Project Documents The Transition of the North Botswana Field to Conference Status: Three Critical Factors [thesis]

Galenakgosi Orapeleng
Problem Since being organized in 1984, the North Botswana Field (NBF) has been aspiring to become a conference but had been hindered by a number o f factors. However, in 2008 it managed to qualify for conference status. This project was to evaluate the prevailing circumstances in North Botswana Field between 2005 and 2008 to discover critical factors that contributed to the rapid growth o f the work in N orth Botswana Field, resulting in it qualifying for conference status in May 2008. Method
more » ... e methodology used for gathering information in this project was not intended to be scientific or to be used for reporting data. It was intentional. However, quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Mouton (2001) defines qualitative studies as those that "focus on the subjective experience o f individuals and it is sensitive to the contexts in which people interact with each other," while quantitative studies, on the other hand, are aimed at finding facts about a situation (pp. 194-195). In my research, I sought to test my three assumptions. Results From the information gathered, it is my conclusion that the comprehensive growth o f the organization was propelled by three main factors: a compelling vision by leadership, a smooth system o f operation throughout the organization, and a strong spiritual emphasis. Conclusions In implementing organizational change, a Christian entity would do well to consider the spiritual, leadership, and organizational factors. These principles seem to work together and can be applied at any level, including churches, districts, and higher organizations.
doi:10.32597/dmin/529 fatcat:xyzjdfklzvhbdcmrsvun3tisaa