New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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Jeffrey M Luchun
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The purpose of this project in ministry report was to develop a strategic plan for St. Andrew's United Methodist Church (SAUMC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to reach millennials in their surroundings community through the implementation of these methodologies and the developed strategic plan. During the past decade, at SAUMC, the need to reach the next generation has reached a critical point. The community around the church holds multiple mosaic identities which identifies which were utilized in developing the strategy to reach this narrowed demographic. Current literature on the topic and strategic planning assist in identifying key methodologies St. Andrew's can implement. The millennial generation desires a church that reflects ancient aspects while blending contemporary distinctiveness. This change in ministry thinking, style, and context provides the church with the perfect opportunity to evolve. This project identifies strategies utilized by churches that are successfully reaching the largest and most unchurched population in the United States. These strategies inform the future planning of SAUMC as it seeks to reach millennials in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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A. Williams Mondonico
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The purpose of this project was to research the field of African-American pastoral leadership in multiethnic churches in order to develop a leadership workshop for pastoral interns in The Pursuit Church Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. The project director research a wide range of sources to gain knowledge of the best practices used by African-American pastors who lead multiethnic churches. The project director used the information to develop a worksohp that will be used at The Pursuit Church Memphis, as well as other churches, churches planting networks, North American Mission Board (NAMB), and denominations that which to plant or revitalize multiethnic churches. The project director utilizes the research model described in the current New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Project in Ministry Design Handbook to complete this project.

Developing a Missions Mobilization Strategy for Gilliam Springs Babtist Church, Arab, Alabama

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James W Pruett
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The puprose of this project was to develop a missions mobilization strategy for Gilliam Springs Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama. During phase one the Project Director interviewed church, association, state convention, and entity leaders to determine the best practices of missions mobilization. During phase two the Project Director explored existing strategy planning models to determine the best practices of strategic planning. During phase three the Project Director wrote the mobilization strategy for Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. The project concluded with the POroject Director presenting the strategy to the Missions Ministry Team at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church for approval and adoption.

Assessing the Physical and Spiritual Needs of Homeless Women for Memphis Union Mission, Memphis, TN

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Randy Daniels
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The purpose of this project was to assess the physical and spiritual needs of homeless women in Memphis, Tennessee. The outcome was to make ministry recommendations to the Memphis Union Mission. The project director gathered and synthesized statistical data of homeless women. The project director organized information available for homeless women from existing agencies. The project director sources material by utilizing surveys completed by homeless women. Data from these surveys gave the project director information to ascertain their physical and spiritual needs. The project director recruited and assembled a recommendation team and presented a recommendation.

Developing A Church Growth Strategy for Celebration Church, Hoover, Alabama

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David R Bradford
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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 compiled 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.

Equipping Selected Members of New Palestine Baptist Church, Picayune, Mississippi, To Minister to Families Experience Loss Due to Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

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Joshua H Braddy
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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 created 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 embers. The project director authenticated the research through evaluation and expert enlistment.

Equipping Selected Leaders of Impact Community Church, Duncan, South Carolina, With Interpersonal Relationship Skills to Promote Healthy Team Dynamics

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David J Walker
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The purpose of the project was to equip selected leaders at Impact Community Church in Duncan, South Carolina, with interpersonal relationship skills to promote healthy team dynamics. The project director developed curriculum based on seven interpersonal relationship skills which research for the project revealed as key to promoting healthy team dynamics. The project director expanded these interpersonal relationship skills into a training curriculum and enlisted and trained a group of leaders in a workshop held over four weeks. The project resulted in the leadership team consisting of staff and elders being equipped in interpersonal relationship skills which promote healthy team dynamics.

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

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Dawn A Schaffer
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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

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Daniel E Caceres
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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
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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.
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