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  1. 1. PRESENTATION OF THE POSSIBILTY * The Providences * The Potential * The Plan “ The Possibility of Blending Our Church With Another Church”
  2. 2. BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST… CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF SOUTHGATE Pastor Billy Walker ? ? Which Church Is It
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. THE POTENTIAL Complimentary Ministries Calvary Baptist First Baptist Music Ministry Music Ministry Youth Ministry Youth Ministry Community Ministry Community Ministry Small Group Ministry X
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. THE POTENTIAL Complimentary Ministries Calvary Baptist First Baptist Drama Ministry Drama Ministry X Welcome Team Ministry
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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

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