Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2015 Ministry Mapping Weekend

Dec 16, 2015 Preliminary / Introductory Session
Topics: 4 Essential Attitudes (The Four Trucks); The Simple
Church process; Overview Process & Prescriptions; Definitions of Mission, Vision

Jan 20, 2016 Coaching Session #1
Coaching session tone; Conflict Resolution; Underlying Issues identified in mapping process, Adjusted Timeframes for Prescription Compliance; Next steps discussion.

Mar 2, 2016 Coaching Session #2
Pres. 3 Exercise: List all ministries at BMBC & determine Inward vs. Outward focus for each; Prescription 1 Exercise: What kind of church are we? (Discipleshift) Pres. 4 Review Forgotten Role of Pastors/Elders (Eph. 4). Pres. 5 Study/Discuss. Pres. 6-Suggestion/Methods

Mar 30, 2016 Coaching Session #3
Pres. 5 Study/Suggestion & Methods; Prescription 6 Roles of the Communicators;
Pres. 1 Study and Discuss Vision, Definition, Prayer & Fasting Recommended.
Exercise: Suggest/ Collect Vision Statements

June 1, 2016 Coaching Session #4
Pres. 1/4 Continued Discussion of Vision/Alignment/Equipping Via Simple Church; Exercise: “We Exist to…” Pres. 3 Reaching to community by joining them where they are

June 29, 2016 Coaching Session #5
Pres. 1 Vision discussion continued; Exercise: comment on and synthesize the collected vision statement. List & look for common thread commit to congregational Prayer & Fasting

July 20, 2016 & Aug 24, 2016 Committee Only

Sept 14, 2016 Coaching Session #6
Jim Leary Review of Process to date, Discussion of Costs, Deadlines & Time; Review the 4 Essential Attitudes; Begin “Culture” discussion

Nov 1, 2016 Committee Only

Nov 17, 2016 Coaching Session #7
Review Process; Determine Continued Involvement

Dec 1, 2016 Committee Only


BMBC 2015 Ministry Mapping Affirmations

1. A genuine love for one another

Despite circumstances that normally produce dissension and division, there is a genuine love for one another. It would seem that, for the most part, the congregation values maintaining an appearance of peace and harmony over open discord or dissension.

 2. A genuine appreciation for leadership

While leadership development is one of the key areas that will need to be addressed, in the focus groups and on the survey there were repeated expressions of appreciation for the leadership of the church.

 3. An appreciation for the facilities

There is an obvious pride in the expansion and remodeled facilities. They are clean and well maintained. The congregation is to be commended for their financial support of the ongoing ministry.

4. A long-standing commitment to cross cultural missions

There has been a decade’s long commitment to cross-cultural missions and missionaries which has had a multi-generational effect on the congregation. This support has also included sending out many short-term missions teams that have also had a significant impact for the Gospel.

 5. An on-going commitment to a founding ideal

From the beginning, there has been a steady commitment to the education and mentoring of children in the Christian faith. This desire continues today through multiple layers of children’s ministry.


BMBC 2015 Ministry Mapping Findings

1. Need for Clear Vision

There exists an absence of a well-communicated and congregationally-embraced unifying and compelling Gospel-centered Vision.

 2. Need for Effective Organizational Structure

The existing organizational and leadership structure is dysfunctional and not capable of supporting current ministry and potential future growth.

 3. Need for clear and effective communication

Survey results and focus group findings reveal a severe lack of effective communication of relevant information to and from ministry leaders, Pastor and leadership boards. This lack of communication has led to a climate of mistrust and confusion within the congregation.

 4. Need for Outward Focus

In order to fulfill the mission of the Great Commandment, BMBC needs to turn from an inward-focus to an outward-focus, reaching the community for Christ.


BMBC 2015 Ministry Mapping Prescriptions

1. Clarity and Alignment

In consultation with a ministry coach resourced through Mission Mid-Atlantic, you will develop a unifying and compelling vision that will form the foundation for ministry alignment and assessment.

  • This statement should reflect Great Commandment & Great Commission values & be outwardly focused.
  • In the next year all ministries will be assessed and aligned to this vision with specific goals and strategies.

2. Pastor and Leadership Boards Assessment to Develop a 1 Timothy 3 Biblical Model

Upon acceptance of the prescriptions, schedule an assessment and training to develop the understanding and skills to provide cohesive and effective leadership of the mission and vision.

3. Ministry Balance

Create a healthy balance between inward and outward focused ministry. Identify your community as your primary mission priority.

  • Develop a church culture that emphasizes every member as a missionary of the Gospel.
  • Recast a vision for outreach, praying for God to move in the lives of the congregation to act on that vision.

4. Develop an Equipping Model for Organizational Structure

Develop the organizational structure that supports an Ephesians 4 philosophy of leadership that empowers and equips the congregation as ministry leaders and workers. These structures should be designed to develop a greater team mentality.

5. Strategize to make your church guest friendly

Upon acceptance of the prescriptions, you will begin the process of assessing and developing a culture of a guest and family-friendly church.

  • Evaluate program and facility usage from a guest perspective.
  • Develop a guest assimilation process that enlists the congregation as active participants.

6. Design and develop clear lines of communication between pastoral staff, leadership boards, ministry leaders and the congregation

  •  Develop and implement a process by which relevant information is communicated from the pastoral staff and leadership boards to the ministry leaders and the congregation.
  • Develop and implement a similar process by which relevant information is communicated from the ministry leaders and the congregation to the pastoral staff and the leadership boards.

7. Accept the Prescriptions in their entirety

Schedule a special Business meeting at the earliest possible date to accept the Assessment report including the implementation of the prescriptions in their entirety.