Meet Our 2017 Elders
 
                         Jason Brewer                                          Keith Broce                                               Phil Buechner
 
 
                          Devin Graves                                               Joe Hayes                                        Robert Ramirez
 
 
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                                                     Terry Ramsey                                        Richard Reedy
 
 
                                            Transition Team Update

                                                 Overview of what has happened over the last year…

             At the October 2015 Business Meeting, the church passed a motion to change the church leadership structure of
     First Baptist Church to an Elder Led Model.  As a result, the Constitution Rewrite Committee has spent the last 10 months
     drafting changes to the church Constitution & By-Laws to reflect this direction. The first draft of the Constitution & By-Laws
     rewrite were made available to the church membership starting on August 21st  for 4 weeks.  This time period  allowed the
     church to examine the draft and to provide questions and feedback to the Rewrite Committee.
 
            Additionally, over the last 12 months 20 men completed an Elder Training class conducted by Pastor Stanley. 
     As part of this process, the church membership was divided among the men into what was termed “shepherding groups.”
     Though not  elders, the men committed to assisting the Pastors by being a contact and resource to the congregation.
     This is consistent with Pastor Stanley’s effort to fulfill Eph 4:11-12 by “equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the
     edifying of the body of Christ.”  Both the trainees and Pastor Stanley thought this was an appropriate activity, regardless of
     the leadership structure of FBC Ark City.
     
     Transition Team  –  Jake Giger, Calvin Herrill, Mark McGuigan, Terry Ramsey, Sylvia Riggs
 
First B Church Family
We are excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media!
It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access
whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.  Check out the

informational video below and check your emails and bulletins for more info in the coming weeks!