Editor's Note: Jeannie Welliver recently delivered a report to the church from the 2020 Vision "Building Community Through Gathering Places" Implementation Team. The text of that report is printed below. -------------------------------------------- Richmond’s First Baptist Church has been ON MISSION since 1780. This church was the first church of any denomination organized in the City of … Continue reading What a Gathering Place!
On Sunday Daniel Hocutt spoke to the church about the work of the Youth Discipleship Blueprint Team. As he talked, I began to see what kind of young people might be formed by this process, and I was impressed. I thought, "If parents out there only knew that by bringing their kids to First Baptist … Continue reading How to Build a Christian
Editor's Note: Julie Pierce has been on the 2020 Vision facilitation team from the beginning, but recently she became part of the oversight team that is helping to coordinate the many initiatives of the implementation teams. She was the perfect person to give the church an update last Sunday, and this is what she said … Continue reading What’s Going on with the 2020 Vision?
Editor's Note: This report comes from the Children's Disciples Blueprint Implementation Team. It was written by 2020 Vision Facilitation Team member Anne Keo, and captures much of the energy that has been building around these initiatives. These are exciting times for First Baptist Church! ------------------------------------ Throughout the church-wide 2020 Vision process, Bill Wilson reminded the … Continue reading “Pour jet fuel on it!”
Editor's Note: Ann Carter is working with the Youth Discipleship Blueprint Implementation Team. One of the challenges is knowing how to start. How do you draw up a blueprint for Youth Discipleship? Ann's answer follows: One of the best things about serving on a 2020 Vision Implementation Team is the opportunity to build relationships with … Continue reading How Do You Draw Up a Blueprint?
Editor's note: here's a report from Karen Brown, Captain of the "Lay Led Worship Service at a Time other than Sunday Morning" Team (yes, that's the real name). See what she has to say below, and if you're willing to participate, take the survey! We met on Feb 26th to discuss alternative worship plans and … Continue reading Worship at another time?
Editor's Note: Justin Griffin is Captain of the 2020 Vision implementation team tasked with "Connecting with our Neighbors in Scott's Addition and the Fan." Here is his report on a recent effort to share some First Baptist love with spectators at the annual Monument Avenue 10K race. Our 2020 Vision Team is tasked with connecting … Continue reading Getting Koozie with our Neighbors
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