Equipping Leaders For Missional Living at Farmdale Baptist Church, in Louisville, Kentucky
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ABSTRACT EQUIPPING LEADERS FOR MISSIONAL LIVING AT FARMDALE BAPTIST CHURCH, IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Stephen Louis Weber, D.Ed.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Troy W. Temple Chapter 1 provided the purpose for this effort, namely, to equip the leaders of this church to live and model lives as every day missionaries before the people of the church. The second purpose of the project was to create an on-going strategy and mechanism to equip every member for missional living. Chapter 2 laid the biblical and theological foundation on which this effort was built. Scripture commands followers of Christ to love, to be on mission, to pray evangelistically, to possess a missionary mentality, and to prepare for spiritual battle. Chapter 3 described the theoretical and sociological research involved to equip missional Christians. The key research included understanding the simple processes God often uses in healthy churches to make disciples. The second primary area of research involved the balance of living as a missionary in today's culture while maintaining biblical fidelity. Chapter 4 described the project in detail. It presented the planning, design, and implementation of the effort to equip church leaders for on mission living. The project sought to equip leaders to develop missional clarity, movement, alignment, and focus. Chapter 5 evaluated the project and centered on the project's purpose, goals, strengths and weaknesses. Attention was given to the changes that could be made to improve the project. Finally theological and personal reflections conclude the chapter.