Georgia

Developing a Multiethnic Ministry Curriculum for the Technicolor Ministry School at First Baptist Church of Duluth, Duluth, Georgia

Author
Abioye O Tela
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to research the field of multiethnic ministry to develop an academic curriculum for the Technicolor Ministry School of the First Baptist Church of Duluth, Duluth, Georgia. The project director sets two primary ministry goals for this project. The first goal is to research the field of multiethnic ministry by studying a wide range of sources and attending a triennial national multiethnic conference to discover the prevailing characteristics and best practices. The second goal is to develop and write an academic curriculum for the Technicolor Ministry School of the First Baptist Church of Duluth. The project director will utilize the research model described in the current New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Project in Ministry Design Handbook to complete this project.

Developing an Associational Replanter Assessment Guide for the North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia

Author
James Troy Stewart
Abstract
The project's purpose was to develop and associational replanter assessment guide for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). The project model for this project was the ministry research model. First, the project director explored the field of church replanting to determine a list of the essential church replanter characteristics. Second, the project director researched a selection of church planter assessment processes to provide a report on best practices. Third, the project director designed a replanter pre-assessment process for online development. Fourth, the project director developed a replanter assessment guide for NAMB to provide local associations and state conventions. Finally, the project director presented the pre-assessment design and assessment guide to the NAMB Replant team for approval. The project sought to increase the NAMB Replant team's impact to equip local Southern Baptist Associations to identify, assess, and develop church replanters in an effort to replant healthier churches in the future.

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.

Developing a Ministry Team Leadership Training Strategy for Selected Members of Crossroads Baptist Church, Valdosta, Georgia

Author
Mark Thomas Avery
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a ministry team leadership development strategy for Crossroads Baptist Church of Valdosta, Georgia. The project director implemented the following components within the cope of this project: (1) creating of a leadership needs assessment through in-depth interviews with key leaders; (2) a report on best practices and training models based on extensive research within the field of church volunteer leadership development; (3) development of a leadership training strategy specifically for Crossroads Baptist Church; and (4) presentation of the training strategy to the pastoral staff of the church for approval. Implementation of the strategy was not within the scope of this project.

Developing an Evangelism Strategy to Reach Internationals for Eagle's Landing First Baptist church, McDonough, Georgia

Author
Bruce Mewbourne
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an evangelism strategy to reach internationals for Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia. The project director conducted demographic research to determine the international makeup of the county, identified and explored key resources that address ministry to internationals, and contacted selected churches and organizations that have effectively conducted evangelism outreach to reach internationals. He synthesized the findings into a strategy for Eagle's landing. The project director used the strategy planning model described in the current New Orleans Baptist theological Seminary Project in Ministry Design Handbook to complete this project. Implementation of the strategy was outside the scope of this project.

Developing an Evangelism Strategy for Millennial Generation at the Korean Church of Suwanee, Georgia

Author
Jae Ho Lee
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop the evangelism strategy for millennial generation at the Korean Church of Suwanee, Georgia. All of the research on this project was based on the environment in Suwanee city and Georgia State. And the practical goal was to establish evangelism strategy for the millennial generation.

To achieve this object, the project director studied with 'Evangelism,' 'Strategic Planning,' and 'Millennial Generation.' After the study, the project director was evaluated by professional in the field of evangelism and strategic planning. In addition, the project director organized an evangelism strategy planning team and conducted a test evaluation and survey to analyze variously about the evangelism strategy. In conclusion, the project director developed effective evangelism strategies and methods. Furthermore, the project director also presented the developed evangelism strategy to the Suwanee Korean Church Pastoral Cooperation Committee. As a result, everyone agreed and approved the strategy.

Through this project, the project director once again aspired to evangelism, the need for developing evangelism strategies appropriated to those who receive the Gospel has been felt. Hopefully, this project's all research and evangelism strategy will be use as a valuable tool of evangelism. Above all, I hope that this project to be used preciously in God's work for the millennial generation.

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.

The Impact of Preaching on Church Growth: Black Churches in The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church

Author
Yvette Denise Massey D.Min.
Abstract
This project addresses the question of whether good preaching can cause congregational growth. The location of the work was two Black churches in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and included preaching a variety of sermons, followed by congregational research on the influence of the sermons on church growth. Through this project, the thesis on which this work was based, that church growth was a direct result of good preaching, changed to recognize that while preaching alone does not cause church growth, it is one of many significant factors in the decision to join a church. The project reveals that a comprehensive church system that includes elements such as preaching, outreach, nurture, Christian education, evangelism, and worship, is necessary to impact congregational growth.

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.

Equipping selected members of First Baptist Church of Duluth, Georgia, with personal evangelism skills to reach Hindu Indians

Author
Charlottee Kumar
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church of Duluth, Georgia, with personal evangelism skills to reach Hindu Indians. To accomplish this, the project director first conducted research in Hindu theology, religion, culture, traditions, and rituals. She conducted several interviews with Indian pastors, Indian Christian workers and came to understand the importance of teaching the American believers about Hindus, Hindu religion and culture, and providing them easy tools for evangelism.

During the research, the project director came across a curriculum called “Love Your Neighbor” by Cathy Douglass, a missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ, also known as Cru. Campus Crusade for Christ is a ministry that reaches the unreached people group through the Jesus Film in different languages. Ms. Douglass’s Love Your Neighbor curriculum focuses on how to evangelize Hindus and win them for the Lord Jesus Christ. She is the author and trainer for this seminar. The project director came alongside Ms. Douglass and taught a few sessions during the seminar. Those who attended the seminar also had an opportunity to visit a Hindu temple and witness the Hindu way of worship.
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