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.
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)
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 28 No Regular Wednesday Night Activities
March 29 Maundy Thursday
7:00pm Communion Service (Childcare for age 0-4 years)
March 30 Good Friday
Family Devotional Guide Available
March 31 10:00am Easter Egg Hunt for age 0-Grade 5
April 1 Easter Sunday
6:30am Sunrise Service on Patio
7:30am Coffee and Pastries
8:30am Worship Service
9:40am Sunday School for all ages
11:00am Worship Service
April 2 Easter Monday – Church Office Closed
Join us for our Spring Family Fun Event – Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 10am! This event is for children birth through Grade 5 and their families. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds (indoors if weather is bad), followed by a hot dog lunch. For more information, please contact Peggy Peek, (peggypeek at redlandbaptist dot org).
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!
Redland Baptist Church will host one of this year’s VBS Regional Clinics held by the BCMD! VBS workers from the surrounding areas will be attending workshops on Lifeway’s VBS Curriculum “Game On!” on Saturday, February 24, 9:30am-2pm (lunch included). To learn more about this clinic and for non-Redlander registration, click here. If you are a Redlander, please register with Peggy Peek or our RBC Camp Directors (see contact info below) by February 22.
If you are a Redland adult or youth planning to work with RBC Camp this year or just considering the idea, we HIGHLY recommend attending this training! You may use this workshop in place of one of our standard RBC Camp training sessions, and it will be free to Redland members.
For more information, contact Peggy Peek at (peggypeek at redlandbaptist dot org) or our RBC Camp Directors at (rbccamp at redlandbaptist dot org).
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.
Come enjoy the music of the season at A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, followed by a “Tasting Party” Reception. Child care provided for age 3 and younger. More info here.
Sunday, December 24, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am. Then join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service on December 24 at 6pm. This is a family friendly service celebrating the birth of Jesus!
Sunday, December 31, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am.
The Church Office will be closed December 25 through January 1. Also note that the ROC will be closed for gym floor refinishing December 23 through January 1. Check the calendar for other closures during the holiday weeks.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!