New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a church plant strategy for First Baptist Church of Theodore, Theodore, Alabama

Author
David B Gill
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church plant strategy for First Baptist Church of Theodore, Theodore, Alabama. The project included three main phases: research, strategy development, and presentation. Phase one researched demographics of Theodore, Alabama and numerous books on church planting, church revitalization, and church health. The project director also attended three workshops on church planting. An annotated bibliography was used to design a curriculum for phase two. Phase two selected a group of church leaders from First Baptist Church of Theodore who met for five sessions to study the best practices of church planting and develop a church plant strategy for FBCT. Phase three completed the project as the church plant strategy team designed a strategy and a written narrative before presenting the proposal to the deacon body of FBCT. The results of the project enhanced the project director's knowledge of church planting and strategy development skills.

Equipping selected men of Perdido Bay Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, in biblical competencies for men's ministry

Author
Lonny E Hughes
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected men of Perdido Bay Baptist Church in biblical competencies for men's ministry. The project produces a clear definition of authentic, biblical manhood and lays a foundation for a successful ministry to men. Through research, biblical competencies of ministry to men are identified, a strategic plan to initiate men's ministry is developed, and a men's ministry leadership retreat is planned and implemented with a select group of men. By utilizing the research and considering the unique culture of Perdido Bay Baptist Church, a curriculum is developed for the weekend men's leadership retreat. Professionally, the project director increased in the knowledge of authentic, biblical manhood, men's ministry, and retreat planning.

An evangelistic, church growth strategy for York Terrace Baptist Church, Sheffield, Alabama

Author
Rodney B Shewbart
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an evangelistic, church-growth strategy for York Terrace Baptist Church, Sheffield, Alabama. The project director gathered and analyzed demographics information to more effectively understand the general composition of the population of the city of Sheffield, Alabama, and its surrounding communities. The project director explored the biblical models for evangelism and church growth found in the Bible, gathering resources to provide the strategic planning team with the necessary scriptural and historical support. Next, the project director interviewed pastors and church leaders whose churches are experiencing significant growth in areas with cultural and demographic similarities to that of York Terrace Baptist Church. Finally, utilizing the resources gathered, the project director and a strategic planning team developed an evangelistic, church-growth plan for York Terrace Baptist Church. The plan was presented to the deacon body and the congregation of York Terrace Baptist Church for acceptance and implementation.

Equipping Selected Members of First Baptist Church, Meeker, Oklahoma, to Enhance Their Spiritual Gifts

Author
Joseph L Jones
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church, Meeker, Oklahoma, to develop and exercise their spiritual gifts. The project includes a series of sermons on the use of spiriutal gifts and how they are used in the body of Christ. The project director conducted a workshop for the selected members, which included an exit interview between each project member and the project director. The workshop, sermons, and the knowledge of the project director were evaluated by the following methods: pre-tests/post-tests, expert evaluations, and reflections on the elements involved.

Equipping Selected Members of Fayette First Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama, with Marketplace Ministry Skills

Author
Scott Gregory Davis
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected members of Fayette First Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama, with marketplace ministry skills in Fayette County, Alabama. The project director will research ministry and the faith at work movement to develop a series of training sessions to equip selected members of Fayette First Baptist Chuch with marketplace minstry skills. In addition to researching other case studies and implimentations of market minstry skills, this project will impliment training sessions, which will allow selected members of Fayette First Baptist Church to develop and incorporate such ministry skills into their workplace.

Equipping the Worship Leadership Team of Northpark Baptist Church, Trussville, Alabama in selected spiritual disciplines

Author
Charles W Martin
Abstract
This project utilized information from reserach in the field of spiritual disciplines for the development and leading of a weekend experience to equip the Worship Leadership team at Northpark Baptist Church for the practice of selected disciplines. The curriculum for the weekend highlighted five disciplines that would be most useful for worship leaders: worship, Bible intake, prayer, solitude and silence, and service. The project director used various learning methods to train these worship leaders in the five disciplines. During the five sessions of the equipping workshop, the worship leaders practiced the spiritual disciplines. Through the practice of these disciplines, the selected worship leaders learned how to experience the presence of God.

Developing a Disciple-Making Strategy for Welsh Baptist Church, Frostburg, Maryland

Author
Thomas Dale Winborn
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy for Welsh Baptist Church in Frostburg, Maryland. During the first phase of the project, the project director explored the Beatitudes (Mt: 5:3-16) and existing disciple-making models to develop a profile consisting of the salient components of a mture desciple of Jesus. In the second phase, the project director researched various methods for strategy development and led the elders and selected leaders to develop a disciple-making strategy for Welsh Baptist Church. The final phase of the project was presenting the completed dsciple-making strategy to the elders of Welsh Baptist Church for approval.

Equipping selected members of Oak Bowery Missionary Baptist Church in revival meeting preparation practices

Author
Samuel K Fordham
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of Oak Bowery Missionary Baptist Church, Ohatchee, Alabama, in revival meeting preparation practices. The first goal of the project was to research the field of revival meeting preparation in order to determine the best revival meeting preparation practices. The second goal was to develop a curriculum for revival meeting preparation practices. The third goal was to use the developed curriculum to equip selected members for revival meeting preparation practices.

Equipping selected members of First Baptist Church Thorp Spring, Granbury, Texas, with essential personal discipleship skills

Author
Melvin A McKinney
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church Thorp Spring, Granbury, Texas, with essential personal discipleship skills. To accomplish this the project director first conducted research in the area of spiritual formation. From this research he identified six spiritual disciplines that he deemed essential to effective spiritual formation, namely Scripture intake, prayer, worship, confession, service, and witness. He then created a curriculum comprised of seven sessions, covering the concept of discipline and each of the six identified spiritual disciplines. He implemented the curriculum in six one-hour meetings of the course of six weeks. Those who participated in implementation engaged the curriculum five times during each week for periods of 20 to 30 minutes to design personalized strategies for engaging the disciplines.

Researching and profiling American single adults to create a ministry launch guide for American churches

Author
Paul W Dunn
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research and profile American single adults to create a ministry launch guide for American churches distributed by Table for One Ministries (www.tfministries.org). The project director aspired to engage local churches to reach and disciple single adults in a manner relevant to their ministry setting. As single adult ministries have waned, few models exist to reach the population in an adaptable way with local church environments, and this project addressed that need. The project director researched the state of single's ministry in the United States. In this research the project director conducted two major approaches to study. Fastest growing churches in America and a sample of Southern Baptist Churches were contacted for survey. From this research a ministry launch guide for churches was created for implementation to reach single adults in their local communities.
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