Discipling (Christianity)

Equipping Selected Student Leaders of Parkway Baptist Church Clinton, Mississippi, with Essential Disciple-Making Skills

Author
Louis Emile Zinc
Abstract
The purpose of this project in ministry was to equip selected student leaders from Parkway Baptist Church with essential disciple-making skills. The project director chose the equipping model in order that the research completed would be a tool utilized to spur on Great Commission obedience in the lives of students at Parkway Baptist Church. He conducted research in the field of discipleship and created a curriculum to identify the skills necessary for being discipled and making disciples.

Assessment of the project consisted of five tests. The tests were given to the student leaders before and after each equipping session. The results of the tests helped the project director to determine if the equipping model was successful.

Enhancing Expository Preaching Skills to Increase Congregational Awareness of Selected Spiritual Disciplines at Friendship Baptist Church of Statesboro, Georgia

Author
Carmine Anthony Pagliarullo
Abstract
The purpose of this project report is to demonstrate how the project director's expository preaching skills were enhanced to increase congregational awareness of select spiritual disciplines at Friendship Baptist Church of Statesboro, Georgia. The project director researched expository preaching in order to formulate best practices for expository preaching from other practitioners. The project director researched the field of spiritual disciplines and discerned best practices Christian spiritual disciplines in order to raise awareness of spiritual disciplines for the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church of Statesboro, Georgia.

The project director increased his knowledge of best practices of spiritual disciplines, and his skill in the the delivery of expository sermons, The project director grew in his ability to help raise awareness of spiritual discipline practices among the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church. By researching the fields of expository preaching and spiritual disciplines the project director expanded his ability to preach expositionally as he raises awareness of spiritual disciplines among the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church.

Equipping Selected Leaders at Killian First Baptist Church, Killian, Louisiana, with Essential Discipleship Skills

Author
Donald M McClellan
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected leaders of Killian First Baptist Church, Killian, Louisiana, with essential discipleship skills. To accomplish the stated project, the project director identified three main goals. Each goal is further divided into phases to reach the stated goal. THe first phase for goal one consisted of research to identify essential discipleship skills and the best practices for connecting and communicating with pre-teens and early teens. The second phase of the first goal was to conduct a survey of the selected leaders to determine self-perceived strengths and weaknesses of the selected leaders in regarding their discipleship skills. The second goal was to develop curriculum for use in equipping selected leaders with essential discipleship skills. The first phase of this second goal was the completion of LeRoy Ford's Design for Teaching and Training. The second phase was to create a curriculum for equipping of essential discipleship skills. The final goal was equipping leaders with discipleship skills. This goal is divided into the following phases: enlisting participants, creating a class roster, conducting the training, and conducting a post-test exit interviews.

Equipping Selected Attenders of Life Point Community Church, Mansura, Louisiana, with Discovery Bible Study Competencies

Author
Jacob Aubrey Crawford
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected attenders of Life Point Community Church, Mansura, Louisiana, with Discovery Bible Study competencies. To accomplish this purpose, the project director researched the area of disciple-making movements and Discovery Bible Study method. The project director produced a summary report of disciple-making movements and Discovery Bible Study and created a list of Discovery Bible Study competencies. The project director also researched workshop models and constructed a comparative analysis. The summary report, list of competencies, and comparative analysis were used to develop a workshop that equipped selected attenders of Life Point Community Church, Mansura, Louisiana, with Discovery Bible Study competencies. The workshop was comprised of five sessions lasting one hour each. The project director procured the help of experts in Discovery Bible Study methodology and curriculum development to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of this project. The project director utilized pre-test/post-test, role playing, and commitment cards to measure the participants' comprehension.

An Analysis of the Cultural and Leadership Differences Among Leaders in the Chinese Immigrant Church in America

Author
Ke-Chiang (Albert) Li D.Min.
Abstract
The author Ke-Chiang (Albert) Li saw that in the 21st century, globalization is impacting all industries and almost all aspects of our lives. Chinese immigrant churches in America, like most organizations, are facing many challenges. One of the biggest challenges is how to deal with cultural differences inside the church. The differences are not only between ABC (American Born Chinese) and OBC (Overseas Born Chinese), but also among OBC who come from different parts of China and all over the world. Chinese immigrant churches losing young people and failing to reach ABC have been known problems for more than the past twenty-five years. Most books and papers use old Chinese culture to describe OBC culture and American culture to describe ABC culture to analyze the problems and try to help people to know themselves and to know each other. This approach has helped some of the churches, but it has also caused some confusion and issues when people use this to stereotype the OBC and ABC leaders in the church.

