We want to do well. We want to leave this world a better place than we found it. But let’s face it, doing that will not be easy. We certainly can’t do it alone. Perhaps a few of us are smart enough and strong enough that we don’t believe we need anyone else. To coin a phrase from Dr. Phil, “How’s that working for you?”
One thing I believe that the last 18 months or so has taught me is that I can’t really be sure about anything except the Scriptures and the God who gave them. Everything and everyone else has been and will continue to be shaken.
With this in mind I want to propose some direction for our path forward together. In a previous blog, I wrote on the two top findings of surveys done in Fairburn Baptist Association among it’s pastors and members. You can find that blog here if you have not seen it.
With this in mind, I have set up some “interest meetings” for pastors, ministry staff and church leaders to deal directly with these issues. These meetings are designed to provide a bridge for our churches to meet some of the most important felt needs of the community and to share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The first two meetings are specifically designed for strategy and skill enhancement. The first is a comprehensive evangelism strategy that leverages all the ministries and church calendar for maximum Gospel impact. It’s called S.P.I.C.E Integrative Outreach Training. SPICE training is a tool that will help your members actively participate in evangelism and reach more people with the Gospel. SPICE stands for Strategic Plan for Intentional and Continuous Evangelism.
The SPICE training will help you develop a plan not only to reach more lost people in your community, but also lead your people to be more Gospel focused and mobilized to participate
in the process. It is a tool that will help you change the culture of your church and have your people looking to impact their community with the Gospel. It’s led by Brad Marchman, Evangelism Consultant, GBMB
This strategy meeting is for pastors and outreach staff. Registration for each participant is free but required. A box lunch is included. It’s on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
You can register for it now on the "click me" button below. Registration is limited to 30, so don’t wait long.
The second meeting is a small group leader training event: Forward. It is open to all small group leaders in our association. As soon as registration is available for this event, we will let you know.
To find out more on these two and two other future “interest meetings”: READ GEORGIA and MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH, click the button below.