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April 2017 Vol.5 No.4

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 5(4) pp. 046-055, April, 2017

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Original Research Article

Strategies of reclaiming and retaining lapsed members from among the Seventh –Day Adventists Church at Borabu Sub-County, Kenya


Dr. Tom Mong’are Nyagwoka


Social Science Education Department, Masinde Muliro University, Dept of Religion, P.O. Box 190, Kakamega
Kaimosi University, A Constituent of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 385-50309, Kaimosi

E-mail: nyagwoka@rediffmail.com

Accepted March 17, 2017




The paper investigated strategies of reclaiming and retaining lapsed members among the Seventh –day Adventist Church. The area of study was Borabu Sub-County in Kenya. The paper was anchored on three objectives (1. To examine strategies for reclaiming and retention of lapsed members of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church (2. To analyze action plans to adopt in the process of integrating and retaining the reclaimed adherents into the life of the church (3. To analyze in what manner each one of them has been incorporated to the dynamics of expanding God’s glorious dominion in the world. Descriptive design was preferred for this paper. A mixture approach was suitable which focused on; in-depth interviews, observation techniques and questionnaires. The findings and results were; stimulating worship services, prayer ministry, equipping the congregation internally and externally, discovering the needs of the target members, invoking anthropology in mission, establishing a network of meaningful church relationships, missiology and contextualization in mission and theology. Consequently the paper recommended for the study to investigate on ‘the 21st century church in Kenya’.

Keywords: Lapsed, priesthood of all believers, anthropology, mission, missiology and contextualization









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