New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a worship revitalization strategy for Stetson Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida

Author
Carlos Martinez
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a worship revitalization strategy for Stetson Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida. The project included four phases. The first phase of the project explored the field of worship revitalization in order to determine the best practices. The second phase of the project required the project director to conduct an internal and external demographic study to determine the continuity between the worship practices of Stetson Baptist Church and its surrounding community. In the third phase of the project, the project director led a select team of worship ministry leaders to develop a worship revitalization strategy for Stetson Baptist Church. In the final phase of the project, the project director presented the strategy to the Church Council and Pastoral Staff of Stetson Baptist Church for approval. As a result of the project, the project director increased his knowledge of worship revitalization and strategy development.

Equipping selected leaders at First Baptist Church, DeLeon, Texas, with team-based ministry competencies

Author
Daniel Harper
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected leaders at First Baptist Church, DeLeon, Texas, with team-based ministry competencies. This doctoral project involved three parts. First, the project director researched the field of team ministry through the creation of an annotated bibliography, focusing on the topics of team ministry and leadership. The information gathered from the annotated bibliography was used to create a report on best team ministry practices. Second, the project director utilized this information to develop a team ministry workshop. This workshop was comprised of four sessions that were each divided into two parts. Finally, the project director utilized the workshop to equip a selected group of leaders in team ministry competencies.

Developing a Prayer Strategy to Enhance the Christian Spiritual Formation of High School Students at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, Belden, Mississippi

Author
William Casey Hughes
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a prayer strategy to enhance the Christian spiritual formation of high school students at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, Belden, Mississippi. The project explored research in the field of prayer; constructed an distributed a survey to determine the beliefs and practices of Tupelo Christian Preparatory High School students related to prayer; led a workshop for a select group of students, parents, and faculty in the formulation of a prayer strategy; developed a multimedia presentation of the prayer strategy; and led the strategy team to prepare for a presentation to the Tupelo Christian Preparatory School Board for consideration. The evaluation methods for this project included expert opinions in the researched sources, the development of a prayer survey, the training materials, the formation of the strategy, and the presentation methods used for the strategy. The project director utilized the Strategy Model for this project.

Equipping Selected Adults of First Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee, in Collegiate Disciple Making Skills

Author
Jason Scott McKinney
Abstract
The propose of this project was to equip selected adults of First Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee, in collegiate disciple making skills. The project director researched the field of discipleship to better understand the best practices of training others to make disciples. The project director studied curriculum writing to enhance the teaching during eight training sessions. Then, the project director implemented the project by training selected members of First Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee, with the best practices to disciple college students. The training seminar was taught on Friday night and the following Sunday morning. The participants were trained with disciple making skills.

Developing a strategy to transition Hopewell Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia, to a multicampus approach

Author
Ronald Scott Harris
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to develop a strategy to transition Hopewell Baptist church, Gainesville, Georgia, to a multicampus approach. At the present time, Hopewell is a land locked, large church meeting on one campus in an older part of Gainesville, Georgia. The vision of the project director is that this large church will embrace this strategy in order to reach more people in the growing community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The project director carried this project out in four steps. Step one was to explore the demographics of a five, ten, and twenty-mile radius of the church's current location. Step two was to explore existing multicampus models in order to obtain best practices. The third step was to develop a strategy for Hopewell Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia, to employ a multicampus approach. The final step was to present the strategy to the leadership team of Hopewell Baptist Church for approval.

Enhancing the Project Director's Collaborative Preaching Skills to Improve Sermon Planning at Christview Christian Church, Southaven, Mississippi

Author
Victor Ray Lyons
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's collaborative preaching skills in order to improve sermon planning at Christview Christian Church in Southaven, Mississippi. The project director used the Preaching Skills Enhancement Model to design the project. He began by researching the current trends in collaborative preaching and sermon preparation. Based on this research, he developed a process for sermon preparation that included collaborative skills. The director studied the effectiveness of this process by developing six sermons with a sermon-planning team of selected elders and lay leaders from Christview Christian Church. The six sermons and their preparation were evaluated by the sermon-planning team in order to determine the effectiveness of collaborative preaching skills on sermon planning.

Designing a Volunteer Leadership Development Strategy for Northshore Church, Slidell, Louisiana

Author
Andrew R Ogea D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to design a volunteer leadership development strategy for Northshore Church, Slidell, Louisiana. The project director trained a selected team to design a strategy in order to develop volunteer leaders. The strategy included a combination of best practices gleaned from the research of various models of leadership development and a profile of volunteer leadership needs and challenges determined through an internal audit of current volunteer leaders at Northshore Church. The project director concluded the project by presenting the strategy to the Leadership team of Northshore Church for approval.

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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.
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