New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping selected adults of Calvary Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama, with essential disciple-making competencies

Author
Daniel Spurgeon Tankersley D.Ed.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected adults of Calvary Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama, with essential disciple-making competencies. To accomplish this purpose, the project director first conducted research in the area of adult discipleship. From his research, he identified four competencies that he determined are essential to effective disciple-making, namely gospel competency, head competency, heart competency, and hands competency. He then created a four-session curriculum based on the identified competencies in order to equip a small group of selected adults in the are of discipleship. He implemented the curriculum in four one-hour meetings over the course of four weeks. The project director enlisted the help of experts in the fields of disciple-making and curriculum design in order to ensure the quality and success of the project. He also utilized a pre-test/post-test and evaluations to measure participants' growth in the identified disciple-making competencies.

Training selected adults at First Baptist Church, in Stevenson, Alabama, with equipping competencies to develop ministry volunteers

Author
Joshua K Posey D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to train selected adults at First Baptist Church in Stevenson, Alabama, with equipping competencies to develop ministry volunteers. The project director will conduct research into the field of ministry volunteers to discover equipping competencies relevant to his ministry context. He will then develop a curriculum to implement in a multi-session workshop for participants. The project director will enlist for this workshop adult participants who are currently in leadership positions or anticipated to hold leadership positions in the future. Participants will learn about the theological foundations for ministry volunteers and skills for developing a healthy volunteer ministry. The project director will measure his success in reaching his project and professional goals by the utilization of expert evaluators, participant feedback, group participation observations, and personal reflection.

Enhancing expository preaching skills to increase congregational awareness of selected spiritual disciplines at First Baptist Church, Stigler, Oklahoma

Author
Daniel Milligan D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's expository preaching skills to increase congregational awareness of selected spiritual disciplines at First Baptist Church, Stigler, Oklahoma. The project began by researching the fields of expository preaching and spiritual disciplines for the purpose of communicating selected spiritual disciplines from the book of Philippians. The research resulted in an annotated bibliography in the field of expository preaching and a report of selected spiritual disciplines. The project director used the research to develop a sermon series intended to raise the congregation's awareness of selected spiritual disciplines. The sermon series was delivered and thereafter evaluated using pre- and post-series surveys and response sheets provided to the congregation. Each phase of the project was evaluated using expert feedback.

Developing a special-needs ministry strategy for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Woodland, Mississippi

Author
Terry Wade Mathis II D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a special-needs ministry strategy for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland, Mississippi. The project director identified the accessibility needs of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and the surrounding community with the help of church members and experts who serve people with special needs. At the same time, the project director researched and created a strategy planning process for Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Then the project director enlisted church leaders to serve on a strategy development team. the project director led the team to develop a special-needs ministry strategy designed to serve the church and reach the community. Next, the project director prepared a strategy presentation for the church with the help of the team. Finally, he presented the team's special-needs ministry strategy to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church for their adoption in regularly scheduled business meeting. The church voted unanimously to adopt and implement the special-needs ministry strategy.

Developing a revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Amite, Louisiana

Author
Doyle k Waldrop III D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a revitalization strategy for the First Baptist Church, Amite, Louisiana (FBCA). The first step was an internal analysis of the congregation of FBCA. Statistical information was gathered from the Annual Church Profile reports and insights gained from the project director's tenure as pastor. The analysis also included an assessment of the congregation of FBCA. The insight and assessment results were shared with the Vision Committee of FBCA, which served the project as strategy-planning team. The team assisted the project director in identifying the critical areas of need in the life of FBCA, giving insights and direction for strategy components, and aided the project director in setting goals and action steps for the strategy itself. The project director met with the team in four sessions to accomplish the aforementioned purpose. The revitalization strategy for FBCA was presented to the deacons of FBCA for approval.

Equipping selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, in invitation counseling

Author
Joshua Guy Wilson D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, in invitation counseling. The project director accomplished the project by exploring the field of invitation counseling, developing a curriculum of essentials needed for invitation counseling, and equipping selected adults to practice invitation counseling. The project director then trained the selected adults using the equipping model. The end result was a group of selected adults who now better understand the essentials of invitation counseling and who can implement them into invitation counseling situations in the future. The overall aim of the project was to enhance the knowledge and skill sets of both of selected adults from Immanuel Baptist Church as well as the project director himself.

Developing a church revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida

Author
Stephen M Ahrens
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to develop a church revitalization strategy for Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida. The project director explored the field of church revitalization in order to determine best-practices. The project director researched the literature and practices of both the Southern Baptist Convention and other denominations to gather information and strategies of revitalization of the church. He then investigated the internal and external demographics of Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, Florida. The project director selected church members to serve on a church revitalization strategy development team. He chose members who were involved in a wide range of ministries in Bethel Baptist Church. He trained the members of the strategy development team and led them through a chosen strategy development process to create a step-by-step church revitalization strategy. The project director then presented the church revitalization strategy to the church council, deacons, and the entire Bethel Baptist Church for approval.

Developing a strategic plan for intergenerational mentoring at First Baptist Church, Andrews, Texas

Author
Clayton D Chisum
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to develop a strategy for an intergenerational mentoring ministry at First Baptist Church, Andrews, Texas. The project director researched the fields of mentoring, church leadership, and intergenerational relationships to determine the best methods and practices for the strategy. From this research, the project director created an annotated bibliography and report on best practices. The project director investigated several strategic planning models and selected the most appropriate model as a guide for the project. In order to identify barriers and opportunities for the ministry, the project director conducted and audit of First Baptist Church, Andrews, Texas, through an online questionnaire and demographic study. The project director created a dynamic ministry strategy presentation that was presented by the project director to the church staff for formal approval.

Researching cross-cultural communication theory to equip short-term mission teams from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary serving in rural India

Author
William Boyd Guy
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research cross-cultural communication theory to equip short-term mission teams from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary serving in rural India. The emphasis of this project was to utilize cross-cultural communication theory as it pertains to ministry in the rural-cultural context of Indian villages. The need exists to equip individuals serving on mission trips to rural India for effective cross-cultural communication for which few models currently exist. This project begins with the project director’s research an ends with the development of curriculum to meet this need. Due to time constraints, the results are outside the scope of the project.

Enhancement of the project director's doctrinal preaching skills at Gate City Baptist Church, Pocatello, Idaho, to increase congregational awareness of selected Baptist distinctives

Author
Robert A Palculict
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's doctrinal preaching skills at Gate City Baptist Church, Pocatello, Idaho, to increase congregational awareness of selected Baptist distinctives. The project director researched the fields of doctrinal preaching and Baptist distinctives. The project director researched the fields of doctrinal preaching and Baptist distinctives. He also developed two annotated bibliographies. Experts in their respective fields evaluated these bibliographies for proficiency and scholarship. The director developed a sermon series to increase congregational awareness of Baptist distinctives. Finally, he preached these selected Baptist distinctives to worshipers at Gate City Baptist Church. He used several tools to determine the success of the project, including a pre-test and post-test and rubrics related to doctrinal preaching and Baptist doctrine.
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