|dc.description.abstract||This project attempts to create a process for training the members of First Baptist Church West Columbia, Texas, concerning the meaning and value of regenerate church membership.
Chapter 1 introduces the project and First Baptist Church West Columbia. This chapter discusses recent church history, demographic studies, and leadership issues within the church.
Chapter 2 addresses the biblical and theological issues concerning the definition and value of church membership. This chapter surveys various biblical texts in an effort to construct a scriptural view of church membership.
Chapter 3 traces the early history of the development of the doctrine of church membership in the Southern Baptist Convention. This chapter focuses on the work of J. L. Dagg, B. H. Carroll, and E. Y. Mullins.
Chapter 4 recounts the process of the project in detail. It describes the people addressed and the methods used for instruction. It also outlines the methodology used in gathering the research and describes the results of the research.
Chapter 5 focuses on analysis and evaluation. This chapter evaluates the purpose, goals, and methodology of the project as well as its strengths and weaknesses.||en_US