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Ministering to a Broken and Difficult Church

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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It is the year 2018. Seminary and divinity school enrollment has developed a roller coaster enrollment pattern. Simultaneously, the mainline denominational and evangelical free churches are struggling to maintain members. Indeed, sociologist Robert Wuthnow has maintained since the late 1980s that the American church is experiencing significant denominational decline where the structures and doctrinal foci … MORE