Leadership Structure
We are a congregationally-led church.  That means that our staff provides guidance and wisdom in decision-making, but the ultimate decision belongs to the congregation itself.  Therefore, we have a structure of committees and teams that help to oversee, plan, organize, and dream our various ministries.
Adult Ministry/Discipleship
Chair:  Liz Lockhart
Youth & Children
Chair:  Erin Kenkel
This ministry is very important to me because children and families NEED this ministry! It is vital for children to not only to come to church, but to build a faith-based relationship with their families in their own homes.  According to Jim Burns at “Home Word Ministries”, “kids that talk about their faith at home with mom and dad have a 80% chance of remaining in church once they leave the home.” I want the Children’s Ministry here at FBC to continue to grow and to look toward the future. I look forward to working with our children and their families!
Chair:  Bob Phillips
Deacons are each assigned a group of church families with whom they help the pastoral staff in the pastoral care ministry.
How you can participate:  Communicate with your own deacon and continually pray for your deacon.
Chair: Lynn Hillin
The Fellowship Team leads and coordinates opportunities for fellowship and socials, usually around food!  We facilitate our Sunday morning coffee, annual Chili Bowl, church socials, Fall Festival, and our church-wide Thanksgiving dinner.
How you can participate:  We’d love your assistance with any of our activities listed above and our Sunday morning Fellowship Team rotation.
Chair:  Jim Hillin
The role of the finance committee is to provide financial oversight for the church. Typical task areas include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the monitoring of internal control and accountability policies.
Co-Chairs: Margie Deimund and Nancy Eaker
How you can participate:  Our Missions Team has chosen some projects we want to be involved in together through our church.
  1. SEMO Food Truck to provide food to anyone in need from our parking lot twice a year
  2. Providing Blessing Bags to homeless people in need of personal hygiene items and praying with those who request prayer
  3. Providing bags of toys or comfort items to children who come with an adult to the Safe House
  4. Supporting CBF Global missions offerings throughout the year
The Outreach Committee looks for ways to extend a welcoming hand to potential visitors, first time guests, and newcomers.  We follow up with our new visitors and host Coffee with the Staff every quarter.
How you can participate:  welcome visitors, assist with our Coffee with the Staff event, share our social media posts, and share your ideas with us.
Chair:  Marie Wren
This committee is here to make sure that the best employment practices are in place and followed. It is here to oversee and review results of annual performance evaluation process to ensure everything is efficient and running smoothly.
Chair:  Wade Williams
The Committee on Church Property has the primary responsibility for the care of the house of the family of God in its community. In addition, this committee will provide proper maintenance for all property owned by the congregation. Routine inspection is essential so that proper upkeep can be planned and major renovations can be adequately anticipated.