In chapter one, I advocate the importance of cooperation among Trinitarian Churches in the mission and transformation of Ethiopia. In this chapter, the preface, the abstract, the introduction, the method of research and the problem I am dealing with in this paper are discussed. The preface talks about the challenges, present demand, and aim of my paper. In the introduction, I present my dissertation and introduce myself. I clarify why I chose the topic on which I am writing. I answer the question: ‘Why do I, as a Pentecostal, focus on the cooperation of different churches?’ The four research methods used are discussed. I present the problem that motivated me to work on this paper. I see
the problem as a wild fire which is about to destroy a village. Unless a major action is taken quickly, there will be disaster for Christianity in Ethiopia.
Chapter two shows how the Trinitarian churches emerged. Their similarity and differences in doctrine are discussed. The sharp conflict that arises between them and different attempts of cooperation is elaborated.
Chapter three emphasizes the importance of cooperation among churches. The different areas of cooperation are stated. Cooperation will deepen the churches relationship. The following chapter talks about biblical teachings on the importance of unity. Both the Old and New Testament encourage God’s people to live in unity.
Chapter five explains how the Trinitarian Churches can cooperate in different forums. These forums will strengthen their unity.
Chapter six warns of the danger of remaining antagonistic to one another. Disunity will destroy the efforts of the Church.
Chapter seven gives attention to literature review. The reviews show the feeling of different writers on the relationship of Christian churches as whole.
In chapter eight, I will present the data obtained from interviews and the report from the advisory committee on how the churches should go forward in unity.
Chapter nine summarizes what I would like to do to make the unity of thechurches a reality. Vision, objective, the desired outcome of the project, the contribution of the project to transformational leadership, and the context of ministry is discussed. The focus of the tenth chapter is to present an action plan and explain the obstacles that could be expected. The final section summarizes the paper with recommendations and a conclusion.
My audiences are ministers and believers of the Trinitarian churches. The other audiences of my Dissertation are: Dr. Jember Tefera (My Dissertation advisor), Dr. Debela Beri (my second reader), and Bakke Graduate University (BGU) readers.