Over at the Intimate Church blog, I started posting pieces of the merger story from Bedford Road Baptist Church. I am posting things as I have time to edit and rewrite it. If you want to read it, head over. http://intimatechurch.wordpress.com/category/church-merger/ The posts are organized with the oldest at the bottom.
You're going to make a major shift or change at a congregation. You think you know what you want to do. That's great, but do you know what the result will be? Most people (including church leaders) make decisions because they are focused on some element of the process. They like a certain style of… Continue reading Focus on the the Front Sight!
Tonight, Heritage Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church voted overwhelmingly to complete the merger of the legal corporations and become Bedford Road Baptist Church. We are very excited about this step and the process that has brought us to it. We know the coming years will not be challenge free, but we know this is… Continue reading Welcome to Bedford Road Baptist Church!
Here's Nichole and the band playing on November 14, 2010 - the last Sunday before our merger meeting!
After discussing the candidate name of The Church on Bedford Road, the elders had enough of a sense of direction from the congregation that we chose to alter the candidate name to BEDFORD ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH. As I've told many people, I could pastor Cardboard Box Baptist Church, as long as the congregation was behind… Continue reading A New Take on the Name
You can check out all the messages from the series Creed here. The Question of God The Gospel of the Son The Name and the Presence of the Spirit The Authority of the Word The Thud and the Crud Coming Together with Jesus We apologize for the fuzziness in some of the audio. There's an… Continue reading Creed, pt 7 – The Church Growing Together
This morning, the elders announced the second candidate name for our merged congregation. The previous candidate, Sojourner Fellowship was deemed too lengthy and a bit obscure. The candidate name is: The Church on Bedford Road The elders felt that this is the way most people know us. It is a familiar way to refer to… Continue reading Presenting A Candidate Name!