A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order April 12th, 2017, at 6:30 a.m. Brad Lail, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Blair Browning, Brady Herbert, P. Michael Smith, Jim Underwood, Kevin Jackson, and Chris Holmes. Also in attendance were Drew Greenway, Rebecca Harris, Trent Horner, Joey White, and Jon Green.
Trent Horner opened the meeting in prayer.
The minutes from the March 15th meeting were reviewed and approved.
Joey White gave a brief overview of the March financials for the church as well as providing an overview of the church's progress with Our Turn. We discussed need for increased giving since it has been lower than desired the past two months, and we believe that dirt moving soon on construction will be of great benefit. We remain grateful for the way the Body has given on faith throughout Our Turn up to this point. We also discussed the closing of our new loan and that Brad Lail and Blair Browning as Chair and Secretary will sign at closing on behalf of the church.
Joey White talked about upcoming Ministry Plan and experiments that the teams have been challenged with...he reviewed several ideas from different teams such as Youth, College, and Kids and we will hear all of these next meeting. We are excited about the opportunities for leadership development that will result from this process.
Brady Herbert talked about "God in the Movies" and we concluded a discussion that had been ongoing over e-mail about one particular selection. The elder team and lead pastor spent time praying about and thinking through the selections and this was a good discussion on culture and consumption. We are excited about this upcoming series.
Brady Herbert conveyed potential organizational chart changes for the next season of Harris Creek – more than likely a 12-18 month mindset that will lead us into the new building. Kevin Jackson also encouraged Brady to think about what a future organizational chart would look like in addition to the proposed one and Brady said he would work on that, as well.
We moved into another room in the church where we met Matt Steen, a current staff member, who was ordained and prayed for to conclude our time.