Westside Baptist Church has before it an opportunity to join other Southern Baptist Churches in a project spearheaded by the North America Mission Board. On Sunday morning, October 19th, we will vote as a church family on whether we believe God is calling us to walk through that door of opportunity.

As we seek greater clarity on this matter, I have made two short videos and will again make the full Exploratory Team’s presentation available.

If you only choose to watch one video, PLEASE watch this first one. In it, I explain that this is a step of faith but I also explain exactly what that faith-step looks like. You can view it by clicking here or watch it here…

So, as described in this video, the motion that the church will vote “yes” or “no” on is as follows:

“Westside Baptist Church will enter into a family partnership with Calvary Goldsmith. The partnership will consist of enlisting prayer warriors, sending teams to do ministry projects and a love offering. This partnership between our two congregations will be reviewed annually.”

In the second video, I explain how engaging in ministry outside our walls actually benefits us. You can view it by clicking here or watch it here…

Yep, you heard me right. I believe that a great way to give Murray and Calloway County residents ‘new eyes’ to see the needs of our community and the heart and hands to do something about it, we need to do missions somewhere else. When we come back, we’ll see our home differently. Just ask the folks who have gone on mission trips.

The third video is the full presentation of the Exploratory Team. You can view it by clicking here. (I could not embed it on this site.)

Finally, if you would like to read how this opportunity was birthed in my heart, you can do so by clicking here.