Mississippi--Church history

Developing a Church Revitalization Strategy for Maybank Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Author
Jonathan D Kittrell
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a church revatilzation strategy for Maybank Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The project director will determine the church's need for revitalization by analyzing the demographics of the surrounding community and performing a church health survey with the membership. The project director will research the field of church revitalization to determine the best practices for developing a revitalization strategy, then the project director will train the church council and other leaders to develop a revitalization strategy. The project director will present the completed strategy to the church for approval during a business meeting. Experts in the field of church revitalization will be used to evaluate the process and finalized strategy. Pending church approcal of the revitalization strategy, implementation of the strategy will fall outside the scope of this project.

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.

Mississippi Missionary people: a study of missio Dei in six New Church developments

Author
Kurt T Appel
Abstract
This project considers what role the theological paradigm of missio Dei played in the planting and early stages of six New Church developments in the Mississippi Annual Conference (MAC) of the United Methodist Church. A research survey was conducted with six organizing pastors of congregations started by the MAC within the last fifteen years. The survey focused upon congregational perceptions and in particular what was important and driving the congregations at their inception. A qualitative analysis was also performed on the Guidelines for New Church Development and Revitalization utilized by the MAC at the time these congregations were started.

Trinity Church: a sesquicentennial history of the Episcopal Church in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Author
Robert G Certain
Abstract
This project is intended to be a reasonably comprehensive record of the Episcopal Church's work in Yazoo County, Mississippi from the first service of worship in 1834 through the following 150 years. The historical research conducted to develop this paper included review of the documents of the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Mississippi, the parish, the state of Mississippi, and the town of Yazoo City. Interviews, both oral and written, were conducted with residents, former residents, and clergy in order to learn additional stories and to aid in the interpretation of other information. The purpose of the project was to provide a permanent collection of stories about the history of God's people in the Episcopal Church in Yazoo County. In telling and hearing the story of the past, each new generation becomes one with the saints of God who have gone before.
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