A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on Wednesday December 14, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present, including Brady Herbert, Mark Welstead, Blair Browning, Brad Lail, Chris Holmes, and Jim Underwood. In addition, Joey White and Kevin Jackson were in attendance.
P. Michael Smith opened the meeting in prayer.
The minutes from the November 9, 2016 elder meeting were reviewed and approved.
Joey White reviewed the financials for November for the church which were favorable in terms of the receipts and expenses compared to budget. It was noted that the budgeted offerings for December was very aggressive. The elders continue to appreciate the sacrificial stewardship of so many in our church body.
Brady Herbert gave an update on the possible hiring of a campus pastor for the Sunwest campus. No action is planned to be taken at this time.
Joey White gave an update on the physical expansion plans of our Sunwest campus. This update focused upon discussions with possible lenders and a new timetable for moving forward. We are awaiting more information from lenders to know when and how to proceed.
Joey White led a discussion and review of the proposed 2017 budget. This was approved by unanimous vote and will be presented to the church body on January 8 for a subsequent vote two weeks later.
P. Michael Smith presented proposed housing allowance amounts for eligible ministerial staff for 2017 (allocations that impact federal income tax consequences) and these were unanimously approved.
The needs of the body were discussed and the meeting closed in prayer.