Pastoral theology--Baptists

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Adult Ministry Team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

Author
Jason W Snyder
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the Adult Ministry team of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas. The project director assessed the characteristics of the Adult Ministry team to determine spiritual formation needs. Subsequently, the project director researched the field of spiritual formation to determine best practices, identifying five domains: corporate, relationship, discipline, gap, and rest domains. To prepare for the strategy development sessions further, the author revisited fifteen spiritual formation strategies and presented this information to the strategy team.

Developing a Spiritual Formation Strategy for the Summer Staff at Cross Timbers Mission Adventure Camp in Davis, Oklahoma

Author
Jason E Langley
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a spiritual formation strategy for the summer staff of CrossTimbers MIssion Adventure Camp in Davis, Oklahoma. In the first phase, the project director administrated a survey to former summer staff and incoming staff. From the gathered data, he developed a spiritual formation profile. IN phase two, the project director researched the area of spiritual formation to discover core practices. He then compiled a report of best practices for spiriutal formation. The project director began phase three by constructing a strategy deelopment plan. Then he assembled a strategy team. Utilizing the profile data and best practice report, the strategy team developed a spiritula formation strategy for summer staff. In the final phase, the project director presented the strategy to the leadership of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma for approval.

Developing a Layperson Leadership Training Program for Filipino-American Context

Author
Robert Miles
Abstract
This project developed a lay leadership training program to equip people for leadership roles within Visions of Missions Cooperative Ministries (VMCM), a network of Filopino SOuthern Baptist Convention (SBC) churches located in the Pacific Northwest. The focus of the project was to establish and lead a cross-cultural team, composed of pastors, ministry leaders, education specialists, and lay leaders drawn from VMCM membership, to develop a leadership training program and document that program in a training program plan. At the conclusion of the project, the leadership training program was scheduled for implementation within the VMCM network of thirteen SBC Filipino churches.

Designing A Discipleship Model for Bethel Baptist Church, Bessemer, Alabama

Author
Calvin L Bell
Abstract
The ministry praxis was designed to inspire hope in the life of Bethel Baptist Church in Bessemer, AL, as the praxis director preached through First Peter. The Praxis director believes that First Peter will revive our hope, thus bringing us into a deeper, richer, and fresher relationship with Jesus Christ. The ultimate goal was to foster mature disciples of Jesus Christ. The praxis director hopes that preaching through First Peter in conjunction with the focus group discussions in an intergernerational context will navigate BBC members in the direction of a greater maturity in Christ.

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Author
David H Janaro
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of Fairfax First Baptist Church, Fairfax,rSouth Carolina, with essential Christian apologetic skills to engage Jehovah's Witnesses. Many members of the church reported that Jehovah's Witnesses came to their homes to distribute literature or promote their organization. The church members also acknowledged that they lacked the skills necessary to engage Jehovah's Witnesses. The project director researched and apologetic methods. He used the research to design six training sessions to develop skills and change attitudes about ministering to Jehovah's Witnesses.

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

Author
James W Pruett
Abstract
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.

Equipping Selected Members of New Palestine Baptist Church, Picayune, Mississippi, To Minister to Families Experience 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 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.

Addressing life crises at First Baptist Church of Lyman, Gulfport, Mississippi, through expository preaching from narrative passages

Author
Garland R Boyd
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to enhance the project director's skill in using expository preaching to address life crises at First Baptist Church of Lyman in Gulfport, Mississippi. The project involved preaching a series of expository sermons from selected narrative passages that address life crises. The messages emphasized biblical principles relevant to maintaining a kingdom focus during various life crises. The project director identified hermeneutical principles of preaching from narrative passages. The project director examined homiletical works and discovered common approaches to preaching narrative passages. The director developed and preached the sermons at First Baptist Church of Lyman in Gulfport, Mississippi. An expert evaluated the sermon manuscripts. The director recorded the sermon delivery on DVD. An expert in sermon delivery evaluated the recorded sermons.

Equipping a selected group of members of Odena Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama, for a ministry of encouragement

Author
Daniel K Courson
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to explore the role of encouragement in ministry using the Equipping Program Model. The project director studied selected scriptures and biblical role models including (but not limited to) specific aspects of the ministries of Paul and Barnabas. In addition, the project director explored selected models and methods of encouragement used in ministry settings. The project director also explored selected aspects from the field of positive psychology. The findings of the research dictated the contents of the lessons. The project director then trained a selected group of members of Odena Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama, for a ministry of encouragement.

Equipping single adult life group teachers and leaders of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina, to care for members who experience depression after divorce

Author
Steven L Wise
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to equip Single Adult Ministry LIFE group leaders and teachers at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina, to care effectively for members who experience depression after divorce. The project director studied current research and methodology for treatment of depression and compiled an annotated bibliography of his research. He studied divorce and its long-term spiritual and emotional effects. He used his research of divorce and depression to train LIFE group leaders to recognize and respond biblically to signs of depression in LIFE group members. He studied curriculum development in order to plan and lead the training sessions. The project concluded with the project director leading the workshop sessions in order to equip single adult LIFE group leaders and teachers to care for members who experience depression after divorce.
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