We’re Adding To Our Staff Team

Associate Pastor: Youth & ADULT Discipleship

Broadview Baptist Church

Job Overview:

The Associate Pastor of Youth and Adult Discipleship serves as the primary support person for the Lead Pastor and primary overseer of next-gen ministry at Broadview. The Associate Pastor will work alongside the Lead Pastor in helping the church to fulfill her mission and vision, specifically in the area of adult discipleship. He will also oversee ministry to students at Broadview and act as the direct report for our preschool and children’s ministry staff. 

This is a multifaceted, full-time position. Medial insurance and retirement contributions are part of the salary package. Broadview is a mid-size church in Abilene, TX.

Responsibilities: Lead Pastor Support

  • OVERALL: Assist the Lead Pastor in leading the congregation to accomplish her mission and vision
  • PREACHING: Cover the Sunday morning pulpit on occasion (3-5 Sundays per year)
  • PASTORING: Assist with pastoral work in the church: visitation, counseling, & evangelism
  • LEADERSHIP: Act as a direct report for the preschool and children ministry staff, ensuring a tight and cohesive discipleship strategy
  • MISCELLANEOUS: Assist the Lead Pastor in other areas as needed

Responsibilities: Youth Ministry

  • Overall: Create and maintain a student ministry focused on worship, discipleship and outreach using ministry environments like large-group gatherings, small groups and ministry teams.
  • Preaching: Serve as the primary Bible teacher for the student ministry.
  • Communication: Regularly communicate information about the youth ministry to the staff, congregation and parents of students. (email, website, social media)
  • Parent Engagement: Engage parents to discuss spiritual issues related to their child.
  • Volunteers: Enlist, train and deploy a volunteer team to minister to students. 
  • Budget: Manage the ministry budget and make recommendations for the following year.

Responsibilities: Adult Discipleship

  • Small Groups: Enlist and train new adult small group leaders while overseeing the existing small group ministry at Broadview.
  • Adult Discipleship: Evaluate the disciple-making ministries of the church and ensure they are effective. Implement new strategies to promote adult discipleship in the life of the church. 
  • Staff Support: Act as a staff support person for our lay volunteers who coordinate ministry to adults at Broadview.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • 3 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity.
  • A bachelors degree in Biblical studies (or related field), equivalent formal seminary education or comparable experience in the field of ministry. 
  • An Mdiv or ThM is ideal but not required. Conversant in Christian apologetics also ideal.
  • Married with children is the ideal but not a deal breaker

Character

  • A growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ (active devotional life)
  • A thorough understanding of God’s Word
  • A person of integrity, character and conviction
  • Genuine love for “hard to reach” students
  • A distinct passion for student ministry
  • Active in personal evangelism
  • Meets qualifications of 1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9;

Competencies 

  • Proven disciple-maker
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Effective and Engaging Communicator (written and oral)
  • Responsible and effective use of Social Media
  • Basic graphic design capabilities
  • Basic website maintenance (CSS, WordPress)

Cultural Fit

  • Fun (Likes to laugh. Don’t take yourself too seriously.)
  • Highly Relational (Friendly. People Person.)
  • Passionate about Missions/Outreach
  • Hard working. Self-starter. Proactive.
  • Team Player. Humble. Serving Mindset.

Theological Fit

  • Broadview is affiliated with the SBC at a national, state and local level. We are dually aligned with both the SBTC and BGCT in the state of Texas. We affirm the BFM2K.
  • We are committed to expositional preaching and Spirit-empowered worship.

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume in PDF form, including 3 references to info at broadview dot church. Please use subject: “Associate Pastor Search.” Also please include links to any social media platforms to which you post, blog or post photos. 

A Special Prayer Request

Hey Church Family

 

I hope you’ve had a great week! We are officially out of the spring semester and well into summer. VBS kicked off this past Sunday and it’s been a crazy few weeks around the office. From decorating the church to 100+ kids running around the halls it’s been an awesome sight to see.

