Louisiana

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 Couples from The First Baptist Church of Lafayette, Inc., Louisiana, in Personal Evangelism Skills

Author
Bradley L Gill
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip couples who have been selected from The First Baptist Church of Lafayette, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana (FBL), in personal evangelism skills. Utilizing the quipping model to educate and empower adults to share the gospel, the project director selected a group of married couples from FBL based on their interest and involvement in evangelism training. Group members participated in a free personality self-assessment that guided their training. After conducting research in the field of evangelism, the project director developed teaching plans that he implemented through sessions designed to equip adults to share the gospel based upon their personality strengths. A variety of professionals evaluated the project director's knowledge and effectiveness of the sessions through the training process.

Equipping Selected Women at Suburban Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, with Essential Multicultural Discipleship Skills

Author
Stephanie A Golden Friend
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop and quipping model to provide selected women at Suburban Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, with essential multicultural discipleship skills. The project director researched the field of discipleship to determine discipleship methodologies and essential skills practiced by women's ministry leaders in multicultural churches. Information from this research was used to develop the curriculum for a seminar presented at Suburban Baptist Church to equip participants with essential skills to disciple women of other cultures. The seminar consisted of four ninety-minute sessions encompassing two consecutive Saturdays. The concepts developed in this project can be adapted as a guide for discipleship in multicultural women's ministry by other churches, associations, or state conventions.

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.

Developing a Church Health Strategy for First Baptist Church, Lake Providence, Louisiana, to Address Rural Depopulation

Author
Justin D Clark
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church health strategy for First Baptist Church, Lake Providence, Louisiana, to address rural depopulation. A demographics study of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, provided evidence of rural depopulation around Lake Providence. Research into strategy models of healthy churches determined a list of best practices of those models. With the help of a strategy development team, a church health strategy that addresses the realities of rural depopulation was developed and presented to First Baptist Church, Lake Providence, Louisiana, for approval. The project's evaluation methods included expert evaluators for the demographic study, the best practices of church health, and the church health strategy presented. Additionally, the strategy development team provided an evaluation of the strategy development process. The project director utilized the strategy model for this project.

Equipping Selected Christian Leadership School Instructors of Westside Missionary Baptist Association, Marrero, Louisiana, with Transformational Teaching Skills

Author
Gertrude Taylor
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to meet the need of Christian education for Westide MIssionary Baptist Association, (WMBA) constituents and those in neighboring communities. The pressing need was to equip selected Christian education instructors of WMBA with transformational teaching skills. The project director began the process with research in the field of Christian education, specifically transformational teaching skills.

From the assortment of researched materials, an annotated bibliography was compiled from which an engaging curriculum designed to equip the selected instructors of WMBA with transformational teaching skills was developed. The project director facilitated implementation of the developed curriculum and thereby engaged and equipped the selected instructors with transformational teaching skills. The process extended an three-week period comprising three sessions each.

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.

Developing a mentoring strategy for African-American church planters for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Author
Steven Beckham
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to offer a strategy that was used by church planters in the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which were primarily led by African-Americans. The strategy helped the church planter with some best practices that worked for others. The strategy model found in the current New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Project in Ministry Handbook was the model used to facilitate the project.

A wide range of resources were used to gain a fundamental understanding of mentoring strategy programs across a broad spectrum of denominations. The project director utilized this information to build a mentoring strategy for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge
(BAGBR) and the wide array of African-American church plants that it serves. The strategy served as a training tool to guide new African-American church plants as they evolved into healthy churches.

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.

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.
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