MORE Follow God’s Plan FAQs

These Frequently Asked Questions are the questions (and answers!) that have been asked regarding  Faith Commitment Pledges

Who will know my pledge amount?

The Financial Ministry Assistant

How much should I give?   Only you know when it is a sacrificial giving commitment.

When do I start giving money to honor my commitment?  

On Revelation Sunday, May 13th during the morning service, as a “First Fruit” offering

How often do I give my pledge?

You can give it all upfront, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

Can I make my pledge online?

The Finance Team has requested that NO PLEDGES be paid online due to the 3% finance fee

Will I be asked to publish my  commitment?   No.

May I give a lead gift?   Yes, ex:  someone is giving a total pledge of $9,000.00.  On May 13th they give $3,000.00 as their first fruit offering, the remaining $6,000.00 they will give over the next three years.

Can we make a family  commitment? Yes! That is preferred.

Can we make changes to our commitment?   Yes. We do not know what the future has in store for us.

If I give all my pledge now, can I give more later?   Of course, and any additional amount will be recorded to building fund.

Will the pledge appear on my  contribution statement?   Yes

Will there be special envelopes for my pledge?   Special envelopes will be available at the welcome center beginning May 13th, or if you prefer you may show your pledge amount on your personal offering envelope on one of the blank lines and indicate “Pledge”.

Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding your pledge.


Susan Delawson

Financial Ministry Assistant


A Letter From Your Pastor- Issue 3

Our mission statement here at Southside Baptist Church is to “Proclaim, Impact, and to Love our world with the Gospel”.  We literally see this mission statement fulfilled each and everyday through the hard work and dedication of our members.  This Family Life Center will be just one more tool that we will have in fulfilling our God given mandate to reach our community for Christ.  Not only will this Family Life Center be used to enhance our already existing ministries, but also it will be used to birth new ministries so that we together can reach new heights of ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ. 

   I am thankful we are a church that is serious about impacting and reaching our community.  There are times I sit back and look at all we do and just thank the Lord that I am able to be a part of a “Great Commission” church like this.  It is truly amazing and astonishing that as a church we have the impact that we do on our community because of our various ministries.  It is so exciting to see how much more we can do for the kingdom through the tool of the Family Life Center. 

   This building however will not only be a huge help for us now but it will also be a huge help for us in the future.  This Family Life Center will help us be able to reach many for Christ for generations to come.  This building will help us to be able to minister to untold multitudes for decades to come.  This building will help us most importantly glorify God for years and years to come.  This Family Life Center is helping us fulfill our God given mandate to impact our world for Christ!

   Please pray that God will show us all the ways we can use this tool (Family Life Center) to glorify Him.  Pray that He will open our eyes to how we can enhance our ministries and create new ones.  Pray that God alone will be lifted high and glorified in this Family Life Center.  It is a high honor to serve you as your pastor and please know that I love you all!                

                                                                                                          Pastor W. Baxter Boyd






Follow God’s Plan FAQs

Ivan Birrell, Communications Director

These Frequently Asked Questions are the questions (and answers!) that came up most during the Prayer & Informational Meetings the week of March 19-23

What is the church doing with the Cadiz Road property?

The property will be retained for  future growth.  This can be re-evaluated at a later date by the church if needed.

Is the building fund money going to be used on the new family life    center?

Yes, it is going to be used on new building.  Charitable tax laws prohibit a person from designating funds to a charitable organization and then have them be tax deductible.  This allows the church to utilize the funds to best serve the Lord’s work.

The building fund was also set up before the Cadiz property was ever purchased.  I know some people  assumed that the money was given for the Cadiz property but the church minutes from the business meetings prove the building fund preceded any land purchases.

What happens to the family life center if the church moves to the new property?

Several options are possible. It can be retained by the church for use as a family life center.  It can be converted into the preschool or a Christian school.  It can be sold because it is on a separate piece of property from the church proper.

Why is the building orientated with the front entrance facing the old Fortner property?

Since part of the old structure is being refurbished instead of a completely new building (significant saving doing it this way), the building could not exit directly onto the street side due to safety concerns and  spacing allowances for the drive through canopy.

Will the kitchen area be commercial grade?


When will construction begin on the new building?

Construction can begin as earlier as late summer or beginning of fall.


Word of Encouragement #2

“Please Pray”

   Please allow me to say, “thank you” to everyone that attended one of the informational meetings that took place March 19th through March 23rd.  The meetings were a blessing for those of us that presented and I    appreciate the overwhelming support during those meetings. It is my hope that if you did not get to attend one of those meetings that you have been able to pick up a packet that contains the information from the Follow God’s Plan Capital Giving Campaign.  We have such a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this special time in the life of Southside Baptist Church. 

   I continue to encourage you to pray about your role in this campaign.  Please pray daily for God’s leadership in your life with regard to what He wants you to do during this campaign.  We only have approximately four weeks until  Celebration Sunday when we will have the opportunity to turn in our pledges.  It is my hope that you have your  prayer reminder visually located in a place reminding you to pray as well as your “Giving Commitment Guide” that provides scripture readings and the Suggested Steps for Determining God’s Will.

   It is important for each of us to recognize that if we are to reach our goal of  (Victory – $900,000, Challenge  $1,000,000, or Hallelujah – $1,300,000), we must buy-in to our theme:  “Not Equal Gifts, but Equal Sacrifice.”  We must give based on God’s Revelation – “Lord, what do you want to receive through me?”  This approach and        response calls for faith. Through prayer, our giving becomes an act of worship.  It’s important to remember, “All that we have comes from God!”  May God bless each of you as you seek His will for you in this effort!