I’ve got a couple of things I’d like to put on your radar. You can continue reading or just watch the video below,

Video Weekly Update – June 9th, 2021

Gospel Night for VBS

The first and most important item is the Gospel Night for Vacation Bible School this coming Thursday. Every year during VBS we present the Gospel in a clear and compelling way. This year, Tanner Clarke will be making that Gospel presentation on Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 or so.

There are three rotations and each group will receive a separate presentation. If you can pray for the entire hour please do so! If you can’t, please pray as much and as often as you can. Salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit regardless of the person’s age. God’s Spirit will move in response to the prayers of His people. Through your prayers, you’ll be playing a pivotal role in the lives of these kids. I’m excited to see and report back how God moves.

Personal News

Right after VBS, my family and I will be taking a trip up to Nashville, Tennessee. The trip has a three-fold agenda.

First we are going to Hendersonville to attend Sunday worship at Long Hollow Baptist Church. This church is pastored by Robby Gallaty and has been experiencing a unique movement of God since December of last year. I’ve been following this movement from a distance for many months now and I’m very excited to witness it in person.

After church on Sunday we will drive down to Nashville, TN and attend the SEND conference and SBC Annual Meeting. The SEND conference is Sunday and Monday. The SBC Annual Meeting is Tuesday and Wednesday. For those who don’t know, Broadview is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and have been since our founding.

There are many things going on in the life of our convention. If you keep up with that sort of thing, you’ll know there are multiple points of tension and disagreement among our cooperating churches. It will be an important and defining moment for the life of our denomination.

As of now, there are over 16,000 messengers. Myself and a few other members of our church will look to represent our congregation well during the time of the annual meeting. Please be praying for that gathering as well as the public witness of the SBC. The reputation of the SBC positively or negatively affects our own public witness as we are an affiliated church.

The last and most important reason for this trip is a family vacation. My wife and kids will stop in Arkansas on the way back home. We plan on staying a few days in Boles, AR right next to the Ouachita National Forest. I’m really looking forward to renting an ATV and riding around in the forrest with my family, enjoying God’s good creation.

We’ll be leaving on the 10th and back home on the 20th. During those two Sundays someone else will be covering the pulpit. Tanner Clarke will be preaching this weekend and Randy Voorhees will be preaching the weekend after that. I’m really looking forward to the trip but I’m also excited for our church to hear from these two men while I’m away.

Pastoral Ordination Service

Part of the reason Tanner is preaching this Sunday is because our congregation will soon be affirming the call of God on his life into pastoral ministry. Before coming to Broadview Tanner and Kendra served as missionaries with the International Mission Board. Tanner currently serves as the director of the BSM at Hardin Simmons University.

Broadview’s commitment to international missions was part of the reason Tanner and Kendra originally joined our church. We are committed to being a sending church. That’s part of the reason we want to affirm God’s calling on Tanner’s life through an ordination service. Whether it’s pastoral ministry here in the states or a missionary ministry overseas, we want to be a church that sends and supports them for whatever comes next.

Some of you participated in a similar service when we performed it for Taylor and Jospeh a few years back. Tanner’s pastoral ordination service will be on July 18th. So I hope you’ll be praying for him this weekend and also for that special time. We’ve been praying for God to make us a “sending” church and it’s exciting to see that play our more and more with each passing year.

Men’s Conference

The last thing I’ll mention before signing off is a Men’s Conference coming up August 20th. This is really a simulcast of a live event hosting by Right Now Media in Rockwall, TX. The speakers, however, are so top notch that I thought it a worthy investment of our time.

There has been a growing interest in some type of organized men’s ministry at Broadview. We used to meet weekly for a men’s breakfast and there are still a handful of men who meet throughout the week whether Tuesday morning, Wednesday lunch or Sunday nights. However, a larger more organized approach is still lacking.

This conference is not a solution to that problem but it IS an opportunity to get together, study God’s Word on biblical manhood and connect with like-minded men in our congregation. With the two different campuses and four morning worship services it’s hard to get to know every one.

