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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)




This thesis project sought to solicit and find strategies and the way forward as to how the Episcopal Church of Liberia can be financially independent and sustain itself as a diocese. The Episcopal Church of Liberia, a faith tradition of which I am a member and an ordained clergy, continues to a large extent rely on support from the Episcopal Church in America for the running and operation of the church. This has and continues to be the practice and trend of successive leadership dating as far back as the days of the church under missionary bishops. With the church now under indigenous leadership and bishop and as the Episcopal Church in the United States of America plans to discontinue its annual financial support to the church in Liberia, how can the church in Liberia achieve financial independence and sustainability? This research therefore looked at stewardship, leadership development, and investment as key strategies as to how the Episcopal Church of Liberia can achieve financial independence and sustainability.