ONLINE CHURCH INFORMATION

When you go to a sporting event or a musical recital you listen, appreciate, cheer, and watch.  When you attend First Baptist Church Marietta, you participate.  Many times people are asked to do something and they respond positively out of a sense of guilt.  Each of us is wonderfully and uniquely created by God to participate in the Kingdom of God using our talent, passion and gifts. 

You are invited to be a part of what is taking place at First Baptist Church Marietta.  Here you will find a survey that enables us to better understand who you are and where you can use the talent, gifts and passion that God has given to you.  If you would take some time and fill out this survey, the Nominating Committee of the church will receive the results.  As they see the needs of the church and seek to ask people to serve, your input will inform them of how you would like to be involved. 

Filling out this form does not mean you will be automatically asked to serve, nor does it mean you will automatically say yes when asked.  It will, however, better inform the leadership at FBC Marietta about who you are and how you may be willing to be a part of FBC Marietta as we continue to seek to be the presence of Christ in Cobb County and around the world.

Bill Ross
Pastor


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COMMITTEES, TEAMS AND MINISTRIES

The following information is taken from the First Baptist Church of Marietta Bylaws and job descriptions for all committees, teams, ministries and church officers.  The complete description is available here.

COMMITTEES

  • Committees perform duties of an ongoing nature.
  • Committees consist of 3-9 members who are nominated by the Nominating Committee for approval by the church in conference.
  • The chair and all committee members must be 18 years of age and a church member for at least 2 years.
  • Members serve 3-year terms
  • Committees usually meet on a monthly basis.

The four church committees are:

Financial Oversight:  provides counsel, guidance and direction to the Church staff and congregation in the prudent use and management of all financial resources entrusted to the Church and its auxiliary ministries.

Nominating:  is responsible for identifying and nominating the chair and members of each committee, except the Nominating Committee; the chair and members of each team; the chair of each ministry; all Church Officers; and Trustees.

Personnel:  assists the Pastor and/or the Director of Administration in managing all matters relating to all church personnel.

Property:  ensures the proper maintenance, preventive maintenance, repairs, protection, beautification and use of Church properties such as buildings, recreational facilities, equipment, vehicles, plumbing, mechanical equipment, parking lots and landscaping/grounds.

 TEAMS

  • Teams perform duties of an ongoing nature that may vary from year to year based on need.
  • Teams consist of 5-20 members who are nominated by the Nominating Committee for approval by the church in conference.
  • The chair must be 18 years of age and a church member for at least two years.
  •  Members of teams must be 18 years of age; however, there is no minimum requirement for church membership.
  • Members usually serve 3-year terms, but may serve 1 or 2 years.
  • Based on the needs of the church, teams meet on an as-needed basis.

 The six church teams are: 

Baptism:  assists candidates for baptism in preparation for, during and after their baptism, as well as ensure materials necessary for baptism are ready and available.

Counting:  accurately receives, counts, records and deposits weekly offerings.

Decorating:  works with the Church Administrator and Property Committee, to ensure that all furnishings and interior areas of the church are aesthetically pleasing.  This team decorates the church for all religious observances.

Fellowship:  works with the Pastor and Leadership Council in planning, coordinating, and promoting church-wide receptions and fellowships.

Missions Leadership: balances the mission needs of the local, national and global communities with the resources of the church.

Stewardship:  works with church staff to develop a commitment among the congregation to the Biblical concepts of individual and corporate stewardship by developing and implementing stewardship education efforts.

 MINISTRIES

  • Ministries are formed and function based on the Church’s mission and goals.
  • The chair must be 18 years of age and a church member for at least 2 years.  The chair is nominated by the Nominating Committee and must be approved by the church in conference.
  • The chair of each ministry secures other members as needed.
  • Members of ministries have no minimum age or church membership requirements. The number of members is unlimited and approval by the church in conference is not required.
  • There are no term limits for the chair or members of ministries.

The four church ministries are:

Food Services:  assists the church hostess is serving the Wednesday night supper.

JOY:  assists the Associate Pastor and works with the JOY Leadership Team in providing on-going, spiritual enrichment opportunities for adults who are age 60 and older, primarily through events, trips, fellowships and other programs.

Spiritual Formation: assists the Associate Pastor and other ministers to provide comprehensive, on-going opportunities for church-wide adult discipleship, primarily through Sunday morning Bible Study Classes, LIFE Groups, LIFE Seminars and LIFE Retreats.

Hospitality: assists with greeting and providing information for church members and visitors in the Welcome Center and main entrances to the church. 

OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES

 OFFICERS

Clerk: carries out the responsibilities delineated in the Church Bylaws.

There are two Assistant Clerks.
 They are elected to 3-year terms by the church in conference upon nomination by the Nominating Committee.

Parliamentarian:  carries out the responsibilities delineated in the Church Bylaws.

There is at least one Assistant Parliamentarian.
The parliamentarian and assistants are elected to 3-year terms by the church in conference upon nomination by the Nominating Committee.

Treasurer:  carries out the responsibilities delineated in the Church Bylaws.

There are four Assistant Treasurers.
The treasurer and assistants are elected to 3-year terms by the church in conference upon nomination by the Nominating Committee.

TRUSTEES

  • Trustees are the legal representatives of the church.
  • Five trustees are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the church in conference to serve 5 year terms.