Unfortunately, there’s a $20 ticket fee if you sign up through the Right Now Media website. There’s nothing I can do about that fee as it’s set by Right Now Media. That $20 does not come back to our church. It’s a way for them to cover the extensive costs of streaming the event to so many people. If that’s a deterrent, I understand. However, if you can make it, I really think it’ll be a great time of worship and fellowship.

The event starts at 6:30PM and goes until 10:00PM.

Register Now

Conclusion

That’s it for me this week. Remember that our next Monday prayer gathering isn’t until the LAST Monday of this month. We will meet on June 28th at 6PM. Even though we’re no longer meeting weekly for prayer, I still want to challenge you to press into a life of prayer and fasting throughout the summer.

Over these past few weeks the Lord has been teaching me that with every new season comes a new opportunity to grow and learn new things about the Lord. In a season of sprinting there are spiritual rhythms that best position you to grow in your walk with Jesus. In seasons of resting/Sabbath those spiritual rhythms may change. The key is to take advantage of whatever season you’re in and leverage it for growing in your knowledge of God.

If there is any way I can pray for you in particular please reply to this email and let me know. Be sure you check out the upcoming events below for how to stay engaged throughout the rest of the summer!

Until He Comes,

Pastor Wes

Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 05/31/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $8,631.95

YTD Required:  $386,474.00
YTD Received:   $417,813.78

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $565.00
Family Crisis: $145.00

UPCOMING EVENTS

Broadview Women’s Ministry

Summer Nights Schedule

Join us the 1st Thursday each month this summer from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for some summer fun! Please sign-up for each event separately. You can read a description of each event using the graphic above. You can also share this graphic to invite other people to the events as well!

JULY 1ST – SALAD SUPPER NIGHT

AUGUST 5TH – POPCORN & PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

In addition to these summer fellowship gatherings our women’s ministry is also encouraging participants to use the summer months to grow spiritually.

They developed a “Personal Growth Guide” for those who are interested in following along.

MEN’S CONFERENCE

August 20th, 2021

6:00PM-9:30PM

This coming August 20th Broadview will serve as a host site for the 2021 Right Now Media Men’s Conference. We would love for you to join us.

This conference is strategically designed to equip men to live the Christian life through the practical teaching of God’s Word and connecting like minded men with each other.

We will hear from highly respected speakers like Scott Drew (head coach of the Baylor Bears men’s basketball team), Joby Martin (Lead Pastor of The Church of Eleven22), Derwin Gray (Lead Pastor of Transformation Church) and Larry Osborne (Teaching Pastor of North Coast Coach).

This event is for any man wanting to connect with other men and be challenged to grow in his relationship with God.

Tickets are available for $20. You can pay and register at the link below.

Register Now

We look forward to seeing you at the Mens’ Conference on August 20th, 2021. If you have any questions just reply to this email.

New Transportation Ministry

We’re starting a new ministry in our church to people who need help with transportation.

Most of us just get in our car and go to various appointments, grocery shopping, trip to the library; the list of things we do is an everyday occurrence.  That’s not the case for many other people in our congregation. For them, finding a ride can prove quiet challenging.

That’s why we’re starting this ministry. It’s an opportunity for us, as a community of believers, to volunteer to give these members a ride. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Gathering Place and at the Information Desk for those of you who would be interested in donating some of your time to this new ministry.

You can also sign up online. You may be able to offer several hours per week, or even one or two hours per week.  After you sign up, we will contact you with more information.   Thanks so much!

Sign up to Serve!

Most Recent Sermon

The Will to Overcome
Revelation 3:7-13
June 6th, 2021

Let’s Block Party!

Hey Church Family

 

I hope you’ve had a great week! It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of the spring semester. The older I get the faster time goes. The Lord has blessed our church these past four months and I’m so thankful.

If you’ve not been on campus since the beginning of the “COVID Days,” I hope you’ll consider joining us again soon. The effectiveness of the vaccines have been such a good gift from the Lord to our country and our community. While nobody would ever want to live through 2020 again, the Lord has brought good out of the hardship.

