations may continue through many generations, though they too may die. Once an organisation reaches maturity, it tends toward decline, for sin has corrupted not only men, but all creation (Rms. 8:21-22). Though all things tend toward decay and death, they can be revitalised, for such is the power of God's grace. Like all organisations, the church can become ineffective. Many prefer abandoning the old organisation and starting a new work. Revitalisation may be the better solution, though it is certainly the greater challenge. This project considers the organisational life cycle biblically, historically and contemporarily. It considers how the church grows, and what keeps it from growing. It also considers the merits of creating `new wineskins,' versus revitalising old ones. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (96 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Organisational Life Cycle en
dc.subject Revitalisation en
dc.subject Church Growth en
dc.subject Modality en
dc.subject Sodality en
dc.subject Change en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject Revival en
dc.subject Persecution en
dc.subject Change Agent en
dc.subject Missio Dei en
dc.subject.ddc 262.0017
dc.subject.lcsh Church growth
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church
dc.subject.lcsh Church renewal
dc.title New wine into new wineskins(Luke 5:38): church growth and revitalisation en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en M.Th. (Missiology) en

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