A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on July 13, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Blair Browning, Chris Holmes, Brad Lail, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. Also in attendance were Jon Green, Drew Greenway, Rebecca Harris, and Joey White.
P. Michael Smith opened the meeting in prayer.
The minutes from the June elder meetings were reviewed and approved.
Drew Greenway provided a review of his sabbatical from earlier this summer. Drew spent time attending other churches and a monastery during trips to Arkansas, Colorado, and California. Drew reflected on significant moments of silence, conversations with strangers he encountered, busy times with family, and the "power of the other"—God speaking through others. Drew expressed his thankfulness to the church for providing this time for renewal.
Joey White provided a very favorable recap on the church financials for the prior month with both giving and expenses being favorable relative to the budget.
Joey White discussed the time frame for significant next steps in the expansion process, including the completion of construction documents, the formal funding commitment, and the final bidding by subcontractors. K4 is doing a wonderful job trying to reduce costs on every aspect of the construction.
Drew Greenway and Rebecca Harris kicked off a spirited discussion concerning options for worship times in the Fall which will likely remain unchanged from the current schedule.
The needs of the body were discussed and Blair Browning led the elders in a closing prayer.