Let’s Block Party!

We are gathering together for a block party this coming SATURDAY at Broadview West. The west campus is located at 6500 Military Drive. (Directly north of Dyess Air Force Base). I hope you’ll take time out of your Saturday to join us. We want it to be a “fun-for-the-whole-family” church-wide gathering.

The goal of this block party is to unite our two campuses together and serve the community surrounding Broadview West. We will be passing out flyers tomorrow and Saturday morning if anybody wants to help advertise the event.

You can contact Vernon directly.

Here are some of the details:

Food: Hot dogs, chips, water, cotton candy, snow cones

Kids stuff: bouncy houses, jump ropes, hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk, cake walk, putt putt, fishing game

For adults: Corn hole, music, baskets of food raffle

Remember if you signed up to be a volunteer we need you there by 4:30. Everybody else we will see you there at 5:00!

Serve as a Volunteer

Only A Few Spots Left

I also want to encourage you to sign up your child for Vacation Bible School if you haven’t already done so. We limited the number of participants this year and there are only a handful of spots left.

I honestly didn’t think they’d fill up this fast but they have! Hopefully next year we won’t have to cap the attendance but we are doing what we have to do for this year. You can sign up your child by visiting broadview.life/vbs.

Recognizing Seniors & Youth Camp

Before we close out this week’s update I want to encourage you to join us for church this coming weekend. We will have a special recognition of our graduating seniors. Please be praying for these students as they step out into a pivotal new season of their life.

There is also a Youth Camp Parent Meeting this coming Sunday, May 23rd, at 12:15PM in the Education Building. You can contact Pastor Joseph for more information. This years youth camp is July 5-9 at the Highland Lakes encampment in Spicewood, TX.

You can learn more about the camp here.

Conclusion

That’s it for me this week. I really hope to see yall this coming weekend at Broadview West. Remember, there will be no prayer meeting this next Monday. For the summer we will meet the LAST Monday of June, July, August and September. Thank you to everyone who made the prayer meetings this spring so special.

The Lord has poured new life into our congregation and the future is bright. Please continue praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Pray that we have everything we need to walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit for the days and months ahead.

If there is any way I can pray for you in particular please reply to this email and let me know. Be sure you check out the upcoming events below for how to stay engaged throughout the summer!

Until He Comes,

Pastor Wes

Financial Update
Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 05/20/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $17,674.42

YTD Required:  $351,340.00
YTD Received:   $393,616.81

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $824.15
Family Crisis: $313.81

UPCOMING EVENTS

Broadview Women’s Ministry

Summer Nights Schedule

Join us the 1st Thursday each month this summer from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for some summer fun! Please sign-up for each event separately. You can read a description of each event using the graphic above. You can also share this graphic to invite other people to the events as well!

JUNE 3RD – BUNCO & ICE CREAM NIGHT

JULY 1ST – SALAD SUPPER NIGHT

AUGUST 5TH – POPCORN & PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

In addition to these summer fellowship gatherings our women’s ministry is also encouraging participants to use the summer months to grow spiritually.

They developed a “Personal Growth Guide” for those who are interested in following along.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 6-10

(click picture to watch trailer)

Ages 4 years old to 5th grade
From 6:00-8:00PM
2500 South 27th St
We invite you to Rocky Railway VBS–the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! Kids explore Jesus’ power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. You can expect a week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, and a serene setting that sets a course for trusting Jesus’ power. We invite you to bring your 4yr old – 5th grader.

Pay for your T-Shirt

Register your Child

New Transportation Ministry

We’re starting a new ministry in our church to people who need help with transportation.

Most of us just get in our car and go to various appointments, grocery shopping, trip to the library; the list of things we do is an everyday occurrence.  That’s not the case for many other people in our congregation. For them, finding a ride can prove quiet challenging.

That’s why we’re starting this ministry. It’s an opportunity for us, as a community of believers, to volunteer to give these members a ride. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Gathering Place and at the Information Desk for those of you who would be interested in donating some of your time to this new ministry.

