New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping Selected grandparents at Macland Baptist Church, Powder Springs Georgia, in Prayer Skills to Promote Faith Transmission to grandchildren.

Author
Dawn A Schaffer
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip a selected group of grandparents at Macland Baptist Church, Powder Springs, Georgia, in prayer skills to promote faith transmission to grandchildren. The project director selected the equipping model as her template. The components of this project include the following: (1) the research of faith transmission between grandparents and grandchildren with prayer as a tool for faith transmission; (2) the designing of a curriculum to equip selected grandparents in prayer skills to promote faith transmission to their grandchildren; and (3) the conducting of a series of lessons to equip selected grandparents in prayer skills to promote faith transmission. The project resulted in a select group of grandparents demonstrating evidence of prayer skills to promote faith transmission to grandchildren.

Designing a Leadership Development Strategy for Crossroads Church, Fort Worth, Texas

Author
Daniel E Caceres
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to design a leadership development strategy for Crossroads Church, Fort Worth, Texas.The project director utilized the strategy-planning model to complete the task. The project director aimed to explore the leadership development strategies of other churches across the United States in order to determine viable models. He examined existing, basic strategy planning processes in order to identify effective practices. Additionally, the director designed a strategy for Crossroads Church, Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of staff leadership development using a strategy planning team.

Developing an Interegenerational Discipleship Strategy for First Baptist Church, Atkins, Arkansas

Author
Morris Ferrel Duffel
Abstract
The purpose of this project was the creation of an intergenerational discipleship strategy for the First Baptist Church, Atkins, Arkansas. The completion of the project required extensive research in the fields of biblical discipleship couched in the context of Atkins, First Baptist Church. The project director studied the pirnciples from Scripture, read extensively from noted authors in the field of discipleship, considered various discipleship models, consulted experts, and sought the advice and assistance of other pastors. The discipleship director assembled a strategy leadership team from among the members of the church for the purpose of crafting a strategy for the context of First Baptist Church. The strategy was completed and presented to the church in a regular business session. It was unanimously approved.

Researching and Designing a Mentoring Handbook for Professional Chaplains at Baptist Community Ministries in New Orleans

Author
T June Wilder
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a mentoring handbook to assist professional chaplains employed with Baptist Community Ministries, New Orleans, Louisiana, to mentor chaplains through the professional board-certification process. The project is based upon the premise of chaplains seeking professional status in chaplaincy as a full-time ministry. The project director began her project by researching material in the field of mentoring in order to develop a procedure for professional chaplains to follow when called upon to mentor chaplains through national board certification. The project director compiled the mentoring procedure in the form of a handbook incorporating the board-certificatuin process initiated by the Association of Professional Chaplains, one of several nationally recognized organizations that promotes professional chaplaincy.

Equipping Selected Members of First Baptist Church of Alachua, Florida, with Evangelistic Prayer Skills

Author
Douglas S Felton
Abstract
The purpose of this proposed project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church of Alachua, Florida, with evangelistic prayer skills. The first step in the process if equipping selected members with these skills was to research the topics of prayer and evangelism as well as the relationship between them. From this research, the project director identified essential evengelistic prayer skills and developed a seminar curriculum to teach these skills. The goal of the seminar was to lead participants in learning and implementing each of the skills identified.

Equipping Selected Leaders at Cornerstone Community Church, Chariton, Iowa, with Essential Competencies to Lead Sermon-Based Small Groups

Author
Paul R Miller
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected leaders at Cornertone Community Church in Chariton, Iowa, with essential competencies to lead sermon-based small groups. The first phase of the project involved research to identify the competencies essential to leading sermon-based small groups in the Cornerstone Community Church context for the purpose of disipleship. The research included extensive reading as well as interviewing multiple ministry leaders experienced in the field of sermon-based small groups. The second phase of the project synthesized the research to produce a curriculum designed to equip small group leaders with the competencies identified. In the final phase of the project selected small group leaders from Cornerstone Community Church were equipped with the essential competencies to lead sermon-based small groups. The equipping was accomplished in a full-day workshop setting.

Developing an Evangelistic Strategy for West Laurel Baptist Church, Laurel, Mississippi

Author
Brandon Andrew Powell
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to lead the long-range planning committee of West Laurel Baptist Church, Laurel, Mississippi, to develop an evangelistic strategy fot the church. As pastor, the project studied the demographics from the targeted area of the city of Laurel, Mississippi, and a select portion of Jones County, Mississippi. He explored strategy development and evangelism. The long-range planning committee developed the evangelistic strategy through a series of development sessions. The project director used the Strategy Development Model for the development of this project.

Equipping Selected Students from Shades Monutain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, in Missional Living Skills

Author
S. Carson Browning
Abstract
This is a project in ministry aimed to equipp selected students from Shades Mountain Baptist Church in missional living skills aligning them with the mission of the church. This project involves researching the field of missional living, synthesizing the research into a listing of essential missional living skills, and creating an experiential curriculm through a one-day experience and seven day-long devotional readings.

Equipping selected members of New Palestine Baptist Church, Picayune, Mississippi, to minister to families experiencing loss due to Miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death

Author
Joshua H Braddy
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of New Palestine Baptist Church, Picayune, Mississippi, to minister to families experiencing loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. The project director researched in the field of grief ministry to integrate essential ministry skills. The project director used the results of the research to create lesson plans and curriculum to equip selected members in grief ministry skills. the equipping of the selected members took place in a workshop setting. the project director started the project with research and ended with the equipping of the selected members. the project director authenticated the research through evaluation and expert enlistment.

Developing a church growth strategy for Celebration Church, Hoover, Alabama

Author
David R Bradford
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church growth strategy for Celebration Church, Hoover, Alabama. The project director commissioned a demographic study and researched existing effective church growth models. He studied the best practices of the researched models and complied findings in an annotated bibliography. the leadership Team developed the church growth strategy through seven team sessions. the project director and Leadership Team presented the strategy to Celebration Church for implementation.
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