An Evaluation of a Model for Missions Mobilization of Churches in San Felipe Baptist Association
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AN EVALUATION OF A MODEL FOR MISSIONS MOBILIZATION OF CHURCHES IN SAN FELIPE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION Samuel Archie Waltman, Jr., D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. M. David Sills This project seeks to evaluate the STARS Network as a model for mobilizing churches in San Felipe Baptist Association for participation in missions. The first chapter presents a preamble setting forth the Network, followed by the purpose, goals, context, rationale, definitions, limitations, and research methodology of the project. The second chapter explains the biblical and theological foundations for the Great Commission and its assignment to the church. Old Testament passages are shown to preview the New Testament mission. Four statements of Jesus in the Gospels are examined, and the mandate is set forth as the mission of the early church. The third chapter advocates the Baptist association as a key mobilizer of churches for engagement in the mission. The fourth chapter describes the project in detail, including the steps taken to achieve each of three goals. The fifth chapter evaluates the project goals, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the STARS Network, and reflects on the future mobilization of churches for missions.