Elder’s Corner

April 2019

Elders Corner 

Ministry Action Team Meeting
The next meeting of the Ministry Action Team (MAT) Tuesday will be on April 16th, at 6:30 in the church basement. As a reminder, there are certain church members who are expected to attend or send a representative. These are the Elders, Major Ministry Directors, Ministry Team Leaders, Chair of the trustees, Ministerial Staff, and the Chairman of the Congregation. These constitute the voting members of the MAT, but the meeting is open to all members of the congregation.
There is one important item that will be on the agenda. I am proposing an amendment to our Operations Manual. As per our Ops Manual, amendments need to be approved by a vote of the MAT. Currently, the MAT has been meeting quarterly. However, our Ops Manual requires that the MAT meets monthly. I am proposing that we change the Ops Manual to reflect our current practice of quarterly meetings. I offer the following reasons:
–          Experience has shown us that monthly meetings are not necessary. There is not enough business to require us to meet monthly.
–          Special meetings can be called any time extra meetings are needed.
The current wording is as follows in Section 6:
        “The Ministry Action Team shall meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.”
I propose the following change to the wording:
         “The Ministry Action Team shall meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the months of January, April, July, and October.”
The Ops Manual requires a 10 day minimum notice for a vote on Ops Manual amendments. Consider yourself notified.
Hope to see you there.
Mike Smith, 
Chairman of the Congregation

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

I Timothy 5:17

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