Little Rock Baptist Church: 2002 Annual Report

Subjects: Annual Report
Description: The message in this annual report is the concept of functional teamwork. Pastor Holley stresses the importance of a functional family to work as a team not only for God but for the growth of the church. This is followed by a piece on teamwork and team spirit followed by descriptions of the outreach and follow-up ministries. Also included are sections on biblical history of giving, and sacrificial giving. Finally this report is ties up with annual pages of: the pastor's census, recommendation for annual chairpersons and calendar of events
Date: 2002
Format: Text/jpg
Original Format: Annual Report
Language: English
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributing Institution: Array
Contributor: Sherell Wiggins
Transcript: Memo of Thoughtfulness
From Pastor Jim Holley saying they as a church as so much to be thankful for. He states the continual progress of Little Rock and that he thanks the Lord for having confidence in him and a reminder that God is good.

Letter from the Pastor
Pastor Holley states the importance of a functional family and how vision, courage and faith is need to overcome obstacles. He states the goal of Little Rock is to turn membership to discipleship, while mentioning church programs such as P.A.C.E and S.W.A.T. as examples. This letter closes with the message of how teamwork is accomplished.

A Functional Family Working as a Team
This page defines the terms functional family and teamwork more in depth. It uses the concept of teamwork as a spiritual gift to be task-oriented and get things accomplished. Also stated is that in a functional family one is not threatened by disappointment and discouragement and how things are done more for the ministry its first priority will be people, which is how God would intent it to be.

Building Team Spirit
The concepts mentioned here pertaining to building team spirit is courage and overcoming obstacles. Here, it is said that courage is to have faith and stand for the Lord in face of adversity. Lastly it states different obstacles that can hinder teamwork, like: bullying, slacker and saboteurs.

S.W.A.T. Street Outreach Ministry
What S.W.A.T. stands for is “ Soul Winning Action Team”. This section is addressed to the purpose and mission of this ministry to promote the act spreading the word of Christ not only in the church but around the community.

P.A.C.E. Discipleship Follow-Up Ministry
What P.A.C.E. stands for is “People Available to Contact and Encourage”. This section is addressed to the purpose and mission of this ministry to help uplift, encourage and give comfort to members who need it.

Biblical Attitude & History of Giving
Gives a brief Biblical history and attitude of giving and how it pertains to the difference between free-will giving, required giving and tithe.

Sacrificial Giving
Page dedicated to sacrificial giving and how it is significant to give out of free will not out of obligation.

Board of Directors, Recommendations 2003
List of trustees and deacons recommended to be appointed to the board of directors for 2003.

Annual Day Chairpersons, Recommendations 2003
Recommendations for annual day chairpersons; people who are in charge of organized and planning yearly events such as the churches anniversary program.

2003 Church of Calender of Events
Tentative calendar of monthly events for the church

Pastor's Census
Recordings of the number of sermons preached, marriages performed, funerals conducted, members baptized and more.

Why is Bible Study Important?
This last page gives reasons to why it is important to study the Bible. It states growth, maturity and effectiveness as main points.