Monday, March 09, 2009

Elders' Decisions

Just a quick review of what I announced yesterday in church for those who missed. After fasting and praying last week, our elders made the following decisions in leading our church...

(1) Facilities: We decided to continue our relationship with the YMCA and utilize the new gymnasium as it becomes available later this spring. We had thought originally that the space may have been ready by Easter, but now we are hearing that it may be later in the spring. After looking at other space in the city, our board feels like God has given us this space at the YMCA for this season to continue to grow and work on other priorities.

(2) Staffing: The elders had decided to set aside money in the 2009 budget to hire a full-time small-groups pastor in the fourth quarter of the year. After seeking God during this week of fasting and prayer, the elders approved a plan to use that money to hire a part-time student ministry pastor starting in May and then give Nick more responsibility with the small-group ministry as he is able to offload the student ministry responsibilities. We are very excited about this direction with our staffing - please pray that God will provide the right student pastor to fill this role.

(3) Church-planting: We are very excited about the team that God has put together to plant our first church in September of 2009. Josh and Amber Cagle are doing a great job of building their team, and we are excited to see what God does through their missionary work in East Round Rock. Our prayer and fasting for last week was centered on the question of when our next church plant would occur. Our elders felt like it was best to wait to plant our next church in 2011 instead of planting another church in 2010. This will give us the opportunity to make sure we can coach and help Josh's plant be healthy, and it will help us prepare new leaders who will be ready to go with the next plant in 2011.

Thanks again for your prayers - we are so thankful to lead such a great church family.


Elizabeth said...

Wow! Sounds like things are really happening and growing at HCBCRRN. So glad that things are going well. I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you expand and reach others.
Love, Mom

Provident 360 said...

You have my prayers.