First Baptist Church, Richmond KY
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
July 21, 2016
We Have A Plan!
The Long Range Planning Committee is pleased to present the First Baptist Church Long Range Plan (LRP). This plan was presented to and affirmed by the church in the July 17th regular business meeting. The LRP retains the ALIVE strategy and acknowledges our primary commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ:
The Great Commission
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV 1984
The Plan also reaffirms our Mission Statement and Core Values:
Alive in the power of God!
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV 1984
Adore God (Core Values “Worship” and “Prayer”)
Love all people (Core Value “God’s Family / Relationships”)
Invest in God’s work (Core Value “Mobilized Laity)
Value God’s word (Core Value “Bible Knowledge”)
Expand God’s kingdom (Core Value “Evangelism / World Missions”)
The LRP also lays out a 10 year broad strategy and establishes 3 key areas of Emphasis in the short term. These are:
1. Discipleship and Outreach – utilizing the “Becoming a Disciple-Maker” program
2. Debt Elimination to remove this obstacle hindering our mission to reach and disciple those who don’t’ know the Lord Jesus.
3. Efficiencies in Church Operations to make the most of the resources of which the Lord entrusts us.
We invite you to review and become familiar with the plan and request that you pray about where you fit into the Lord’s mission!
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Wade Hollinger at 870-489-1146 or email@example.com or one of the other committee members.
July 14, 2016
Thank you to those of you who provided comments on the draft Plan. The LRPC believes your input has made the Plan even better. We now believe the Plan is ready to be presented as the final Plan. This plan is prayerfully submitted to the church for review and will be presented at the July 17th business meeting. This plan has been reviewed with the church staff, the deacons, and was presented to the Church Council on July 10. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Wade Hollinger at 870-489-1146 or firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the other committee members.
June 30, 2016
The Long Range Planning Committee is posting this proposed Long Range Plan for the church’s review. This plan is prayerfully submitted for the church to review and will be presented at the July 17th business meeting. This plan has been reviewed with the church staff, the deacons, and will be presented to the Church Council on July 10. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Wade Hollinger at 870-489-1146 or email@example.com or one of the other committee members.
November 1, 2015
2015 Long Range Planning Committee Survey results have been complied and presentation is available here.
May 31, 2015
Survey access is now closed. Results from the survey will be compiled and presented at a later date.
March 1, 2015
Click here to read an update from our LRP Committee.
January 12, 2014
The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has drafted a document, Dream Mosaic Summary, to share with the FBC Family. Please take a few moments to read and then to pray for the continuing process of addressing the submitted items.
October 29, 2013
The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has reviewed the Dream Mosaic cards that were submitted several weeks ago. A few data points from their findings are below:
• Approximately 575 entries
• Approximately 125 different members providing input
• Five categories (Missions, Ministries, Facilities, Leadership & Other) contained 26 unique themes
• LRPC will meet with Church Council and Committees to review in November
• LRPC will present results to the church during 4th quarter 2013