Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Our One Priority Briefing for Ministers from George Bullard

George BullardOur One Priority

Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities.

 Follow-Up on Vison Tuesday for May 15th on Rebranding and ReLaunching Your Congregation

This week we held our fifth Vision Tuesday gathering plus a bonus evening Vision Tuesday gathering on issues of revitalization as part of our FaithSoaring Churches or Transforming Congregations emphasis of CMBA. More than 80 people from 30+ of our family of churches were present for one or both sessions. We were pleased to have as our speaker Kenny Mills from ruins REBUILT at www.ruinsREBUILT.org. This organization has already worked with three of our congregations—Rosewood, Earlewood, and North Point.

Kenny addressed issues surrounding rebranding and relaunching congregations and highlighted the transformation at Rosewood Baptist Church. The evening session allowed pastors to bring laypersons from their congregations who otherwise were not available during the day.

Also introduced was a chart on The Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Couse. An overview chart on this concept is available for download HERE. Check out a video review of this Vision Tuesday experience on our Facebook page HERE.

Building a Legacy Plan for Your Congregation – A June 19th Vision Tuesday

The next Vision Tuesday on June 19th at Noon will focus on building a Legacy Plan for your congregation. One of the less glamorous aspects of ministry is projecting and managing the financial assets of a congregation. Even less glamorous for many ministers is asking people in your congregation to think deeply and broadly about their financial stewardship in relationship to the present and future journey of their congregation.

Down in a pit of darkness for many ministers is leading individuals in a congregation and the church itself to develop a Legacy Plan for what happens to their assets if they die—in the case of individuals, and if their cease to exist—in the case of churches. Yet, how we invest our assets in the ongoing work of the Kingdom of God is a crucial spiritual question that should not be avoided.

Would you like help in knowing some clear steps and a plan for developing a Legacy Plan for your congregation? Would you like assistance in developing a Legacy Plan within your congregation from other members of our overall Baptist family? Then that is exactly what the June 19th at Noon Vision Tuesday is all about. To develop a Legacy Plan can give your congregation Release as is described in the forthcoming manuscript on The Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Course.

Our guest speaker will be Nathan McCarthy of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina and his staff. See them at  http://baptistfoundationsc.org/. They are prepared to help you and your congregation. The sponsor for our lunch will be The South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging at http://scbma.com/.

Register for Vision Tuesday HERE. This—as all Vision Tuesdays—is open to pastors, staff persons, and lay leaders. Registration is required as the lunches are catered, and we want to be sure we have

plenty of food from Blue Marlin Restaurant for everyone to enjoy.

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