Evangelistic work

Equipping Selected Leaders from Nepal in Essential Leadership Competencies

Author
Richard M Fraley
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop essential leadership competencies in cross-cultural context for selected leaders from Nepal. By equipping Nepalese in essential leadership competencies, the project director seeks to align the leaders to a vision taken from Revelation 7:9. The project director will synthesize his research in developing a list of essential competencies and then create curriculum that will be reproducing across house church networks. This will help leaders develop this vision of all peoples knowing and worshipping Jesus Christ. The msision will be impossible without well-trained and character-filled leadership reproducing across Nepal.

Breaking In Community Engagement through Intercessory Prayer

Author
Susan E Boehl
Abstract
To the unchurched, the local church is largely absent and nominally relevant to their circumstances. This fundamental disconnect threatens to leave the church impotent to walk alongside and impact its unchurched neighbors. This author proposes a common denominator for the community and the Gathered Church, namely, Intercessory Prayer. Through planning and implementation of five public Intercessory Prayer activities with internal complements, the author details the re-introduction of relationship-building, mutual vulnerability, and authentic connection between those inside and outside the walls of the church. Interviews and first-person narratives reveal the journey toward collaboration with, and transformation of all, through sacred encounter.

An evangelistic, church growth strategy for York Terrace Baptist Church, Sheffield, Alabama

Author
Rodney B Shewbart
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop an evangelistic, church-growth strategy for York Terrace Baptist Church, Sheffield, Alabama. The project director gathered and analyzed demographics information to more effectively understand the general composition of the population of the city of Sheffield, Alabama, and its surrounding communities. The project director explored the biblical models for evangelism and church growth found in the Bible, gathering resources to provide the strategic planning team with the necessary scriptural and historical support. Next, the project director interviewed pastors and church leaders whose churches are experiencing significant growth in areas with cultural and demographic similarities to that of York Terrace Baptist Church. Finally, utilizing the resources gathered, the project director and a strategic planning team developed an evangelistic, church-growth plan for York Terrace Baptist Church. The plan was presented to the deacon body and the congregation of York Terrace Baptist Church for acceptance and implementation.

Equipping Powerful Evangelism Teams through Experiential Learning and Communication at Korean Baptist Church of San Jose

Author
Seung Hwan Choi
Abstract
The purpose of the project is to challenge the members of Korean Baptist Church of San Jose to engage in effective evangelism through a variety of methods, such as experiential learning and missions-oriented team trainings, with an emphasis on communication. A carefully selected group of 15 members was trained in order that they understand the biblical mandate of evangelism and become active evangelists. The doctrinal studies covered 4 weeks followed by 6-weeks of actual evangelism training. Over the course of the project, the project director stressed the importance of the Great Commission, led powerful evangelism training whilestressing the missional aspects of the church. The evangelism teams were formed consisting of 2-3 individuals. The team members were able to compliment one another and "pushed" effective evangelism to take place.

Community Backyard Relationship-Building: A Partnership between the Church, Government, and Local Stakeholders

Author
James Larkin Pahl
Abstract
Transformation blossoms in the context of a deepening, sustainable relationship, where individuals engage one another on equal-footing. When relationships deepen, personal and community transformation occurs. By extension, the generative hope of a community and its children prosper.The people of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Oxford, North Carolina want to know their neighbors in the perpetually declining, poverty-ridden neighborhoods around the church. This poverty-trap imprisons parents, children, and families without hope of a different future. Our community and its citizens can be so much more than we are; and the faith community offers a unique commodity in this transformation. Jesus Christ calls us beyond our comforting walls to address socio-economic issues that plaque our communities. Through the love of God and deepening relationships, we authentically experience transformation through parity.The faith community cannot accomplish the mission alone. St. Augustine of Hippo directs the citizens of the City of God, temporarily residing in the earthly city (Babylon), to identify the "common good". Our Christian commodity is a "peculiar peace" and love of God, which draws us outward to our neighbor. This project is local, community relationship-building - a partnership between St. Stephen's, Social Services, and the Boys and Girls Club. The church, government, and local stakeholders identify the common good, as we jointly offer and engage practical resources for the parents of children enrolled in club activities. It is not another program; rather a space to grow and learn together with neighbors. The social principles of subsidiarity, sphere sovereignty, and generativity under-gird this faith-based partnership; and qualitative data in the form of surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, and interviews highlight the research methods. In the end, the experience of participants is transformative, with new neighborhood partnerships forming, and deepening, holy relationships changing hearts, one-by-one. "This is the place where we step onto the floor and dance with the wind, touching upon the mountain-tops, sailing up to the stars, reaching for heaven with a hopeful glare, and with all that we can be, and not just what we are!"

Initiating a cultural shift to a missional church

Author
Jessica Anschutz
Abstract
How can Grace United Methodist Church in suburban New York shift from being an inwardly-focused, struggling congregation to being a fruitful "missional church?" To deepen the congregation's understanding of what it means to be a "missional church," (Darrell L. Guder) The author developed a worship series, a congregational Bible study, and a Leadership Development Seminar. This work engages the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, the early church, and John Wesley's "The Character of a Methodist." These interventions enabled the congregation to better fulfill God's vision, engage the community, and make new disciples.

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.

The Development of a Three-Part Strategy to Introduce, Train, and Equip the Members of the Mount of Olives Seventh-day Adventist Church of Brooklyn, New York on How to do Personal Evangelism

Author
Maxwell N Ferguson
Abstract
The author developed a three-part strategy to introduce, train and equip members of the Mount of Olives SDA Church of Brooklyn, New York on how to do Personal Evangelism. The author first heightened parishioners interest in personal evangelism, then demonstrated that personal evangelism was biblical and created a six-part training program to equip them on how to do personal evangelism. Participants were then given the opportunity to implement the principles they learned in order to determine the effectiveness of this strategy. The study demonstrated that personal evangelism is an effective strategy to grow a congregation. Over the period of a year 8 new members were added using the strategies introduced.
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