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1 Name Date Course Grade Session 1: Healthy Church Growth... 5 Session 2: Expecting Church Growth... 9 Session 3: The Bridges of God Session 4: Strategies for Healthy Church Growth Session 5: The Why s of Church Growth Session 6: Overcoming Obstacles to Church Growth Session 7: Finding the Keys to Church Growth Session 8: Urban Church Growth Session 9: Servant Leadership Session 10: New Directions for Church Growth Session 11: Final Exam and Preparation for Group Presentations Session 12: Group Presentations Session 13: Sermons or Individual Projects Session 14: Booklet or Term Paper Presentations Course Description This course focuses on how to apply the principles of planting growing churches. Topics include understanding cultures and church planting models, starting right, personnel, and the process of church planting and growth. Students will create a visual project and an action plan for planting new churches in a postmodern age. Required Textbooks 1. The Holy Bible. A translation, such as the New International Version, the New American Standard Version, or the New King James Version, is recommended for study. 2. Ebbie C. Smith. Growing Healthy Churches: New Directions for Church Growth in the 21 st Century. Fort Worth, TX: X 3. Ed Stetzer. Planting Missional Churches. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, Recommended Textbook for Professors 4. Aubrey Malphurs. Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal, 3 rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, Equip Biblical Institute

2 Student Requirements First, successfully complete the quizzes in the Portfolio before class. This will assist student leaders in focusing on core information and developing the time-on-task study skills and writing skills essential to effective learning and long-term memory. Second, maintain the journal in the Portfolio. (1) What is God teaching you in this session? (2) How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? (3) How could your church apply these concepts to making disciples and developing leaders? This will assist student leaders in developing reflection, application, and decision-making skills essential to spiritual growth. Third, each session discuss the quizzes and journal in the Portfolio. (1) What are we as a group learning about the Bible and transformational leadership in this course? (2) How can we as leaders apply these concepts to our lives, families, and ministries? (3) How can our churches apply these concepts to making disciples and developing leaders? This will assist student leaders in developing the relational, speaking and creative/critical thinking skills essential to effective teaching and servant leadership. Fourth, contribute to a group presentation summarizing one of the topics in Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age based on textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources: (1) Models of Church Plants and Church Planters; (2) Planter-Pastor Leadership; (3) Emerging Postmodern Generations; (4) Culturally Relevant Ministry; (5) Emerging Planting Models; (6) Evangelism in a Postmodern World; (7) Worship in the New Church; (8) Preaching in the New Church. This group project can be a PowerPoint presentation, dramatic skit, roleplay, set of charts or drawings (15-20 minutes). This will assist student leaders in developing the creative/critical thinking and teamwork skills essential to effective teaching and servant leadership. Week 12 Fifth, present a sermon manuscript or individual project summarizing one of the topics in Growing Healthy Churches based on the books in the bibliography, textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources: (strategies, obstacles, keys, urban, servant leadership, new directions). The individual project should include a set of charts or drawings or PowerPoint (10- minute class presentation). This will assist student leaders in developing their learning and teaching style skills essential to effective servant leadership. Week 13 Sixth, complete the final exam in the Portfolio. Summarize planting a growing church in 1000 words. This will assist student leaders in developing long-term memory through multiple reviews of the core material and in focusing on transformational leadership and teaching skills. This will serve as the basis for the booklet or term paper. Week 11 Seventh, create a typed illustrated booklet or term paper titled Action Plan for Planting a New Church, based on textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources. Be sure to footnote all the ideas, paraphrases, and direct quotes in your paper, whether from books or the Internet. Booklet should be at least 3,000 words in length. Text should be single-spaced. Font should be Times New Roman 11 font. Begin with an introduction and conclude with an application or call for commitment. Include illustrations and charts. This will assist student leaders in developing the creative/critical thinking and writing skills essential to effective living, teaching, preaching, and servant leadership. Equip Biblical Institute

