A few of you have asked “what is the Community Dinner?” Here is a brief rundown of the vision behind the ministry:
What Is The Community Dinner?
Many members of the Bartlett community drive by our church every day. Some people readily recognize us as a church family of Christ-followers who love God and love others. But for a certain segment of population, we are just another steeple in a city overrun with churches.
The Community Dinner is an opportunity for our church family to invite and engage families and neighbors inside the shadow of our own church to make a meaningful connection. Previously known as the VIP (Very Important Prospect) Banquet, the Community Dinner is a personal approach to connecting with recent visitors and potential new members.
So whether it is a friend, neighbor or co-worker, members of Faith are being called upon to embrace the chance to ministry to the un-churched or disconnected in Bartlett.
Also, our Missions Office has sent out invitation cards to all residents within a 3 mile radius of Faith – and will also send personal invitations to any and all recent visitors.
Why The Community Dinner?
Our primary motivation for an evening like this is not to grow our church numerically or “win over” the hearts of those who could be currently unhappy at their church. Instead, this is a sincere platform for our church members to shake hands, answer questions and be smiling faces behind the name Faith Baptist.
Gone are the days of the “Field of Dreams” approach to Outreach Ministry (if you build it, they will come). The Community Dinner is a chance for our church family members to take ownership in community outreach. Rather than a church like ours creating, organizing and executing ministry – though completely capable – the vision of missions leadership at Faith is to empower Christ-followers to fulfill the Great Commission in their life.
Who Is The Community Dinner For?
Anyone in our community who wants to know more about Faith Baptist Church: our theological beliefs, our biblical convictions and our ministerial vision. Also, anyone who wants to meet our staff and their families.
So why not be a part of a sincere movement of the body of Christ to connect with and minister to the community? There is no other event quite like this during the year where members and visitors can come together in such a relational way.
Our next Community Dinner is Tuesday night September 30th – 6:30p in the gym.
Childcare provided for children Birth – 5yo
To RSVP, please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Missions Office 531-6808