Swift Creek Baptist Church

Warm Hearted Church with a Heart Warming Message


OUR GOALS

SHORT RANGE GOALS:  (2 YEARS OR LESS)

  1. At least 27 baptisms during the 2007-2008 church year (10% of Sun. A.M. worship average).

  2. Increase visitation attendance to 5% of our average S. S. attendance (12).

  3. Reclaim at least 5 inactive church member families each year.

  4. Begin a Sunday morning Van/Bus Outreach Ministry.

  5. Continue a regular Tape Ministry delivery/pick-up service for shut-ins.

  6. Begin construction for a new building. This will include more classrooms, more parking, recreational space, new offices, and conference room. Complete construction by October 1, 2008.

  7. Raise at least 1/3 of the cost of the building project in gifts and 3-year pledges (approx. $500,000).

  8. Increase average attendance in S. S. to 250 by September, 2008 [Averaged 228 this past S.S. year].

  9. Develop a good discipleship & follow-up program for new members and others, and continue an average attendance of over 150 on Wednesday nights. [We averaged 116 last year].

  10. Maintain weekly small-group prayer attendance of at least 5% of S. S. attendance (12).

  11. Maintain at least 10% of Sun. morning 11:00 A.M. worship attendance in our adult choir (20) [It was 23 this past year].

  12. Meet or exceed the average weekly budget requirements in regular offerings.

  13. Increase mission giving by at least ľ % of budget each year.

  14. Continue to send short-term volunteer missionaries from our church each year.

  15. Begin a monthly Wednesday night supper [after new building is built].

  16. Begin at least 2 new S.S. classes for Single Adults (25-45), Young Adults (20-29), Ladies, and/or other additional classes after new building is built.

  17. Start a Childrenís Choir that meets regularly.

  18. Revitalize a Men's Service Ministry.

  19. Parish Nurse Ministry continue to offer ministry training classes (ministering to bereaved, sick, terminally ill, etc.)

  20. Start a Young Adult Ministry to reach more young adults (discipleship, fellowship, and/or ministry)

  21. Add at least 10 new people to our S.S. and/or church rolls who live within 1 mile of the church.

  22. Expand our use of technology to share Godís Word & our ministry.

  23. Expand our benevolent ministries.

 

MID-RANGE GOALS:

  1. Acquire all the property between the church and Lakeview Road.

  2. Begin a Men's Outreach/Discipleship Ministry.

  3. Begin a Single Adult Ministry.

  4. Add or adjust paid staff as needed for growth, and to meet ministry needs (Childrenís Director, etc.)

  5. Begin a Preschool choir program.

  6. Set up & promote endowment fund.

  7. Begin a weekday preschool, after school program, and/or home school program.

  8. Help plant a new church in Chesterfield County and/or elsewhere.

  9. Expand current sanctuary or build a new one.

 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18).

"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit... your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions" (Joel 2:28).

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