3 External Links 1. Apologetics 2. Baptist Theology 3. Bible 4. Bible Land Photos 5. Bible Study Notes by Dr. Thomas Constable of DTS 6. Bible Study Resources 7. Biola 8. Blue Letter Bible Timeline 9. Blue Letter Bible Study Tools/Charts Books of the Bible Daniel Akin SEBTS Christian Classics Ethereal Library World Wide Study Bible Crosswalk.com Bible study tools E-sword.net Bible study tools Larkin s Bible Charts Names of God Online Bible links Willmington s Bible Study Library (Theology and Bible Book Summaries) le_study_library_1 2.htm Instructions You are beginning one of the most important studies of your life based on the Word of God. Much depends on the effort and dedication you invest in these sessions. Although this course is designed to require three or four hours to complete each session, every minute you spend will increase your understanding of God s will and ways. To get the most out of the course it is vital that you do the following: 1. Read your Bible and the textbooks each day. 2. Type answers to the Quiz Questions before class in preparation for discussion. 3. Type in your Journal brief personal reflections over each session. 4. Prepare for Group Activities before class. 5. Work on group presentations, individual projects, and booklets. Grade and Discuss the Quiz (60 minutes). Share your answers to the Take-home quiz questions. Discuss the Journal and Application (20 minutes). Share your reflections to the journal questions. Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). Students learn more by discussing and doing. Explore ways to better teach and apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc. I read and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Equip Biblical Institute

4 Meditation and Application Cards During the course place these on mirrors, in the kitchen, in the car, at work. Ten Characteristics of Healthy Churches Characteristic 1. A healthy church is a growing church. How are we growing? Characteristic 6. A healthy church adapts to the needs and culture of the community it serves. How are we adapting to the needs of our community? Characteristic 2. A healthy church is fully functioning with spiritual gifts. How are we developing spiritual gifts? Characteristic 7. A healthy church watches over the lives of its members. How are we watching over our members? Characteristic 3. A healthy church has an effective immune system and is free of dysfunctional elements. How are we dealing with dysfunction? Characteristic 8. A healthy church provides care for its members. How are we caring for our members? Characteristic 4. A healthy church is carrying out its mission of evangelism and disciplemaking. How are we making disciples? Characteristic 9. A healthy church provides care for the community it serves. How are we serving our community? Characteristic 5. A healthy church trains and equips its own servant leadership. Who are we developing as servant leaders? Characteristic 10. A healthy church is involved in starting new churches at home and around the world. How are we involved in starting new churches? Equip Biblical Institute

5 Session 1: Healthy Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Overview of Syllabus (20 minutes). Share samples of individual projects and booklets. Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3.5 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 1 in Growing Healthy Churches, what is healthy church growth? (18-23) 2. What characteristics would make your church a healthier church? (18-23) 3. Why is healthy church growth so important? (24-29) 4. According to chapter 1 in Planting New Churches, why is church planting needed? (3-5) 5. What is wrong with the large church mentality? (6) Equip Biblical Institute

6 6. What is wrong with the rescue the perishing syndrome? (8-9) 7. What could we conclude about church planting from chapter 1? (10-11) 8. According to chapter 2, what are the obstacles to missional thinking? (15-20) 9. What is missional theology? (20-23) 10. What is the process of indigenization? (24-25) Equip Biblical Institute

7 11. What could we conclude about church planting from chapter 2? (28-31) 12. What are the four commands of the Great Commission? (32-37) 13. What are the values and actions of Paul that modern-day church planters could apply? (39-43) 14. What could we conclude about church planting from chapter 3? (43-47) Equip Biblical Institute

8 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is it that you really want to learn in this course? What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about church planting. Equip Biblical Institute

