Alabama

Developing a New Member Assimilation Strategy for Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Author
Robert Bradley Gowing
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a new member assimilation strategy for Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama. the project director formed a strategy planning team made up of church staff. He conducted surveys and analyzed membership data of the last ten years to evaluate the current assimilation and membership process, membership and, and trends in growth and retention. He researched new member assimilation strategies at selected churches, as well as literature about new members assimilation to determine best practices. Based on the surveys, analysis and research, the project director developed a new member assimilation strategy for Dawson Memorial Baptist Church with guidance from the strategy planning team. The project director presented the strategy to the staff coordinating team for approval and implementation.

Developing an Emergency Response Strategy for Smiths Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, Alabama

Author
Jeffrey Dodd Garrett
Abstract
The purpose of the project is to develop an emergency response strategy for Smiths Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, Alabama. The project includes detailed research in the field of emergency response. The project director used internal demographics of the church and a special needs survey to identify needs pertinent to emergency response. Ge researched and ranked the area's available resources to produce a resource for a risk management assessment. The project director then explored the field of emergency response to develop an annotated bibliography and produce a report on best practices. A combination of individual and group pre-test, post-test, case studies, and role-plays directed the project director to the proper instruments for the emergency response strategy. Finally, he created and presented the finished strategy for feedback and implementation.

Developing a Holistic Religious Support Strategy for the Alabama National Guard's 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Author
Adam Chochran
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a holistic strategy to enhance religious support for the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the Alabama National Guard. There is a difficulty for National Guard Chaplains to cover units based on monthly schedules, unit locations, and staff requirements. This can serve as a hindrance to religious support to subordinate units. The project director will investigate the needs of religious support down to the company level. This will provide the information needed to assess the religious support needs. The project director will identify resources necessary to enhance the religious support strategy. The project director will identify personnel that will help in the holistic religious support strategy, in accordance with the command master religious plan. The holistic religious support strategy will guide religious support in the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and its subordinate unit ministry teams.

Equipping Parents at Southside Baptist Church, Ozark, Alabama, as the Primary Disciple Makers of Their Children

Author
Timothy A. Bates
Abstract
This project was designed to equip parents in their role as the primary disciple makers of their children. The project was completed in the context of Southside Baptist Church in Ozark, Alabama, where the project director serves as the pastor. He used the equipping program model for this project. The project director researched methods of discipleship in regard to parenting and then developed a curriculum in order to teach selected parents of the church with these discipleship practices. He used four select teaching times to equip selected adults of Southside Baptist Church, Ozark, Alabama, with competencies to disciple their children. The intended results were for the parents to be better equipped and more confident in discipling their own children. The project was also intended to strengthen the whole church, inspiring parents and their children to both become more active and grow through the experience.

Equipping Selected Men at Valley View Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with Essential Spiritual Disicplines

Author
Robert A. Dockery
Abstract
This project aimed to equip selected men at Valley View Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with essential spiritual disciplines. This project employed information from research in the field of spiritual disciplines. This project was implemented with a select group of men from Valley View Baptist Church through eight sessions in essential spiritual disciplines. The curriculum in the eight sessions highlighted the following essential personal spiritual disciplines; intake of God's word, submission to the Holy Spirit, and the practice of prayer. Through the eight equipping sessions, the selected men learned the importance of essential personal spiritual disciplines and were equipped to practice them in their lives.

Developing a revitalization Strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, Alabama

Author
J. Eric Taylor
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, Alabama. The project director gathered demographic data for the city of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, as well as a three-mile ring surrounding the church. Additionally, the project director analyzed internal church data and surveyed the congregation to augment his research. The community and church data helped the project director produce a profile of the trends in the community and congregation. The project director researched church revitalization models and methods, interviewed pastors involved in revitalization, and read extensively on the subject of revitalization. This investigation produced a report of best practices and potential steps toward revitalization. A team of strategic leaders in the church served as the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) and the project director led this team through a process to develop the strategy for revitalization. Various groups in the church received the presentation of the revitalization strategy and their input produced a final version of the presentation to be presented to the church body. The project director along with the SRT presented the proposed strategy to the congregation for approval. The church unanimously approved the strategy in a business meeting called for December 1, 2021.

A School- and Community-Based Strategy for Chronic Absenteeism at W. S. Neal Elementary School in East Brewton, Alabama

Author
Eric T Andrews
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a school- and community-based strategy to reduce chronic absenteeism among kindergarten and first-grade students at W. S. Neal Elementary School. The project director analyzed internal and external demographic data. The faculty and staff members were surveyed on the school culture. The kindergarten and first-grade students’ parents were surveyed on the school safety, culture, and climate to determine the potential barriers for chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first-grade students. The project director also explored existing strategic models to determine best practices on chronic absenteeism for kindergarten and first-grade students. The project director developed a school and community-based strategy to address chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first-grade students and presented the strategy to an existing Attendance Management Team (AMT) and the school-based Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) for approval.

A Substance Abuse Grief Recovery Strategy for Residents of Jimmie Hale Mission, Birmingham, Alabama

Author
Sidney C. Tortorice
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to train selected adults from Jimmie Hale Rescue Mission, Birmingham, Alabama, in a strategy for coping with grief in relation to substance abuse. The project director sought to fulfill three goals for this project. First, to research the field of grief recovery in order to determine essential practices, he researched literature in grief recovery and evaluated essential grief recovery practices in rescue missions. The second goal was to identify the best model for grief recovery in substance abuse programs in selected rescue missions. He accomplished this goal by researching abuse programs in multiple North American rescue missions. The third goal was to design a grief recovery strategy for substance abuse residents at Jimmie Hale Rescue Mission by selecting team members and creating strategy sessions.

Developing a Membership Assimilation Strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama

Author
Nathaniel Jones Carroll
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a membership assimilation strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama. The project director explored the field of survey development and analysis, resulting in the creation of a discovery survey. After analysis of the results, the survey provided a church profile of membership expectations.

The project director researched the field of membership assimilation resulting in a list of best practices from the annotated bibliography compiled. The project director researched the field of strategic planning producing an annotated bibliography and list of strategic planning producing an annotated bibliography and list of strategic processes discovered. The project director led a group of selected members through a chosen strategic process, discovered during the research phase.

The result of the strategic process was a membership assimilation strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama. The project director presented the strategic plan to the deacon body of First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama, for approval. Once approved by the deacon body, the strategic plan was presented to the membership of First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama, for approval.

Great Expectations: Elevating a Congregation's Sense of Vocation to Biblical Heights

Author
Thomas E Richter
Abstract
This project asserts the thesis that preaching about the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers can help move the members of Cullman First Baptist Church in Cullman, AL, towards an every-member ministry model of ministry. The project consisted of a seven-week sermon series and a concurrent collaborative small group. The project director evaluated his project through comparing a pre-project questionnaire with a post-project questionnaire, through sermon feedback forms, and through small group interviews. The research indicates an 8.8% improvement in congregational knowledge and excitement in the areas of self-understanding and sense of vocation as part of God’s royal priesthood.
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