In the fall of 2017, our staff decided to invite Dr. Randy Millwood from our BCMD staff to help us determine how we might help Redland to become a more efficient tool for furthering God’s kingdom. Randy suggested the Church Health Assessment—a study he and other faculty of New Orleans Seminary had developed a few years back. We liked that idea so we set the dates. We enlisted the respondents (30 Redlanders carefully chosen to reflect the age, gender, marital status, and length of church membership tenure, etc. of our church). The idea was to assemble a “little Redland” to help us get a picture of the “bigger Redland. The surveys were carefully tabulated, and on April 7 about 60 Redlanders gathered to hear the results and to brainstorm some ways we could use the results.
Here are a couple things the survey revealed:
1.) We have a very healthy church.
2.) The results reflected the vision focus for 2018—our need to do a better job of connecting with each other and the lost in our community.
Our staff will with Randy to get suggestions on next steps, and continues to review the results. We want to accomplish those goals with you, not for you.
Copies of the results were sent out attached to an e-mail and are also available on the table in the back of the Sanctuary, or contact the church office for a copy.
This Sunday we will launch a new leadership series during Fuel that focuses on the “doing” side of leadership. This first lesson examines the leadership idea of focus preceding success. We defined this as “maintaining a single-minded focus on the chosen goal in order to experience success in one’s mission.” Focus transforms our lives, blocks out distractions, and creates entire team success. Our students will also examine the story of Noah in Genesis 6–7 and see how his focus helped save humanity. Noah is a great example of a leader who remained focused, even in the midst of great adversity.
Here are some questions you could ask your teenager about this week’s lesson to get some conversation flowing:
- What kinds of things regularly try to steal your focus and attention away from God?
- What traits or characteristics or habits define a person who is focused?
- Why do you think God wants us to be people of focus?
Have a great week!
Due to inclement weather conditions, Redland Baptist Church has cancelled ALL activities on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The Church Office is also closed.
Stay safe and warm inside!
Redland’s Healthy Church Workshop, facilitated by Randy Millwood from the BCMD will be Saturday, April 7. A continental breakfast with coffee is served at 8:15am, the workshop starts at 8:45am in the Sanctuary and will conclude by 1pm. Everyone is invited and childcare (birth-Grade 5) is available by RSVP to Peggy Peek.
The first half of our time together will be spent reviewing the results of our recent Healthy Church Assessment, taken by a cross-section of Redland’s members (determined by age, gender, marital status, ministry involvement, and length of church membership tenure) earlier this year in January. This will be an overview of our church health, highlighting areas where we are strong and areas that could use some extra attention.
The second half of the workshop will be for collaborative discussion, discernment, fellowship, and planning to develop strategies for RBC’s continued health. This workshop is for everyone! We look forward to seeing you here.
In case you have questions, take a look at the FAQs below. … (more)
Due to inclement weather conditions, Redland Baptist Church will only have 11:00am worship on Sunday, February 18. The sidewalks will be shoveled and the parking lot will be scraped and salt put down before 10:00am on Sunday to prepare for your arrival. There will be no 8:30am worship or Sunday School.
Stay safe and warm and see you on Sunday at 11am!
In Sunday School we’ve been learning about the spread of the gospel, especially through Paul after his conversion. It brings up a good question that all believing families must ask: How are we spreading the gospel?
Perhaps this discussion sheet will help you talk about how well you are doing or how you might improve.
Dear Church Family,
Despite the wintry weather and today’s school cancellation, we have decided to continue and hold our normal Wednesday evening activities for tonight, January 17.
However, we want to encourage you to make whatever decision is best for you and your family, based on your own individual needs and abilities.
Also, while you may already be aware that the main roads are very much passable, some side streets still have snow and even ice. If you come to the church this evening, you’ll find cleared sidewalks with salt, but the parking lot has been partially cleared. We plan to treat potential trouble spots in the parking lot, but we are urging caution as you walk into the building.
Whether you’ve had cabin fever and can’t wait to come out tonight, or if you feel the need to stay home and “hunker down,” we want you to stay safe and warm!
RBC Closures Due to Inclement Weather
The church office and all week day daytime activities will follow Montgomery County Public Schools when it comes to delayed openings, closures and early closures due to inclement weather. For week day evening activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available by 4pm of the evening in question. For weekend activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available at least 2 hours before the event begins. All of these changes will also be reflected on the church website (top right rotating picture) and on the office phone message for special announcements.
Once you have registered for Upward Basketball/Cheerleading, you should have received a confirmation email with a link to a sign up for a time to be evaluated. All participants need to attend an evaluation. If you have registered but did not sign up to be evaluated yet then PLEASE
CLICK HERE to Sign Up!