9 Session 2: Expecting Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 4.5 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 2 in Growing Healthy Churches, why should you expect healthy church growth? (32-36) 2. What patterns of growth do you see in your church from transfer, biological, and conversion growth? (36-41) 3. How could you and your church accept the challenge for healthy church growth? (41-45) 4. According to chapter 4 in Planting New Churches, what is the apostolic harvest church planter model and how could it work today? (49-55) Equip Biblical Institute

10 5. What is the founding pastor model and how could it work today? (56-54) 6. What is the team planting model and how could it work today? (64-69) 7. According to chapter 5, what are the strengths/weaknesses of different church planting patterns? (73-77) 8. Who could plant churches? (77-78) and what does a church planter look like? (78-80) Equip Biblical Institute

11 9. What could we conclude about church planting from chapter 5? (80-82) 10. According to chapter 6, what is the danger of changing church structure? (83-84) 11. What is the Pastor-elder form of leadership and how could it be applied? (86-89) Equip Biblical Institute

12 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

13 Session 3: The Bridges of God Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 3 in Growing Healthy Churches, how could your church apply the Bridges of God? (48-52) 2. How could your church apply balanced church growth? (52-63) 3. How could you and your church focus on effective evangelism? (63-74) 4. What loving social ministries could your church offer? (74-79) Equip Biblical Institute

14 5. According to chapter 7 in Planting New Churches, what are the daily responsibilities and schedule of the planter-pastor? (90-92) 6. What are the personal adjustment challenges of the planter-pastor? (92-94) 7. According to chapter 8, why is the pastor an indispensable leader? (96-97) 8. Why is the worship leader an indispensible leader? (97) 9. Why is the preschool children s minister an indispensible leader? (97-98) 10. Why is the assimilation coordinator an indispensible leader? (98-99) 11. Why is the spiritual gifts mobilize an indispensible leader? (99) 12. Why is the welcome coordinator an indispensible leader? (100) Equip Biblical Institute

15 13. Why is the financial organizer an indispensible leader? ( ) 14. What important caution and what conclusions could we make about developing leaders from chapter 8? 15. According to chapter 9, what are the five generations alive today? ( ) 16. Who are the Boomers? ( ) 17. How could churches plant Baby Boomer friendly churches? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

16 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about the basics of church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

17 Session 4: Strategies for Healthy Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 2 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapters 4-5 in Growing Healthy Churches, what must be the theological foundation of your strategy? (82-88) 2. How could your church apply the homogeneous unit strategy? (88-103) 3. How could your church apply the indigenous strategy? ( ) 4. How could your church apply the people movement strategy? ( ) 5. How could your church apply the contextualization strategy? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

18 6. How could your church apply the people movement, key church, and purpose driven church strategies? ( ) 7. How could your church apply the apostolic churches strategy and spiritual warfare? ( ) 8. According to chapter 10 in Planting New Churches, who are the postmodern generations? 9. How could we plant churches that reach postmoderns? ( ) 10. What is postmodernism and why is it important? ( ) 11. What challenge does postmodernism hold for evangelicals? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

19 12. How does Modernism relate to Postmodernism? ( ) 13. How does postmodernism affect how people do Bible study? ( ) 14. How does postmodernism affect people s worldview? ( ) 15. How does postmodernism affect how people view truth? ( ) 16. According to chapter 11, why is it so hard to reach postmoderns? ( ) 17. What are the almost universal values held by most postmoderns? Who best represents this? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

20 18. In chapter 12, which of the ten most frequent traits of successful postmodern churches appeal most to you? Why? 19. How could a church be unashamedly spiritual? ( ) 20. How could a church promote incarnational ministry? ( ) 21. How could a church be engaging in service? ( ) 22. How could a church value experiential praise? ( ) 23. How could a church preach narrative expository messages? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

21 24. How could a church appreciate ancient patterns? ( ) 25. How could a church visualize worship? (148) 26. How could a church connect with technology? ( ) 27. How could a church live in community? ( ) 28. How could a church lead by transparency and team? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

22 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about the strategies for healthy church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

