Congregational Meeting Report: April 2018
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS were presented and discussed at our Congregational Meeting on Thursday, April 19.
Executive Board Recommendations:
There were three recommendations made by the Executive Board to the congregation to be voted on at our meeting.
1 - The congregation released $7,500 from the Expansion Fund to help start our Church Planting Residency Program. It was also announced that we have a strong candidate to present to the Executive Board in May, and it is our hope to have a resident in the program this summer.
2 - Nathaniel and Michelle Pearson and John and Meilin Ko were approved for church membership.
3 - Article V: Sections 1-12 of the by-laws were amended as presented. The change in the by-laws gives authority to the Executive Board to approve new members.
Executive Board Informational Items:
There were several items reported to the congregation.
1 - It is the goal of the Executive Board to change our governing structure to elders and deacons. The conversation has already begun at the board level and will begin at the congregational level with a sermon series this April to May. The goal is to complete this transition by April, 2019.
2 - In light of recent public shootings, the Executive Board hired a security company to do a security assessment of the church. The Executive Board has received a report and is considering several recommendations.
3 - A Phase I and II Expansion Plan report was presented. Phase I is soon complete. The bathroom renovations should be completed by the end of April. Teams are being assembled to begin conversation about Phase II. Phase II would include the renovation of the sanctuary, fellowship hall and kitchen, and the possibility of moving the offices downstairs and the nursery upstairs. The goal is to have something formal to present to the congregation by the end of 2018.
4 - A church-wide survey will be conducted in May. This survey is designed to get feedback from the congregation on various issues pertaining to the ministry and the changes that have taken place over the past few years.