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Church Based Interventions With Human Trafficking In Southern California: A Denomination Study, Michael Dale Dewit Jun 2017

Church Based Interventions With Human Trafficking In Southern California: A Denomination Study, Michael Dale Dewit

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The focus for this research project was to explore the development of human trafficking mercy ministries within South Coast Presbytery. South Coast Presbytery consists of 21 churches belonging to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a Christian denomination with member churches throughout the United States. The study was conducted following a constructivist paradigm with a PCA church belonging to South Coast Presbytery to determine the role of the church and the presbytery in addressing human trafficking through the development of mercy ministries. Interviews were conducted with 11 church members. Five major themes emerged from analysis of the interviews: 1) Effects ...