23 Session 5: The Why s of Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3.3 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 6 in Growing Healthy Churches, what could you learn from demographic data? ( ) 2. How could your church get and visualize the facts of growth? ( ) 3. How could your church interpret the facts of growth? ( ) 4. How could your church act on the facts of growth? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

24 5. According to chapter 13 in Planting New Churches, what is the state of African-American church planting? ( ) 6. What is the state of ethnic church planting? ( ) 7. What models of ethnic church planting appeal most you to? Why? ( ) 8. In chapter 14, what is house churches by choice? ( ) 9. What is a house church? ( ) 10. How does the house church work and why are people attracted to it? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

25 11. In chapter 15, what are the guidelines in developing a focus group? ( ) 12. What is the ultimate focus of the church planter? ( ) 13. How could church planters missionize the unchurched? ( ) 14. How could church planters move from felt needs to real needs? ( ) 15. W hat is the purpose of focusing? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

26 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, about the why s of healthy church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

27 Session 6: Overcoming Obstacles to Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3 point. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 7 in Growing Healthy Churches, how could your church apply behavioral science? ( ) 2. How could behavioral science aid your church in communication? ( ) 3. How could your church achieve accommodation without syncretism? ( ) 4. How could your church overcome the theological obstacles to healthy church growth? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

28 5. How could your church overcome the methodological obstacles to healthy church growth? ( ) 6. How could your church overcome the spiritual obstacles to healthy church growth? ( ) 7. According to chapter 16 in Planting New Churches, why is intentionality vital to evangelism? ( ) 8. How is evangelism a process and event? ( ) 9. What is an alternative evangelism process in a postmodern world? ( ) 10. What evangelistic methods appeal the most to you? Why? ( ) 11. In chapter 17, What are the five indispensable systems that must function at the time of a congregational launch? (203) Equip Biblical Institute

29 12. How could church planters find core members? ( ) 13. What are the best ways to find non-christian evangelistic prospects and recruit them for the core group? ( ) 14. In chapter 18, what six things do 70% of Americans say that they want from church? How could small groups meet these needs? ( ) 15. How could small groups offer worship? Prayer? ( ) 16. How could small groups offer effective Bible study? ( ) 17. How could small groups offer fellowship? (215) 18. How could small groups offer small-group ministries? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

30 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about overcoming obstacles to healthy church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

31 Session 7: Finding the Keys to Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 4 point. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 9 in Growing Healthy Churches, why do some people object or resist the idea of new churches? 2. What are the five primary functions of the Church Planting Taskforce (CPT)? ( ) 3. How could your church prepare the new church plan? ( ) 4. How could your church implement the new church plan? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

32 5. Why should church starting efforts think reproducible from the beginning? ( ) 6. According to chapter 19 in Planting New Churches, what is a church planting proposal? ( ) 7. What are possible sources of funds? ( ) 8. What are five advantages of bivocational work? ( ) 9. What are the nuts and bolts of finances? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

33 10. What s in a name? ( ) 11. What are the views of the unchurched toward major denominations? (234) 12. What is important when developing an effective logo? ( ) 13. In chapter 21, how could a church find the right meeting place? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

34 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about the keys to healthy church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

35 Session 8: Urban Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 6 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 10 in Growing Healthy Churches, why are cities strategically important? ( ) 2. How should churches respond to the city? ( ) 3. Which of the components of urban ministries could your church apply? ( ) 4. Which of the direct patterns of urban ministries could your church apply? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

36 5. According to chapter 22 in Planting New Churches, how could your church get the attention of the media? ( ) 7. In chapter 23, what needed to be done in the final days before the launch of a new church? ( ). 8. In chapter 24, what is the role of worship in the new church? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

37 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about urban church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

38 Session 9: Servant Leadership Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 11 in Growing Healthy Churches, what are some ways leaders today could adopt the servant pattern of leadership (Read Isaiah 40-55)? ( ) 2. How is servant leadership expressed? ( ) 3. What is the tragedy of the absence of the servant pattern? ( ) 4. How could you adopt the servant pattern? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

