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Foxworthy 2020 report final

  1. 1. Foxworthy 2020 Sunday, 10 Oct 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Foxworthy Baptist Church </li></ul><ul><li>In Mar 2010, Lifeway, CA Convention and CC Association offered a program to 8 smaller churches in the area: </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting/mentoring from large growing churches – in our case: </li></ul><ul><li>Broadmoor Baptist, Jackson, MS </li></ul><ul><li>Called the Momentum Project – momentum for growth and change in order to </li></ul><ul><li>become more effective in bringing others to Christ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Two staff members and the pastor from Broadmoor spent time here: </li></ul><ul><li>Walked around the facility; observed worship, Sunday School; interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Led several sessions with 20-25 Foxworthy participants </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested we could benefit from an in-depth, prayerful look at everything we do </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don suggested we call our project, “FOXWORTHY 2020” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Foxworthy 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Comments/observations from the consultants: </li></ul><ul><li>FBC is a strong Christian family </li></ul><ul><li>FBC is a strong praying family </li></ul><ul><li>However, FBC is missing opportunities to spread the gospel – missing opportunities to reach the unsaved in the San Jose area </li></ul><ul><li>FBC has not been successful at bringing young families to the church </li></ul><ul><li>FBC’s facilities are outdated, confusing & cluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: FBC has a strong base to build on. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested we look at church attendance and population trends to see if FBC was “keeping up.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Foxworthy 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>The Process: </li></ul><ul><li>Don asked Chris Evans, Rod Kriewall and me to come up with a process for the church to use to evaluate the consultants’ findings/observations </li></ul><ul><li>The consultants suggested the book, “Leading Congregational Change” </li></ul><ul><li>We invited everyone in the congregation to join the process </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning on June 16 a group that ranged in size from 30-45 met for six sessions as a group (and many more times in teams) over the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Our starting point was FBC’s Mission Statement: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Love God, Love People” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Foxworthy 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Here is the process we followed and will follow: </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data </li></ul><ul><li>Understand current realities </li></ul><ul><li>Look at God’s ideal for a new testament church </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate a vision for the church </li></ul><ul><li>Select priorities and form teams </li></ul><ul><li>Make recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some, not all, recommendations will take a vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some, not all, recommendations will require a budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A few recommendations will necessitate changes in Constitution and/or Policies & Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involve all who want to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Implement recommendations </li></ul>
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  7. 7. <ul><li>God’s ideal for the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Matt 5:16 be a visible example </li></ul><ul><li>Matt 16:19 be energetic for Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Matt 22:36-40 Love God, Love People </li></ul><ul><li>Matt 25:40 take care of the needy </li></ul><ul><li>Matt 28:18-20 baptize in His name </li></ul><ul><li>John 13:34-35 love one another </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1:8 be my witness </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 2:42-44 teaching, fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 12:4-8 we each have gifts </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor 12:12-13,25-26 one body, many parts </li></ul><ul><li>Eph 1:22-23 Christ is the head </li></ul><ul><li>Eph 2:19-22 together in Christ, we are a dwelling for Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Col 3:16-17 teach, sing </li></ul><ul><li>Heb 10:24 meet together </li></ul><ul><li>1 Pet 2:9-10 chosen of God, praise God </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 4:19-21 love people </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Vision </li></ul><ul><li>A congregation can perform many valuable ministries, all of which can serve God – a clear vision (20/20) helps us choose which ministries at Foxworthy can have the most impact for the Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>We studied the bible for examples of God revealing his vision: </li></ul><ul><li>When God revealed His plans to Moses & Paul, did He provide all of the details and explanations? Did they know everything that would happen?  </li></ul><ul><li>Ex 3:10; Heb 11:24-28; Acts 9:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Does God have visions for us today as individuals? As a congregation? How do you know? Matt 28:18-20 </li></ul><ul><li>We prayed , we discussed, we discussed, we prayed – and we drafted a Vision Statement for Foxworthy Baptist Church </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vision Statement <ul><ul><li>Foxworthy Baptist Church is committed to fulfilling its mission to “Love God, Love People” by creating an environment where visitors are welcomed and where disciples are equipped to live out their faith victoriously, sharing Christ and His promise of salvation with all. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We seek to accomplish that mission by being a place where: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Prayer is an active part of the church life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The worship service is personally welcoming, culturally relevant and biblically sound. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Our church is visible and active in our community. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Families within our church and community are actively nurtured through ministries to children, youth, young adults, parents and couples. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Senior adults are valued and integrated into the full spectrum of church life and ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Friendship, encouragement and support are available to all members through active group relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Structured ministries are in place for believers to grow deeper in their relationships to God and each other. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Believers will move from first contact through growth and ministry to life-long discipleship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. There is a constant equipping and releasing of new disciples into ministry and leadership. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. All ministries share a common sense of purpose and cooperation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Mission involvement and financial support is encouraged locally, nationally and internationally through the established SBC agencies and through the sending of our own people to the mission field. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>8. Quality facilities are accessible and well-maintained. </li></ul>
