The use of occupational indexes in planning church strategy
Artis, William Wayne
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The diverse growth of Protestantism in the United States has stimulated many studies. The underlying theme of these investigations has bee the play of economic forces upon the development of church life. This study was conducted with the belief that the microcosm in which this interplay of economic and denominational forces can best be studied is the local church. The occupation of an individual is the key to his social status, his participation in the life of the church, his support for the church program, and frequently determines the extent to which his family may participate as well. Therefore, this study of occupations and their corollaries is an attempt to analyze the program effectiveness of the church as a social institution. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.