New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping Selected Oklahoma Baptist Youth Ministers with Reproducible Disciple-making Behaviors

Author
Todd Sanders
Abstract
The project aim was to equip selected Oklahoma Baptist youth ministers with reproducible disciple-making behaviors in a workshop setting. Laying a foundation for the project, in phase one of the project director researched the areas of discipleship and disciple-making to determine consistent, reproducible behaviors in replicating disciples. The project director compiled the findings of the research into a report ultimately identifying common, reproducible behaviors that facilitate disciple=making. In phase two of the project, the project director studied curriculum design and lesson writing resulting in a curriculum to use in the project workshop presenting the reproducible behaviors of making disciples discovered through phase one research. Phase three followed curriculum development. Phase three included organizing and hosting the training event to equip workshop participants in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning domains. The project director measured goal achievement at each stage by a number of means including expert evaluation, course completion, knowledge testing, evaluated practice, and personal assessment by learners related to concepts and practices addressed in the workshop as well as the workshop itself.

A Sunday School Revitalization Strategy for Hispanic Churches in the Baptist Convention of New Mexico

Author
Ricardo Rivera
Abstract
This project sought to develop a Sunday school revitalization strategy for Hispanic churches in the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. The project had four goals. The first goal was to discover the critical issues for revitalizing the Sunday school by surveying selected Hispanic churches and interpreting the results. The second goal was to determine the best practices for revitalizing Sunday school by review of Sunday school growth principles. The third goal was the development of a Sunday school revitalization strategy for Hispanic churches in the Baptist Convention of New Mexico with the assistance of a selected strategy development team. The final goal was the validation of the strategy by three small groups of selected pastors and leaders of Hispanic Baptist churches in the state. The outcome of the four goals was a three-year Sunday school revitalization strategy with four objectives that addressed the main critical issues affecting the Hispanic Sunday schools.

Equipping selected Adult members of Chinese Baptist church, Houston, Texas, with Personal Evangelism Skills

Author
Oleg Nyu
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adult members of Chinese Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, with personal evangelism skills. Equipping selected adult members produced a renewal in believers with a skill set of boldly evangelizing the unbelievers of Houston. This evangelism training allowed the church to refocus on the basic obedience of the Lord's commission and strengthened the individuals in their pursuit to be more like Christ. The project director used and equipping model with three phases to accomplish this project.

Phase one of the equipping model was to research the field of evangelism and various evangelism models. Phase two consisted of synthesizing the essential evangelism skills discovered in the research into a training course. Phase three was the training workshop with selected adults. The project evaluation confirmed the project equipped the selected adult members of Chines Baptist Church with basic personal evangelism skills.

Developing an Evangelism Strategy to Reach Internationals for Eagle's Landing First Baptist church, McDonough, Georgia

Author
Bruce Mewbourne
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an evangelism strategy to reach internationals for Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia. The project director conducted demographic research to determine the international makeup of the county, identified and explored key resources that address ministry to internationals, and contacted selected churches and organizations that have effectively conducted evangelism outreach to reach internationals. He synthesized the findings into a strategy for Eagle's landing. The project director used the strategy planning model described in the current New Orleans Baptist theological Seminary Project in Ministry Design Handbook to complete this project. Implementation of the strategy was outside the scope of this project.

Equipping Selected Members of First baptist Church of Chickasha, Oklahoma, with Personal Worship Practices

Author
Douglas Matlock
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church of Chickasha, Oklahoma, with personal worship practices. Using an equipping project model, the project director researched the field of personal worship practices. Using an equipping project model, the project director researched the field of personal worship and determined six best practices: prayer, bible study, meditation, praise, testimony, and service. He then developed a curriculum to equip the selected members of First Baptist Church of Chickasha, Oklahoma, with these six personal worship practices. Following a six-week format, the curriculum utilized a weekly group session based on a personal worship practice, followed by exercises and examples of expression of that practice. Coinciding with the curriculum, each selected member completed a pre-test and post-test, self-report questionnaire, and personal reflection as evaluations of the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning. This project also served to increase the project director's knowledge of personal worship and his curriculum development skills.

