Increasing the Knowledge of First-Level Doctrines Among the Members of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Indiana
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This ministry project was designed to teach first-level doctrines at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Indiana. The purpose of this intervention was to assist leaders and members of Mt. Pisgah to think theologically and practice discernment on theological and cultural matters. Chapter 1 explains the context, rationale, purpose, goals, and research methodology of the project. Chapter 2 describes the biblical basis for loving God with one’s mind through the exegesis of the following passages: Matthew 24:34-40, Ephesians 4:4-16, and Colossians 1:9-12. Chapter 3 is a literature review of broadly Reformed evangelical theology on the doctrines of the Trinity, the authority of Scripture, Christology, and justification. Chapter 3 also contrasts orthodoxy with divergent views of each of these four doctrines. Chapter 4 details the production, implementation, and analysis of the results of the ministry project. Chapter 5 evaluates the project’s success, strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. It also included theological and personal reflections.