Developing a church revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia

Full Title
Developing a church revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia
Author
David A Lambert
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia. The project director first researched methods and principles in developing church revitalization strategies and identified ten best practices. Second, the director researched the demographics of the community to identify the needs and concerns of those within the church’s sphere of ministry. Third, the project director identified the major revitalization needs of the church through an internal analysis of the church’s vision, ministries, programs, and structures.

Based on this research, the director then led a strategic revitalization team, comprised of a representative selection of twenty church members, through a fourteen-session strategy development process. The team members were equipped to understand and work through the ten best practices of church revitalization, as identified by the project director as well as engaged in the process of strategically planning the church’s revitalization strategy. Finally, the project director presented both the project’s research findings and the team’s revitalization strategy proposal to the membership of the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia, for adoption.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Bo Rice Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2019
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