New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a strategy to enhance church health for Rocky Point Baptist Church, Carthage, Mississippi

Author
Michael Shane McGivney
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy to enhance church health at Rocky Point Baptist Church, Carthage, Mississippi. The project director conducted an analysis of the church health at Rocky Point Baptist Church using the Transformational Church Assessment Tool. The project director enlisted experts to ensure both analysis and project quality. The project director increased his knowledge in the area of church health and increased his skill in strategy planning. He selected and developed a strategic planting team to aid in this process. The project director presented the church health strategy to the congregation of Rocky Point Baptist Church for approval.

Equipping selected leaders of Macedonia Baptist Church, Plaquemine, Louisiana, in new member assimilation skills

Author
Shannon J Warner
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected leaders of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Plaquemine, in new member assimilation skills. The project director researched various models and strategies of new member assimilation in order to identify the best skills. These skills were essential toward equipping the Historic Macedonia Baptist Church in the assimilation of new members. The director identified not only the necessities, but also the best practices critical for inclusion in equipping seminars. The director also developed a curriculum structured to teach four equipping sessions. The director successfully completed the sessions, thereby equipping selected leaders of Macedonia Baptist Church with new member assimilation skills. Further, the project director will implement annual training with individuals on the new member assimilation ministry team.

Equipping selected members of Fisher Road Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas, to defend their Faith

Author
Luis S Perez
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to equip selected members of Fisher Road Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas, to defend their faith. The project director researched biblical apologetics and developed a curriculum that provided a summary of important biblical content with apologetic evidences that support the Bible. The project director included apologetic evidences that instilled confidence in the participants to refute falsehoods misunderstandings about Scripture. An apologetic expert reviewed the research for the project and a curriculum expert provided recommendations for the development of the curriculum. These evaluation tools aided the project director in providing a quality product.

Developing a community needs assessment of foster care and adoptable children in Garland County, Arkansas, for Hot Springs Baptist Church, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Author
Shane A Robertson
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a community needs assessment of the critical needs of foster care and adoptable children in Garland County, Arkansas, for Hot Springs Baptist Church. The project director gathered data from local and state agencies and organizations related tot he crisis of foster care and adoptable children in Arkansas and Garland County, Arkansas, in order to assess critical needs. The project director performed careful research through interviews, the use of resources online, and other avenues to discover the existing resources and programs related to the crisis of foster care and adoptable children in Arkansas and Garland County, Arkansas. The final stage of this project was the development and presentation of specific recommendations to the pastor of Hot Springs Baptist Church for the development of a foster care and adoption ministry to meet critical need.

Equipping selected adult small group leaders of First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia in transformative teaching skills

Author
Joel S Harris
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected adult small group leaders of First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia, in transformative teaching skills. The project Director conducted research in the field of transformative learning and developed a curriculum to train adult small group leaders in transformative teaching skills. The training was conducted in five sessions; an overview, a demonstration of transformative teaching skills, two sessions allowing participants to use the skills and the last session was a debrief. As a result of the training, selected adult small group leaders were equipped with transformational teaching skills.

Developing a Ministry Evangelism Strategy to Improve the Missional Effectiveness at West Hartsville Baptist Church, Hartville, South Carolina

Author
Kevin M Walters
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a ministry evangelism strategy to improve the missional effectiveness at West Hartsville Baptist Church, South Carolina. The project took place in four phases. First, the project director researched the existing methods and actual practice of ministry evangelism to determine the best practices for missional effectiveness in the local community. Second, using demographic data and a community needs survey administered to select community leaders, the project director analyzed the lifestyles and community needs in the local community of Hartsville, South Carolina. Third, utilizing the assistance of a church strategy team, the project director developed a ministry evangelism strategy for West Hartsville Baptist Church to improve the church's missional effectiveness in the local community. Fourth, the project director presented the ministry evangelism strategy to the membership of West Hartsville Baptist Church for approval.

Developing relational evangelism strategy for home groups at Harvestfield Church, Rainbow City, Alabama

Author
Eric W Reeves
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a relational evangelism strategy for Home Groups at Harvestfield Church, Rainbow City, Alabama. The project director evaluated the demographics of Etowah County, Alabama, and identified specific neighborhood profiles. The director researched the topic of relational evangelism and determined best practices. The project director worked with a select team and developed a strategy for evangelizing targeted neighborhoods. Finally, the director presented the strategy to the Elder Body of Harvestfield Church and selected Home Group leaders for approval.

Researching step-parenting skills to create a counseling manual for counselors and ministers to parents of clended families in central Georgia

Author
Jennifer Lauren Ransom
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research family systems for the most effective parenting techniques in blended families in order to develop a manual for counselors to parents of blended families in Central Georgia. This project culminated in the creation of a training manual for Christian counselors who counsel parents of blended families to help them with blended family skills. The project director researched a wide range of sources including books, articles, and commentaries to gain an understanding of step-parenting skills that parents can implement as counselors to help them practice. the final stage of this project was the completion of the counseling manual that the other counselors and ministers an use when counseling blended families.

Enhancing the project director's strategic preaching skills at Chicopee Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia

Author
Darin Lewis Vogt
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's skills in preparing and delivering strategic sermons at Chicopee Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia. This project involved both research and ministry in following a skills-enhancement model. Research focused on the purpose, preparation, and delivery of strategic sermons. From the research, ten common components of strategic sermons were identified and utilized in the formulation of a strategic sermon study guide and strategic sermon template. To conclude the project, the project director preached the series of strategic sermons employing the strategic sermon study guide and sermon template; thereby, representing an increase in his knowledge and skills in strategic preaching. At key points during the course of the project, the project director enlisted experts, practitioners, and church members to asses, evaluate, and critique the adequacy of his research and the project director's preaching skills in delivering strategic sermons.

Equipping selected members of Samter Mission Church, Suwanee, Georgia, in short-term Mission Competences.

Author
Sung Jin Son
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to train in order to participate in the international short-term mission of local church, a group of selected members from Samter Mission Church, Suwanee, Georgia. In this report, believers selected small church were studied useful resources be trained to be able to short-term missions. And to develop a training manual, have written each course to implement the training. Also, recorded for the ministers and professional evaluation and influence on this training.
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