You can also sign up online. You may be able to offer several hours per week, or even one or two hours per week.  After you sign up, we will contact you with more information.   Thanks so much!

Sign up to Serve!

Most Recent Sermon
Overcoming Arrogance
Revelation 3:1-6
May 16th, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hey Church Family

I hope you’ve had a great week so far. The rain has been nice these past few days. Reminds me of an old saying I heard growing up: “April showers bring May flowers.” May is a great month for many reasons so let me put a few dates on your radar if you haven’t already put them on your calendar.

Block Party

On May 22nd we are hosting our Block Party at Broadview West. It will start at 5PM and go to 6:30PM. We will have hot dogs, air castles, fun, games and a great time for the whole family. It’s also a great chance to serve with your entire family to bless the community surrounding Broadview West.

For those of you new to Broadview I explained the history and current ministry of our West Campus in the last weekly update. If you’re interested in serving or if you have any questions about the event please talk to Tiffany Lohse or call the church office.

Pastor Wes with a video update for the end of April and beginning of May.

VBS Registration

Last update I made an appeal for some more VBS Volunteers and I just want to commend you for stepping up to the plate and filling all of those positions. We are opening up registration for kiddos on May 1st so be sure you’re at the ready. You can use the link below.

Sign up for VBS!

Remember, we have a VBS volunteer training on May 13th at 6PM.

VBS is one of the largest outreach events we do every year. COVID has changed the way we’re doing VBS this year but we still expect it to have a big impact on the kids in our community and those in our church. Please be praying for the event.

This past Monday we put out a prayer request to raise $800 for feeding VBS volunteers during the week. Amazingly, God answered that prayer within the hour! The Lord is good and I’m excited to see how He will move in the lives of these kiddos through this outreach.

A Generous Church

Speaking of generosity in our church, I just have to celebrate again your willingness to help meet the practical needs of people in our city. Last update I spoke about the Embrace Grace shower and within the FIRST week of the display being up every item tag was taken.

Check out this screen shots from our Embrace Grace director, Janet White. Like she says, I would encourage anybody who can make it to make an appearance at the shower on Saturday and say hello. It starts at 2PM in the Main Building Fellowship Hall.

An Investment Into Our Students

For those of you who have given towards these needs, thank you so much. It really does make a difference. Also, a percentage of every dollar you give to our General Fund goes to make things like Embrace Grace possible so thanks to everyone who gives.

There is one more need that we have coming up for those who are interested in some strategic generosity. Our students are attending youth camp at Highland Lakes encampment in Spicewood, TX. You can learn more about the camp here

Camp Scholarships

We have several students who will be going to camp who do not have the financial means to cover the student portion of the cost. It’s $300 per student and the church is covering 1/2 of that amount through our General Fund. We are looking to secure 15 scholarships for students in need. That’s a total of $2,250.

If you are interested in sponsoring a student or just giving towards this need you can do so here.

Youth camp has historically been a very important part of the ministry to students in our church. It’s an opportunity not just for making friendships and building relationships. It’s also a week long focus on the Lord and his will for each student. First time decisions for Christ are often made during youth camp.

Any amount you give towards this need will be used by the Lord to help further His redemptive purposes in the lives of these students. Many of the students in our youth ministry are not Christians. They come because the church feels like a safe place for them. An encounter with the Lord at church camp could change their lives forever.

Please be praying for this camp and all the students who attend. Pray for Joseph and the entire student ministry team as they invest into the lives of these students each week and throughout the year. It requires a great deal of wisdom, discernment and love. If you have any questions you can email Joseph directly.

Discover Broadview

The last thing I’ll mention is the Discover Broadview lunch this coming Sunday. We typically do this lunch on the second Sunday of every month but given the second Sunday is Mother’s Day we are moving the date. This is a lunch for people wanting to learn more about Broadview.

If you’ve been visiting and are interested in church membership then this is an ideal environment to explore that decision. Attending the lunch doesn’t make you a member but you can join during the lunch if you want (you can also join at any other time by just talking with me or one of the staff after service or during the week.) 