This project used a survey to investigate the cultural and leadership differences among leaders in the Chinese immigrant church in America. The result clearly shows that it is a mistake and will cause confusion when we stereotype ABC is American culture and OBC is Chinese culture. It is mixed up. Each individual have their own even in their same age group.

The author sincerely hopes that through Biblical truth and information from social science, the suggestions in this project report can contribute to finding successful ways to lead across cultures in the Chinese immigrant church in America and help develop Christian leaders capable of leading across cultures in the church and in the world.

IMPLEMENTING A COACHING-BASED DISCIPLE MAKING STRATEGY AT CHRIST CENTERED COMMUNITY

Author
Joseph Paul Kim D.Min.
Abstract
This project will implement a coaching-based disciple making strategy by using the Discipleship Training Relationship [DTR] curriculum. Chapter 1 presents the theological foundation for the projects. This chapter focuses on the nature of making disciples, the transformation of the heart, and Christian coaching. The purpose of this project is to implement a disciple making strategy at Christ Centered Community [CCC] by using the DTR curriculum.
Chapter 2 describes the ministry plan and implementation of the DTR curriculum. The plan includes three components: curriculum preparation, implantation, and evaluation. The implantation consists of four parts: Purpose, opening, lesson, and assessment for each week. The purpose and opening provide a general idea for each lesson. The lesson covers the highlights of the lesson plan. The assessment covers the reaction of the students and the project leader’s observation of the students as each lesson was taught.
Chapter 3 supplies a critical evaluation of the project leader’s objectives and the student’s objectives. Lastly, it introduces the accomplishment of the goals and the future plans for the DTR curriculum.

Developing a Disciple-making Strategy for Lake Shipp Baptist Church, Winter Haven, Florida

Author
Joe Lemmons
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy for Lake Shipp Baptist Church of Winter Haven, Florida. The project director did extensive research in the field of disciple-making and developed an annotated bibliography of resources in the field of disciple-making. Using these resources, the project director developed a report of best practices in the field of disciple-making. Using the report, the project director led a strategy development team through a strategy development process. The strategy development team created a disciple-making strategy specifically designed for Lake Shipp Baptist Church. The completed disciple-making strategy was presented to the church on a Sunday morning.

Developing an e-Learning Discipleship Training Model for Forsyth Korean Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia

Author
John Kwak
Abstract
The project director studied a new alternative method to educate and train believers in local churches with the focus of Forsyth Korean Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia. It has become difficult time for believers living in a rapidly changing society to gather in a church for the Bible study and spiritual education. As the age, occupation, and residence of believers have become more diverse, each person has a different time to be trained and educated in the church. Accordingly, a new method of education and training is required in the church.

The e-Learning teaching method, which has become new teaching method, is well known and useful in general education. However, the e-Learning education and training method in local churches are not yet common. This is not only due to a lack of understanding of the approach for e-Learning education and training methods but also due to an absence of the implementation manual for application.

The project director aimed to help understand e-Learning and to study the e-Learning education methods and a blended learning to solve practical problems needed for application. Based on the content defined in the research, the project director developed an e-Learning manual to build up discipleship training for believers of Forsyth Korean Baptist Church.

Applying the Principles Taught in the Emotionally Healthy Church Through a Discipleship Workshop of Christians Within the A&D Biker Ministries Congregation

Author
Ralph L. Scherer D.Min.
Abstract
Making disciples was part of Christ’s commission to his Church. Historically, the focus of Christian discipleship has been to produce greater spiritual health and maturity. Author Pete Scazzero, in his book, The Emotionally Healthy Church, offers a paradigm of discipleship that promises to also produce greater emotional health and maturity. This project sought to test the validity of this discipleship paradigm, by teaching and utilizing the principles of The Emotionally Healthy Church in an extended discipleship workshop process with 20-30 adult Christians within our congregation. The process included an anonymous survey, Nominal Group Technique, multiple workshop teaching / learning sessions, a preaching series on these principles and individual follow-up interviews.

Equipando a los lideres seleccionados de la Iglesia Bautista Cristo Redentor, Mandeville, Louisiana, con las habilidades esenciales de formacion de la cosmovision Cristiana

Author
Victor Humberto Medina
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip a group of selected leaders from the Christ the Redeemer Baptist Church, located in Mandeville, Louisiana, with the essential skills for the formation of the Christian worldview. The first part of the project was to investigate the field of a Christian worldview and its impact on discipleship. Subsequently, once the investigation was completed, the project director identified six central doctrines for a Christian worldview essential to move forward to the next step, which consisted in the design of a Christian worldview curriculum that was imparted to the group for six weeks to the selected local church leaders. The training served to educate leaders involved in the discipleship from the Christ the Redeemer Baptist Church.
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