At our annual meeting, the congregation of First Central Baptist Church approved the proposal to change the name of the church (76% approval). (If you want to know more about why we’re making the change, read one of the previous blogs on the subject.) After discussing how to move forward, the elders recommended the following stages in the process:
- 72 names were submitted during February and March.
- During April & May, we will use a series of polls to narrow the list to two finalists. Both members and regular attenders will be allowed to participate in the polls. We will use a bulletin insert which people will be asked to fill out on the Sunday of the poll.
- On April 17, we narrowed the list to 13 names.
- On May 8, we will ask you to help us narrow the list to the top 6 names we should consider.
- On June 5, we will ask you to narrow the list down to two finalists.
- On June 15, we will vote on a new name for First Central during our Semi-Annual business meeting. Only members will be allowed to vote on the final name.
Top 13 Suggested Names
- Christ Centered Church
- Christ First Central
- Church of Faith and Grace
- Cornerstone Bible Church
- Crossroads Bible Church
- Faith Bible Church
- First Central
- First Central Bible Church
- First Central Church
- First Central Community Church
- First Central Fellowship Church
- First Central Gospel Church
- Grace Bible Church
Please prayerfully consider what God would have us to be called as we seek to fulfill our purpose of Building a Community to Change the World.