Agenda

 

  • Opening Prayer – John offered the opening prayer.

 

  • Words of Welcome – Hugh called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. and welcomed everyone.
  • Attending:  Annmarie Barajas, Hugh Brown, Dwayne Dohmann, Lesley Donalson, Randy Edwards, Helen Fendley, Stephanie Hunter, David Lessner, Wendy McConney, Sandy McKinney, Linda Mints, Jay Munson, Rusty Nickols, Jared Phares, Jason Potts, John Thornton, Jason Tucker, Jen Waldrop, Rich Genovese 

 

  • Approval of 5/8/2017 Minutes – Randy Edwards made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 8, 2017 Church Council meeting.  Jay Munson seconded the motion; there was no further discussion.  The vote to approve the minutes was unanimous.

 

  • Finance Report – Jason reported a small deficit which is expected this time of year.  The current year budget reflects a 5% increase over the prior year.  Jason is gathering input from team leaders to begin preparing the 2018 budget.  Consideration is also being given to construction debt depending on receipt of pledges.

 

  • Building Campaign Update – Budget/Schedule – Randy reported progress meeting with architects and should have two preliminary bids soon.  Randy and the team plan to speak to the congregation next month regarding plan progress and campaign pledges.  To date, $470,000 - $480,000 has been received toward the building campaign.  Construction is estimated to take 7-8 months and should begin no later than the end of November.

 

  • Children Ministries Update – Wendy reported opening new classrooms to separate the newborns from the 2 year olds.  An adult classroom was removed in order to achieve the split but was necessary to ensure safety and overall flow.  Wendy has received feedback from the Sunday School leaders for ideas to improve the Sunday School experience and will implement changes.  The teachers need help with discipline and Wendy has focused on making changes to improve in that area.  Many fathers are also volunteering, which is a great blessing.

 

  • Student Ministries Update – Jared spoke about changes being made in RISE.  A new plan of choosing one idea for a month and having an implementation week, two weeks for small groups and a final week for an activity or mission based learning project will be the format going forward.

 

  • Adult Ministries Update – Jen reported the summer study was a great success with an average attendance of 88 per week.  The survey results were 4.49 out 5, indicating positive feedback from participants.  The Gridiron kickoff was also a success.  The Spiritual Inventory survey is in process currently. 

 

  • Special Needs Ministry Update – Stephanie reported that the buddy system was not working well due to scheduling issues and inconsistent availability.  Stephanie and Rich are focusing on developing a proposal for a respite program that would provide parents an hour and a half to themselves twice per month.  The Special Needs ministry is a significant need in the community and emphasis should be put on getting the word out to parents.

 

  • Strategic Emphasis/Creekwood Goals/Timeline – David discussed the Creekwood Leadership Empowerment Packet (attached as a separate document).  The purpose is to provide clarity of church goals and timelines as a path to move forward long term.  At least an annual review will occur with the Executive Team to evaluate progress.  Jay Munson made a motion to approve the Strategic Emphasis/Creekwood Goals/Timeline.  Jen Waldrop seconded; there was no further discussion.  The vote was unanimous. 

 

  • Pastor’s Update/Sermon Series and Q&A Time – David reported no specific update other than the new building is the future of the church.  Creekwood is experiencing consistent upward movement and is always searching for ways to improve meeting the needs of the community. 
  • David will begin a Revelation series in January 2018.

 

  • Next Council Meeting: November 6, 2017 6:30pm 

 

  • Closing Prayer – David offered the closing prayer.

 

  • Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.