New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Adult Ministry Team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

Author
Jason W Snyder
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the Adult Ministry team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas. The project director assessed the characteristics of the Adult Ministry team to determine spiritual formation needs. Subsequently, the project director researched the field of spiritual formation to determine best practices, identifying five domains: corporate, relationship, discipline, gap, and rest domains. To prepare for the strategy development sessions further, the author revisited fifteen spiritual formation strategies and presented this information to the strategy team.

Equipping Selected Cross-Cultural Married Couples of Philippine International Christian Fellowship of Loveland, Florida, with Conflict Resolution Skills

Author
Pablito Lucas
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected cross-cultural married couples of Philippine International Christian Fellowship, Lakeland, Florida, with marital conflict resolution skills. The project director researched the field of crosscultural marital conflict and identified essential marital communication skills that led to marital conflict resolution. The project director completed a self-guided sty of Leroy Ford's Design for Teaching and Training successfully. He developed and taught a curriculum in a seven-week workshop. The project director consulted a curriculum expert for feedback and recommendation on the finished crriculum prior to the workshop for any revision. The currciuculm equipped selected cross-cultural married couples of Philippine INternational Christian Fellowship, Lakeland, Florida, with marital conflict resolution skills.

Developing a Church Revitalization Strategy for Maybank Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Author
Jonathan D Kittrell
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a church revatilzation strategy for Maybank Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The project director will determine the church's need for revitalization by analyzing the demographics of the surrounding community and performing a church health survey with the membership. The project director will research the field of church revitalization to determine the best practices for developing a revitalization strategy, then the project director will train the church council and other leaders to develop a revitalization strategy. The project director will present the completed strategy to the church for approval during a business meeting. Experts in the field of church revitalization will be used to evaluate the process and finalized strategy. Pending church approcal of the revitalization strategy, implementation of the strategy will fall outside the scope of this project.

Equipping Selected Leaders from Nepal in Essential Leadership Competencies

Author
Richard M Fraley
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop essential leadership competencies in cross-cultural context for selected leaders from Nepal. By equipping Nepalese in essential leadership competencies, the project director seeks to align the leaders to a vision taken from Revelation 7:9. The project director will synthesize his research in developing a list of essential competencies and then create curriculum that will be reproducing across house church networks. This will help leaders develop this vision of all peoples knowing and worshipping Jesus Christ. The msision will be impossible without well-trained and character-filled leadership reproducing across Nepal.

Developing a Health Strategy for SURV Church, Winter Haven, Florida

Author
James Smith
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a health strategy for SURV Church Winter Haven, Florida. The project director utilized the Transformational Church Assessment Tool and the Prompempo International Church Missions Profile to assess the current health of SURV Church. A demographic study and interview with a Missions organization helped determine a wellness baseline. The director studied the Bible, theological resources, and other healthy church practices to determine healthy indicators and best practices. The project director developed a health strategy with the support of church members input. The proejct director presented the health strategy to SURV Church for approval.

Equipping Selected Families of the Valley Creek Baptist Church, Hueytown, Alabama, in Faith Transmission Skills

Author
Reggie R Ogea
Abstract
The purpose of this project in ministry is to equip selected families of the Valley Creek Baptist Church in faith transmission skills. By equipping parents in personal spiritula formation skills, contextualized in cultural realities and development stages of children, the project director enables primary spiritula influencers to effectively transmit Christian faith to present and emerging generations. In this project in ministry, the project director researched fields of spiritual formation and family ministry, synthesizing his research into a listing of five personal and faith building essential skills, and created an experiential curriculum. The project director equipped parents and spiritual influencers using the research and development curriculum in faith transmission skills during six weekly sessions, each followed by five days of targeted personal and family faith transmission practices.

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Summer Staff at Cross Timbers Mission Adventure Camp in Davis, Oklahoma

Author
Jason E Langley
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the summer staff of CrossTimbers MIssion Adventure Camp in Davis, Oklahoma. In the first phase, the project director administrated a survey to former summer staff and incoming staff. From the gathered data, he developed a spiritual formation profile. IN phase two, the project director researched the area of spiritual formation to discover core practices. He then compiled a report of best practices for spiriutal formation. The project director began phase three by constructing a strategy deelopment plan. Then he assembled a strategy team. Utilizing the profile data and best practice report, the strategy team developed a spiritula formation strategy for summer staff. In the final phase, the project director presented the strategy to the leadership of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma for approval.

Developing a Divorce Recovery Curriculum for Incarcerated Men

Author
Thomas C Douglas
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to research divorce recovery for incarcerated men at the Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery, Alabama. Statistics tell us that the vast majority of incarcerated men will be divorced either while they are in prison, or within the first year after their release. The marital issues inmates face often are the same mindset that led to theri criminal thinking and ultimate incarceration. Thus, if the project director can assist the men in divorce recovery, he can also assist them in becoming productive members of society who are equipped to live healthy lives. The project director's ultimate goal is to produce a curriculum to lead incarcerated men to divorce recovery.

Equipping Selected Members of Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Avon Park, Florida, with Essential Assimilation Skills

Author
John D Girdley
Abstract
The purpose of this projecct is to equip seleccted members of Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Avon Park, Florida, wiht essential assimiliation skills. The project director will research assimilation to identity the skills needed to integrate people into the church. Next, he will create a curriculum to teach these critical skills to selected members. Finally, the project director will teach this curriculum to equip selected members with the skills necessary to incorporate guests and members into Florida Avenue Baptist Church.

Developing a ministry evangelism strategy for Ridglea Heights Baptist Church, Escatawpa, Mississippi

Author
Dustin H Stewart
Abstract
Ministry evangelism occurs when the needs of the community are met with the love of God's people and the truth of the Gospel. The purpose of this project was to develop a ministry evangelism strategy for Ridglea Heights Baptist Church, Escatawpa, Mississippi. The project was focused upon four main phases. First, the project director researched contemporary practices of evangelism ministry to determine what practices may be effective in the local community. Second, using demographic data and a local community needs survey, the project director and team analyzed the needs and lifestyles of the community in Escatawpa, Mississippi. Third, using a strategy team consisting of active church members, the project director developed a ministry evangelism strategy for Ridglea Heights Baptist Church in an effort to reach those in the local community who are not connected to another local church body. Fourth, the project director and team presented the ministry evangelism strategy to the deacons and staff of Ridglea Heights Baptist Church for approval.
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