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We are living in some very exciting times, and I am taking this opportunity to share with you recent events at First Baptist Church. I hope and pray that in doing so each of you will sense God’s leading as we walk in His grace.

I believe, as I hope you do, that the ministries of our church are a blessing to both our church body and families outside our congregation. God continues to bless us as our membership grows. However, with this growth, there comes a challenge. Since our current monthly income must be used for our operating budget, we must now focus on a solution to maintain the positive mission and ministry of First Baptist Church.

Forward is the name of our stewardship program. We believe that, with God’s guidance, this ministry opportunity will fulfill the financial needs of our church. As part of our Forward program, every household is asked to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial commitment over and above your ongoing tithes and offerings to be given over the next three-years. As you can see, Forward is an important step to our future and your involvement impacts its success.

Let me encourage your attendance to Vision Sunday on September 22nd, where we cast the vision for the Forward program. The following Sunday, September 29, during the Sunday School hour, we will have a time of questions and answers regarding the vision cast. This will be held during the Sunday School hour. We will discuss the importance of church-wide prayer during this crucial time and we will share information about our church and its ministry.

These are exciting days of decision in our church. Let us commit to seek and act in God’s will. To the glory of God, we will move ahead with faith.

In His Name,

Dr. Rick Lineberger
Senior Pastor