Presentation on theme: "First Baptist Church Pastor D.L. Richardson, Ph.D. Conquering Communities for Christ Faith Vision 2012 Next Level Transformation."— Presentation transcript:
First Baptist Church Pastor D.L. Richardson, Ph.D. Conquering Communities for Christ Faith Vision 2012 Next Level Transformation
Faith Focus for 2011 Exalt the Savior Evangelize the Sinner Equip the Saint Encourage the Suffering Our Goal is to… Embrace the Saint
Exalt The Savior- Worship The Plan: To transform to a more participatory praise and worship style of heart music (music that expresses love to God). The Procedure: Worship will convene with a participatory praise period that expresses love to God led by the minister of music or worship leader who invites others to participate in the worship experience. Lyrics to participatory praise period songs will be displayed on the big screen to encourage congregational participation. Midweek quarterly Prayer Worship Services led by the pastor and praise team will be scheduled. A Concert of Praise will be rendered by the music ministry.
Exalt The Savior – Worship (cont.) The Mass Choir will sing at both worship services except on 2 nd and 5 th Sundays. The Praise Team will be responsible for providing music for Early Morning Worship on 2 nd Sundays and serve as worship leaders for participatory praise period on other Sundays as assigned by minister of music. The Youth Choir will provide music on 2 nd Sundays during Morning Worship. The Men’s Choir will provide music on 5 th Sundays and Mother’ Day during Mid Morning Worship
Equip The Saints - Discipleship The Plan: To transform to a more discipleship-oriented church. The Procedure: Personal spiritual growth classes on a variety of Christian education subjects will be offered during the State Congress in June and the District Congress in July hosted at First Baptist. Discipleship purpose-driven lessons will be taught during the Adult and Youth Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. Sunday School Leadership Conference will be held in March. 4- Week Discipleship Bible Institute will be held in August.
The Plan: To transform to a more passion-driven evangelism church. The Procedure: Evangelism workshop will be offered in March during Midweek Bible Study to encourage the membership to share their faith. Spring Community Evangelistic Campaign the week before Easter Sunday will be launched. During the month of July each member will be challenged to bring someone to worship with them who are unsaved or unchurched. Fall Community Evangelistic Campaign will be held the week before the Annual Revival. Intentional marketing of Christ will be done through personal witnessing by the membership, advertisement by the public relations ministry, and all we do at First Baptist. Evangelize The Sinner - Evangelism
Embrace The Saints - Fellowship T he Plan: To transform to a more fellowship- oriented church. The Procedure: Members will be encouraged to fellowship with visitors and members they don’t know after the welcoming of visitors during worship by the pulpit. Members will be encouraged to support, share, and suffer with one another through weekly announcements. Members of ministries will be encouraged to fellowship by supporting activities of other Ministries by the Ministry Leaders.
Embrace The Saints – Fellowship(cont.) Members will be encouraged to fellowship with one another in saluting God’s worth (worship), studying God’s Word (discipleship), and serving in God’s work (ministry) throughout the year. Members will be encouraged to fellowship by supporting the Easter Sunrise Breakfast, Community Back 2 School Gathering, and the Christmas Fireside Fellowship.
Encourage The Suffering - Ministry The Plan: To transform to a more ministry- driven church. The Procedure: Through Christian Education we will prepare members to do ministry by helping to discover their spiritual gifts to move them from the membership pew to ministry participation. Through the budget planning process spending will be based on ministry needs to do the work of the ministry.
Encourage The Suffering – Ministry (cont.) Through quarterly ministry assessments, all ministries will be evaluated to ensure the embracing of the five-fold purpose. Through the Pastoral, Deacon, and My Brother’s Keeper Ministries, prayer, counsel, visitation and support will be given to the needy. Through our financial support to other ministry partners such as the National Baptist Convention, Arkansas Consolidated Baptist State Convention, Union District Baptist Association, Arkansas Baptist College, and S.T.E.P. Ministries.
Deacons Ministry Leaders 2 HB 1 Pastor 3 Jesus Christ Communication Communities are conquered Vision Playing Field Hit a HOMERUN... Embrace the Vision Membership Vision HOMERUN! “The Ball has been hit”
Welcome Ministry/ Deaconess Ministry (Baptism only) New Membership Class 2 HB 1 Church Clerk (Intake process) 3 New Member (Joins Church) Membership Application Membership Acknowledgement Membership Accountability Membership Association Ministry Opportunities Playing Field Closing the Back Door... Embrace the Vision Sunday School & Ministry Leaders Welcome & Baptism contact Staying Connected “Contact info is shared”
Next Level Transformation by Exalting the Savior - Worship Next Level Transformation by Empowering the Saints - Discipleship Next Level Transformation by Evangelizing the Sinner - Evangelism Next Level Transformation by Embracing the Saints - Fellowship Next Level Transformation by Encouraging the Suffering – Ministry Stepping Up to the Plate... Embrace The Vision?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 First Baptist Church Conquering Communities for Christ
Our Mission Statement We seek to Conquer Communities for Christ by taking the Word of God to the Communities that lives may be transformed by the power of God. Embracing “The Faith Vision”...