39 5. According to chapter 25 in Planting New Churches, what is relational truth preaching? ( ) 6. What is expositional preaching? ( ) 7. What is verse-by-verse expository preaching? (278) 8. What is doctrinal expository preaching? (278) 9. What is narrative expository preaching? ( ) 10. What is topical expository preaching? (279) 11. Why is application important in expository preaching? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

40 12. In chapter 26, what are the eight characteristics of an incorporated member? (284) 13. How could your church develop an ongoing disciple-development program? ( ) 14. How could your church apply discipleship by environment? ( ) 15. How could your church create a culture of discipleship? ( ) 16. How could your church expect the best from believers? ( ) 17. How could your church better assimilate guests into the fellowship? ( ) 18. How could your church create stability for new believers? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

41 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How could you improve as a leader in your church? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about servant leadership. Equip Biblical Institute

42 Session 10: New Directions for Church Growth Name Date Points Prayer Grade and Discuss this Take-home Quiz (60 minutes). Complete this quiz before class. Each answer should be words. Each question = 3 points. Total quiz is worth 50 points. 1. According to chapter 12 in Growing Healthy Churches, which continuing emphases of church growth inspire you? ( ) 2. How could your church rely more on the Holy Spirit s power? (39-330) 3. How could your church passionately affirm biblical truth? ( ) 4. How could your church commit itself unreservedly to world evangelism? (331-) Equip Biblical Institute

43 5. How could your church maintain healthy church growth? (332) 6. How could your church exhibit integrity and servanthood? (333) 7. Which four of the new patterns of healthy church growth excite you most? Why? ( ) 8. In chapter 2, in Planting New Churches, how could your church build a relationship list? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

44 9. What should a church do the day after the congregation s first service? ( ) 10. How could a church maintain direction and growth? ( ) 11. How could you prevent vision hijacking? ( ) 12. How could you keep vision before the people? ( ) 13. In chapter 28, how could your church improve its children s ministry? ( ) 14. in chapter 29, what are the milestones in the new church s life? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

45 15. In chapter 30, how could a church commit itself to planting churches? ( ) 16. In chapter 31, how could you and your church spiritually prepare for church planting? ( ) Equip Biblical Institute

46 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What is God teaching you? How did this session strengthen your relationship with Jesus? 2. How are you going to apply these concepts to your life, family, and ministry? 3. How could your church apply these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (40 minutes). In groups of three or four, apply what you are learning by creating illustrations, charts, drama, role play, visuals, etc., about new directions for healthy church growth. Equip Biblical Institute

47 Session 11: Final Exam and Preparation for Group Presentations Final Exam Name Date Points Complete this exam in class. Each answer should be 500 words. Each question = 50 points. The exam is worth 100 points. 1. Summarize Growing Healthy Churches in 500 words. Equip Biblical Institute

48 2. Summarize Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age in 500 words. Equip Biblical Institute

49 Journal Reflections (20 minutes). 1. What did God teach you during this course? Why is it important that you obey? 2. How have you applied these concepts to your life, family, and ministry during this course? 3. How has your church applied these concepts in making disciples and developing leaders? Group Activity and Presentations (60 minutes). Work with your team in preparing to team-teach using PowerPoint or handouts. (60 minutes) Peer review and revise your booklets or term papers (60 minutes) Equip Biblical Institute

