I Could Not Have Made This Any Better

“If I could have scripted today, I could not have made it any better.” Those were the words I wrote to our pastors and administrative staff Sunday afternoon about the successful launch of our new schedule.

I could also say that it was better than I could hope or imagine.

Thank you for helping make the new schedule and the opening of the educational space such a success.

Anything that works this well has huge buy in by the congregation. You made this work. Thank you for what you have done.

How well did it work?

First of all, we had a record Bible Fellowship Group attendance. We didn’t simply break a record; we crushed it. We had 1726 in Bible Fellowship attendance. Our previous record was 1635 people who attended the year before Hurricane Katrina as we had our Purpose Driven Life kickoff.

Our preschoolers (birth-4), children (k-6th grade), and youth (7th-12th grades) and their leaders made up 49% of our attendance, a very healthy statistic. This is the norm for the demographic of our Bible Fellowship attendance.

Second, our attendance at the two worship services balanced out much better than I envisioned. This allowed us to have fairly balanced attendance for children at the 9:30 and 11:00 Bible Fellowship hours. This was essential for the ability to use our buildings to the fullest.

Our total attendance for the day exceeded 22oo. For that we are grateful.

Third, we had many new people join with us and we had many of our long time members take positions of leadership. For the church to fulfill its mission of taking the Gospel to the world, we must increase the leadership of the church. Last Sunday was a really good beginning.

Finally, last Sunday was a time of spiritual significance as we became more like our Savior. Paul asked the church at Philippi to take on the mind of Christ, that is, to be a servant, so that Christ might be known and followed.

It was that kind of day.


  1. Joe
    Sep 16, 2017

    The success of our church is God inspired, that’s a given BUT this could not happen without God inspired people. This is a great church with great people and Great Leaders!!!!!

  2. Nancy Robbins
    Sep 16, 2017

    I concur Joe. We have a Christ centered church and strive to reach others for God’s kingdom in unison, each doing what he is called to do with leaders who are showing us the way.

    • Rita Mixo McDonald
      Sep 17, 2017

      Hi This is Rita who used to work for Bill Robbins. I have a family of five who listed everything in a fire. I am a member of FBC plus I am the daughter of Rev/Chaplain Preston B. Mixon, Baptist Minister.

  3. Alta Allen
    Sep 16, 2017

    Thanks to the whole FBCC Body of Christ for the successful new schedule and spacious environment.
    God Bless Us All

  4. Dana Walters
    Sep 17, 2017

    God could not have scripted it any better! All praise and glory to His name!

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