Next Steps Committee

Report
Next Steps Committee Presentation
January 8, 2012
Committee Members:
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Johnny Biggs
Bobby Breeding
Jim Draper
Jason Hawkins
Jonathan Oliver
Mike Perkins
Courtney Rusher
Bob Scott
Jeff Stotts
Courtney Vincent
Began process on January 23, 2011
Purpose
The purpose of the Next Steps Committee is to assist the pastor,
staff, and church in understanding what God wants Geyer Springs
FBC to do in the future to allow us to continue to fulfill the
mission God has put before us as a church – to live for God, to
love people, and to reach the nations. The committee is charged
to make recommendations on the next steps that God desires
Geyer Springs FBC to take related to facilities, strengthening
current ministries, facilitating partnerships, and other steps we
believe God is leading us to make as we continue to reach and
disciple people for Christ.
Who We Are:
• Our doctrine
• Our affiliation
• Our priority
• Our focus
PROCESS
Prayer and seeking God’s direction/wisdom
Meeting/subcommittees
Brainstorming
Research (community and church leader/experts)
Significant staff input
Data collection:
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Facility usage
Community needs
Existing ministries
Potential partners
DATA
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Facility usage/space analysis
Sunday School/Worship attendance
Church additions/transfers
Analysis of guest to membership to service process
Evaluation of growth limiting factors
Analysis of potential Sunday School/Worship schedule
for future growth
Parking analysis
Ministry-specific needs:
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Singles
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Recreation
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Preschool
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Weekday Ministry
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Music
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Adults
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Children
What We Are Not Recommending
• We are not recommending changing our mission
• We are not recommending changing who we are
as a church
Recommendations
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Facilities/Multi-purpose space – Jim Draper
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Community Ministries – Jason Hawkins
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Church Pioneering – Jonathan Oliver
Facilities/Multi-purpose space
Facilities/Multi-purpose space
Research/Considerations
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Current space use and need
Projected growth
Opportunity to use existing space more efficiently
Ministry heritage
Future ministry opportunities and space needed
Facilities/Multi-purpose space
Recommendation
We recommend that the church form a building
committee to design, budget, and present to
the church a detailed building plan for additional
space and potential restructuring of our existing
space to meet our current and future ministry
needs.
Community Ministries
Community Ministries
LiveLoveReach
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I
was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a
stranger and you welcomed me…
And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say
to you, as you did it to one of the least of
these my brothers, you did it to Me.
Matthew 25:35-40
Community Ministries
Overview
• Be the hands and feet of Christ
• Build on effective participation in past and
current events
• Develop a continuous, ongoing community
ministry presence in central Arkansas
• Ultimate goal to meet spiritual needs
• Additional opportunities for GSFBC members
Community Ministries
Current Involvement
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Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Arkansas Rice Depot
Bethany Christian Services
Christian Community Care Clinic (Benton)
City Connections
Compassion Center
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Friendship International
Community Ministries
Current Involvement
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Pathway To Freedom
The CALL
Esperanza Hope Clinic (SWLR)
Greater Things Clothing Ministry
Shepherding His Flock
Livin’ Out Loud
School partnerships (Otter Creek, Mabelvale MS)
Handy Man Ministry
Community Ministries
Recommendations
• Work with Missions Committee to develop:
1. Offsite Community Resource Center
• After school programs, job training, food / clothing,
Christian counseling, referral services
• Ultimate goal is to meet spiritual needs
• Aligned with GSFBC mission
• Property has been donated – located in area of need
2. Continue to partner with community, school,
and civic leaders – maximize effectiveness and
significance
Community Ministries
Recommendations
3. Additional community ministry on campus
• Additional space for receiving / staging / and
storing supplies
• Facilities to support the growing passion in our church
to provide basic needs to families in our church and
community
• Facilities for current community ministries
• Opportunities for members to serve
• Ongoing presence and ministry opportunity
Church Pioneering
Church Pioneering
Options:
• Traditional church planting
• Church partnering
Church Pioneering
Recommendation
We recommend that the church form a new
committee that would provide
oversight/guidance in the area of church
pioneering. This committee would provide
insight, direction, and leadership as the church
responds to the opportunities God brings to us
in this area.
Recommendations
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Facilities/Multi-purpose space – Jim Draper
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Community Ministries – Jason Hawkins
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Church Pioneering – Jonathan Oliver
Time Line
Next Step Presentation – January 8
Q&A Town Hall Meetings – January 15 and 25
Time of Prayer and Fasting – January 16 - February 5
Church Vote on Next Step Recommendations - Feb. 12

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