Thursday, March 29, 2007

"Bizness" as Usual...

Please continue your discussions of Sunday's "business" meeting here.

"Transitioning" an established church -- a "how to" guide:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Monday, March 26, 2007


Do you think the motion and subsequent vote to adjourn Sunday's business meeting was properly handled?
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Would you have voted for the $3 million gift to MABTS if it were designated to help pay off their debt?
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Would you have voted for the motion to hold quarterly business meetings and to adopt the 2002 SBC's resolution on the sexual integrity of ministers?
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

March 25th Meeting

Be sure to tune in! Mrs. Joyce Rogers is scheduled to be on Dick Bott's "The Complete Story" broadcast on WCRV radio AM640 today at 3:00 p.m.

Special Ministry Celebration Service and

Annual Congregational Meeting

March 25, 10:00 a.m.

A Ministry Celebration service will be held Sunday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. This will be a special time as we look back and celebrate the ministry victories of 2006. There will be no Bible Fellowship, and overflow seating will be provided in the Fellowship Hall.

This Worship Service will be followed by the Annual Congregational Meeting. Items to be discussed are:

  • Nominations from the Committee on Committees for members to serve on all church committees

  • Presentation of the church’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2007-08 from the Budget Planning Committee in conjunction with the Finance Committee

  • Any other business properly the subject of consideration by the congregation may be brought forward at this meeting

Even if you're attending a different church but haven't moved your membership, please plan to be there this Sunday, at least for the first annual meeting portion.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Uncharted Waters?

Let's try this again:

Resolution passed at the 2002 Southern Baptist Convention:

On the Sexual Integrity of Ministers

A separate thread for discussion of Calvinism vs. Arminianism is below.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Calvinism, Arminianism, and Everything in Between

Please confine your discussions of these topics to this thread.

More commentary:

Mark of the Arminian

Three-minute rebuttal

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Sheep are Scattered

We hear a lot about Matthew 18 verses 15-17, but verses 10-14 precede that:

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Please continue your discussions of the most important issues you see facing Bellevue today. What will it take to restore your trust in our church leadership?