New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a community needs assessment of at-risk students at Fyffe High School, Fyffe, Alabama

Author
Keith L Atchley
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a community needs assessment of at-risk students in Fyffe High School in Fyffe, Alabama, for the purpose of making recommendations to Fyffe First Baptist Church (Fyffe FBC) on how to best minister to these students and their parents. Multiple forms of demographic data were considered in order to identify the age ranges, socio-economic status, and behaviors that contribute to students becoming at-risk. Interviews with local and state agencies along with local school officials were conducted to ascertain what forms of assistance are available to students and if any proactive interventions are in place to prevent students from slipping into the at-risk category. Research and surveys were conducted in order to discover and assess the age and grade level of students who can be most impacted by intervention and support strategies.

Equipping selected adults from LifePoint Church, Smyrna, Tennessee, with gender-based group disciple-making skills

Author
Eddie Mosley
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adults from LifePoint Church, Smyrna, Tennessee, with disciple-making skills for gendered-based groups. Equipping selected adults with disciple-making skills for gender-based groups will potentially address the need for multiplication of disciple groups. Making disciples through gender-based groups to know and understand scripture will strengthen the individuals in their pursuit to be more like Christl. Disciple-making will become a key practice to help LifePoint attendees grow spiritually and multiply disciples. The project director used an equipping model with three phases to accomplish this project. Phase one of the equipping model was to research several different models of disciple-making, including small groups, Sunday School, gender-based groups, and mentoring, in order to discover common skills used to produce disciples. Phase two consisted of the project director synthesizing the 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 adults with disciple-making skills needed for gender-based groups.

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.
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