It’s really just an informal lunch with me (and usually my family) to help me get to know new folks in the church and help new folks in the church get answers to their questions. If you plan on coming this Sunday reply to this email and let me know or register below.

Sign up for this Sunday’s Discover Broadview Lunch

Conclusion

That’s it for this week! You can read about more upcoming events below if you’re interested. 

I hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we continue our study in the book of the Revelation and then again on Monday as we gather to pray. If you have an unchurched friend or family member then consider inviting them THIS WEEKEND and join me in praying for God to move in a special way.

Until He Comes,

Pastor Wes 

Financial Update

Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 04/29/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $26,793.79

YTD Required:  $298,639.00
YTD Received:   $332,776.65

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $1,441.60
Family Crisis: $240.90

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 2nd (instead of 9th!)

Given May 9th is Mother’s Day we won’t have our typical Discover Broadview group. We are moving it to May 2nd (the first Sunday of the month) instead. Please register to attend. We will meet for lunch after the 11:00 service in the Education Building.

What is Discover Broadview?

We know it can be difficult finding a church home. Every church is a little bit different and before joining a church it’s important that you understand what they’re all about. That’s why we created the Discover Broadview experience.

 

On the second Sunday of each month you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Pastor Wes on the mission, vision, and values of Broadview Baptist Church. Discover Broadview usually lasts about an hour and childcare can be provided if requested.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Broadview or think you might be ready to join our church, then please consider registering! 

Register Now

Broadview West Block Party

May 22 | 5:00-6:30PM

Join us for some food, fun and games on May 22nd at Broadview West for a big “Block Party.” Broadview West is located on 6500 Military Dr. Broadview West is an extension of the ministry of Broadview Baptist Church and was planted in 2006 to make a positive impact on the neighborhood north of Dyess Air Force Base.

This Block Party will be an opportunity to connect with families in the neighborhood and also connect with one another as members of Broadview Church. If you’ve never visited Broadview West or you don’t know much about the ministry there then please join us for this event!

We also need help with volunteers to prep/serve food, set up/tear down and take care of various other logistics. Please contact Tiffany if you’d like to serve or if you have any questions.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 6-10

(click picture to watch trailer)

Ages 4 years old to 5th grade
From 6:00-8:00PM
2500 South 27th St

We invite you to Rocky Railway VBS–the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! Kids explore Jesus’ power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. You can expect a week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, and a serene setting that sets a course for trusting Jesus’ power. We invite you to bring your 4yr old – 5th grader.

Pay for your T-Shirt

Register your Child

 
Most Recent Sermon
Overcoming Compromise
Revelation 2:12-17
April 11th, 2021

Ties that Bind

Hey Church Family

I hope you’re having a great week! Been about 10 days since I last sent an email and I’ve got some new important dates and information to share with you. I titled this week’s update “The Binds That Tie.” I want to share three areas where you can personally advance and more strongly unite yourself to the mission and vision of Broadview. There’s something about doing ministry alongside of your brothers and sisters in Christ that creates a lasting bond.

Since we’ve been so spread out over the past 12 months, we haven’t been able to do our usual macro level service projects. The winter storm gave us a good opportunity to serve and bless our city but not everybody got to be involved with that for obvious reasons (stuck at home in the snow!)

Vacation Bible School

The biggest outreach event we do every year in our local area is Vacation Bible School. Historically we run well over 200 kids and it takes at least 60-70 volunteers to pull it off. This year we’re doing VBS a little bit different so it will lower the number of kids and also the number of needed volunteers.

This year’s Rocky Railway VBS will take place June 6-10 and is open for ages 4 years old through 5th grade.

Here is Tiffany and Ora with an overview.

Ora and Tiffany give an overview of the upcoming VBS
Registration for kids will not open until May 1st. For now, we’re just recruiting volunteers. We have around 15-20 already signed up but we still need another 15-20 volunteers. If you are in town and available please consider jumping in to serve!

