Creek Connection July 19-25

July 20, 2009

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Creek Connection July 12-18

July 13, 2009

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Minutes of the Board of Elders - June 18, 2009

July 6, 2009

1.    A meeting of the Board of Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was held on June 18, 2009.  In attendance were Senior Pastor James Tippit; Executive Pastor David Britt; Stefan LeRow, Chairman; Chris Holmes, Vice-Chairman; Jim Underwood; Kirk Wakefield; Stacy Atchley; Bill Killian, Chairman of the Deacon Body; and Ben Selman.  
2.    Brother LeRow opened the meeting in prayer.
3.    Minutes of the previous meeting of the Board were previously distributed to the Board.  No objections, further consideration, or changes to the previous minutes occurred.      
4.    The Board considered the financial reports of the Church for the period ending May 31, 2009.  Stewardship and gifting was discussed.  Giving remains significantly in excess of projected budget giving or needs.  The Church continues on a strong financial footing.  Brother David spoke on the plans for on-line and electronic means of giving and the time in which those options would be available to the membership.   Progress in communicating options for giving was discussed.  
5.    Brother David presented, in detail, the efforts being made to fill the vacancy at the position of Children’s Minister.   The advisory committee has been consulted, and Brother David has spent a great deal of time gathering opinions and advice from persons involved in the ministry to children.  It is reported by members that Emily Gist has filled the leadership role in that ministry well.  A significant number of families have assisted Sister Gist as she does the critical work of caring for the children.   
6.    Brother David reported on on-going registration for the Mothers’ Day Out program continues with responses slightly less than expected.  There is an expected increase in enrollment closer to the projected start date.
7.    Brother Atchley closed the meeting in prayer.

Creek Connection July 5-11

July 6, 2009

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Creek Connection June 28-4

June 25, 2009

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Creek Connection June 21-27

June 23, 2009

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Creek Connection June 14-20

June 15, 2009

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Creek Connection June 1-7

June 1, 2009

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Creek Connection May 24-31

May 26, 2009

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Minutes of the Board of Elders - May 14, 2009

May 18, 2009

1.    The Board of Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church gathered for a meeting of the Board on May 14, 2009 and spent the time together in prayer.  In attendance were Senior Pastor James Tippit; Executive Pastor David Britt; Stefan LeRow, Chairman; Jim Underwood; Kirk Wakefield; and Ben Selman.  
2.    Brother LeRow opened the meeting in prayer.
3.    Minutes of the previous meeting of the Board were considered and approved by vote of the Board.
4.    Brother James and Brother David will be absent on sabbatical May 24.  Plans were made for coverage of key worship and staffing positions that day.  Brother Brady will deliver the message.
5.    The budget and the response of the Congregation to the Pastor’s stewardship sermon series were reviewed.  Giving has matched or exceeded budget.  Financial reports were reviewed in detail.  Year to date giving continues ahead of expenses.
6.    Direct mission giving and priorities was discussed.  The Board took action to support a part of the start-up costs of the mission of Roy Karr and Kevin Discerns, with Brother David continuing to assist them with business planning and support assistance.  Sharefest was discussed as an on-going direct mission support need of the Church.
7.    Brother David presented preliminary planning for the formation of an advisory team to assist in the process of hiring a Minister to Children.  The Board considered a number long-term goals and directions for the Children’s Ministry, and the attributes and qualifications of leadership to meet those goals.  On-going plans to meet the interim needs of the ministry were presented in detail.  A significant number of Members of the Church have volunteered to continue to assist in the ministry.
8.    Brother James reported on up-coming sermon topics and teaching emphasis.  Brother James reported on the mission trip that he and Brother Brady made to Ecuador.  
9.    Brother James closed the meeting in prayer.