50 Session 12: Group Presentations Name Date Points Contribute to a group presentation summarizing one of the topics in Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age based on textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources: (1) Models of Church Plants and Church Planters; (2) Planter-Pastor Leadership; (3) Emerging Postmodern Generations; (4) Culturally Relevant Ministry; (5) Emerging Planting Models; (6) Evangelism in a Postmodern World; (7) Worship in the New Church; (8) Preaching in the New Church. This group project could be a PowerPoint presentation, dramatic skit, role-play, set of charts or drawings (15-20 minutes). This will assist student leaders in developing the creative/critical thinking and teamwork skills essential to effective teaching and servant leadership. (100 points) Session 13: Sermons or Individual Projects Name Date Points Present a sermon manuscript or individual project summarizing one of the topics in Planting Growing Churches based on the books in the bibliography, textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources: (Assumptions, Servant Leadership, Relevant Ministry, Authentic Worship, Biblical Evangelism, Small Groups, Core Values, Postmodernism). The individual project should include a set of charts or drawings or PowerPoint (10-minute class presentation). This will assist student leaders in developing their learning and teaching style skills essential to effective servant leadership. (100 points) Session 14: Booklet or Term Paper Presentations Name Date Points Present a typed illustrated booklet or term paper titled Action Plan for Planting a New Church, based on textbooks, online articles, course notes, and other sources. Be sure to footnote all the ideas, paraphrases, and direct quotes in your paper, whether from books or the Internet. Booklet should be at least 3,000 words in length. Text should be single-spaced. Font should be Times New Roman 11 font. Begin with an introduction and conclude with an application or call for commitment. Include illustrations and charts. This will assist student leaders in developing the creative/critical thinking and writing skills essential to effective living, teaching, preaching, and servant leadership. (100 points) Equip Biblical Institute

51 Debriefing and Testimonials 1. What did you enjoy most about this course? How did it help you learn? 2. How have you applied what you learned during this course? What difference is it making? Transfer of Credits to Southern California Seminary To transfer credits to Southern California Seminary, students must present this portfolio of their work. The portfolio consists of the quizzes, journal reflections, booklets or term papers, and exams for each course. Upon successful completion of the degree, students may transfer units into the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree. If the portfolio for a course is not complete, students may be required to take that course at Southern California Seminary. Audits are not transferable to Southern California Seminary. Attendance Policy Attending class and being on time is important to receive the most out of the course. Coming in late disrupts the learning process of all the students. Students are permitted three absences for a 14-week semester course. For the semester (28-hour/14-week) courses, more than 10 minutes late is a Tardy; more than 20 minutes late is an Absence. Two tardies count as one absence. College credit cannot be transferred to Southern California Seminary when a student misses four or more class sessions. A grade of AU (Audit) will be recorded when a student misses four sessions or does not complete coursework on time. Any exceptions must be approved in writing by the instructor, the Site Director, and Equip Biblical Institute and will involve additional assignments mandated by Equip Biblical Institute. Students who attend all 14 session will receive 100 points. Developed by Dr. Gary C. Woods Director of Equip Biblical Institute (619) Equip Biblical Institute

52 Grading Scale Grade Percent Points A = % A- = 90-94% B+ = 87-89% B = 84-86% B- = 80-83% C+ = 77-79% C = 74-76% C- = 70-73% AUDIT = Below 70% Student Evaluation Points Quizzes/Journal/Group Activities...50% 500 Discussion/Attendance...10% 100 Group Presentation...10% 100 Individual Project or Sermon...10% 100 Booklet or Term Paper...10% 100 Final Exam...10% 100 Total % 1,000 Course Points Quizzes/Journal/Group Activities of each session are worth 50 points (500 points total). Discussions/Attendance: Students who attend all 14 session receive 100 points. Group Presentation is worth 100 points. Individual Project or Sermon is worth 100 points. Booklet or Term Paper is worth 100 points. Final Exam is worth 100 points. Course Grades Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Quiz 4 Quiz 5 Quiz 6 Quiz 7 Quiz 8 Quiz 9 Quiz 10 Attendance Group Presentation Individual Project Booklet Paper Final Exam Grade Student Signature Typed or printed name Date Instructor Signature Typed or printed name Date Site Director Signature Typed or printed name Date Equip Biblical Institute

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