Developing a Disciple-making Strategy for Lake Shipp Baptist Church, Winter Haven, Florida

Author
Joe Lemmons
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy for Lake Shipp Baptist Church of Winter Haven, Florida. The project director did extensive research in the field of disciple-making and developed an annotated bibliography of resources in the field of disciple-making. Using these resources, the project director developed a report of best practices in the field of disciple-making. Using the report, the project director led a strategy development team through a strategy development process. The strategy development team created a disciple-making strategy specifically designed for Lake Shipp Baptist Church. The completed disciple-making strategy was presented to the church on a Sunday morning.

Developing an Evangelism Strategy for Millennial Generation at the Korean Church of Suwanee, Georgia

Author
Jae Ho Lee
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop the evangelism strategy for millennial generation at the Korean Church of Suwanee, Georgia. All of the research on this project was based on the environment in Suwanee city and Georgia State. And the practical goal was to establish evangelism strategy for the millennial generation.

To achieve this object, the project director studied with 'Evangelism,' 'Strategic Planning,' and 'Millennial Generation.' After the study, the project director was evaluated by professional in the field of evangelism and strategic planning. In addition, the project director organized an evangelism strategy planning team and conducted a test evaluation and survey to analyze variously about the evangelism strategy. In conclusion, the project director developed effective evangelism strategies and methods. Furthermore, the project director also presented the developed evangelism strategy to the Suwanee Korean Church Pastoral Cooperation Committee. As a result, everyone agreed and approved the strategy.

Through this project, the project director once again aspired to evangelism, the need for developing evangelism strategies appropriated to those who receive the Gospel has been felt. Hopefully, this project's all research and evangelism strategy will be use as a valuable tool of evangelism. Above all, I hope that this project to be used preciously in God's work for the millennial generation.

Developing an e-Learning Discipleship Training Model for Forsyth Korean Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia

Author
John Kwak
Abstract
The project director studied a new alternative method to educate and train believers in local churches with the focus of Forsyth Korean Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia. It has become difficult time for believers living in a rapidly changing society to gather in a church for the Bible study and spiritual education. As the age, occupation, and residence of believers have become more diverse, each person has a different time to be trained and educated in the church. Accordingly, a new method of education and training is required in the church.

The e-Learning teaching method, which has become new teaching method, is well known and useful in general education. However, the e-Learning education and training method in local churches are not yet common. This is not only due to a lack of understanding of the approach for e-Learning education and training methods but also due to an absence of the implementation manual for application.

The project director aimed to help understand e-Learning and to study the e-Learning education methods and a blended learning to solve practical problems needed for application. Based on the content defined in the research, the project director developed an e-Learning manual to build up discipleship training for believers of Forsyth Korean Baptist Church.

Developing a Small Group Evangelism Strategy for Emmanuel Korean Baptist Church, Sacramento, California

Author
KYUNG YEOL AN
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a small group evangelism strategy at Emmanuel Korean Baptist Church in Sacramento, California, for Koreans. In order to make the project effective, I studied strategic planning methodology and existing small group evangelism strategies. Furthermore, I applied the existing strategies for small group evangelism to Emmanuel Korean Baptist Church in Sacramento, California, and newly designed the strategy to suit the nature of the environment and the region.

The project expects Emmanuel Korean Baptist Church to naturally restore the essence of the church and also grow into a healthy church by proposing the small group evangelism strategy. Not only that, but also emphasized the project's professionalism by applying guidance from professional evaluators to effectively reach the ministry's goal and professional goal. Finally, I plan to use the small group evangelism strategy to Emmanuel Korean Baptist Church after receiving the approval from the general meeting.

Developing a church revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia

Author
David A Lambert
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia. The project director first researched methods and principles in developing church revitalization strategies and identified ten best practices. Second, the director researched the demographics of the community to identify the needs and concerns of those within the church’s sphere of ministry. Third, the project director identified the major revitalization needs of the church through an internal analysis of the church’s vision, ministries, programs, and structures.

Based on this research, the director then led a strategic revitalization team, comprised of a representative selection of twenty church members, through a fourteen-session strategy development process. The team members were equipped to understand and work through the ten best practices of church revitalization, as identified by the project director as well as engaged in the process of strategically planning the church’s revitalization strategy. Finally, the project director presented both the project’s research findings and the team’s revitalization strategy proposal to the membership of the First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia, for adoption.
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