Reaching Forward

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:12-14

Reaching forward.  The power of a positive direction… the excitement that comes from having God-inspired goals…the determination arising from a decision to let nothing stop us from Christ’s mission.

How will we live out that mission in 2022 and beyond? Well, we need to hear from you!  This fall new and existing small groups are invited to participate in a special 4-week experience during which we will dream about our church’s future together.   September 21 & 28 and October 12 & 19 groups will meet together on Wednesday nights at 6 pm in the new MAC and Greenwood Sanctuary to “Reach Forward”. A meal will be served starting at 5:15 pm each week.  Childcare will be available.

Sign me up!


Reaching Forward Details

Greenwood Location: Park and enter through the Welcome Area

Melrose Location: Park and enter at the MAC entrance

Meal: 5:15-5:45 pm 

Drop off to childcare: 5:45-6pm

Programming: 6-7:30pm

  • Small Group warm-up questions
  • Large Group Teaching/Presentation
  • Small Group Discussion

Childcare ends: 7:35pm

Melrose Menu (suggested donation for adults is $5, $2 for kids)

Week 1: lasagna, salad, and chicken nuggets

Week 2: Pulled pork barbecue, baked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, brownies

Week 3: Pizza

Week 4: Taco Bar Sign up for Meal Here

Greenwood Menu 

Week 1: BBQ & chicken strips

Week 2: Fazoli’s

Week 3: Cracker Barrel

Week 4: Pizza


We invite families to eat together in the MAC at 5:15, and then to drop kids off at our childcare rooms a few minutes before 6 pm when our programming starts. Our elementary-aged kids will be in Room 124 with Ms. Amy and Ms. Bethany (ELC Teachers), and our preschool and nursery will be in the barnyard/nursery room with Ms. Cindy and Ms. Tracy (ELC Teachers). Ms. Terri and Ms. Pam will provide childcare downstairs at our Greenwood campus. We ask that you pick up the kids at 7:30!

Reaching Forward Overview

Week 1, Sept. 21: Claiming Our Missional Moment

Week 2, Sept. 28: Who is Broadway? (CAT Assessment)

Week 3, Oct. 12: Where is our BG community hurting? Panel Presentation

Week 4, Oct. 19: Where do we go from here?

Next Steps Sheet