Seeking God’s Will: The Experience of Information Seeking by Leaders of a Church in Transition

(2012) 36 (1-2) Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 16-27

13 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2012

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David H. Michels

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: August 22, 2012

Abstract

What is the experience of information seeking (IS) by leaders of a church in transition, as they seek the will of God for their church? In this ethnographic pilot study, I begin to create a picture of leaders’ information seeking, first for personal faith building then corporate decision-making, and I consider the impact of new technologies on these processes. Religious IS did not differ significantly with other ELIS experiences, except in leadership roles. Prominent themes were theological diversity and prayer.

Keywords: information seeking, church, decision-making

Suggested Citation

Michels, David H., Seeking God’s Will: The Experience of Information Seeking by Leaders of a Church in Transition (August 22, 2012). (2012) 36 (1-2) Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 16-27, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2134193

David H. Michels (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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