Next Steps Committee

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Next Steps Committee Presentation

January 8, 2012

Committee Members:

• • • • • • • • • • Johnny Biggs Bobby Breeding Jim Draper Jason Hawkins Jonathan Oliver Mike Perkins Courtney Rusher Bob Scott Jeff Stotts Courtney Vincent Began process on January 23, 2011


The purpose of the Next Steps Committee is to assist the pastor, staff, and church in understanding what God wants Geyer Springs FBC to do in the future to allow us to continue to fulfill the mission God has put before us as a church – to live for God, to love people, and to reach the nations. The committee is charged to make recommendations on the next steps that God desires Geyer Springs FBC to take related to facilities, strengthening current ministries, facilitating partnerships, and other steps we believe God is leading us to make as we continue to reach and disciple people for Christ.

Who We Are:

• Our doctrine • Our affiliation • Our priority • Our focus


Prayer and seeking God’s direction/wisdom Meeting/subcommittees Brainstorming Research (community and church leader/experts) Significant staff input • • • • Data collection: Facility usage Community needs Existing ministries Potential partners

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Facility usage/space analysis Sunday School/Worship attendance Church additions/transfers Analysis of guest to membership to service process Evaluation of growth limiting factors Analysis of potential Sunday School/Worship schedule for future growth Parking analysis Ministry-specific needs: • Singles • Recreation • Preschool • Weekday Ministry • Music • • Adults Children

What We Are Not Recommending

• We are not recommending changing our mission • We are not recommending changing who we are as a church


• • • Facilities/Multi-purpose space – Jim Draper Community Ministries – Jason Hawkins Church Pioneering – Jonathan Oliver

Facilities/Multi-purpose space

Facilities/Multi-purpose space

Research/Considerations • Current space use and need • Projected growth • Opportunity to use existing space more efficiently • Ministry heritage • Future ministry opportunities and space needed

Facilities/Multi-purpose space Recommendation

We recommend that the church form a building committee to design, budget, and present to the church a detailed building plan for additional space and potential restructuring of our existing space to meet our current and future ministry needs.

Community Ministries

Community Ministries LiveLoveReach For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me… And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to Me.

Matthew 25:35-40

Community Ministries Overview • • • • • Be the hands and feet of Christ Build on effective participation in past and current events Develop a continuous, ongoing community ministry presence in central Arkansas Ultimate goal to meet spiritual needs Additional opportunities for GSFBC members

Community Ministries Current Involvement • • • • • • • • • Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry Arkansas Rice Depot Bethany Christian Services Christian Community Care Clinic (Benton) City Connections Compassion Center Crisis Pregnancy Center Friendship International

Community Ministries Current Involvement • • • • • • • • Pathway To Freedom The CALL Esperanza Hope Clinic (SWLR) Greater Things Clothing Ministry Shepherding His Flock Livin’ Out Loud School partnerships (Otter Creek, Mabelvale MS) Handy Man Ministry

• Community Ministries Recommendations Work with Missions Committee to develop: 1. Offsite Community Resource Center • After school programs, job training, food / clothing, Christian counseling, referral services • Ultimate goal is to meet spiritual needs • Aligned with GSFBC mission • Property has been donated – located in area of need 2. Continue to partner with community, school, and civic leaders – maximize effectiveness and significance

Community Ministries Recommendations 3. Additional community ministry on campus • • • • • Additional space for receiving / staging / and storing supplies Facilities to support the growing passion in our church to provide basic needs to families in our church and community Facilities for current community ministries Opportunities for members to serve Ongoing presence and ministry opportunity

Church Pioneering

Church Pioneering

Options: • • Traditional church planting Church partnering

Church Pioneering Recommendation We recommend that the church form a new committee that would provide oversight/guidance in the area of church pioneering. This committee would provide insight, direction, and leadership as the church responds to the opportunities God brings to us in this area.


• • • Facilities/Multi-purpose space – Jim Draper Community Ministries – Jason Hawkins Church Pioneering – Jonathan Oliver

Time Line

Next Step Presentation – January 8 Q&A Town Hall Meetings – January 15 and 25 Time of Prayer and Fasting – January 16 - February 5 Church Vote on Next Step Recommendations - Feb. 12