New Service Times
Starting July 1
8:45 and 10:30am
FAQ’S about Worship Service Changes
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much” (Luke 16:10a)
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mat 28:18-20)
What is the change? Starting July 1st, FBC will move to two Sunday worship services. Traditional worship will start at 8:45 am and the contemporary service will begin at 10:30 am. Nursery and children’s classes will be offered during both hours. Middle School and High School groups will meet during the 10:30 hour. Sunday Schools, Axiom classes, and other ministries will adjust their meeting times accordingly.
Why are we changing? The Elder Board did not make this decision lightly and only after careful deliberations, prayers and discussions with staff over the last couple of years. In the last issue of the Elder Newsletter, Board Chairman, Cameron McNie introduced you to the new Key Result Area (KRA) for the upcoming years.
In summary, our objective is “to partner with the Holy Spirit to create a missional culture in our church family.”
This missional culture will emphasize evangelism, discipleship, and unity among a diverse culture, ethnicities and generations in order to fulfill the Great Commission. Pursuing this KRA is in keeping with our desire to lead like Jesus—to boldly and faithfully share the gospel with the world through both deed and word and make disciples of all nations.
By moving to two worship services, we will gain much-needed flexibility in program offerings and resource allocations as well as create greater focus and alignment within FBC Sunday morning ministries.
We can move confidently towards the accomplishment of the objective by strengthening our relational investment
in each other via increased fellowship opportunities; by enhancing discipleship opportunities for all members, by actively loving our neighbors via one-on-one encounters and serving the community.
We believe consolidating our services is a key first step towards becoming better stewards of our limited resources and, thereby, increasing our efficiency and overall effectiveness in accomplishing the KRA we believe is our greatest area of needed growth and what the Holy Spirit has laid on our hearts.
Who will the change impact? All FBC members and attendees will be impacted by this change. Attendance patterns over the past several years indicate that two services are adequate to accommodate our church family.
What will the change cost us? Financially, this change costs nothing. Instead, it means tremendous savings in terms of spent energy for both the staff and volunteers. We realize this change will disrupt familiar patterns and feel very different for some, especially for those presently attending the third service. This will mean the most adjustment for them, and we deeply appreciate this.
What should I as a member/attendee do to prepare for the change? Pray for yourself and your family as we move to the new schedule. Pray for FBC Staff as they plan out new schedules for their programs. Please be patient with us as we work out any unanticipated problems in the transition month of July.
How do I provide feedback? Your feedback is always welcome. If you have suggestions for areas that we may have overlooked, please talk to any of the Elders or email firstname.lastname@example.org.