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

A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on August 6, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Bob Howard, Brady Herbert, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail (by telephone), and Bo Routh. In addition, Kelly Merritt, Finance Director, and Brice Sanders, intern, were in attendance.

Bill Killian led a devotional about the topic of family from Proverbs 18, and his experiences growing up, and opened the meeting in prayer.

Kelly Merritt reviewed the church's financial reports for the month of July.

The minutes of the July 16, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Brady Herbert led a discussion regarding space needs for the downtown campus and various options for renting space at the Hippodrome and Turner's (721 Austin Avenue). The elders approved a proposal for renting both locations, as prepared by the staff, subject to the negotiation of suitable lease agreements. [Because of potential conflicts of interest, Bo Routh abstained from voting on the specific proposal, but agrees with the overall strategy and course of action].

Brady Herbert provided an update regarding necessary clean-up revisions to the church Bylaws. The elders have requested that a group of existing and past elders, led by Chris Holmes, work on the proposed clean-up revisions to the Bylaws and present them to the elder Board for consideration by November 2014. Any amendment of the Bylaws requires approval by a three-fourths (3/4s) vote of the congregation.

Brady Herbert provided an update concerning church staff generally.

The elders discussed Lance Witt's next visit to the church and related suggestions from Lance regarding the Lead Pastor's schedule.

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 July 16, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Bob Howard, Brady Herbert, Bill Killian, P. Michael Smith, Mark Welstead, and Bo Routh. In addition, the following members of the church Executive Team staff were in attendance: Drew Greenway, Galan Hughes, and Joey White.

Bo Routh led a devotional about strength/weakness from 1 Corinthians 1 and 2 Corinthians 12, and his experiences growing up, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the July 2, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Graham Cook led a discussion regarding the selection of new elders and the process.

Brady Herbert led a preliminary discussion regarding necessary clean-up revisions to the church Bylaws. A group of existing elders and past elders will work on the proposed clean-up revisions to the Bylaws and will present them to the elder Board for consideration. Any amendment of the Bylaws requires approval by a three-fourths (3/4s) vote of the congregation.

Joey White led a discussion regarding Generis and preliminary feedback regarding the audit that Generis performed of the church. Generis will provide a written report to the church in the near future.

Brady Herbert discussed the need to reschedule Lance Witt's next visit to the church because of scheduling conflicts on August 19th.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary