This July 24, I will have been at FBC as Lead Pastor officially for 2 years (6 months before that as Interim Lead). It is amazing to think of what the Lord has done at FBC during this two and half years. I am truly stunned at his grace... 1. We have clarified our vision: Becoming a Jesus Centered Community 2. We have renovated our 1,200 seat sanctuary (roof, plaster, paint, etc.) 3. We have created a new conference room and 2 more offices, renovated 2 existing offices, a kitchen and a bathroom, hallways, a stairway, a new nursery, a new sensory room for special needs children, and combined our facility with a fully functional Newcomb St church facility 4. We have clarified and defined roles of our Deacons and Elders (in short, deacons are given specific ministry categories like event planning, and Elders are responsible for shepherding and managing) 5. We have clarified and defined the role of our prudential committee and we have balanced our budget (no more deficit budge
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.