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Keeping You Current // January 2016

January 7, 2016

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Minutes of the Board of Elders - August 13, 2015

December 14, 2015

A regularly scheduled meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on August 13, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Brady Herbert, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail (by phone), Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead, and Timothy Ateek.

The minutes of the July 8, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Brad Lail presented the July 2015 financials.

Brady Herbert gave an update on personnel staffing and reviewed job descriptions for director of ministry development, life group director and community pastor.

Brady Herbert gave an update on expansion plans. We discussed the three parts of expansion: design, building & fund raising.

Design - GFF (architect) contract for design services is being reviewed by Bo Routh prior to execution.
Building – GFF working to optimize office vs. sanctuary to fit within budget
Fundraising – Generis on location for key upcoming events
Elder/staff dinner
Key donor event

Brady Herbert gave a recap of his sabbatical time.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Stefan LeRow


Minutes of the Board of Elders - September 1, 2015

December 14, 2015

A special meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on September 1, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were P. Michael Smith, Brady Herbert, Graham Cook, Brad Lail, Stefan Lerow, Timothy Ateek, and Jim Underwood. In addition, executive pastor Joey White was in attendance.

The minutes of the August 13, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White led the board in a teleconference with Stephen Pickard of Good Fulton & Farrell (GFF) Architects to review their proposal for services.

Brady Herbert talked the board through next steps in the expansion process.

Joey White recapped a walk-through of a local ministry facility.

Brady Herbert talked through the devotional schedule for the remainder of the calendar year.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Elders - September 9, 2015

December 14, 2015

A special meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on September 9, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were P. Michael Smith, Brady Herbert, Graham Cook, Brad Lail, Stefan Lerow, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. In addition, staff members Joey White, Rebecca Harris, and Drew Greenway were in attendance.

The minutes of the September 1, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White reviewed the August 2015 finances with the board.

Brady Herbert discussed a proposed ministry opportunity in Beverly Hills. The board talked through associated details and timing.

Brady Herbert gave a status update on GFF for the expansion.

Jim Underwood presented the most recent version of the Bylaw Revision and pointed out remaining discussion items.

Brady Herbert updated the board on different staffing recruitment and potential canditates.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Elders - September 29, 2015

December 14, 2015

A special meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on September 29, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were P. Michael Smith, Brady Herbert, Graham Cook, Brad Lail, Stefan Lerow, Timothy Ateek, and Mark Welstead. In addition staff memebers Joey White, Drew Greenway, and Rebecca Harris were in attendance.

The minutes of the September 9, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Drew Greenway detailed logistics associated with our Baptism Sunday and the board agreed to move forward.

Joey White presented some preliminary floor plans from GFF associated with the Sunwest expansion.

Brady Herbert updated the board on the initial "Our Turn" financial committments.

Brady Herbert debriefed the board on the current status and logistics associated with partnering on a local ministry opportunity.

Brady Herbert talked through a local media publication opportunity.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Elders - October 14, 2015

December 14, 2015

A regularly scheduled meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on August 13, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P.Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Brady Herbert, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. Also in attendance where HCBC executive staff – Joey White, Drew Greenway and Rebecca Harris.

The minutes of the September 9th, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White presented the September 2015 financials. In addition, he summarized Our Turn campaign expenses to date.

Brady Herbert gave an update on personnel staffing and reviewed several candidates being considered for hire.

P.Michael Smith gave a rousing charge (that included a trips right/bubble screen analogy) to each of the elders as we prepare to kick-off the Our Turn campaign.

Joey White updated the status of the Beverly Hills Baptist Church offer and is awaiting a response from their leadership.

Brady previewed content for future meetings including: bylaw revisions and new elder selection.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Stefan LeRow


Minutes of the Board of Elders - November 11, 2015

December 14, 2015

A regularly scheduled meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on November 11, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P.Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Brady Herbert, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, Stefan LeRow, Graham Cook, Timothy Ateek, and Jim Underwood. Also in attendance was HCBC executive pastor Joey White.

The minutes of the October 14th, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White presented the October 2015 financials.

Joey White gave an overview of the 2016 budget—including increases and approach. The conversation will be continued at the regularly scheduled December 2 meeting.

Brad Lail directed the conversation regarding the upcoming elder selection process—including upcoming dates and approaching potential candidates.

Brady Herbert filled the board in on the progress of "Our Turn".

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook


Minutes of the Board of Elders - December 2, 2015

December 14, 2015

A regularly scheduled meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on December 2, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P.Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Brady Herbert, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, Stefan LeRow, Graham Cook, and Jim Underwood. Also in attendance was HCBC executive pastor Joey White.

The minutes of the November 11th, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White presented the November 2015 financials.

Joey White filled the board in on the progress of "Our Turn". The board will review cost packages keeping in mind the commitments to date.

Brady Herbert led a discussion on the timeline associated with the 2016 Budget approval.

Joey White gave an overview of the 2016 Budget and highlighted key points.

Brad Lail directed the conversation regarding the upcoming elder selection process and upcoming interview dates with potential candidates.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook


Keeping You Current // December 2015

December 2, 2015

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Keeping You Current // November 2015

November 4, 2015

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