The State of Community Baptist Church
Topic: The Church Passage: Matthew 28:18–28:20
Pastor Mike Knight reviews the blessings and mission of Community Baptist Church from its beginning in 2006 to the present.
1. Our Past
• CBC started on April 9, 2006, at Cleveland Middle School with 218 in attendance.
• CBC was chartered on November 18, 2006, with 89 members.
• God gave us 31 acres the first year.
• The CBC congregation met at Cleveland Middle School for 3 years.
• The CBC congregation met at Commerce Parkway for 7 years.
• The CBC congregation moved into our new 10,064 square foot building in 2016.
More about CBC:
• Attendance has grown.
- 2015 average 131
- 2019 average 176
• Giving has grown.
- 2019 Weekly Budget = $6285
- 2019 Weekly Average = $7308
- 2019 Surplus over $53,000
• Staff has grown
- Full-time Assistant Pastor
- Part-time Music Director
- Part-time Administrative Assistant
- Over 180 professions of faith
- Many lives changed.
- People have grown.
2. Our Purpose
• Outlined in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
- Evangelism – Tell the gospel to every sinner.
- Discipleship – Teach the Word to the saints.
• Outlined in our Constitution and By-Laws
“The purpose of Community Baptist Church is to bring glory to God by worshipping the Lord in righteousness and holiness, by evangelizing the lost at home and abroad, by edifying and equipping the saints through Bible-centered preaching and teaching, and by dwelling together in warm, Christian fellowship.”
• Outlined in These Five Ministry Goals:
1. Evangelism – Sharing the Gospel
2. Church Planting – Assimilating believers into a Bible-preaching church
3. Discipleship – Teaching/edifying the saints
4. Christ-like Character – Live like Jesus
5. Involvement in Ministry – What ministry?
• Outlined in These Three Words:
“Proclaiming God’s Word so others can KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE CHRIST.”
3 Our Programs
• Our Weekly Schedule
- Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
> Emphasis on Preaching the Word
- Sunday 8:45 AM Life Groups
> Emphasis on Teaching the Word
- Wednesday 7:00 PM Bible Study & Prayer
> Emphasis on Prayer
- Thursday 7:00 PM Visitation
> Emphasis on Evangelism
• Our In-reach Ministries
- Nursery Ministry
- Kids’ Ministry
- Teen Ministry
- Music Ministry
- Deacon Ministry
- Ladies’ Ministry
- Baby Showers/Bridal Showers
- Men’s Ministry
- Sound Ministry
- Video Ministry
- Security ministry
- Custodial Ministry
- Greeter Ministry
- Usher Ministry
- Grounds Ministry
- Building/Maintenance Ministry
- Website Ministry
- Discipleship of New Believers
- Church Fellowships
- Special Events – Couples Retreats
• Our Outreach Ministries
- Weekly Visitation
- Passing Out Tracts
- Monthly Outreach Emphasis
- Evangelism Training Class
- Mission Trips
- Easter and Christmas Programs
- Family Fun Fest
- Foreign Missions
- Church Planting in the US
4. Our Plant
• Re-establishing our Building Committee
• Building Phase 2
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