PRESENTATION OF THE POSSIBILTY * The Providences * The Potential * The Plan “ The Possibility of Blending Our Church With Another Church”
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST… CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF SOUTHGATE Pastor Billy Walker ? ? Which Church Is It
THE PROVIDENCES 1. (2005) New Vision for FBC and CBC. 2. (2008) Retirement of FBC Music Pastor. 3. (2009) Resignation of FBC Youth Pastor. 4. (10/09) Decision of CBC to list building & openness of FBC to seek a blend happens in the same week. 5. (10/09) Previously scheduled combined youth event at FBC led by CBC youth pastor.
THE PROVIDENCES (continued) 6. (10/09) FBC Deacons’ Unanimous Con- sensus to Pursue Possible Blend. 7. (11/09) Positive First Meeting between Pastor Dan and Pastor Billy. 8. (11/09) Positive Consensus of Walkers. 9. (11/09) Positive Consensus of CBC Staff. 10. (11/09) Russells and Walkers see each other after church at Logan’s.
THE PROVIDENCES (continued) 11. (11/09) Positive Second Meeting between Pastor Dan and Pastor Billy. 12. (11/09) Positive Third Meeting between Pastor Dan & Pastor Billy & Billy. 13. (11/09) Lincoln Park Church expresses interest in buying our building. 14. (11/09) Unexpected departure of FBC Worship Leader after only 1 yr. 15. (11/09) Positive Meeting between Pastors and their Wives, JoLinda & Laurie.
THE PROVIDENCES (continued) 16. (11/09) Positive response by Pastor Dan to the book “Simple Church”. 17. (12/09) Positive response from CBC Deacons to possible blend. 18. (12/09) Positive response by Pastor Billy to the Mission Driven Church PP. 19. (12/09) FBC Worship Team Member’s re- quest to use Hill Song choruses. 20. (12/09) Positive Meeting between Pastors on Constitutions and Budgets.
THE PROVIDENCES (continued) 21. (1/10) Positive gathering of Deacons, Wives, and Staff from FBC and CBC at Logan’s with excellent fellowship and rapport. YET TO BE CONFIRMED AS PROVIDENTIAL … (Feb.7, 2010) Response to the Presentation of the Possibility & Consensus.
THE POTENTIAL Complimentary Ministries Calvary Baptist First Baptist Music Ministry Music Ministry Youth Ministry Youth Ministry Community Ministry Community Ministry Small Group Ministry X
THE POTENTIAL Complimentary Ministries Calvary Baptist First Baptist Junior Church Ministry Junior Church Ministry X Awana Club Ministry X Counseling Ministry Missionaries Missionaries Mission Trips
THE POTENTIAL Complimentary Ministries Calvary Baptist First Baptist Drama Ministry Drama Ministry X Welcome Team Ministry
THE POTENTIAL Statistics of Interest Attendance CBC…c180 FBC…c150 c 330 Volunteers CBC…..c40 FBC…...c40 c 80 Gen. Fund CBC …$199,599 FBC …$200,536 $ 400,135 Mis. Fund CBC …$2,520 FBC …$58,330 $ 60,850 Bldg. Value CBC …$ .9 Mil. FBC …$ 1.0 Mil. $ 1.9 Mil. TOTALS
THE PLAN The Overall Plan “ Without Letting the Devil be in the Details” LOCATION Temporary Plan – Use Both Buildings Permanent Plan – Buy New Building NAME Temporary Plan – Combine Both Names Permanent Plan – Keep Combined Name or Get New Name Altogether