First Baptist Church (Haughton, La)

Developing a disciple-making strategy to create a culture of discipleship at First Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana

Author
Scott E Sullivan
Abstract
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.

Revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana

Author
Gevan L Spinney
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a church revitalization strategy for First Baptist Church Haughton, (FBCH) Louisiana. The first step will involve in-depth research of FBCH's trends in the past ten years and a demographic study of the make-up of both the church and the community. The research will be conducted using FBCH's last ten Annual Church Profile reports as well as recorded church history. the demographic study will be conducted using data from the United States Census Bureau's 2010 census. Next, a team of lay-leaders from FBCH (2020 Team) will be chosen by the project director for the threefold purpose of: (1) assisting the project director in evaluating the overall health of the church, (2) giving insight to the overall strategy of revitalization and (3) help in setting goals for the year 2020. The project director will meet with the 2020 Team for at least five sessions to accomplish this threefold purpose. The 2020 Team's revitalization strategy proposal will be presented to the FBCH Church council for approval.
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