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Seek God for the City 2014

February 19, 2014

Join us in reading through the devotional guide, "Seek God for the City," for our 2014 Lenten Season. Also, you can read what other members of our congregation are learning during Lent on our blog. Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram what you're learning in your personal times of prayer by using #hclent.

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MInutes of the Board of Elders - January 22, 2014

February 18, 2014

A regular meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on January 22, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Bob Howard, Vice Chair, Brady Herbert, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, and Bo Routh. In addition, the following members of the church Executive Team staff were in attendance: Joey White, Christin Peel, Drew Greenway, and Galan Hughes.

Mark Welstead led a devotional from Jeremiah 29 and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the January 8, 2014, meeting were approved, with one correction made.

Joey White presented an analysis of employee benefits for church staff.

Brady Herbert led a discussion concerning the creation of leadership development groups to meet with church staff and the elders on a recurring basis.

Bob Howard gave an update regarding a possible opportunity to sponsor a small new congregation in East Waco. Bob Howard will continue to assist in these discussions as the congregation seeks entry into the Waco Regional Baptist Association.

Drew Greenway led a discussion regarding downtown worship services in March 2014, and related issues. He also provided an update concerning the Imagine Banquet and new elder ordination.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary


Keeping You Current // February 2014

February 4, 2014

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MInutes of the Board of Elders - January 8, 2014

January 27, 2014

A regular meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on January 8, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Bo Routh, Chair, presided and served as secretary pro tem. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Vice Chair, Brady Herbert, Bob Howard, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, and Mark Welstead. In addition, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, and Kelly Merritt, Finance Director, were in attendance.

Graham Cook led a devotional from John 4 and opened the meeting in prayer.

Kelly Merritt provided a financial update for the month of December and year-end 2013. Harris Creek experienced a tremendous month with gifts exceeding budget by approximately $37,000. For year-end, gifts exceeded budget by approximately $233,000 for 2013; and Harris Creek averaged a 21% increase in giving over 2012.

The Elders unanimously elected officers to serve during 2014 and thereafter until they are replaced. Graham Cook was elected as Chair; Bob Howard was elected as Vice Chair; and Bo Routh was elected as Secretary. Graham Cook presided over the remainder of the meeting as Chair.

The minutes of the December 18, 2013, meeting were approved as presented.

Bob Howard gave an update regarding a possible opportunity to sponsor a small new congregation in East Waco. Bob Howard will continue to assist in these discussions as the congregation seeks entry into the Waco Regional Baptist Association.

Brady Herbert provided an update concerning new elder ordination, the Imagine Banquet, and various upcoming events.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary


Keeping You Current // January 2014

January 2, 2014

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MInutes of the Board of Elders - November 20, 2013

December 4, 2013

A meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on November 20th at 6:30 a.m., Bo Routh, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. Those others in attendance were Graham Cook, Vice Chair, Brady Herbert, Bob Howard, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead and Jim Underwood. In addition, Drew Greenway, Galan Hughes, Kelly Merritt, and Christin Peel were in attendance for portions of the meeting.

Brady Herbert led a devotional from the Numbers 13 account of the mixed report on the Promised Land. There were positive signs rooted in reality, that it was indeed the land of milk and honey. But the report also included the observation of obstacles that would have to be overcome to claim God's promises. Both reports were accurate but the people chose to focus only on their fears. God is calling us to be rooted in reality but also willing to trust in Him. Brady then opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes from November 7th were approved.

The elders reviewed and discussed the revised proposed 2014 budget and it was approved by unanimous vote. The proposal will be presented to the congregation on December 1st and a vote will be held between services on the morning of December 15th.

Brady Herbert provided an update on the search for a new Executive Pastor.

Graham Cook provided an update on the process of identifying new elders.

The meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Underwood, Secretary


MInutes of the Board of Elders - November 7, 2013

December 4, 2013

A meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on November 6th at 6:30 a.m., Bo Routh, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. Those others in attendance were Graham Cook, Vice Chair, Brady Herbert, Bob Howard, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead and Jim Underwood. In addition, Kelly Merritt was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.

Stefan LeRow led a devotional from Psalm 127 regarding laborers, watchmen and the blessed fruit of our labors. He then opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes from October 16 were approved.

Kelly Merritt provided a financial update for the month of October. Harris Creek experienced a tremendous month with the faithful gifts of our family exceeding budget by approximately $40,000.

Kelly Merritt also led a discussion regarding a draft budget for 2014, which was discussed extensively. No action was taken yet on this draft budget.

Graham Cook provided an update on the process of identifying new elders.

The meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Underwood, Secretary


MInutes of the Board of Elders - October 16, 2013

December 4, 2013

A meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on October 16, 2013, at 6:30 a.m., Bo Routh, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. Those others in attendance were Graham Cook, Vice Chair, Brady Herbert, Bob Howard, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, and Mark Welstead. In addition, Drew Greenway, Galan Hughes, and Christin Peel were in attendance.

Bill Killian led a devotional from John 4 regarding the people God uses to carry out His purposes, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes from October 2 were approved with revisions.

Brady Herbert provided an update on staffing issues.

Graham Cook led a discussion concerning the elder selection process and timeline for this year.

Brady Herbert discussed important dates for the upcoming process of reviewing and approving the budget for 2014 and related issues.

The needs of the body were discussed. The elders and staff prayed together. The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Acting Secretary


Keeping You Current // December 2013

December 4, 2013

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Keeping You Current // November 2013

November 4, 2013

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