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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


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Minutes of the Board of Elders - June 10, 2015

September 3, 2015

A strategic meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on June 10, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were P. Michael Smith, Graham Cook, Brady Herbert, Brad Lail, Timothy Ateek, Stefan Lerow, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. In addition, staff members Rebecca Harris, Drew Greenway, Joey White, and Galan Hughes were in attendance.

The minutes of the April 24, May 13, May 20, and June 4 2015, elders meetings were approved with minor modifications.

Joey White presented the May 2015 financials.

Drew Greenway detailed the fall worship schedule and high-level logistics associated with simultaneous 9:30 and 11:00 am services.

Brady Herbert led a discussion regarding 3rd party fund raising assistance for expansion.

Joey White recapped fundraising input from Harris Creek members associated with BU development.

Joey White presented the expansion architect selection status.

Joey White talked through the communication of Brady Herbert's upcoming sabbatical.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook, Secretary


Minutes of the Board of Elders - July 8, 2015

September 3, 2015

A regularly scheduled meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on July 8, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were P. Michael Smith, Graham Cook, Brad Lail, Stefan Lerow, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. In addition, staff members Rebecca Harris, Drew Greenway, Joey White, and Galan Hughes were in attendance.

The minutes of the June 10, 2015, elder meeting were reviewed and approved.

Joey White presented the June 2015 financials.

Joey White recapped meetings with architects being evaluated for expansion. The capabilities of each organization were clear in their presentations and all costs were comparable.

The board approved funding for a new Harris Creek worship album.

Joey White discussed updates to the community pastor role and provisions for the Fall.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Graham Cook, Secretary