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Items filtered by date: October 2014 - Harris Creek Baptist Church

A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on October 1, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Brady Herbert, Bill Killian, Mark Welstead, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, and Bo Routh. In addition, Joey White, Executive Pastor, was in attendance.

Brad Lail led a devotional about contentment from Isaiah 26 and his story in becoming an educator, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the September 17, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Joey White reviewed the church's financial reports for the month of September.

Joey White reviewed the proposed 2015 health insurance premiums for church staff. The proposed premiums reflect an increase of approximately four percent. For 2015 budget purposes, the elders approved keeping health insurance benefits for staff at current levels (i.e. church pays 100% of the employee premium, and 80% of spouse/dependent premium). The elders will continue to review and discuss other potential employee benefit options including retirement benefits, life insurance, etc.

Graham Cook led a discussion regarding the frequency and timing of future elder meetings. The elders decided that, beginning in January 2015, the elders will meet once per month on a Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. for a "tactical" meeting and prayer. The elders will also meet once every two months, in the evening time and for a longer period of time, for a "strategic" meeting, with extended prayer and fellowship.

Brady Herbert led a discussion concerning long range planning for personnel, office space, and facilities.

Brady Herbert provided an update concerning the elder selection process and upcoming meeting dates.

The needs of the body were discussed and the meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary


A regular meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on September 17, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Bob Howard, Brady Herbert, Stefan LeRow, Brad Lail, P. Michael Smith, Mark Welstead, and Bo Routh. In addition, the following members of the church Executive Team staff were in attendance: Joey White, Drew Greenway, Galan Hughes, and Landon Collins (Interim Missions Pastor).

P. Michael Smith led a devotional about his story, the topic of worry from Luke 12:25, God's faithfulness and ever-presence, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the September 3, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Joey White reviewed the proposed 2015 health insurance premiums for church staff. The proposed premiums reflect an increase of approximately four percent. No additional action was taken at this time.

Joey White reviewed the Generosity Audit Report prepared by Generis for the audit that was conducted on July 14, 2014.

Brady Herbert and Joey White led a discussion concerning long range planning for facilities and reviewed attendance statistics for recent worship services.

Brady Herbert reviewed proposed "Ministry Principles" and "Leadership Practices" prepared by the Executive Team. The elders approved the draft documents as presented.

The needs of the body were discussed and the meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary