Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Explores present-day versions of John Wesley’s field-preaching. Wesley preached in fields, at marketplaces and in a variety of other outdoor settings. Field-preaching requires pastors to take their preaching ministry beyond church buildings. This thesis considers the effectiveness of pastors who preach at restaurants, coffee shops, bars and in rented spaces. It also evaluates the cost of these efforts. It argues that reclaiming this historic Methodist practice helps reach a population and demographic currently not served by most United Methodist congregations.
Johnsen, Paul D., "Exploring the Effectiveness of Field Preaching Evangelism in the United Methodist Church" (2016). Doctor of Ministry Theses. 11.