New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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.

Designing a volunteer leadership development strategy for full-time pastors of style-staff churches in the Arkansas Baptist State convention

Author
Marcus W Brown
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to design a volunteer leadership development strategy for full-time pastors of single-staff churches in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. The project director implemented four elements in the development of this strategy: (1) identification of volunteer leadership needs specific to single-staff churches with full-time pastors in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, (2) extensive research in the field of ministry leadership development, (3) development of the actual strategy and (4) presentation of the final strategy to the Church Health Team Leadership for approval. Actual implementation of the strategy was not within the scope of this project.

Developing a Church revitalization strategy for first Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana

Author
Jack G Bell
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church revitalization strategy for First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana. This project included four primary tasks. First, the project began with a defined demographics study of the population surrounding the community of Hornbeck, Louisiana, and an internal institutional analysis of First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana. The analysis of the resulting data provided an assessment of the Church revitalization potential for First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana. Second, the project director researched effective church revitalization strategies and formulated a report of the best practices foe church revitalization. Third, the project director assembled a selected group of members of First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana into a revitalization strategy team and equipped them to develop a strategy to aid in the revitalization of First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana. Fourth, the project director presented the church revitalization strategy to the membership of First Baptist Church, Hornbeck, Louisiana, for approval.

Equipping Deacons at Moundville Baptist Church, Moundville, Alabama, with Essential Deacon Ministry Skills

Author
Jason T Duckett
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip deacons of Moundville Baptsist Church, Moundville, Alabama, with reseach in the field of deacon ministry and in those specific required skills unique to the office of deacon. From the research, the project director provided the substance used to create a five-session seminar to equip select deacons. The project director utilized various methodologies of instruction such as the "Think-Pair-Share Strategy", a signed civenant/commitment card, and role-play so that the participants would achieve optimal learning. Experts in the field of instruction and deacon ministry provided evaluation to the project director in order to ensure completion of the stated project and professional goals. The project director presented the essential deacon ministry skills curriculum during a Friday through Saturday retreat.

Enhancing the Project Director's Skill in the Developemnt and Delivery of the Sermon Invitation at First Baptist Church, Saint Francisville, Louisiana

Author
Joel Grant Williams
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's skill in the development and delivery of the invitation at First Baptist Church, Saint Francisville, Louisiana. Following the Ministry Skill Enhancement Model, the project director researched the biblical basis of the invitation, identified elements of biblically-based invitations, and analyzed various models of the invitation in order to identify invitational models that support elements of biblically-based invitations. The project director developed and preached a series of sermons that incorporated biblical models of the invitation. Additionally, the project director utilized an expert evaluator and a sixteen-member evaluation group to evaluate the developmentd and delivery of the sermons and their invitations. The project director utilized the feedback to analyze the enhancement of his skill in the development and delivery of sermons that contain biblically-based invitations.

Equipping selected men to implement a youth mentoring ministry for the Suburban Baptist Church, East New Orleans, Louisiana

Author
Jeffery Q Friend
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop and implement an equipping model to provide selected men at Suburban Baptist Church, East New Orleans, Louisiana, with the necessary skills to implement a youth mentoring ministry. The project director researched the field of mentoring, identified the best practices, and developed a six-session workshop to train the selected men. At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants were equipped with core mentoring skills needed to implement the mentoring ministry and help the youth of Suburban Baptist Church develop the necessary life skills to become productive, civic-minded members of society.

Developing a church multiplication strategy for not ashamed ministries leadership among the Pardhi people of Mumbai, India

Author
Amy T Boe
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enlist, equip, and lead Not Ashamed Ministries' leadership team to develop a church multiplication strategy among an unreached people group in Mumbai, India. The project director then presented the church multiplication strategy in a meeting of Not Ashamed Ministries leadership in the United States and in India for their approval.

Developing an outreach strategy to evangelize millennials at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Marietta, Georgia

Author
Steven G Bonham
Abstract
The project under consideration was driven by the overall goal of developing an evangelism outreach strategy utilized by Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia to reach millennials. The project director assimilated a strategy team of Johnson Ferry Baptist ministers and staff members, and led this group through the development of the proposed outreach strategy. The strategy team met once a week for six weeks to develop the strategy for the church. The project director, based on completed research, instructed the strategy team on the findings of millennial research, outreach practices, and strategy planning essentials. The project director then led the team to develop the multifaceted strategy. Once completed, the project director presented the developed strategy to the executive leadership team of the church for approval and implementation.

Researching the major contemporary perspectives of soteriology among Southern Baptists in order to develop a curriculum for Texas Baptist students

Author
Leighton Charles Flowers
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to research the major contemporary perspectives pertaining to the biblical doctrine of salvation in order to create a student curriculum to effectively teach a non-Calvinistic Southern Baptist perspective. As a result of the research, a greater understanding of the soteriological issues and the various biblical interpretations was gained. The data was then compiled into a format that is easy to understand and engage. Modern teaching resources which have proven to be effective in training students were employed in developing the new curriculum. Evaluation of the soteriological content, curriculum effectiveness, and the overall growth of the project director were fundamental to the completion of this project.
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