Date of Award

Summer 2021

Document Type

Consultancy Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Jeffrey Hamilton


There has been a shift in churches, and many are closing (Wuthnow, 2013). Church growth is imperative in keeping churches healthy and allowing them to grow and keep their doors open. Smaller churches often have more challenges when they are trying to build on additions to their churches because of the lack of resources available within the organization. The 2021 pandemic also showed everyone how we can do things differently, and viewing church online became extremely popular. The importance of the church has slowly started to drift away. The necessity of attending church in a physical building is no longer the norm. This project emphasizes how to remain open in the 21st century amid a variety of obstacles churches currently face, while steadily increasing the religious organization’s resources.