Missional Survey

Our church has spent many rewarding hours this year exploring how we as a church family can reach out to our greater community in support of local mission. Through our budget we support a number of local missions…each of which is very deserving. However, the extensive number of missions dilutes the impact we can make financially on each individual organization.

One of the most impactful sessions we had this year was the visit by Dr. Matt Cook, senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC. Several years ago, FBC Wilmington found themselves in a similar situation with small donations going to many missions. They felt that their contribution was not making a significant impact on any of these deserving organizations. They changed their approach to a focus on missions where congregation members were actively involved. They then offered not only financial contribution, but also additional time, talent and resource support, essentially establishing a partnership with the selected missions. This resulted in a major reduction in the total number of missions being funded, but those that were supported were offered significant resource support of both financial contribution and human service.

The purpose of our FBC Missional Survey is to get a snapshot of our community missional involvement as a congregation. This information will be used to then help determine the level of partnership that is appropriate between our church and each organization.

In order to develop a program that can make a difference with our local missions, we need your help. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and then take it by the church office, give it to an usher, email to ahoneycutt2@triad.rr.com or fax it to the church at 336-249-4762.
Thank you for your help on this important project.

Missional Leadership Team

We want to hear from you!!! Download and complete the form!  Or complete the form online at this link.  It’s in Google forms, so just click on the link to open the survey. The survey walks you through the rest of the steps.  (Thanks Whitney!)

TDCWL – Thank You

A message from Judy Lecroy (Co-Director of TDCWL):

I wish I had the vocabulary to sufficiently thank you for all your hard work today and preparation days for today. You are a special group of people—caring about the disadvantaged more than your own comfort and enjoyment. You sacrificed to help many. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love working with you! Thank you again.

May God richly bless you!

 

Associate Pastor Affirmation

A historic day of Celebration and Calling, March 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Lexington, NC  USA.  Simply wonderful, inspiring and providential.

The Christian life is not so much a destination as a journey. True worship is found when we experience God’s providence and faithfulness along the way. March 19th is a celebration of praise and joy as we affirm God’s leadership in our search for an Associate Minister. We welcome Meagan Smith as we join hands together in the great quest of building the Kingdom as we worship God, love each other, and serve the world.  Bonus:  It was a M&M Sunday!

Job Announcement: Part-time Church Administrator

The Personnel Committee is seeking candidates for the position of Church Administrator. This permanent, part-time position oversees the financial operations of the church, supervises the front office and its staff, and manages the church facility and custodial staff.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and statement of interest to the church office by mail or email at fbclexington@fbclex.org. Resumes will be accepted through March 15, 2017.

A full job description can be obtained from the church office or by clicking on the link below.

Administrator Job Description – Feb2017

Terry Hamrick

Renowned National Leader Conducting Missional Leadership Workshop

On March 3 and 4, 2017, Dr. Terry Hamrick will be conducting a Friday evening- Saturday morning workshop on “Missional Leadership”.  Dr. Hamrick, past national coordinator of missional visioning for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is the author of Leadership In Constant Change, Embracing A New Missional Reality. Dr. Hamrick will present new perspectives on individual, small group, and church outreach with a focus on local mission.

The workshop will be in the Fellowship Hall from:
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday evening March 3
9:00am – 12:00pm, Saturday morning, March 4

Dr. Hamrick is on the cutting edge of new missional philosophy and brings decades of
experience and wisdom.  We are indeed fortunate to have him at First Baptist.  We
encourage everyone to come out and participate in this exciting opportunity to learn from this renowned Christian educator, author, and missional leader.

Save the Date: TDCWL 2017

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors.  Touching Davidson County with Love, a community mission activity, was born to help us fulfill this command.  2015 was the tenth year of celebrating TDCWL, and fifteen Davidson County churches joined together last April to conduct a one-day demonstration of love for the needy.  The churches represented a variety of denominations.

The next Touching Davidson County with Love is April 22, 2017.

We would love to have you involved in 2017!

Here is our outline of activity:
–In January all interested churches will select one or more representatives to serve on the TDCWL Steering Committee.
–There will probably be a meeting of the Steering Committee each month until the day of Touching Davidson County with Love.
–For several months, we will be searching for projects that will demonstrate our love for the needy.  Possibly projects include but not limited to building wheelchair ramps, visiting nursing homes, singing at nursing homes, making blankets for abused children, cleaning yards, delivering food and other gifts, making repairs, cleaning up camps to get ready for the summer and many other ideas that you may suggest.

For more information or to sign up to participate, please use our contact us page to get involved in this priceless local ministry.

Missional Leadership Workshop

Dr. Terry Hamrick – Missional Leadership Workshop

March 3 & 4, 2017

On March 3 and 4, 2017, Dr. Terry Hamrick will be conducting a Friday evening-
Saturday morning workshop on Missional Leadership at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Hamrick retired from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national headquarters as coordinator of missional visioning.  More information will be announced on this soon.

Dream Teams Meetings

 –in Fellowship Hall:

  • Worship Enrichment Team January 15, 8:30 a.m.
  • Technology Team (Conference Room) January 15, 2:30 p.m.
  • Missional Leadership Team January 22, 8:30 a.m.
  • WOW for Jesus Team January 22, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

All Activities and Services have been cancelled due to the heavy snow and the extremely low temperatures expected on Saturday night.

We hope you will worship with us at 11:00 a.m. on WLXN radio (1440 AM, 99.9 FM).  You can also stream the Service through our website.  Go to this page for the service.

Stay warm!  –fbclex.org

FBC Action — Year end review. 2016

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