Author

Don Martin

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1969

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Sociology and Rural Studies

Abstract

This study was developed as a result of an effort by the Aberdeen Area Ministry to assess the attitudes of members of its congregations toward their churches and their communities. It was felt the ministry could better serve if any disparity between their role and the perception of this role by parishioners was alleviated. As a result of striving to find means to improve services it was decided that a survey would be conducted. The result would be the determination of church members attitudes toward their churches and their communities. From this emanate two studies, one of which deals extensively with church members' attitudes toward their churches, while the other focuses on church members' attitudes toward their community. The former was accomplished by Hadley Klug and Dr. Robert M. Dimit in conjunction with the Aberdeen Area Ministry. The second aspect, church members' attitudes toward their community, is the central focus of this study which also originated through the efforts of the Aberdeen Area Ministry and Dr. Robert M. Dimit. While the central focus of this study is the attitudes of church members toward their community, some implications for the broader issue of rural-urban attitudes are inherent.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Community life
Protestants--South Dakota

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

114

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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