August brings us another summer board meeting, and another fruitful time together. We spent some time in Psalm 136 and in giving thanks to God and then moved into a shorter list of business items for this months meeting, beginning with our normal reports.
We then continued to discuss and pray over both finances and the Vision and Values Team. In the area of finances we are not looking at a dire situation, but we are also not looking at a good one. Our finance committee will be meeting in early September to discuss further any changes we need to make and come up with recommendations for the board. For the Vision and Values team we are seeking to call the right people into positions of discernment on this team and for this team to begin their work in September.
The other big item for this meeting was fall planning; I (Pastor Andrew) appreciate the perspective and wisdom of the board on these things, though ultimately ministry planning falls to the staff team. For updates on fall planning make sure you come out on Sept. 8th for our kickoff Sunday! (details will also be in the email blast, on our website, and Facebook)