Alabama

Equipping Selected Men at Valley View Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with Essential Spiritual Disicplines

Author
Robert A. Dockery
Abstract
This project aimed to equip selected men at Valley View Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with essential spiritual disciplines. This project employed information from research in the field of spiritual disciplines. This project was implemented with a select group of men from Valley View Baptist Church through eight sessions in essential spiritual disciplines. The curriculum in the eight sessions highlighted the following essential personal spiritual disciplines; intake of God's word, submission to the Holy Spirit, and the practice of prayer. Through the eight equipping sessions, the selected men learned the importance of essential personal spiritual disciplines and were equipped to practice them in their lives.

Developing a revitalization Strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, Alabama

Author
J. Eric Taylor
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, Alabama. The project director gathered demographic data for the city of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, as well as a three-mile ring surrounding the church. Additionally, the project director analyzed internal church data and surveyed the congregation to augment his research. The community and church data helped the project director produce a profile of the trends in the community and congregation. The project director researched church revitalization models and methods, interviewed pastors involved in revitalization, and read extensively on the subject of revitalization. This investigation produced a report of best practices and potential steps toward revitalization. A team of strategic leaders in the church served as the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) and the project director led this team through a process to develop the strategy for revitalization. Various groups in the church received the presentation of the revitalization strategy and their input produced a final version of the presentation to be presented to the church body. The project director along with the SRT presented the proposed strategy to the congregation for approval. The church unanimously approved the strategy in a business meeting called for December 1, 2021.

A School- and Community-Based Strategy for Chronic Absenteeism at W. S. Neal Elementary School in East Brewton, Alabama

Author
Eric T Andrews
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a school- and community-based strategy to reduce chronic absenteeism among kindergarten and first-grade students at W. S. Neal Elementary School. The project director analyzed internal and external demographic data. The faculty and staff members were surveyed on the school culture. The kindergarten and first-grade students’ parents were surveyed on the school safety, culture, and climate to determine the potential barriers for chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first-grade students. The project director also explored existing strategic models to determine best practices on chronic absenteeism for kindergarten and first-grade students. The project director developed a school and community-based strategy to address chronic absenteeism in kindergarten and first-grade students and presented the strategy to an existing Attendance Management Team (AMT) and the school-based Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) for approval.

A Substance Abuse Grief Recovery Strategy for Residents of Jimmie Hale Mission, Birmingham, Alabama

Author
Sidney C. Tortorice
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to train selected adults from Jimmie Hale Rescue Mission, Birmingham, Alabama, in a strategy for coping with grief in relation to substance abuse. The project director sought to fulfill three goals for this project. First, to research the field of grief recovery in order to determine essential practices, he researched literature in grief recovery and evaluated essential grief recovery practices in rescue missions. The second goal was to identify the best model for grief recovery in substance abuse programs in selected rescue missions. He accomplished this goal by researching abuse programs in multiple North American rescue missions. The third goal was to design a grief recovery strategy for substance abuse residents at Jimmie Hale Rescue Mission by selecting team members and creating strategy sessions.

Developing a Membership Assimilation Strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama

Author
Nathaniel Jones Carroll
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a membership assimilation strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama. The project director explored the field of survey development and analysis, resulting in the creation of a discovery survey. After analysis of the results, the survey provided a church profile of membership expectations.

The project director researched the field of membership assimilation resulting in a list of best practices from the annotated bibliography compiled. The project director researched the field of strategic planning producing an annotated bibliography and list of strategic planning producing an annotated bibliography and list of strategic processes discovered. The project director led a group of selected members through a chosen strategic process, discovered during the research phase.

The result of the strategic process was a membership assimilation strategy for First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama. The project director presented the strategic plan to the deacon body of First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama, for approval. Once approved by the deacon body, the strategic plan was presented to the membership of First Baptist Church, Haleyville, Alabama, for approval.

Great Expectations: Elevating a Congregation's Sense of Vocation to Biblical Heights

Author
Thomas E Richter
Abstract
This project asserts the thesis that preaching about the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers can help move the members of Cullman First Baptist Church in Cullman, AL, towards an every-member ministry model of ministry. The project consisted of a seven-week sermon series and a concurrent collaborative small group. The project director evaluated his project through comparing a pre-project questionnaire with a post-project questionnaire, through sermon feedback forms, and through small group interviews. The research indicates an 8.8% improvement in congregational knowledge and excitement in the areas of self-understanding and sense of vocation as part of God’s royal priesthood.

Equipping selected adults of Chappell Hill Baptist Church, Gilbertown, Alabama to develop a personal spiritual formation map

Author
Timothy Mathis
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adults of Chappell Hill Baptist Church, Gilbertown, Alabama, to develop a personal spiritual formation map. The project director used the quipping model to complete this project. The project director started the project by researching the field of spiritual formation in order to identify foundational components. Then he wrote a curriculum he could use to equip selected adults of his church. Finally, in a two-day seminar, he equipped seven adults to develop a personal spiritual formation map.

Over the course of completing his project, the project director increased his knowledge of the foundational components of spiritual formation and increased his skill of curriculum writing. Seven adults were equipped to develop a personal spiritual formation map by completing the seminar.

Equipping selected parents at Jubilee Baptist Church, Daphne, Alabama, with child evangelism skills

Author
John C Saxon D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected parents at Jubilee Baptist Church, Daphne, Alabama, with child evangelism skills. the project director selected the equipping model as his template. The project is composed of three components: (1) the research in the field of child evangelism to determine essential skills, (2) the development of a curriculum to equip selected parents at Jubilee Baptist Church with child evangelism skills, and (3) the conducting of a workshop to equip selected parents at Jubilee Baptist Church with child evangelism skills. The project resulted in a selected group of parents demonstrating evidence of child evangelism skills.

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Equipping selected adults of Bethel Baptist Church, Citronelle, Alabama, with bereavement ministry skills

Author
Marvin Otto Robinson D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adults of Bethel Baptist Church, Citronelle, Alabama, with bereavement ministry skills. The project director completed the project by meeting three main goals: (1) researching the fields of bereavement care and grief ministry to identify essential skills for bereavement ministry; (2) developing a training curriculum in order to equip selected adults of Bethel Baptist Church, Citronelle, Alabama, with bereavement ministry skills; and (3) equipping selected adult members of Bethel Baptist Church, Citronelle, Alabama, with bereavement ministry skills. To measure achievement goals, the project director used several evaluation methods and tools, including expert evaluators, literary research, and ministerial reflection. The evaluation tools and methods validated the goals and achieved the purpose of the project.

Equipping selected adults of Calvary Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama, with essential disciple-making competencies

Author
Daniel Spurgeon Tankersley D.Ed.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected adults of Calvary Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama, with essential disciple-making competencies. To accomplish this purpose, the project director first conducted research in the area of adult discipleship. From his research, he identified four competencies that he determined are essential to effective disciple-making, namely gospel competency, head competency, heart competency, and hands competency. He then created a four-session curriculum based on the identified competencies in order to equip a small group of selected adults in the are of discipleship. He implemented the curriculum in four one-hour meetings over the course of four weeks. The project director enlisted the help of experts in the fields of disciple-making and curriculum design in order to ensure the quality and success of the project. He also utilized a pre-test/post-test and evaluations to measure participants' growth in the identified disciple-making competencies.
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