Editor's Note: The Communication Implementation Team at First Baptist Church has been divided into two smaller teams: one focusing on communication outside the church and the other focusing on communication inside the church. These two teams are lovingly referred to as "The A Team," and "The B Team." Steve Martin is Captain of the A Team, … Continue reading The Big Picture
The Adult Formations Team met for the first time on Sunday, February 19, and there was a lot of energy in the group. Of course, this was an orientation meeting, but we talked about the difference in a movement and a project and we all agreed that we want deepening adult formation to be a … Continue reading A Movement or a Project?
Editor's Note: This is a report from Sally Ann Smith, Captain of the Marriage and Family Enrichment Implementation Team. For a list of all the teams, click HERE. The Marriage and Family Enrichment Team has met once and we made the decision to narrow our focus to the greatest need first: Marriage Enrichment. The overwhelming … Continue reading For Better and Happier Marriages
Editor's Note: This is a report from Raylene Harton, Captain of our 2020 Vision "School Partnership Team." Listen carefully as you read: you can almost hear her enthusiasm! The School Partnership Team has gotten off to a fantastic start! Our first meeting was Sunday, February 19. We had 16 of the 18 members present and … Continue reading Partnering with Local Schools
Editor's Note: This is a report from Anne Ball, Captain of the implementation team that is working on "Building Community through Interest Groups." On Sunday, Feb 26, 2017, nine brave individuals from varied backgrounds, stages of life, spiritual walks, and various First Baptist Church groups, came together to embark on a journey to "Build Community … Continue reading How Do We Build Community?
This is an article by Joel Snider that was published by the Center for Healthy Churches. It's a good reminder, as we pursue our 2020 Vision, that the church still matters, and in some ways...more than ever. My mother-in-law died twenty-five years ago. One of my wife’s brothers, also a pastor, preached the eulogy. His … Continue reading Why I Love the Church