Congregational Meeting December 2, 2012
Agenda • Review of 2012 Goals • 2013 Theme • Schedule • Financials
2012 - Missions / Outreach Goal: To increase Missions and Outreach Spending by 25% in 2013 and 300% by 2014 (Inc. 30% 2012 vs 2011, Flat in 2013) • Personal Accountability • Prayer • Global Missions: Honduras, EEM, Tamso Ghana • Domestic Missions: prepare ourselves to respond to domestic disasters by sending people in service and financial support, Spanish Missionary. • Local Missions: Schultz Lewis, back to School Party with backpack distribution, Feed My Starving Children, and other local opportunities in our communities • Non-traditional services such as Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve to allow us to invite people. • Increase worship attendance by 25% by inviting people (7%, 147 vs.157)
2012 - Service Goal: • Service opportunities in our congregation and communities • Ministry Fair to help people find their place of service. • Encourage individuals to find a place in their own communities to plug in and serve.
2012 - Stewardship Goal:During 2012 reduce our dependency on the gift by 50%. (17%) • Personal Accountability • Prayer • Financial Peace University – 2 workshops • Online giving • Sermons and teaching • Opportunities to give of ourselves, our time, our money, and our possessions • Better utilizing the building and facilities we’ve been given.
2012 – Spiritual Formation Goal:Provide the opportunity for Jesus followers to be strengthened each week. • Personal accountability • Prayer • Improved communications (Phone Tree / Website) • Stronger member integration (Small Groups) • Sermons that deepen our understanding of the bible and challenges us to relate the bible to current life issues. • Bible reading programs • Shepherds and others engage with all age groups (Intergenerational activities) • Diversity of bible classes. Smaller classes that are less intimidating, newcomers class, new converts class. • Service opportunities in our congregation and our communities. • Men’s Ministry (4 events / outings) (2 actual with a 3rd planned for Dec.)
2013 Theme Pressing on Toward the Goal Philippians 3:12b-14: I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. • God has called us. • Christ Jesus has taken hold of us. • Pressing on takes bothfocus and effort (i.e. "straining toward") • We must leave behind what is behind (failures, baggage, lesser priorities, prideful victories) • Rather than anxiety about the unknown future, eagerly anticipating what God is yet to reveal for us.
Schedule • We will continue our 2012 goals into 2013. • Our Spanish brothers and sisters will start worship at 9am on 12/2. Our goal is to transition their worship assembly to the auditorium in February. • By 12/16 establish a preacher search committee consisting of a cross sectional representation of the congregation to initiate the preacher search in January • John Wright leaves the eldership at the end of December • Celebration dinner with the Wrights on the evening of January 12th • Select additional Elders by the end of January • Shepherds identify and select an interim minister by the end of January • Beverly Taylor has volunteered her talents in providing singing, voice, and song leader training starting in January for those interested. • January 27th is John and Trisha Wright’s final Sunday with Cardinal Drive • Celebrate Cardinal Drive’s 35th anniversary in May • Welcome Jacob Dassah to provide a missions update in June with a special collection for needed classrooms in Northern Ghana
Financials 2012 2013 Discipleship $24,950 $26,350 Community Caring $14,700 $17,950 Admin. & Facilities $118,800 $124,190 Minister Group $172,000 $172,228 Total $330,450 $340,718 Weekly $6,235 (53 wks) $6,552 (52 wks)