Sign up to serve!

We need help in the following areas:
5 more volunteers in Preschool
5 more volunteers in Grades 1-5
5 more volunteers in Piece Kids

For those who don’t know what Piece Kids is, it is a ministry Broadview has to families with special needs children. This ministry is also available on Sunday mornings. (We had taken a break due to COVID-19 but now we are brining it back online. If you know any families that might be of interest of well served by this ministry please contact Robin.)

We have a VBS volunteer training on May 13th at 6PM.
We will need everybody signed up before then.

The last thing I’ll say about VBS is that this year we are capping the attendance. This was originally due to concerns with COVID and taking proper measures to ensure social distancing and the like. The lack of volunteers is also a factor in why we are limiting the number of kids for this year.

I say all this to say that when registration opens on May 1st you’ll want to register your children ASAP to ensure they get a spot! I believe the cap is 100 children so be sure you act fast. If you serve in the VBS, your children will for sure be able to participate.

Block Party at Broadview West

The second event that’s coming up in a few weeks is a big block party at Broadview West. In 2006 Broadview planted a campus on the West side of Abilene just north of Dyess Air Force Base on Military Dr. (6500 block to be exact) Over the years Broadview West has grown into a tight knit family and provides an important ministry to the neighborhoods surrounding the church.

Here lately, when new people from our South 27th location hear about Broadview West they say things like, “Oh really? I didn’t even know we had another campus.” Some of that is because Broadview West functions more like a stand alone church than it does a “multi-site” model that you see in larger churches. Even so, it’s important that every member of Broadview understands and appreciates the ministry at Broadview West.

What is Broadview West?

To help you understand the ministry at Broadview West and the relationship between the South 27th location and the campus on 6500 Military Drive, let me try and describe the basics. Broadview West has live preaching every Sunday and is under the direct leadership of Pastor Vernon Ferguson. That means we do not pipe in my sermon via video nor do they typically use the same preaching calendar. Broadview West is not a replica of the ministries that take place at the South 27th campus. We tried that early on but it didn’t prove to be a very effective model for that particular context.

That said, even though Broadview West isn’t a “multi-site” of Broadview, it is an extension of Broadview’s ministry to the city of Abilene. We are “one church” in the sense that we share the same budget, are under the same spiritual leadership (Pastoral Team), constitution and by-laws and hold to the same mission and vision. Therefore we are ONE church family. We just “do church” in two different locations. (much like we “do church” in three different services at the South 27th location)

Throughout the year we have events where members from both campuses can worship together (conferences, church-wide meals, Monday night prayer, etc). We also have a “Vision Night” every year around August or September and we bring both campuses together to celebrate what God is doing in our church.

COVID threw a monkey wrench in most of the shared gatherings last year and there have been so many new people join our church at the South 27th location that many of them simply don’t know about the ministry at Broadview West. That’s why we’re going to have a “Family Gathering” at our West Campus and do a “shared outreach event” through a Block Party.

Join us May 22nd at 5PM!

We will host the Block party on May 22nd from 5:00-6:30PM. We will have hot dogs, air castles, fun and games and a great time. We will need people to help out with cooking and setting up and tearing down so if you’re able to help please reach out to Tiffany and let her know.

For those that don’t know, I ministered at Broadview West from 2006 to 2010 (after which I was involved in the pastoral transition that took place in 2013). Broadview West has a special place in my heart and always will. I can’t wait for both campuses to get together and for newcomers at both locations to see the unique impact of being one church in twolocations.

Embrace Grace Shower

In sticking with the theme of serving our city and being personally engaged in the mission and vision of Broadview, I want to close this week’s update with information about Embrace Grace. Embrace Grace is a ministry to single moms in our church and the city of Abilene. Specially it’s a ministry that walks with single moms during their pregnancy. We want to make sure they have the necessary love and support to welcome a new child into this world.

For moms that don’t have a “church family,” we want to model what a church family looks and feels like. One of the ways we do that is through Baby Showers that bless the socks off these new moms and offer some financial assistance in what is otherwise a VERY expensive season of life.

