DEVELOPING A GREAT COMMISSION CULTURE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CATOOSA, CATOOSA, OKLAHOMA
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ABSTRACT DEVELOPING A GREAT COMMISSION CULTURE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CATOOSA, CATOOSA, OKLAHOMA Marcus Robert Dorsey, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. William D. Henard, III Chapter 1 is an introduction to the project, containing information about the current state of the church and providing the rationale for the project. Included are the ministry context and demographic information of the Catoosa community. The goals of the project are also provided. Chapter 2 provides a biblical basis for the project. The basis for the project centers on Jesus' command to make disciples in Matthew 28:19-20. Similar commands found in the Old Testament are examined. Chapter 3 gives the current trends in the church's structure. The thrust is to expose current successful ministry models and apply new insights from current ministry trends to today's culture. Chapter 4 gives the details of the project and its implementation of the goals of the project. The goals of the project work together for the development of a Great Commission culture. The congregation survey measured the commitment level of the church to the Great Commission. Through the implementation of the goals in the project, significant change resulted and a true Great Commission culture developed. Chapter 5 evaluates the effects of the project on the attitude of the congregation toward the Great Commission. Included in this chapter are an assessment of the goals' impacts on the congregation and the effectiveness of the plans to achieve each of the goals.