Developing a Church Discipline Strategy for Verbena Baptist Church, Verbena, Alabama
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DEVELOPING A CHURCH DISCIPLINE STRATEGY FOR VERBENA BAPTIST CHURCH, VERBENA, ALABAMA Michael Truman Allums, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert K. Cheong This project sought to develop a church discipline strategy for Verbena Baptist Church, in Verbena, Alabama. Chapter 1 presents the context of ministry at Verbena Baptist and identifies the goals and means of measurement. Chapter 2 provides exegesis of five passages of Scripture (Gen 3:1-13; Num 21:4-9; Matt 18:15-18; Gal 6:1-5; and Heb 12:5-11) to show that every Christian fellowship should embrace the doctrine of church discipline. Chapter 3 presents the historical practice of church discipline in contrast to the present, and how vital aspects of church life are affected by its function. Chapter 4 describes the project implementation and further analyzes the project’s context, cultivating attitudes toward the project and preparation for a church discipline policy. Chapter 5 evaluates the effectiveness of the project based on completion of the specified goals. Ultimately, this project seeks to equip Verbena Baptist Church with the tools and confidence for the furtherance of its mission in Christ Jesus.