Events

IMPORTANT!
The church leadership has suddenly called their own meeting with
Peacemaker Ministries and invited all members.
 PLEASE attend the SATURDAY, 10/24/20 Meeting which is being offered by Peacemakers specifically to the
Concerned Members Group ONLY at our own off-site location.
This is the ONLY meeting that will NOT be attended by anyone from church leadership.
You will be able to share your concerns in a confidential, neutral, safe environment without fear of retribution.
 
***NEW LOCATION***
 
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
6650 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale 33309
Cypress Ballroom D
 
SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

 

Dear FBC Family and Concerned Members:
 
Peacemaker Ministries has extended an invitation to ALL concerned FBC members to meet with them on Saturday, October 24th in an Open Forum (Town Hall style) meeting. After many FBC members contacted them to ask questions and voice concerns, Peacemakers began to understand this was a MUCH LARGER situation than they were made aware of initially. This meeting provides an opportunity for a large group of us to safely and openly share our concerns about the state of our church and/or about the Peacemakers process. Realizing that some may have doubts or concerns about this meeting, below are some points and assurances provided in writing by Sarah Schelley of Peacemakers:
 
  • On 10/12/2020, Brian Noble, CEO of Peacemaker Ministries and coach handling the case, Sarah Schelley, and Steve Blount had a call in which Brian stated that after several intake phone calls he was recommending an alternative approach to the case than what was originally proposed (our typical structure). Brian recommended that Peacemaker Ministries come to FL and meet with each of the groups independently allowing the FBC Concerned Members to be FIRST as an act of good faith. Brian said it would not be beneficial to move forward with the process if these steps were not taken. The only action taken by FBC leadership was to approve Brian’s recommendation.
 
  • An overview training and introduction to Peacemaker Ministries will be given first, followed by an Open Forum. This is where you will have an opportunity to share from your perspective what has happened. All information shared at the Open Forum is 100% confidential and is NOT discussed with other individuals. In essence, what happens here stays here.
 
  • The Sat.10/24 meeting is for the FBC Concerned Members ONLY. If anyone from another group involved tries to attend, they will be asked to leave and participate in their own group’s time. The exception to this would be Deacons who were put under “church discipline”. If those Deacons would feel more comfortable attending the FBC Concerned Members group, they will be admitted.
 
  • The process is completely voluntary. Attending this meeting does NOT in any way imply anyone is participating in the Peacemaker mediation process. Anyone at anytime can choose to not take part. We cannot mandate that anyone attends or completes the process. If after the training, anyone is uncomfortable continuing with the Open Forum, they are free to leave. 
 
  • The FBC Concerned Members group will fully oversee entry to their meeting site and help moderate the Open Forum. We understand the group may be large and want everyone to have a chance to speak. 
 
  • Peacemaker Ministries will not share the location of the FBC Concerned Members 10/24 meeting with anyone other than the 3 Peacemaker Ministries employees who will be attending.
  • There is no recording permitted due to the confidentiality of the process and meeting. We will not ask anyone to pre-register or sign in or give us any information other than an estimated amount of individuals who plan to attend so we can have enough resources available.
 
Below is the schedule for the FBC Concerned Members group (Training/Open Forum):

 

Saturday, 10/24/20
 
9:30am – 11:00am
Overview/Training
 

 

 11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Lunch Break
 

 

 12:00pm – Closing (open ended)

 

Open Forum for Concerned Members
 
 
***NEW LOCATION*** 
 
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
6650 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale 33309
 
CYPRESS BALLROOM D
 
PARK ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE PARKING GARAGE
GO THROUGH THE DOUBLE DOORS.
PASS THE ELEVATORS AND TURN LEFT.
CYPRESS BALLROOM WILL BE ON THE RIGHT.
 
NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED!
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:
We will provide water.
* Masks and facial coverings are required. Social distancing will be facilitated.
 
Please plan to arrive by 9:15 AM.
 
* No RSVP or sign in required. Just arrive on Saturday prepared to share / listen / pray.
* If you have concerns about the current state and future direction of our beloved FBC, it is IMPORTANT that you show up on SATURDAY! This is an opportunity to speak from the heart alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ in a safe, neutral setting off church property.
AS MANY AS POSSIBLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND – IF ONLY FOR THE OPEN FORUM!
 
* Wear your I Love My Church OR Save FBCFTL shirts!
 
If you wish to contact Peacemakers directly to ask any questions of your own, please contact Sarah Schelley, Executive Assistant, at 800-711-7118 ext 700; sarah@peacemakerministries.org;

Saturday, October 10, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 pm
New Covenant Church
1101 NW 33rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

So many of us have missed gathering for worship, and thanks to the generosity of God and a local church, we have a place to corporately worship and praise our Lord Jesus as a family this weekend!
We will hear a message from the Word of God and share in worship music!
Important Information:
  • Everyone is encouraged to arrive by 5:30pm!
  • Masks or facial coverings will be required at all times.
  • No child care is provided. Each family is responsible for their own children.
*** Space is limited to 225 attendees, so pre-registration is required! Below is a link to a Google doc registration form. Please click on the link, enter your name and contact information, then simply close the document. (Your information will be saved automatically.)
*** If you register and your plans change, PLEASE make every effort to remove your name from the list in good time so someone else has the opportunity to register and attend.
*** Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and family!
Looking forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

LINK TO FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE REGISTRATION FORM:

Family Worship Service