Developing a disciple-making strategy to create a culture of discipleship at First Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana
Scott E Sullivan
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy to create a culture of discipleship at First Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana (FBCH). The first step involved an in-depth study of FBCH's attendance trends from 2005 to 2015 based on the annual church profile reports and recorded church history. The project director compared discipleship strategies of churches with similar characteristics and conducted a survey of church leaders to determine the current condition of FBCH discipleship. The research showed that FBCH plateaued in attendance from 2008 to 2013. The project director determined that FBCH needed a disciple-making strategy that led to multiplication and focused on transformation. A group of leaders met with the director for six weeks to develop a disciple-making strategy for FBCH that creates a culture of discipleship.