New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a Disciple-Making Strategy for Hope chapel, Jonesboro, Louisiana

Author
Marlon W Black
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a disciple-making strategy for Hope Chapel in Jonesboro, Louisiana. The project director will gather information from a demographic study of the towns of Jonesboro-Hodge. Interviews with local officials will also be conducted in defining the ministry context of Hope Chapel. The director will interview leaders from several churches comparable to Hope Chapel to identify effective disciple-making practices. The project director will work with a project team of six individuals from Hope Chapel to develop a disciple-making strategy. The project team will assist the project director in exploring the demographics and data in and around Jonesboro-Hodge, in identifying disciple-making models of churches with similar characteristics as Hope Chapel, and developing a disciple-making strategy for Hope Chapel. The strategy will be presented to the Board of Directors of Hope Chapel, along with a selected group of church members for approval.

Developing a New Member Assimilation Strategy for First Baptist Church Colbert Heights, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Author
Seth Hood
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a new member assimilation strategy for First Baptist Chruch Colbert Heights, Tuscumbia, Alabama. The project director formed a strategy planning team made up of church staff and other key leaders and lay people from the church body. He conducted an analysis of ten years of membership data to determine trends in growth and retention, followed by research of existing new member assimilation strategies. Using this information, the project director, with input from the strategy planning team, developed a new member assimilation strategy for First Baptist Church Colbert Heights. The porject director then presente the strategy to the deacon body for affirmation and implementation.

Equipping selected leaders of Lakeview Baptist Church, Oxford, Alabama, with strategic planning competencies

Author
Darrell W Paulk
Abstract
Christians and churches participate in life-long journeys of faith. However, few participate in a spiritual strategic journey that enables them to better pursue God's calling. The thesis of this project is that strategic planning competencies enable leaders to help churches become the missional agencies God desires. Identifying church core values, mission, and vision are the first steps of strategic planning and are necessary to pursue God's preferred future. The project director conducted extensive research through lending libraries and online. Research resulted in a curriculum used to equip selected church leaders. Project results indicated cognitive and affective gains among participants.

Developing a strategy for the Pulaski Baptist Association in Arkansas to plant new churches among the Haitian population of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Author
Danny L Johnson
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy for the Pulaski Baptist Association in Arkansas to plant new churches among the Haitian population of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. The project director increased his knowledge of strategy-planning and strategies for planting new churches. He selected and trained a strategy development team to aid in the process of developing a strategy. The project director then presented the strategy to the Ministry Planning Team of the Pulaski Baptist Association for approval.

Equipping selected members of First Baptist Church of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, with assimilation skills for a multicultural context

Author
Matthew R Curry
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church of Central Florida, Orlando, Flordia, with assimilation skills for a multicultural context. The project director completed the project by meeting three main goals: (1) reserached the fields of member assimilation and multicultural ministry in order to determine skills for a multicultural context; (2) developed a training curriculum in order to equip selected members of First Baptist Church of Central Florida with assimilation skills for a multicultural context; and (3) equipped selected mmebers of First Baptist Church of Central Florida with assimilation skills for a multicultural context. Mutiple evaluation methods and tools including observation instruments, surveys, literary reserach, expert evaluators, and ministerial reflection were used to measure the achievements of the goals. The evaluation methods and tools proved the goals and pupose of the project to be achieved.

Developing a ministry evangelism strategy for Central Baptist Church of Conway, Conway, Arkansas, to reach the Deaf community

Author
Benjamin K South
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a ministry evangelism strategy for Central Baptist Church of Conway, Arkansas to reach the Deaf community. The project director conducted research in the areas of ministry evangelism, deafness, and deaf ministry. The project director selected a strategy team that assisted him in the development of the strategy. The project director researched and developed a profile of the local Deaf community, examined ministry evangelism and developed a report of best practices, created a ministry evangelism strategy, and presented the completed strategy to the pastoral staff of Central Baptist Church for approval and endorsement. The project director engaged expert evaluation, research, surveys, observation instruments, and pre- and post-tests. The completed project provided Central Baptist Church of Conway with a plan containing ten strategic initiatives to assist the church in reaching the Deaf community.

Enhancing Expository Preaching Skills in Order to Increase Awareness of the Theme of Discipleship among the Youth at First Baptist Church, Paris, Texas

Author
Nathan Law
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to enhance the project director's expository preaching skills in order to increase his awareness of the theme of discipleship among the youth at First Baptist Church, Paris, Taxes. The first step involved reseraching the field of expository preaching. The researcher also completed a sutdy on discipleship practices of the church. The project director then studied select passages from Mark based on the discipleship research, organizing them into a written series of sermons. This sermon series is expository in nature and highlights how to walk as a disciple. The project director then created evaluations and goals to ensure a high quality of work.

EQUIPPING SELECTED PASTORS OF BARTHOLOMEW BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS WITH CHURCH REVITALIZATION SKILLS

Author
David O Mitchell
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected pastors in Bartholomew Baptist Association, southeast Arkansas, with church revitalization skills. Through a workshop, selected pastors will learn relevant skills in church revitalization discovered during the research phase of this project. An annotated bibliography will be produced to serve as the source material for the workshop. A questionnaire will be given to the pastors concerning revitalization skills prior to the start of the workshop. The workshop will assist the participants in increasing their understanding of the field of church revitalization and some of the needed skills in church revitalization. At the conclusion of the workshop, an evaluation form will be given to the workshop participants for their evaluation of the workshop.

Equipping Selected Members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, With Personal Evangelism Skills

Author
Adam Harwood
Abstract
The pupose of the project is to equip selected members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, with personal evangelism skills. The project began with the project director's research in the field of personal evangelism. Upon completion of the research, the project director developed and wrote curriculum he used in the equipping of selected members with personal evangelism skills. Once the writing of the curriculum was complete, the project director taught the curriculum in a series of weekly meetings in order to equip selected members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, with personal evangelism skills.

Developing a Relgational Evangelism Strategy to Reach Millennials for Cumming Baptist Chruch, Cumming Georgia

Author
Nicholas T Wilbur
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a relational evangelism strategy to reach millennials for Cumming Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia. The project director led selected members of Cumming Baptist Church to develop a multifaceted relational evangelism strategy that will minister effectively to the millennial population of Forsyth County, Georgia. The strategy formation team met for six sessions to develop the strategy for the church. The project director insturcted the team on demographic data from Forsyth County, information on millennials found through research, best relational evangelism practices, the biblical rationale for relational evangelism, and strategy formation technique. With this knowledge, the strategy formation team, led by the project director, developed a multifaceted relational evangelism strategy. Once completed, the strategy was presented by the project director to the pastoral staff, outreach ministry team, and deacons of CBC for approval and implementation.
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