Faith Baptist Church
Monday, May 21, 2018
We are a family of faith, sharing God's love in a spirit of hope.

Senior Pastor Transition

Join the Deacons for Daily Times of Communal Prayer

As the church enters this important time of transition, the deacons have set aside several times each week for members to gather together and pray in community (though silently), both for God's guidance and our willingness to follow where God leads. All those who are interested will gather in the church library at the times listed below. A deacon will almost always be present at each designated time. Church members who wish to participate will find a handout with suggested instructions and a theme for that day's prayer time on the library table. The current daily themes are printed below so that the whole church body may pray in unity whether they are able to attend the specific prayer times or not. The deacons encourage all members to post this list in your homes/workplaces as a reminder of our need to pray for our church daily.

Daily Prayer Themes for Faith Baptist Church in Transition

Monday (11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.): God, not our will, but yours…                                         

Help us to be alert to your will and desire for our church. Help us avoid trying to exert our own ideas and influence. Help us to be open to your will, to trust in your will, and to follow. 

Tuesday (11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.): God, grant us your vision…                                           

Grant us insight about who you are calling our church to be and what you are calling our church to do. What do you want us to learn? How do you want us to grow? Where do you want us to serve? Who is in particular need of our special gifts and love?

Wednesday (6-7 p.m.): God, make us spiritually healthy…                                                   

Prepare the hearts and minds of the people for your movement. Through your merciful, nurturing love and our faithful discipline, help us to grow in faith, in hope, and in love. Show us our sins. Help us to confess. Help us to repent. And take our broken and contrite souls and fill them with your Spirit and give them the “mind of Christ.”

Wednesday (7-8 p.m.): God, prepare the field for harvest…                                             

Make us sensitive to the needs of a broken world. Alert us to where you are already working in the communities of which we are a part. As faithful branches grafted into and nourished by the Vine, show us where you will bear fruit and how we might be your presence there. 

Thursday (11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.): God, care for us as we wait and as we work…         

Give us wisdom, direction, and comfort in our time of transition. Work in and through the current staff, the pastoral search committee, the admin committee, the deacon body, and all others who will provide leadership to the church as we seek your direction. And help us all to meet the challenges of transition with wisdom, patience, grace, and peace-making. 

 

Upcoming Guest Preachers

Our Administration Committee has arranged for a variety of ministers to preach for us this summer. Join us as we welcome these guest preachers.
  • 5/6 - Greg Earwood
  • 5/13 - Greg Earwood
  • 5/20 - Chuck Bugg
  • 5/27 - Chuck Bugg
  • 6/3 - Chuck Bugg
  • 6/10 - Steve Hadden
  • 6/17 - Mitch Randall, Baptist Center for Ethics
  • 6/24 - Amanda Langlands
  • 7/1 - Steve Hadden
  • 7/8 - Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft
  • 7/15 - Sharon Felton
  • 7/22 - Wallace Williams
  • 7/29 - Steve Hadden