Introducing Mark Henthorn

Our new interim Director of Construction comes to us from Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine, Iowa. There he serves as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, CE Committee Chair, AWANA worker, and small group leader. Mark also assists his pastors in intentional discipleship within the church body, in large part partnering with BCP. Mark accepted Jesus Christ… Continue Reading Introducing Mark Henthorn

Don’t be Squirrelly!

Do not be squirrelly! Recently I have been reading the many parables that Jesus told his disciples. We are told that Jesus taught more about finances than any other topic. Wherever Jesus went, He observed people concerned about building wealth. The people Jesus met were acting like squirrels storing up nuts for the winter. The… Continue Reading Don’t be Squirrelly!

Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal  

Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal   Merriam Webster defines assessment as “the act of making a judgment about something.” What that “something” is determines the information needed to “make a judgment.” Several years ago Baptist Church Planters and ChurchCare decided that we needed to do some assessment. The administration spent two days answering questions such… Continue Reading Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal  

A Building Committee With Integrity

A Building Committee With Integrity The anticipation is high as the building committee gathers around the table for their first meeting. Discussions ensue regarding vision, future goals, building requirements, floor plans, giving history, numerical growth and even color schemes.  Each of these areas can become a pitfall as personal preferences and enthusiasm collide.  The excitement… Continue Reading A Building Committee With Integrity