Leading Church Renewal Through Expository Preaching at First Baptist Church Mount Washington in Mount Washington, Kentucky
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LEADING CHURCH RENEWAL THROUGH EXPOSITORY PREACHING AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MOUNT WASHINGTON IN MOUNT WASHINGTON, KENTUCKY Scott Cameron Ford, Jr., D.Ed.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Shane W. Parker First Baptist Church Mount Washington is a wonderful church with a long, rich history of giving to missions and producing influential leaders within The Southern Baptist Convention. Although FBCMW is large in membership and has had a dynamic past, it is on the verge of renewal and the influencing factors are leadership and expository preaching. This project aimed to evaluate church members’ understanding of expository preaching and leadership while also developing a strategic plan to allow FBCMW to implement these tools toward church renewal. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context of FBCMW along with the rationale, purpose, goals, research methodologies, definition, and delimitations of the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for expository preaching and leadership for church renewal. The chapter focuses on three primary text of scripture: John 21:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and 1 Corinthians 1:18. Chapter 3 focuses on preaching as the leading mode of communication for church renewal, strong leadership as crucial to see a dying church change to a living church, and church renewal is envisioned by the church through the leader communicating a plan. Chapter 4 details the week-by-week project and project night process. Chapter 5 concludes with an evaluation of the project and focuses on the strengths, weakness, and reflections of the project.