Establishing Small Group Discipleship at Hillabee Baptist Church in Alexander City, Alabama
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This project was designed to establish small-group discipleship at Hillabee Baptist Church in Alexander City, Alabama. The project development involved assessing the knowledge of the adult membership in regard to disciple-making. The project included an eight-week sermon series from the Pastoral Epistles intended to increase the knowledge of the membership about the biblical imperative of disciple making. The project also included a four-year strategic plan outline that sought to implement an ongoing effort to build and sustain small group discipleship at HBC. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context of Hillabee Baptist Church, along with the rationale, purpose, goals, research methodologies, definitions, and delimitations of the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for disciple-making, looking at the biblical imperative for disciple-making from a variety of New Testament texts. Chapter 3 addresses the practical applications for disciple making and outlines the three models for disciple-making: transformation, replication, and accountability. Chapter 4 details the preparation and implementation of the project. Chapter 5 concludes with an overall evaluation of the project, with suggestions for improvement and further development.