The Pastor's Perspective

At our most recent Deacon’s meeting, I listened in awe and appreciation as person after person related their experience during our Deacons’ year-end gift card ministry. It was a very simple approach. Each Deacon was given 1-2 gift-cards with the following instructions:   Pray for a discerning heart and sensitive eyes; Ask God to show you exactly who to give your card(s) to; Distribute your card(s) to a needy person of your choice. No questions asked, no strings attached. Recipients did not have to be from Salado. The only requirement was that distribution was to happen sometime before Christmas.

What is DNOW?

Student ministries across the Country have witnessed the life-changing effects of Disciple Now (aka: DNOW) weekends. They have seen students and adults accept the challenge to grow as disciples of Christ issued during the intense format of a weekend focused on their walk with the Lord. DNOW has grown to be one of the most effective tools in youth ministry. Millions of students have participated in one of these life-changing weekends. Some of the most successful Student ministers in the country claim that DNOW has had more impact spiritually on their students than any event they do all year!

MinistrySafe Update

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During the past few weeks many of our church members have contacted the church office or staff regarding an email they received from MinistrySafe. First of all it is a legitimate email (not spam). Second, it is part of our Child Abuse Awareness Training required for every youth and children volunteer at FBC Salado. MinistrySafe provides a 5-Part Safety System to protect children and those who serve them in churches and child-serving organizations.

MinistrySafe provides unique resources for church ministry programs, including: Sexual Abuse Awareness TrainingSkillful Screening Processes, Safety Policy and ProceduresBackground Checks, and Online Administration. MinistrySafe enables churches to have state-of-the-art tools and training, as well as extensive knowledge of standards of care and evolving best practices.

The alert emails are generated automatically on an annual basis or when an individual’s requirements are due. The search parameters are set by the company and made available to participating churches. If you receive or have received an email alert, it is safe to click on the link, and simply means you as a Volunteer are due for the required component indicated.

Thank you for continuing to serve the Lord, His Church, and His Children!