This dissertation is an empirical study of the current situation of the Church in a non-Christian society. The project describes the surrounding environment and historical background for the Church in Egypt, which represents the majority of Christians in the Middle East. The research focused on leadership roles that are required to lead transformation processes through different kinds of ministry for church growth. This research includes contextual analysis, observations, and new ministry practices, identifying opportunities for the church possibilities to develop new models and approaches for interaction with societies throughout the region. The main point for urban ministry is defined, especially in large cities, while also addressing the theory and theological concept of church interaction with the society. The evangelical church in Egypt is a minority and the research identifies the need for the Church to have an effective role and a deep influence in society. Several suggestions have been provided, tested practically in the researcher’s mission, expressing his personal experience, which is deeper than a first impression might indicate. Through this research the biblical and theological basis for urban mission in Egypt and the Middle East has been established. Missional church approaches to help in the development, transformation, and multiplication of the Christian mission have been evaluated.
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First Name: Iskander Soliman, Radi Atalla
Last Name: Iskander Soliman, Radi Atalla
Year Graduated: 2010