Doctoral Project Abstract
Marcus D. Bieschke
We're currently living through a turbulent transition in worldviews from modernity to postmodernity in which radical changes are impacting all aspects of contemporary culture-especially the Church. In this chaotic context, leaders in established local churches with mixed congregations need added sophistication as they seek to lead both moderns and postmoderns. What organizational structures, ministry strategies, and leadership styles are needed for such churches to successfully navigate this stormy worldview transition? In order to expose people to the reality of the current worldview transition and to help local church leaders determine how to best navigate that transition, I prepared and delivered a five-part seminar series entitled The Church in Emerging Culture at the Virginia Beach Community Chapel during Winter 2005.