Creating a Missional Environment: Restructuring the Stanway Institute for World Mission and Evangelism

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This dissertation seeks to propose a theoretical re-structuring of the Stanway Institute for World Mission and Evangelism of Trinity School for Ministry in light of the changing context of North American Anglicanism and North American Evangelicalism. It begins with a history of the founding of Trinity School for Ministry and the subsequent founding of the Stanway Institute. Included is an analysis of the current state of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches in the world and the implications that this has for theological study and preparation for ministry. Coupled with this is a study of the present state of North American evangelicalism and the shift towards a society that is becoming more and more non-Christian and secular.

Due to potential changes in learning styles, adaptations need to be made in teaching, especially if the goal and the aim are to produce students who are missional in the application of their ministries-wherever they are called to go. An analysis is made of the Stanway Institute and its relationship to Trinity School for Ministry using the work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. This is followed by a theoretical change strategy that will result in the re-structuring of the Stanway Institute in order to create a missional environment at Trinity School for Ministry.

Mentor: Alan Weaver, PhD

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Doctor of Missiology (DMiss)

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Weaver, Alan

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Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Ambridge, Pa.), Stanway Institute for World Mission and Evangelism, Episcopal Church, Missions


Missions and World Christianity


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