New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Apologetic Preaching Skills Enhancement: Addressing Selected Ethical Issues from a Biblical Perspective at Central Baptist Church, Gardendale, Alabama

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's apologetic preaching skill to address the biblical standard of selected ethical issues at Central Baptist Church, Gardendale, Alabama. The project model chosen for this project was the ministry skills enhancement model. The main purpose was to determine the ethical convictions of Central Baptist Church attendees and after determining those convictions to address them from a biblical perspective. Th goal of the project was to develop a series of apologetic sermons that will move the attendees from their current convictions to those that are in line with God's Word. This process is meant to enhance the student's ability in delivering apologetic sermons that will convict and convince the Central Baptist Church Attendees of ethical beliefs that align with God's Word, utilizing the power of God's Word and the Holy Spirit.

Equipping Selected Church Leaders in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Mississippi, with Revival Facilitation Practices

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected church leaders of the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Mississippi, with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. This project was intended to inform church leaders about how to prepare for a great work of God. It was also intended to encourage them to seek such from God earnestly.

The first goal of this project was to research the field of revival history in order to identify revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. The second project goal was to develop a curriculum to equip selected church leaders with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. The third project goal was to equip selected church leaders with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival.

The first professional goal of this project was to increase the project directors knowledge of revival history and practices. The project director's second professional goal was to increase his skill in curriculum design. The project director conducted a workshop in July 2020 to train the selected church leaders in the practice of revival preparation.

Developing a Discipleship Strategy for First Baptist Church, Denison, Texas

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to create a discipleship strategy for First Baptist Church in Denison, Texas. The project director researched spiritual formation, various approaches to discipleship in the church, and church strategy planning to determine best practices to fit First Baptist Denison. The project director also performed an internal audit of the Church's current adult discipleship process to determine how the church must improve in providing a clear pat of spiritual development,

The project director selected a team of church members, consisting of five core leaders who led triads within the fifteen-person group during the discipleship strategy planning process, which took place over five sessions, to develop a discipleship strategy that encompasses and directs all church programs and ministries. The project director developed a communication plan for the resulting discipleship strategy with the five core leaders, published as a one-page tracking sheet for members to direct and track their spiritual growth. After a presentation to the Bible Fellowship Group leaders, the church adopted the strategy.

Equipping Selected Team Leaders of North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford, Mississippi, in Guest Care Ministry Skills

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected team leaders of North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford, Mississippi, in guest care ministry skills. North Oxford Baptist Church employed only a modest approach to guest impressions, intentional guest hospitality, and guest follow-up prior to the project. As such, a more robust guest care ministry that both enhanced the hospitality environment and encouraged guests to take next assimilation steps toward becoming contributing members of the church was necessary. The project director accomplished three primary goals. The first goal was to research the fields of assimilation and hospitality to identify best practices and essential competencies of guest care ministries. Among these researching findings, the project highlighted skills in the areas of parking lot impressions, welcome center and worship center practices, and follow up strategies. The second goal was to design a curriculum that equipped selected team leaders in these identified best practices and essential competencies of guest care ministry. The final goal was to then equip those selected team leaders with the best practices and essential competencies of guest care ministry. The quipping curriculum was delivered in a workshop setting over the course of three sessions.

Developing a Lay-leader Coaching Strategy for the First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Friendswood, Texas

Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a lay leader coaching strategy for the First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Texas. The project director researched the fields of ministry coaching and, along with the assistance of a Coaching Strategy Team, created a lay leader to lay leader coaching strategy. The project director implemented four elements in the development of the strategy: (1) investigated leadership development among the laity of the First Baptist Church of Friendswood to create a leadership development profile; (2) examined leadership development coaching models to determine best practices; (3) developed a lay-leader coaching strategy for the First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Texas; (4) presented the strategy to the leaders of First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Texas, for adoption. The actual implementation of the strategy is outside the scope of this project.

Designing a Discipleship Strategy for Flatonia Baptist Church, Flatonia, Texas

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to design a discipleship strategy for Flatonia Baptist Church (FBC), Flatonia, Texas. The project director performed an assessment of the current demographics and spiritual maturity level of discipleship participants in his local church, researched the field of discipleship, and interviewed church leaders to determine best practices in churches regarding discipleship strategies. This information was presented to the strategic Leadership Team (SLT) in order to aid in the development and design of a discipleship strategy for the church. The strategy that was developed by the SLT was presented to the deacon body of the church for adoption.

Equipping Selected Members of Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Essential Mentoring Competencies

Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip the selected members of Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with essential mentoring competencies. The first goal of this project is to research the field of mentoring to identify essential mentoring competencies. The second goal of this project is to develop a curriculum to equip the selected members of Green River Baptist with essential mentoring competencies. The third goal of this project is to equip selected members of Green River Baptist with essential mentoring competencies. To asses these goals the project director will utilize comparative charts, observe workshop participation, and recommendations by expert evaluation.

Equipping Fellowship of Christian Athletes Faculty Advisors and Volunteers in Wayne County, Tennessee, with Leadership Competencies

Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip Fellowship of Christian Athletes faculty advisors and volunteers in Wayne County, Tennessee, with leadership competencies. The project director will research the field of leadership in order to identify key concerns for leadership competency. She will then develop curriculum to lead a multi-session workshop for the participants. The project director will enlist for this workshop those who currently serve or are anticipated to serve as faculty advisors or adult volunteers in leadership positions. Participants will learn the theological basis for serving in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ministry with young people and develop skills to provide competent leadership. The project director will evaluate attainment of project and professional goals through expert evaluator feedback, participant discussion, comparative chart of pre- and post-tests and participant evaluations.

Developing an Instructional Manual for Integrating Apologetics with Bible-Based Curriculum for Lakeview Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida

Abstract
Using the Ministry Research Model, this project will research curricula in apologetics and best teaching practices in order to develop an instructional manual for integrating apologetics with Bible-based curriculum for Lakeview Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida. The project will begin with research in the field of apologetics in order to identify pressing apologetic issues in the book of James. The completion of the research will result in a report identifying the issues. The second phase of research will look to the field of teaching methodology in order to identify best practices. This phase will also result in a report identifying the best practices. Finally, the two reports will be used to produce a unique instructional manual integrating the foundational doctrines of apologetics with selected Bible-based curriculum.

Fail Proof: Equipping the Strategic Leadership Team of Eastwood Baptist Church of Bay Minette, Alabama, for Church Health and Revitalization

Abstract
The primary goal of this project in ministry was to develop a curriculum to equip members of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) of Eastwood Baptist Church of Bay Minette, Alabama, with congregational health competencies. The team discovered a biblical paradigm consisting of vital principles for church health and revitalization. Based on that paradigm, the team compared and contrasted these biblical principles with the current state of church health for Eastwood Baptist Church. The teaching of this curriculum guided participants toward identifying potential spiritual deficiencies that undermine church health and church growth.
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