Salem Baptist Church, Bethel Lutheran Church in Portland Oregon, and The Living Rock Church have all shared their anniversary programs on their sites and serve as good samples. Sites including Paper Direct, FlipSnack and Graphic River provide templates for church anniversary programs.
There are hundreds of different types of Baptist churches, but the two largest Baptist groups in the United States are the American Baptist Churches and the more conservative Southern Baptist Churches. There are about a dozen other major U.S. Baptist groups. Doctrine varies greatly among the groups.
A speech at a church anniversary should involve a retelling of the church's history and a celebration of the people who have played a special role at the church over the years. Incorporate input from other people who know a lot about the church or who have special gifts to help prepare a speech.
Some good themes for the celebration of a church's anniversary are "Proclaiming the whole will of God" from Acts 20:27 and "Taking refuge in the Lord" from Psalm 118:8, recommends the Official King James Bible Online. Another good possibility is "Hope is our anchor" from Hebrews 6:19.
A directory for Independent Baptist churches is available at BaptistInfo.org. The website has a database with almost 9300 churches in the United States and around the world. Site visitors can make a donation to download the complete list.
ABCIS.org, SBC.net, SwordoftheLord.com and Believe.com provide online Baptist church directories. Some of the directories are for specific Baptist organizations such as the American Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. Other directories are more general and include a variety of Baptis
Calvary Baptist Church was founded in 1875. The names and locations of the church have changed over the years, but the core values have remained the same.
The main components of a church anniversary program should be the founding date and anniversary milestone, the service and a history of the church itself. Some programs also include a message from the pastor and the church anniversary chairperson.
The average compensation for a pastor in a Southern Baptist church is about $57,000, including housing allowances but not benefits such as insurance or retirement payments. This is the mean, and salaries vary by the location, size and wealth of the church among many other factors.
Find Baptist churches hiring pastors by searching on sites such as NationalBaptist.com, Indeed.com, ChurchJobfinder.com and ChurchStaffing.com, as of 2015. Each site offers tools to locate pastor positions in different areas, with some also supporting the direct application for jobs or tools for con