New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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 Student Ministry-Merger Strategy for New Campuses of Family Church, West Palm Beach, Florida

Author
Tyler Core
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a student ministry merger strategy for new campuses of Family Church, West Palm Beach, Florida. The vision of Family Church is to bring the gospel to every family in every neighborhood in South Florida. The pursuit of this vision involves merging with existing churches for the advancement of the gospel. The project director's vision is to develop a strategy that enables Family Church to merge student ministries of new campuses successfully.

The project director will carry this out in four steps. Step one is to explore the external demographics of Southeast Florida in order to identify an area profile. Step two is to explore existing multisite merger models to understand best practices for merging student ministries. Step three is to develop a student ministry merger strategy for new campuses of Family Church. The final step is to present the strategy to the Family Church Executive Team for evaluation.

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.

Developing a Revitalization Strategy for First Baptist Church, Gandado, Texas

Author
L Ryan Carpenter
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a revitalization strategy for First Baptist Church, Ganado, Texas. To determine the best practices for church revitalization, the project director researched church revitalization. He then led a select group of people to gauge data from a church survey and evaluated community demographic information for the city of region. The project director then guided the strategic action team in a church assessment to determine the church's perceived strengths and weaknesses.

The team used the evaluations, assessments, and best practices to formulate a revitalization strategy. The strategy is composed of a mission statement, core values, a vision statement, and initiatives. The strategy team presented the plan to church leadership for evaluation and revision and then submitted the proposal to the congregation for consideration.

Equipping Selected Attenders of Sojourn Community Church, Beaumont, Texas, with personal Evangelism Skills

Author
Daniel Carpenter
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected attenders of Sojourn Community Church, Beaumont, Texas, with personal evangelism skills. The project began with the project director researching the field of evangelism in order to determine skills that are essential for personal evangelism. Upon completion of his evangelism research, the project director researched the field of curriculum writing in order to develop a curriculum designed to equip participants with personal evangelism skills. Finally, the project director conducted six training sessions in order to equip selected attenders of Sojourn Community Church, Beaumont, Texas, with personal evangelism skills. The lessons learned throughout the entire project are contained within this project

Enhancing Doctrinal Preaching to Increase Congregational Awareness of the Doctrine of Local Church membership at First Baptist Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Author
Michael Butler
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance doctrinal preaching skills to increase congregational awareness of the doctrine of local church membership at First Baptist Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma. The project progressed through three phases: research, writing, and preaching. By researching the field of doctrinal preaching, the director identified a list of five best practices of doctrinal preaching. The director then employed these practices in writing a series of four sermons on the doctrine of local church membership. After writing the sermons, the director preached the sermon series at FBC. A pre-test and post-test assessment demonstrated the sermons increased awareness of the importance of the doctrine of local church membership among the project's participants.

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.

Apologetic Preaching Skills Enhancement: Addressing Selected Ethical Issues from a Biblical Perspective at Central Baptist Church, Gardendale, Alabama

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's apologetic preaching skill to address the biblical standard of selected ethical issues at Central Baptist Church, Gardendale, Alabama. The project model chosen for this project was the ministry skills enhancement model. The main purpose was to determine the ethical convictions of Central Baptist Church attendees and after determining those convictions to address them from a biblical perspective. Th goal of the project was to develop a series of apologetic sermons that will move the attendees from their current convictions to those that are in line with God's Word. This process is meant to enhance the student's ability in delivering apologetic sermons that will convict and convince the Central Baptist Church Attendees of ethical beliefs that align with God's Word, utilizing the power of God's Word and the Holy Spirit.

Equipping Selected Church Leaders in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Mississippi, with Revival Facilitation Practices

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected church leaders of the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Mississippi, with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. This project was intended to inform church leaders about how to prepare for a great work of God. It was also intended to encourage them to seek such from God earnestly.

The first goal of this project was to research the field of revival history in order to identify revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. The second project goal was to develop a curriculum to equip selected church leaders with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival. The third project goal was to equip selected church leaders with revival preparation practices to facilitate revival.

The first professional goal of this project was to increase the project directors knowledge of revival history and practices. The project director's second professional goal was to increase his skill in curriculum design. The project director conducted a workshop in July 2020 to train the selected church leaders in the practice of revival preparation.

Developing a Discipleship Strategy for First Baptist Church, Denison, Texas

Abstract
The purpose of this project was to create a discipleship strategy for First Baptist Church in Denison, Texas. The project director researched spiritual formation, various approaches to discipleship in the church, and church strategy planning to determine best practices to fit First Baptist Denison. The project director also performed an internal audit of the Church's current adult discipleship process to determine how the church must improve in providing a clear pat of spiritual development,

The project director selected a team of church members, consisting of five core leaders who led triads within the fifteen-person group during the discipleship strategy planning process, which took place over five sessions, to develop a discipleship strategy that encompasses and directs all church programs and ministries. The project director developed a communication plan for the resulting discipleship strategy with the five core leaders, published as a one-page tracking sheet for members to direct and track their spiritual growth. After a presentation to the Bible Fellowship Group leaders, the church adopted the strategy.
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