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A Campus Update:

First Baptist Church Broken Arrow and Community Baptist Church Transition

We are excited about what God is doing at FBCBA and CBC! By the fall of 2020, CBC will launch as their own autonomous church with Adam Mask as their Senior Pastor. The transition will be finalized no later than August 15. 

As we look to the future, we must remind ourselves of what God has done in our past. Historically, FBCBA took churches who were struggling and needing help, then led them to become healthy, self-sustaining, and fruitful autonomous churches. We re-launched Sunnyside Baptist Church in Broken Arrow (1961), Clearview Baptist Church in Broken Arrow (1981), Clayton Baptist Church in Broken Arrow- now Aspen Park (1990), Calvary Baptist Church in Broken Arrow (2003), and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coweta (2012). We believe God has allowed us these opportunities to prepare us for launching CBC as their own vibrant church. 

In early April, a strategy and plan was prayerfully discussed with the Advisory Ministry Team on the potential of launching CBC as their own autonomous church with Adam Mask as Senior Pastor. CBC has built God’s Kingdom, and God has blessed them! CBC has been financially self-sustaining for four consecutive years. Attendance has grown and remained strong (see CBC profile below). God has provided a wonderful and balanced ministry team through Adam Mask, Seth Garrett, Dakota Burton, and Cody Thomas. Five and half years ago, God called Adam and Grace Mask and their family to shepherd CBC as Campus Pastor. God has gifted Adam with the ability to preach God’s Word, and God has been faithfully building CBC to one day be their own church. 

FBCBA and CBC have had a joint effort in building God’s church at CBC. The current Build | Plant project entered into a phase project in early 2020. The AMT, Directional Team, Finance Team, and Adam were notified. As a result of your generous giving, God has blessed us with $2.5 million in our Build | Plant account. The total amount allows us the privilege of completely renovating the Building of Ministry (220 seat multi-purpose room) and completing and expanding the CBC parking lot from 97 to 177 parking spots. From the outside, CBC will look completely finished (see pictures below). Additionally, CBC will have a warming/catering kitchen. CBC will be completely debt-free at the conclusion of these projects. 

The resolve to move forward came from the following facts: 

  • CBC has been functioning financially as a self-sustaining church for over four years. 
  • CBC has an active and strong attendance.
  • CBC will have a debt-free, multi-million dollar facility for ministry. 
  • CBC has a talented ministry team.
  • CBC has a campus pastor who God has led to be their senior pastor. 

As an autonomous church, CBC will have the freedom to develop all weekly and weekend programming, ministries, preaching series, Bible studies, mission opportunities, and everything else debt-free as the Lord leads.

Biblically, God often does His greatest work in the most unique times. We have communicated the transition plan and potential timeline to the AMT, previous five deacon chairmen and current vice chairman, Brother Nick, around 50 deacons from FBCBA | CBC, Directional Team, FBCBA | CBC Staff Teams, and Finance and Personnel Teams. Every individual has had the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions. 

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we praise God for His favor and the faithfulness of His people, as financially FBCBA | CBC are 91% of budget. Both campuses are currently in a surplus over expenses. We see these as indicators of God’s hand in moving forward; however, we realize a pandemic crisis can radically affect any plan. Every plan has a start and intended conclusion; however, if CBC is not legally, financially, physically, and spiritually ready, we can always pause and monthly assess until completion of the transition. We are committed to a smooth transition and desire to set CBC up to thrive as their own church. God is faithful, and He is building His church!

Key items to know and pray about:

The transition plan of CBC will be authorized by a verbal confirmation vote without discussion at the quarterly business meeting on July 19 after the 11:00 am service.

FBCBA | CBC are currently operating with the same budget and will continue to do so through August 15. 

FBCBA will gift the entire debt-free property to CBC to launch their own church, no later than August 15. 

FBCBA will cover all salary and benefits for the CBC Staff through August 15. All salaries, benefits, and seminary will remain the same.

On August 15, all property and personnel expenses of CBC will be the sole responsibility of CBC. 

FBCBA believes CBC will be a thriving generational church until Jesus returns. However, if CBC ever ceases as a church body, then contractually all properties revert back to FBCBA. 

Community Baptist Church Profile

Submitted by Susan Clawson, FBCBA Business Administrator

CBC has been financially self-sustaining for 4 years. CBC has ended each of the following fiscal years with receipts greater than expenses.

  • 2019 – $26,562
  • 2018 – $31,390
  • 2017 – $15,024
  • 2016 – $8,517

Worship Attendance Averages

  • 2020 – 307
  • 2019 – 277
  • 2018 – 270
  • 2017 – 265

Baptisms

  • 2020 – 12
  • 2019 – 17
  • 2018 – 20
  • 2017 – 27

FBCBA | CBC Phase Transition Plan

Phase 1- Introduction

  • CBC transition presentation to key leaders at FBCBA | CBC
  • Global email sent to FBCBA | CBC Church family

Phase 2- Organization

Pastor Adam and CBC Teams establish and solidify ministry teams for CBC:

  • Launch Team
  • Finance Team
  • Personnel Team
  • Worship | AVL Team
  • Preschool | Kids Team
  • Student Team
  • Adult Team
  • Facilities Team
  • Dream Team

Pastor Matt and Adam will begin process of switching accounts and vendors to CBC. AMT will begin legal process of getting deed transferred over to CBC

Phase 3- Installation and Implementation

FBCBA assists Pastor Adam and CBC Teams to train, equip, and encourage teams at CBC. Ideally, all teams are up and functioning one month before deed is given to CBC.

  • Launch Team
  • Finance Team
  • Personnel Team
  • Worship | AVL Team
  • Preschool | Kids Team
  • Student Team
  • Adult Team
  • Facilities Team
  • Dream Team

Phase 4- Celebration

  • All teams are ready for launch date.
  • Both campuses will have a confirmation vote on July 19.
  • Adam presents final presentation to Pastor Matt and AMT.
  • Property Deed is signed and given over to CBC. 
  • Celebration fellowship is scheduled at CBC to celebrate the launching of CBC as an autonomous church.

FAQ’s

What is the timeline of the transition plan?

The phases of the plan are as follows:

  • Introduction – complete
  • Organization – complete
  • Installation & Implementation – ongoing (complete by July 15)
  • Celebration & Launch – on or before August 15, 2020

What is the status of the CBC campus expansion & the building fund?

FBCBA will continue to operate the building fund and all money given will go toward the completion of Phase 1A (projected to be completed in the Fall of 2020).

If we are not raising money for the CBC building, do we need to continue to give to the Build & Plant?

We are continuing to raise money for the CBC building through the completion of Phase 1A.

Will contributions to Build & Plant through August 15 still go to the CBC building?

Yes. We will cover the cost of Phase 1A through the Building Fund.

Being short of the $1.5 million needed to complete the building project, will CBC take on the responsibility of completing the remaining phases?

CBC will complete their building project as the Lord leads.

Has there been a change in the direction of FBCBA’s future growth plans with respect to other campuses?

For some time now, CBC has been operating as their own church as compared to a satellite campus. Satellite campuses are still a part of FBCBA’s future plans.

What are the future plans for expansion on the FBCBA campus?

Pastor Matt will be bringing exciting news about and future vision plans for the FBCBA campus to the church in the fall of 2020.

With regard to the recent shut-downs due to COVID-19, how does FBCBA’s finances look at this time?

Giving is currently at 91.4% of the budget. Spending is 75.5% of the budget.

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