Strategic planning

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.

Developing a multiethnic church planting strategy for Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, to reach interntationals in Portland, Oregon

Author
Gregory S. Smith
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a multiethnic church planting strategy for Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, to reach interntationals in Portland, Oregon. The external demographic data and common elements discovered provided the basis for which the multiethnic church planting strategy was developed. The project director utilized various information gathering resources to determine the needs of internationals and to identify common elements for effective multiethnic church planting models. The project director researched strategy planning techniques, especially strategies that focused on reaching multiethnic communities. He then led a selected planning team to develop a multifaceted strategy on how to reach the diverse ethnicities represented in Portland, Oregon. The final state of the project was for the project director to present the multiethnic church planting strategy to Green Acres Baptist Church’s church planting team for approval.

Developing an enhanced discipleship strategy for Riva Trace Baptist Church, in Davidsonville, Maryland

Author
David Tilghman Hemphill
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the discipleship strategy of Riva Trace Baptist Church. The project director researched discipleship methods, aspects, formation, and models. Following the research, the compiled an annotated bibliography of selected discipleship models and then conducted an appraisement of selected discipleship models. From there, the project director surveyed the congregation and reviewed the existing discipleship making methods. The results of these inquires provided the project director with the needed information to develop reports on current practice and spiritual health. To fashion his learning into an enhanced strategy, he did research into strategy creation process from which he developed a report. The fruit of all the research was used to develop an enhanced strategy. A select team was then gathered to assist in the manufacture of a presentation. The team delivered the presentation to the pastors and elders. The pastors and elders asked for application details. Once provided, the strategy was accepted. The pastors and elders are praying about adaptations they should make.

Developing a Multicultural ministry Strategy for one Heart Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia

Author
Stephen S Yuh
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to develop a multicultural ministry strategy for one Heart Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia. For this multicultural ministry strategy development model, the project director first studied the areas of professional strategic planning and development, and studied the practical application cases for multicultural ministry in order to establish and develop general strategic planning. Second, through the process of studies, the project director identified a theoretical basis for the local church to actively participate in the multicultural ministry, and developed a specific multicultural ministry strategy that can be applied in the present situation of the church. Third, the project director presented a developed multicultural ministry strategy for approval to a selected group of leaders of One Heart Baptist Church.

It also reflected the objective evaluation of experts on the achievement of the proposed ministry goals and professional goals for this project. Lastly, the project director had made suggestions for good practice through analysis and reflections after the preparation, implementation and evaluation process for this multicultural ministry strategy development model.

A SEMINAR FOR CHURCH PLANTING LEADERS AND PARTNERS

Author
Robert Grysen D.Min.
Abstract
Leading in the mission of church planting is a high, challenging, and blessed assignment. It is the burden of my heart to advance this mission through the Church Multiplication Team (CMT) and her church planting partners. This process is designed to engage the CMT and her partners in a learning environment where we can be encouraged, affirmed, and better equipped to further the mission of church planting.

The effectiveness of the plan is dependent on three elements: (1) the accumulation of knowledge and experience in church planting; (2) the participation of leaders with knowledge and experiences in church planting; and (3) participation with an open heart of everyone involved in the seminar.

The project confirmed the value of a seminar setting, the worth of CMT and partner participation, and the importance of the learning that occurred as a result of the seminar.

Developing a vision-driven leadership strategy for Calvary Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author
Lloyd Beaudoin Waldrep D.Min.
Abstract
the purpose of the project was to develop a vision-driven leadership strategy for Calvary Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. The model for this project was the strategy model. The project director compared the demographics of the surrounding community to the demographics of the current leadership. The project director then researched vision-driven leadership strategies and provided a report on best practices. Third, the project director developed a vision-driven leadership strategy. Finally, the project director presented the strategy to deacons and church congregation for approval.

The project sought to expand on the project by Pastor Michael Carney in 2015 which established the vision, mission, and core values of Calvary baptist church. the vision-driven leadership strategy served as a further implementation and development of the vision. The project director served as a strategic leadership team member in 2015 and saw the need to expand the vision into a strategic leadership development strategy.