  10. 10. We focused on 4 priorities and formed teams around those priorities: <ul><li>Worship : the reason we were created </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School : Primary vehicle for fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Children/Youth Ministries : The future </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities (greeting/frontline team, signage, lighting, décor, maintenance, landscaping, parking, clutter): Our first Impression to visitors </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>We set high expectations for the teams </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Current Reality for your team’s area: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What methods/data did you use to describe current reality? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>God’s ideal for Foxworthy – What is your vision for your team’s area of responsibility: Beyond the specific recommendations for 2010/2011, what is your dream/God’s ideal for your area? – How would you describe the gap (for your area) between current reality and God’s ideal? </li></ul><ul><li>What 4-5 specific things are you recommending for 2010/2011? </li></ul><ul><li>For each recommended action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do they link to our Vision Statement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended first communications activities for your team’s activities . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Foxworthy 2020 The Plan: Love God, Love People Vision Visionpath The Priorities: Worship Life Groups Children/Youth Ministries Facilities Current Realities God’s Ideal Prayer Prayer Communication/Implementation Congregation
  13. 13. Team Recommendations <ul><li>V = needs a vote at a business meeting </li></ul><ul><li>B = requires a budget </li></ul><ul><li>C = requires a change to the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>P = requires a change to the Policies & Procedures </li></ul>
  14. 14. Foxworthy 2020 Worship Team <ul><li>Duane Christofferson – Team leader </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Nunn – Assistant Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce Scian </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Flores </li></ul><ul><li>Ramona Torres </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Mize </li></ul><ul><li>Glenn McCollum </li></ul><ul><li>Travis Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>Don Fugate </li></ul>
  15. 15. Worship Team – 2010/11 to-do’s <ul><li>What specific things are you recommending for completion in 2010/2011? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worship service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call part time worship leader immediately (V, B) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institute praise band rehearsals 2/month; choir weekly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(worship team must attend worship service) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involve more people in worship service (scripture reading, prayer, testimonies, special music) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish “First Touch” greeters team (w/Facilities team) (B) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train more sound/media operators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create foyer: gathering/welcoming place in rear of sanctuary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday service – institute full worship service 1 st Wed. of each month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer seminar/training scheduled for 16 Jan 2011 (B) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institute pre-service prayer time and intercessory prayer walk </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Foxworthy 2020 Life Group Team <ul><li>Liz Davis/ Patti Johnston – Team Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>David Hodges – Assistant Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Hilton </li></ul><ul><li>David and Jackie Deschane </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Knight </li></ul><ul><li>Ricardo Polanco </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothea and Gale Hodges </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Evans </li></ul>
  17. 17. Life Group Team – 2010/11 to-do’s <ul><li>What specific things are you recommending for completion in 2010/2011? </li></ul><ul><li>Change “Sunday School” to Life Groups” (V, B, C,P) </li></ul><ul><li>Start new Life Group for Single Adults 18-29 years old (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Start New Jr. High Department in the Youth Division (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen and grow Newlywed and Young Parents Life Group. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish training curricula appropriate for each Life Group Division </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Guidelines for Life Group Leader Expectations (Guidelines become mandatory in 2011-2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Life Group Information materials for use by First Touch Greeters, in Worship Service and in all Foxworthy Communications. (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Life Group Foundation Booklet (B) </li></ul><ul><li>The reasons for changing “Sunday School” to “Life Groups” are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Some adults consider “Sunday School” to be childish, for kids only. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life Group” more accurately reflects people sharing, studying & applying God’s Word and reaching out to others. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life Group” symbolizes the higher expectations for both members and teachers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Foxworthy 2020 Children/Youth Ministries Team <ul><li>Jackie Barovsky – Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Scian – Assistant Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Brenda Julienne </li></ul><ul><li>Carole Polanco </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Johnston </li></ul><ul><li>David Mickelsen </li></ul><ul><li>Elaine Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Julienne </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Crider </li></ul><ul><li>Rod Kriewall </li></ul><ul><li>Sandi Flowers </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM – 2010/11 TO-DO’s </li></ul><ul><li>What specific things are you recommending for completion in 2010/2011 ? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call a part-time youth pastor immediately (V,B) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-launch Children’s Church (B) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve communication within our church & outside community (B) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children/Youth ministries are valued & visible to the entire church body </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting Rooms / Areas for Children & Youth (B) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Foxworthy 2020 Facilities Team <ul><li>John Flowers – Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Troy Adams – Assistant Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Pepper </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea Gorman </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Gragg </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Rinaldo </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Keough </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Nyberg </li></ul><ul><li>John Nunn </li></ul>
  21. 21. Facilities Team – 2010/11 to-do’s <ul><li>What specific things are you recommending for completion in 2010/2011? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Touch initiative (B) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Impact Short Term Spruce Ups – $5000 (V, savings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>things that are low dollar and use church member manpower </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Front Parking Lot clean up day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Front Lawn replacement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Curb Appeal” improvements along Foxworthy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Master Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property and Space spend up to $1000 a quarter on Master Plan items (B) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Foxworthy 2020 Recommendations <ul><li>Change “Sunday School” to “Life Groups” in The Constitution and Policies & Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Begin process for part time Worship Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Begin process for part time Youth Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Take $7500 from savings for immediate Foxworthy 2020 budget </li></ul><ul><li>Change “Usher Ministry Team” to “First Touch Greeting Ministry Team” in Policies & Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Change “Long Range Planning Ministry Team” to “Foxworthy 2020 Ministry Team” in Policies & Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Budget items to be discussed next </li></ul>
  23. 23. Foxworthy 2020 <ul><li>Next steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Vote </li></ul><ul><li>Budget discussion/recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Join teams </li></ul><ul><li>Implement: (we studied Nehemiah as an example of how to implement God’s vision) </li></ul>

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