The pastor's vision at 7th Avenue Community Missionary Baptist Church
is to Empower the Saints of God through the Word of God.
We will embark to inspire and reach the unbelievers through reconnecting the church to the community by evangelism.
We will accomplish this by making 7th Avenue Church visible to our Weinland Park Community; as well as providing strong ministries to meet the needs of our community.
We will further impact our community by being their voice socially, economically, and spiritually when critical issues arise such as infrastructure, entrepreneurship opportunities, and social justice issues.
We believe that it is our duty as the church to be at the table to aid in the solution process to sustain our people and community.
We are striving to be relevant in our approach to connecting the un-churched to the body of Christ with a transformative mind! This is why we, as a church and leadership team, have evolved during this World Health Pandemic to enlarge our territory by transitioning our style of worship to a hybrid model in order to reach beyond just our community to a global reach as we stream our worship services as well as our educational ministry on Wednesday evenings through our social media platforms in addition to our conference line to ensure that we are even ministering to non-traditional crowd.
We have embraced the new reality that everyone is not attracted to traditional in person worship and we want to make sure that even they can be fed and connected through our e-church extension as an active part of our church regardless of where they are in the world!
Simply by going to our church website www.savecmbc.com you will also find the Social-media direct links to our church Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The goal is to promote our church as a church,
"Where Everybody is Somebody!"
Pastor's Visionary Theme for the Church:
Soaring Higher In Faith Together
S. H. I. F. T.
Scripture: Jude 1:20
Five-Point Plan to sustaining the vision
(A season of coming together):
1. We shall train our church body and leaders to be vigilant in our personal service to the Lord.
As a pastor, I shall energize the body by constantly reinforcing the vision.
As we shift from “yesterday” to “today” we will engage our college students with a feel of a “family.”
I will also take insight from our college students to build a stronger connection with the ‘millennial generation.’
Together we will engage in hospitality and volunteerism ministries as they will aid us in reaching our community.
2. We shall take the church higher by participating in programming that will create a stronger family atmosphere and a sense of togetherness among the Body of Christ.
We will accomplish this with a solid biblical teaching and trainings on family and how to deal with issues that arise in the family economically, socially, and educational disparities while developing Christian values into place.
It is our belief that relevant preaching and teaching will draw Saints into the church when solutions are being offered for their real-life day to day issues. Therefore, the mission of the church is not to offer an atmosphere of judgement but to offer an atmosphere of peace and hope!
The goal is to empower people to come out of their dark place into the Glory of God!
3. We shall work to develop a positive connection between our church and the families in our community.
We will accomplish this by and enhancing our fresh produce giveaway and
creating a new food oasis that will supply food to those in need in and around the Weinland Park and the Northeast side of Columbus.
We shall partner with entities that can provide resources and training to aid our community sustaining affordable housing.
We shall focus on securing renewable grants to fund a summer feeding program for the youth of our community. This will therefore over time, increase the youth attendance in our worship services.
This is why we have virtual Bible Study for our Young Adults both college and non-college available bi-weekly available wherever you are. We have the same virtual connection for our youth K-12 as well to ensure that we keep you connected with the Word of God!
We are constantly looking to our youth and young adults to assist us in better communicating our message of hope and salvation that resonates in a biblical way to reach other youth and young adults.
The goal of this ministry is to cultivate ministries relevant to our youth and young adults that aspire them to engage in our weekly worship and community engagement.
4. Faith will be our engine to both develop and cultivate an atmosphere of excitement and energy that will grow the church spiritually, numerically, and economically.
We will accomplish this by the active engagement of church leaders and the congregation in community events i.e., Community Festival, By creating our own community clean up task force, and being present at monthly civic association meetings in order to have both a voice and presence.
To engage where necessary to assist our community and neighbors’ critical issues when possible.
5. Together as a body we shall bring these things to pass as we work together in this process to build a strong bond between the community and 7th Avenue Community Missionary Baptist Church.
The bottom line is we are the Anchor Church in our Weinland Park Community and as such, we need to begin to practice effective stewardship in our community and be willing to meet our neighbors where they are socially, academically, economically and show them that we all matter and have something to bring to the future sustainability of our community!