New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping a selected group of leaders at Bush Memorial Baptist Church, Troy, AL, with personal prayer practices

Author
Kenneth D Norman
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip a selected group of leaders of Bush Memorial Baptist Church, Troy, Alabama with personal prayer practices. The project has three phases. The first phase is the research phase. During this phase the project director researches the areas of personal prayer practices. The research establishes a standard by which lesson plans are developed for training a selected group of leaders with personal prayer practices. The second phase of the project is the developmental stage. During this phase the project director develops a set of lesson plans for training the participants with personal prayer practices. The third phase of the project is implementation. During this phase the project director equips the participants in personal prayer practices.

Developing a strategy to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members of Faith Bible Church, Covington, Louisiana

Author
Alfred N Young
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members of Faith Bible Church, Covington, Louisiana. The project director conducted an analysis of the congregation. He explored existing assimilation models in order to determine best pratices and led the vision implementation team of Faith Bible Church to develop a strategy in order to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members.

Equipping Selected Adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee, with Team-Based Ministry Leadership Competencies New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Author
Robert Thomas Wright
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to equip selected adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee, with team-based ministry leadership competencies. The equipping model was an applicable model and met the needs addressed by the project. The project director researched the field of team-based ministry and developed competencies utilized in a curriculum, which was taught to the selected adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee. An annotated bibliography was developed based on the research from the field. A Faculty Mentor, Field Mentor, Field Expert, and Curriculum Expert were recruited to assist with the project. A variety of rubrics and pretest/posttest evaluators were utilized.

Equipping selected leaders of Crosshaven Baptist Church, Hanceville, Alabama, in Disciple-making leadership skills

Author
Jason T Murphree
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected leaders of Crosshaven Baptist Church, Hanceville, Alabama, in disciple-making leadership skills. The project director researched the field of disciple-making in order to determine effective disciple-making leadership skills. This research was used to develop a teaching curriculum. The curriculum was presented to selected leaders in a multi-session workshop format. Comprehension of the curriculum was measured by a pre-tested, post-test, role playing, case studies, and a commitment card. This project improved the project director's knowledge in the field of disciple-making skills and curriculum development and implementation. The project director received commitments from experts in the fields of disciple-making and curriculum to help in the development, evaluation, and implementation of the project.

Equipping selected Members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama with Personal Prayer Competencies

Author
John Philip Gates
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama, with personal prayer competencies. The project director utilized information from research to design an equipping workshop for the selected group of individuals. The selected group received biblical instruction, learned and practiced personal prayer disciplines, and engaged in prayer experiences with the small group. The workshop occurred over a weekend. The project director increased his knowledge on the subject prayer by exploring the literature in the field of prayer and in determining essential prayer competencies. The project director also developed his skill in developing lessons plans and teaching a prayer workshop.

Developing an Adult discipleship strategy for Salem Baptist church, Lexington, Georgia

Author
Brett D Mask
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an adult discipleship strategy for Salem Baptist Church, Lexington, Georgia. The project director evaluated the current state of discipleship using external and internal demographics. The project director explored literature in the field of adult discipleship strategy and formulated a list of best practices. The project director explores strategic-planning models and determined the best strategic-planning process. The project director led a selected group in strategic-planning process in order to develop an adult discipleship strategy. The project director presented the strategy to the congregation of Salem Baptist Church, Lexington, Georgia for adoption.

Developing a Strategy to Provide Theological Education to New Pastors in Karnataka, India

Author
Ernest L DeSoto
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy to provide theological education to equip new pastors in Karnataka, India. The project director researched the demographics of village pastors and created a profile describing the theological needs of Indian village pastors. The project director researched existing paradigms of theological education being utilized and determined best practices. The project director presented this research to a selected strategy planning team from members of his church, and led the team to develop a strategy for providing theological education to pastors serving in remote Indian villages. the strategy report was presented to the leadership board of an indigenous ministry based in Kolar, India.

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Ministry Volunteers of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Author
Justin Carles Arbuckle
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the ministry volunteers at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas. The project director identified key components of spiritual development in regard to ministry leaders and volunteers. This project examined academic standards of spiritual formation. The project director selected a strategy team that assisted in the development of the plan for Central Baptist Church. The strategy accomplished four primary goals. The project director inspected the current state of spiritual formation as well as academic standards in the area of spiritual formation. The research, as well as interviews with the principal ministry leaders, aided in the development of a spiritual formation strategy that the team developed and presented to the staff of Central Baptist Church for approval and/or endorsement, The project director engaged multiple methods of evaluation including expert evaluation, research, and surveys. The completed project gave Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR, and their ministries a plan focusing on the immediate action steps as well as developing a long-range vision for incorporating spiritual formation principles in every ministry.

DEVELOPING AN EDUCATOR EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH, SUWANEE, GEORGIA, FOR KOREAN DIASPORA CHURCHES

Author
Abraham SeongHee Han
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research the Korean diaspora, the Korean diaspora churches, their church education and leadership system, and the curriculum in order to develop a curriculum for the re-education of church education leaders in the New Life Baptist Church in Suwanee, Georgia, USA. To achieve this goal, the project director worked in the following way. First, the meaning and contents of diaspora, church, and leadership were explored based on the Bible. Second, the selected literature on American community, Korean diaspora community, Korean diaspora church, church leadership, and curriculum were carefully studied. Third, the project director did unintentional participant observation and (unintentionally and intentionally) interviewed the New Life Baptist Church and its community. Fourth, he listened to the faculty and field mentors, church education specialists and the persons concerned, and curriculum specialists and lifelong education experts. Fifth, a list of annotated bibliographies was created, and a five-session curriculum was developed. Sixth, the project director reflected on the promotion of his own knowledge and curriculum development skills on the subject of the project. Seventh, the project director revised some of the annotated bibliographies generated by himself based on the quantitative and qualitative evaluation opinions of the church education experts on the curriculum. As a result of this project research, a single, annotated bibliography was created and a curriculum was developed for the re-education of church education leaders in the New Life Baptist Church in Suwanee, Georgia. The result of this project, including the findings of this project, will contribute to the transformation of the Korean Diaspora Church into a church that is not generationally separate, but worshipping God, serving the communities and the nations, and teaching and learning together with all the generations.

Enhancing Apologetic Preaching Skills To Increase Congregational Understanding of Evil and Suffering At Eastwood Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana

Author
Russell E Shuler
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to enhance the project director's apologetic preaching skills at Eastwood Baptist Church, Haughton, Louisiana, in order to increase congregational understanding of evil and suffering. This project will be based on the ministry skill enhancement model. The project director will begin by researching the field of apologetics and create an annotated bibliography from resources researched to aid in the design and delivery of apologetic sermons. He also will create a report identifying theological doctrines related to evil and suffering that will serve as essential components necessary to increase understanding of evil and suffering. The project director then will develop a series of apologetic sermons incorporating the essential components identified. He will base each sermon on apologetic principles and will incorporate a specific component deemed necessary for the increasing of congregational understanding of evil and suffering. The project director will preach the series of apologetic sermons at Eastwood Baptist Church. Expert evaluators from the fields of apologetics, theology, and preaching, will assess the bibliography, report, sermons, and actual preaching of the series to ensure the project director fulfills the goals of the project.
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