EQUIPPING YOUNG ADULT SMALL GROUP LEADERSHIP
AND DISCIPLESHIP AT BRENTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
IN BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE
Matthew James Purdom, DMin
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Donald S. Whitney
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy among
the young adult small group leaders of Brentwood Baptist Church.
Chapter 1 explores the context of ministry at Kairos while determining the
need of the stated project, as well as the goals and methodology to achieve success.
Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological foundations for small group
ministry of disciples making disciples as an exegesis of Ezekiel 34, Matthew 9:35-38,
Acts 2:42-47, James 5:13-18, and 2 Timothy 2:1-7 are applied to the project.
Chapter 3 examines the theoretical and practical issues concerning disciplemaking.
The chapter provides a solution by the use of proxemics, in addition to the
spiritual disciplines in small group ministry.
Chapter 4 describes the project, including curriculum development, approval,
promotion, and implementation.
Chapter 5 evaluates the project for effectiveness, details areas for improvement,
and concludes with theological and personal reflections.||en_US