2017 Annual Vision Theme

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  • This theme will challenge us to keep the main thing the main thing.
  • This theme will redirect the entire congregation in the mentoring of others by modeling, advising and guiding.
  • This theme will motivate us to train and disciple the future generations of Christian saints and soldiers.
  • This theme will remind us that Christianity’s perspectives, values and practices must be practiced or rehearsed in each generation, time and again, over and over, year after year.
  • This theme will connect our faith journeys both with those who came before us and those who will follow us.
  • This theme will encourage us to live the Christian life intentionally knowing that the generations behind us are following in our footsteps.
  • This theme will minimize the disconnect often associated with the loss of inter-generational mentoring.
  • This theme will influence us to remember and reflect upon those that have built bridges for us.
  • This theme will provide a platform for the younger generation to listen and learn from the mistakes of those that have gone down the path before them.
  • This theme will warn us that there will be those that will fall out, step out and run out from under the umbrella of faith and will need to be recovered, reclaimed and restored.
  • This theme will incorporate the entire church community as mentor / teacher in which no one, yet everyone, may move in and out of the interplay of teaching and learning, of forming and being formed.

Previous Years’ Vision Themes

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2016 Annual Vision Theme

  • This theme will magnify the Son of God.
  • This theme will highlight the characteristics and attributes of the Son of God.
  • This theme will clarify the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • This theme will reveal the level of obedience displayed by our Lord toward His heavenly Father.
  • This theme will remind the church of its global mission to be sent as the Lord was sent by His Father.
  • This theme will encourage the church to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
  • This theme will provide the blueprint for the believer and the church as it validates Christlikeness as a biblical fruit of the Spirit.
  • This theme will prepare the Christian and the church for the sufferings, afflictions and persecutions that will accompany the faithful and consecrated life of commitment and full surrender.

Pastor Richard Scheer

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2015 Annual Vision Theme

  • This church theme will IDENTIFY areas of primary importance in the lives of God’s people.
  • This church theme will CAUSE us to biblically reexamine many of the truths upon which our walk of faith is based.
  • This church theme will REMOVE those things that are contrary to sound doctrine.
  • This church theme will RESTORE the biblical foundation for believers.
  • This church theme will RECOVER those that have been injured or wounded by the church.
  • This church theme will UNITE fellow believers.
  • This church theme will EXPOSE the need to know God as well as experience God personally.
  • This church theme will SOLIDIFY the spiritual ground on which we are to walk with God.
  • This church theme will SHELTER the church from false teachers and false doctrines.
  • This church theme will PROTECT us from future spiritual erosion.
  • This church theme will PROVIDE a true and level surface upon which to build the rest of our Christian life. 
  • This church theme will MAGNIFY those things that matter to God.
  • This church theme will DESIGN a personal blueprint upon which God can construct a victorious and genuine Christian life.

Pastor Richard Scheer

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2014 Annual Vision Theme

  • This church theme biblically FOLLOWS the commission for each ONE reach ONE.
  • This church theme RESTS upon the stewardship principles taught by Jesus Christ to His disciples.
  • This church theme will DETERMINE the believer's rewards here and in the hereafter.
  • This church theme will REVEAL the character and condition of our individual souls.
  • This church theme will cause us to reexamine every stewardship area of our lives.
  • This church theme will cause us to realign our priorities with the priorities of God.
  • This church theme will cause our love and loyalties to be more centered on the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
  • This church theme will be the benchmark upon which every resource decision will be gauged.
  • This church theme will be the focus of this church regarding all aspects of resource management until the Lord takes us home either by death or by the Rapture.
  • This church theme will redirect earthly treasures in order to be reassigned for eternal purposes.
  • This church theme will measure our faithfulness on earth and determine our level of responsibility in heaven.

Pastor Richard Scheer

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2013 Annual Vision Theme

As we set a course for our church, I want to make this as clear and as understandable as I can.

  • This church theme is not meant to be an advertising campaign to sell clothes or to get people to eat at your franchise restaurant.
  • This church theme is not meant to be like a gimmick in order to sell new or used cars.
  • This church theme is not meant to be like a quarterly incentive to get the sales numbers up so that corporate office would be proud.
  • This church theme is not meant to be like a political rally to stir up people for a day or for a week.
  • This church theme is not meant to be like some spiritual merit badge that we will place on a ribbon that we wear around our neck at the next fellowship meeting.
  • This church theme is the REASON for the existence of the local church.
  • This church theme is the FOUNDATION for the entire mission of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • This church theme is the FUTURE of this church.
  • This church theme will cause us to reexamine all of our lives and every area of our lives.
  • This church theme will cause us to align our priorities with the priorities of God.
  • This church theme will cause our love and our loyalties to be more centered on the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
  • This church theme will be the bedrock upon which every other church theme in the future will be built upon.
  • This church theme will be the focus of this church until the Lord takes us home either by death or by the Rapture.
  • This church theme will be the life blood of every ministry that we endeavor to accomplish through our local church here in Lancaster.

Pastor Richard Scheer

First Bible Baptist Church
555 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Tel: (716) 684-5525
Fax: (716) 684-2502

Service Times
Sunday School - 9:00AM
Morning Worship - 10:30AM
Sunday Evening - 6:00PM
Wednesday Evening - 7:00PM