Thursday, 18 August 2011
What is "Advance"?
Advance is a three-year strategic plan, written by the elders, to expand our ministry in our city, our county, and in the world.
What kinds of plans are in the "Advance" Strategic Plan?
This document primarily contains plans for our main campus here in Brooksville, our world missions emphasis, and our new Church Planting endeavors. It is NOT a restatement of the ministries that Faith Church already does well. Rather, it is a statement of where we need to place future emphasis (thus the name "advance") in order to grow.
When will the Strategic Plan be released?
The Strategic Plan was released on September 18th in church. A full-color edition is currently available in the office. Also, a plain text version is available on our website. See the button on the left of the screen marked "Advance."
How was the Advance Strategic Plan prepared?
The plan was built upon our 2009 3-M purpose statement. The elders then took these three purposes and transformed them into specific goals for our future. These goals were then expanded to include concrete plans to attain the stated goals. The plan will conclude with recommendations for manpower, money, and machines that the elders believe we will likely need in the future.
Why do we need a Strategic Plan at all?
As the old saying goes: If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail. The elders do not want to slip into a state of complacency. On the contrary, we view it as our job to stoke the fires of passion for the church--to encourage mission and mobiliation both locally and around the world!
Posted on 08/18/2011 1:39 PM by Matthew Everhard
Friday, 17 December 2010
How Can This Be?
I don’t know if you’ve ever wondered what God is “doing to you” before—say in taking away a job that you loved, or in causing you to lose a relationship that you had really valued; or even by giving you a stress or a burden that you supposed you could not handle—I don’t know if you’ve ever wondered what God is “up to” before, but consider for a moment the plight of Mary.
(Read the full article by clicking on the Pastor's Desk button on the left).
Posted on 12/17/2010 9:51 AM by Matthew Everhard