New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping selected leaders of Blackhawk Ministries, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with biblical discipleship competencies

Author
Kevin Carlton Rivers D.Ed.Min.
Abstract
The prpose of this project was to equip selected leaders of Blackhawk Ministries, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with biblical discipleship competencies. The equipping model was a relevant and applicable model to meet the needs addressed by this project. The project director selected a team of leaders from Blackhawk Ministries to be trained in biblical discipleship skills. In preparation for that training the project director researched the field of discipleship, built an annotated bibliography, and developed a list of core competencies to be incorporated into a curriculum created to equip the selected leaders.

Three specific goals guided the course of the project. Those goals were to (1) research the field of discipleship to identify core biblical discipleship competencies, (2) develop a curriculum to equip selected leaders, and (3) equip selected leaders with discipleship competencies. To ensure the meeting of these goals, the project director utilized curriculum design training, research, expert evaluators, rubrics, checklists, evaluation forms, and training sessions. As a result of the project the project director's knowledge of biblical discipleship competencies and curriculum design were increased, and the selected leaders were equipped with discipleship competencies.

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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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 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.

Training selected adults at First Baptist Church, in Stevenson, Alabama, with equipping competencies to develop ministry volunteers

Author
Joshua K Posey D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to train selected adults at First Baptist Church in Stevenson, Alabama, with equipping competencies to develop ministry volunteers. The project director will conduct research into the field of ministry volunteers to discover equipping competencies relevant to his ministry context. He will then develop a curriculum to implement in a multi-session workshop for participants. The project director will enlist for this workshop adult participants who are currently in leadership positions or anticipated to hold leadership positions in the future. Participants will learn about the theological foundations for ministry volunteers and skills for developing a healthy volunteer ministry. The project director will measure his success in reaching his project and professional goals by the utilization of expert evaluators, participant feedback, group participation observations, and personal reflection.

Enhancing expository preaching skills to increase congregational awareness of selected spiritual disciplines at First Baptist Church, Stigler, Oklahoma

Author
Daniel Milligan D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's expository preaching skills to increase congregational awareness of selected spiritual disciplines at First Baptist Church, Stigler, Oklahoma. The project began by researching the fields of expository preaching and spiritual disciplines for the purpose of communicating selected spiritual disciplines from the book of Philippians. The research resulted in an annotated bibliography in the field of expository preaching and a report of selected spiritual disciplines. The project director used the research to develop a sermon series intended to raise the congregation's awareness of selected spiritual disciplines. The sermon series was delivered and thereafter evaluated using pre- and post-series surveys and response sheets provided to the congregation. Each phase of the project was evaluated using expert feedback.

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.

Equipping selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, in invitation counseling

Author
Joshua Guy Wilson D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, in invitation counseling. The project director accomplished the project by exploring the field of invitation counseling, developing a curriculum of essentials needed for invitation counseling, and equipping selected adults to practice invitation counseling. The project director then trained the selected adults using the equipping model. The end result was a group of selected adults who now better understand the essentials of invitation counseling and who can implement them into invitation counseling situations in the future. The overall aim of the project was to enhance the knowledge and skill sets of both of selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church as well as the project director himself.
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