Church work with adults

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Adult Ministry Team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

Author
Jason W Snyder
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the Adult Ministry team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas. The project director assessed the characteristics of the Adult Ministry team to determine spiritual formation needs. Subsequently, the project director researched the field of spiritual formation to determine best practices, identifying five domains: corporate, relationship, discipline, gap, and rest domains. To prepare for the strategy development sessions further, the author revisited fifteen spiritual formation strategies and presented this information to the strategy team.

Equipping selected adult small group leaders of First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia in transformative teaching skills

Author
Joel S Harris
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adult small group leaders of First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia, in transformative teaching skills. The project Director conducted research in the field of transformative learning and developed a curriculum to train adult small group leaders in transformative teaching skills. The training was conducted in five sessions; an overview, a demonstration of transformative teaching skills, two sessions allowing participants to use the skills and the last session was a debrief. As a result of the training, selected adult small group leaders were equipped with transformational teaching skills.

An evaluation of the fidelity curriculum in the spiritual formation of adult disciples

Author
Markene M Meyer
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation curriculum that fostered attentiveness in adult disciples in three interrelated areas: attentiveness to their relationship with Christ, attentiveness to their own soul, and attentiveness to the way they live as Christ-followers. Fidelity: Discovering a Way that is Life-Giving introduced students to the Benedictine way of life, a way ordered around attentiveness to God, and the ancient discipline of abiding by a rule of life. Research results suggest that adult disciples who complete Fidelity grow in attentiveness. Fidelity is published as Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World.

Developing an adult discipleship strategy for Oakville Baptist Church, Oakville, Texas

Author
Tommy S Stogner
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an adult discipleship strategy for Oakville Baptist Church, Oakville, Texas. The first step of the project consisted of researching church and community demographics. During this step, the project director explored existing discipleship strategies of Christian churches and secular organizations. In the second step, the director led a discipleship strategy team to develop an adult discipleship strategy. In the third step of the project, the director presented the developed adult discipleship strategy to Oakville Baptist Church for approval. Oakville Baptist Church unanimously approved the adult discipleship strategy. The project director and discipleship strategy team developed a discipleship strategy that consisted of the characteristics of a disciple, core values, mission statement, vision statement, and an adult discipleship strategy visual.

Evaluation of the forgiveness labyrinth as a stand-alone device to facilitate forgiveness between Christians

Author
William H Senyard
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the forgiveness labyrinth as a stand-alone, self-guided forgiveness intervention device, which is suitable for use in any local church context. The labyrinth can be set up and run in any church no matter how large or small. it is unique compared to other socio-psychological intervention devices in that it requires no expensive professional psychologist. clinician or therapist to run. It requires only an hour and a half to go through, and it is more effective than most interventions leading to emotional forgiveness by the Christian participants.

Equipping selected church leaders in Louisiana Baptist Convention churches to become disciplers of adults

Author
Jeffrey L Ingram
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip pastors, ministers, and lay leaders from selected churches in the Louisiana Baptist Convention in a model they can use in their churches to disciple adults to become disciplers of other adults. Research was compiled from various contexts of churches and ministries. The transmission of this information was in the form of a workshop to a specific enlisted group of church leaders to equip them with models of adult discipleship they can employ in their ministry context. Twelve church leaders participated in the seminar. A post-test of session content and a learner evaluation was administerd to the participants at the end of the seminar.

Developing a strategy for Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, to evangelize adults

Author
Ronald O Richardson
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy for Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, to evangelize adults. The project director evaluated the demographics surrounding Catawba Baptist Church and researched the topic of effective evangelism through the church. Involving appropriate ministry teams in the process, the director worked with the pastoral staff of Catawba Baptist Church and a selected group of leaders to develop a strategy for evangelizing adults in Rock Hill. The director presented the strategy to the Church Council for approval.

An assimilation strategy for adult new members of First Southern Baptist Church, Dover, Delaware

Author
David E Moore
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to provide First Southern Baptist Church of Dover, Delaware, with a process to assimilate adult members beyond traditional methods. The project involved researching existing assimilation strategies through readings, church surveys, and interviews; developing an assimilation strategy based on research conclusions; and presenting the strategy to the church members. The project director recruited church members to review materials, evaluate results, and consider the advice of assimilation experts. The proposed assimilation strategy was influenced by models designed by other church leaders. However, it is an original strategy founded on the vision of First Southern Baptist Church.

Equipping a group of members to disciple adult new believers at Kings Grove Baptist Church, Central, South Carolina

Author
Christopher Bryant Gray
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip a select group of members to disciple adult new believers at Kings Grove Baptist Church, Central, South Carolina. The equipping program model included a training seminar that equipped a select group of members in responsible evangelism and subsequent discipling relationships for the purpose of spiritual maturation. The project included the creation of a curriculum that functioned as a training tool to equip members in disciple-making. The seminar consisted of six sessions conducted over three days within a retreat setting. As a result, twelve members of Kings Grove Baptist Church, Central, South Carolina, were equipped to disciple adult new believers in spiritual growth within one-on-one relationships.

Equipping a selected group of believers of Southway Baptist Church, Brookhaven, Mississippi to write daily devotionals

Author
Thomas Richard Balkcom
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip a selected group of believers of Southway Baptist Church, Brookhaven, Mississippi to write a daily devotional. The project director researched the field of daily devotionals examining devotional content, writing guidelines. and interviewing experts in the field of daily devotionals for essential components of effectively written daily devotionals. Then the project director compiled the principles of effectively written devotionals into a workshop format. The workshop was presented to the Sunday school teachers of Southway Baptist Church to begin writing his or her daily devotional.
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