Faith Baptist Church just celebrated our 68th anniversary since we chartered on September 2, 1952. A lot has changed since then. We got fax machines! Then we dumped them all in the landfills. Now smartphones are everywhere and people can access the internet 24/7. Recent changes like the safety guidelines due to Covid-19 and the Church-wide jump to online streaming are also impacting the culture and the church.
It's time for us to take a leap as a church. We can't reach the 2020 world with 1952-style ministry. Yes, the gospel is timeless, but the operation of the church within its culture is not. We're shifting our approach from the "come-sit-see" model to the "go-tell-be" model. Selling the church is one step toward enabling a better and more nimble future for FBC.