Here are three reasons why FBCM needs a Master Plan:
1). We worship in the 21st century with a 19th century building. Handicap accessibility, restrooms, technology, distractions during the service and safety are issues in 2014. In 1900, our church was the most prominent and largest building south of Newnan - the members were proud of their church.
2). We owe this to our children and grandchildren. If our facility is falling-apart and not user-friendly - how do we know the next generation will worship in a traditional Baptist church (such as FBCM)? The purpose of any church building is to accommodate growth, not hinder it. We build new buildings so our great-grandchildren will have the opportunity to hear about Jesus. We want to be established another 114 years reaching our neighborhood and the nations for the Lord.
3). A building project is a spiritual journey. Members are challenged to give and it's exciting to see how God will use us. People in our community will notice when the ground is broken and new walls start rising. Moreland will see we're a faith-based church. The Master Plan will increase our prayer lives and dependance upon God.
Always ask yourself, "Why are we doing this?" To reach more people, including future generations for Christ.
Join Sherri and I by praying for our Master Plan, praying for our Strategic Planning Committee, and praying God will provide!