Durham receives doctorate

Feb 27, 2018

Keith Durham, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention church revitalization specialist and pastor of First Baptist Church, Arizona City, received the Doctor of Ministry degree with a specialization in church revitalization at the commencement exercises of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 8.

His doctoral project, conducted with his church, focused on building a spiritual community within the context of a transient church congregation. With a high proportion of winter visitors and people coming and going, the Arizona City church is always changing.

With the project lasting six weeks, Durham concluded that it is very difficult to build a spiritual community with a church population in a short amount of time. However, good things were accomplished during the project, he said.

Durham said his doctoral work “made me familiar with a multitude of resources in the area of church revitalization and also introduced me to pastors and state convention leaders who are practicing in the ministry field of church revitalization.”

Share This Article:

Recent Articles:

Mathew Mueller: Christ stays faithful through trials, our ‘shifty’ faith

June 13, 2022

In a world that is desperate for truth and full of pain and trials, Mathew Mueller has seen Christ transform and help His followers remain grounded through it all. And…

Marslender names Arizona Sexual Abuse Response Team

June 13, 2022

Arizona Southern Baptist Mission Network President Jack Marslender has appointed a Sexual Abuse Response Team to review the recommendations coming out of Guidepost Solutions’ investigation, which was released publicly by…

New church planting catalyst serves in Phoenix West Valley

June 13, 2022

Sterling and Jenna Edwards are church planters at heart. They share almost 16 years of church planting experience and ministry to potential and established church planters and their wives. In…