The project director sought to increase the number of church members involved in leadership while developing and growing the current leaders of the church. the project director believed an intentional strategy would accomplish this for the church.

EQUIPPING THE SENIOR LEADERS OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MERCED TO CULTIVATE LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS IN PEOPLE FOR POTENTIAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Author
Joel Alan Dorman D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this DMin project was equipping the people in existing senior leadership positions to cultivate people for potential leadership positions to exercise effective leadership behaviors to contribute to the mission of First Baptist Church of Merced. The qualitative research project required Biblical and contemporary literature study in learning leadership behaviors, transferring leadership behaviors, mentoring, healthy leadership, and recognizing potential in people.
The project utilized a multi-phased approach to methodology. There was a survey and focus group discussion preceding a Leadership Lab involving the people in existing senior leadership positions. The purpose of the first phase was equipping the people in existing senior leadership positions with the skill necessary to equip others.
In the second phase, the people in existing senior leadership positions recruited mentees to cultivate them for effective leadership behaviors in potential leadership positions. A Field Guide was provided for the mentors, and data were recorded through bi-weekly meetings of the researcher with the mentors and Field Guides, Leadership Profiles, focus groups, and formal and informal interviews. The results were evaluated, and modifications for future use were presented.
The researcher concluded the process was successful in producing people who were cultivated with effective leadership behaviors for potential leadership positions by equipping the people in existing senior leadership positions. In order for the process to be undertaken subsequently in this researcher’s congregation, the first Leadership Lab and the book studied during the mentoring phase needed to change. For other congregations to benefit from the process, additional instructions would need to be provided. Even with the needed modifications, the project accomplished all it was designed to accomplish: equipping people in existing senior leadership positions to cultivate people for significant leadership positions.

Developing a special-needs ministry strategy for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Woodland, Mississippi

Author
Terry Wade Mathis II D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a special-needs ministry strategy for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland, Mississippi. The project director identified the accessibility needs of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and the surrounding community with the help of church members and experts who serve people with special needs. At the same time, the project director researched and created a strategy planning process for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Then the project director enlisted church leaders to serve on a strategy development team. the project director led the team to develop a special-needs ministry strategy designed to serve the church and reach the community. Next, the project director prepared a strategy presentation for the church with the help of the team. Finally, he presented the team's special-needs ministry strategy to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church for their adoption in regularly scheduled business meeting. The church voted unanimously to adopt and implement the special-needs ministry strategy.

Developing a revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Amite, Louisiana

Author
Doyle k Waldrop III D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Amite, Louisiana (FBCA). The first step was an internal analysis of the congregation of FBCA. Statistical information was gathered from the Annual Church Profile reports and insights gained from the project director's tenure as pastor. The analysis also included an assessment of the congregation of FBCA. The insight and assessment results were shared with the Vision Committee of FBCA, which served the project as strategy-planning team. The team assisted the project director in identifying the critical areas of need in the life of FBCA, giving insights and direction for strategy components, and aided the project director in setting goals and action steps for the strategy itself. The project director met with the team in four sessions to accomplish the aforementioned purpose. The revitalization strategy for FBCA was presented to the deacons of FBCA for approval.

Developing a church revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida

Author
Stephen M Ahrens
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to develop a church revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida. The project director explored the field of church revitalization in order to determine best-practices. The project director researched the literature and practices of both the Southern Baptist Convention and other denominations to gather information and strategies of revitalization of the church. He then investigated the internal and external demographics of Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida. The project director selected church members to serve on a church revitalization strategy development team. He chose members who were involved in a wide range of ministries in Bethel Baptist Church. He trained the members of the strategy development team and led them through a chosen strategy development process to create a step-by-step church revitalization strategy. The project director then presented the church revitalization strategy to the church council, deacons, and the entire Bethel Baptist Church for approval.
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