Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Developing a Disciple-Making Training Strategy for the Church Planters of New Breed Church Planting Network
by Fretwell, Matthew T., D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017, 175; 10635779
Abstract (Summary)

The project director serves as the director of operations for the New Breed Church Planting Network (NBCPN). A necessity for developing a reproducible disciple-making strategy for the church planters of NBCPN existed. The project exists to develop a reproducible disciple-making practicum to meet the needs of NBCPN.

Within the first chapter, the project director explored the ministry project proposal and purpose. Listing main objectives, limitations, assumptions, term definitions, and a detailed project rationale explain the project process. The project director researched four North American church planting organizations to assess the respective utilization of disciple-making processes, while providing an explanation for NBCPN’s need for a reproducible strategy.

Within the second chapter, the project director examined two separate passages of scripture. The texts of Matt 28:18–20 and Acts 1:8 (ESV) became the foundational basis upon which the project director analyzed and made reproducible disciple-making conclusions. Chapter two consists of exegesis, exposition, and application of the chosen texts and explained the biblical and theological foundation of the ministry project.

Within chapter three, the project director provided research for the ministry foundations aspect of the project. The project director identified and explored past and present ecclesiological disciple-making procedures. The project director’s goal for chapter three provided information concerning the development of historical and 11 contemporary reproducible disciple-making, as well as, examining theoretical and application models.

Within chapter four, the project director described the development of the ministry project. The chapter focused on the project director’s seven-practicum reproducible disciple-making strategy for the church planters of NBCPN. The project director’s compiling of information regarding the utilization of an expert panel, incorporated Great Commission components, integrated research of chapters two and three, and implemented expectation, completed the chapter.

In chapter five, the project director documented an overall summation of the ministry project. The director examined the evaluation of the project process, analysis of the findings, and an overview of the lessons learned. The strengths, weaknesses, and personal reflection of the ministry project offered descriptive insight to the project director and for reader clarity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Robinson, George G.
Commitee: Cockrell, Tate B., Merkle, Benjamin Lee
School: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Department: Ministry
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 79/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religious history, Religious education, Curriculum development
Keywords: Church, Church planting, Disciple-making, Discipleship, Great commission, Revitalization
Publication Number: 10635779
ISBN: 9780355348965
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