This semester’s Baby Shower will be on May 1st at 2:00PM in the Main Building Fellowship Hall.

Please consider stopping by to meet these special moms and celebrate the new life they are bringing into the world.

Three percent of every dollar you give to Broadview goes to a “local missions” fund that supports ministries like Embrace Grace. That means we are able to buy car seats and strollers and other big piece items. But we also want you to be involved at a personal level. Even if you can’t attend the actual shower, you can still be personally involved.

On Sunday morning you’ll see a Embrace Grace kiosk in the Gathering Place with “item tags” hanging on a banner to be taken.  Item tags include things like diapers, baby toys, outfits, diaper bags, bouncer seats, wipes, blankets, burp cloths and more. (see full list here)

When these moms discover that so many people personally invested their time and money into blessing them and investing into the life of their child it really speaks a powerful word of love and support. It’s an easy and IMPORTANT way for you to communicate the truth of the Gospel to these single moms.

So this Sunday I hope that EVERY ITEM TAG is missing from the Embrace Grace kiosk and that we receive more than enough donations to cover the needed items for this year’s shower. You can donate here if you want to just support the project financially.

If you have any questions or want to be personally involved in this ministry at a more direct level I know Janet would love to speak with you. You can reach out to her here.

Conclusion

That’s it for this week! You can read about more upcoming events below if you’re interested. Also, you’ll see our church is catching up from being behind budget earlier this year. A special thank you to those who have given above and beyond their usual tithes/offerings to support the ministry of our church. The Lord is moving in a fresh way in our congregation and I’m so thankful for His presence in our worship services.

I hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we continue our study in the book of the Revelation and then again on Monday as we gather to pray. If you have an unchurched friend or family member then consider inviting them THIS WEEKEND and join me in praying for God to move in a special way.

Until He Comes,

Pastor Wes

Financial Update
Information on how to give to Broadview can be found at broadview.church/give.

Offering Report
Date: 04/15/21

Weekly Budget Requirement:  $17,567
Weekly Budget Receipts:  $18,501.76

YTD Required:  $263,505.00
YTD Received:   $283,735.63

Designated Gifts
World Missions: $547.60
Family Crisis: $40.00

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 2nd (instead of 9th!)

Given May 9th is Mother’s Day we won’t have our typical Discover Broadview group. We are moving it to May 2nd (the first Sunday of the month) instead. Please register to attend. We will meet for lunch after the 11:00 service in the Education Building.

What is Discover Broadview?

We know it can be difficult finding a church home. Every church is a little bit different and before joining a church it’s important that you understand what they’re all about. That’s why we created the Discover Broadview experience.

 

On the second Sunday of each month you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Pastor Wes on the mission, vision, and values of Broadview Baptist Church. Discover Broadview usually lasts about an hour and childcare can be provided if requested.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Broadview or think you might be ready to join our church, then please consider registering!

Register Now

Broadview West Block Party

May 22 | 5:00-6:30PM

Join us for some food, fun and games on May 22nd at Broadview West for a big “Block Party.” Broadview West is located on 6500 Military Dr. Broadview West is an extension of the ministry of Broadview Baptist Church and was planted in 2006 to make a positive impact on the neighborhood north of Dyess Air Force Base.

This Block Party will be an opportunity to connect with families in the neighborhood and also connect with one another as members of Broadview Church. If you’ve never visited Broadview West or you don’t know much about the ministry there then please join us for this event!

We also need help with volunteers to prep/serve food, set up/tear down and take care of various other logistics. Please contact Tiffany if you’d like to serve or if you have any questions.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 6-10

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Ages 4 years old to 5th grade
From 6:00-8:00PM
2500 South 27th St
We invite you to Rocky Railway VBS–the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! Kids explore Jesus’ power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. You can expect a week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, and a serene setting that sets a course for trusting Jesus’ power. We invite you to bring your 4yr old – 5th grader.

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Revelation 2:1-7
April 11th, 2021