Presentation on theme: "The Transitioning of Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Transitioning of Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association Journey or Trip?The Transitioning of Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association
2 The Future Story of Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association A snapshot taken on September 1, 2015 reveals the future story of the Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association. The photograph details the story from the eyesight of our Master, Jesus Christ himself. His eyes tell the story of His working thru the churches to achieve the Kingdom status just as He desires.One’s attention is drawn first to the most obvious notation of the photograph; the individual churches. The current state of the churches is much different than past decades. Suffering thru years of unhealthy practices and life choices, every church now exists in a state of balanced focus and a conscious priority of vital health. This radical change in the life and personality of each church began in 2009 when each church agreed to utilize the Association as an intentional instigator of revisioning and refocusing the life of the church.Exuberant life burst forth within the congregations when there was a shift away from congregational identity to Kingdom identity. Pastors and lay leaders rediscovered their biblical calling to be Kingdom focused; not a sustainer of local congregations. This understanding empowered local congregations to recognize and acknowledge themselves as team members, networking together, with planned strategies, using gifts and passions, to bring new meaning to the members’ lives and the body life of the church demonstrated in ministry and mission. This notation is recognizable in the snapshot by the healthy shoots of new life bursting forth with fruit from the stem of the church.A third dimension is recognized by the level of impact the churches are having in transforming lives in Georgia and around the world. Local churches have begun fulfilling the Acts 1:8 Commission by networking to impact the daily lives of local residents and cooperating with the International Mission Board, The North American Mission Board, and the Georgia Baptist Convention to coordinate volunteer mission trips that will have a Kingdom focus. This dynamic focus is seen in the snapshot by the new congregations that have been birthed.Vision Statement Guiding to the Future StoryThe vision of the Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association is vital, healthy churches networking to transform lives in fulfilling the Great Commission.Purpose Statement Guiding the VisionUnder the authority of Christ, the purpose Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association is to equip and assist its churches in fulfilling the Great Commission.
3 On a trip we use a map. Precisely measured and drawn On a trip we use a map. Precisely measured and drawn. Turn by turn directive.
4 On a journey we utilize a compass. The needle must be aligned On a journey we utilize a compass . The needle must be aligned. With what?
7 Restructure of the Executive Committee: Utilize messengers from each church4 for the first 100 members and 1 for every 50The new committee will consist of 193 membersMaintain quorum requirements of 30 members from 10 churchesMeetings will last no longer than 75 minutesAll reports will be printed and distributedFinancial and issues requiring a vote will be discussedInformational/Training time for the second half of meetingCommittee will meet three (3) times per yearAnnual Meeting in OctoberEarly FebruaryMid August
9 Administration Team:Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Treasurer, 3 Permanent Sub-Team Chairs,and the Associational Missionary.FinancialLeadership EnlistmentMeetings and HospitalityGeneral Responsibility:Day to day operation of the AssociationFunction within the desires and directives of the Messengers
10 Team Structure:Comprised of 3 to 5 members affirmed by messengers (Annual Meeting)Comprised of gifted and talented persons desiring to assist churchesTeams will have the authority to create sub-teams when neededSub-teams are temporary; will disband upon task completionMust be approved by the Administration TeamMay not have more than 1 member from any churchTeams will meet once per monthSubmit minutes of meeting to Administration TeamShall administer budget allocations for ministry areasShall present budget request to the Budget Sub-TeamTeams are responsible for assisting churches and promoting the Kingdomwork
11 Team Assignments:Administration: Church Strengthening LostnessBudget Sunday School EvangelismNominating Music, VBS New ChurchPreacher/Place Youth Ministry DevelopmentVan Senior Adult MinistryResolutions Discipleship TrainingDev. Leadership Ministry/Missions PrayerTeam Leadership Acts 1:8 PrayerChurch Leadership Christian Social Ministry Spiritual AwakeningAssociation Leadership Missions Education ActivitiesResource Agents for Needs Hispanic MinistryChildren’s Home
12 Pulaski-Bleckley Team Meeting Schedule Each sub-team will meet at 6:30 on the assigned night.Each team will meet at 7:30 on the assigned night.The Administration Team will meet at 8:30 on the assigned night.Team meetings will not last more than an hour.Team leaders will have a prepared agenda for the meeting.These meetings will be work sessions for planning and implementation.All meetings will be scheduled on one evening to avoid over crowding of our already busy schedules.