I met last evening with Steve, Mark, and Shaun on my patio for our Church Requel July Board of Directors meeting. (Jonathan couldn't make it last night.) We prayed both at the beginning and at the end. We reviewed the agenda, which I had set earlier in the day. We then reviewed our minutes from June as well as our June financial statements. Mark Shaw (our secretary) and Shaun Jourdan (our treasurer) did a beautiful job having everything prepared in advance!
Most of the decisions had been made and discussed at our third week social meeting in June. Last night was more a matter of formally approving our decisions for the record. Specifically we:
- approved the expenditure for a second lighting tree. Now instead of having one light tree with two spotlights in the center, we'll have two lighting trees each set up on the sides of the chapel. This is a much better arrangement for our new location at Ontario Christian Fellowship. It allows us to leave the center aisle open.
- approved the expenditure for a modular platform, which we will set up weekly at OCF. Steve is hard at work building 4 foot by 4 foot, wooden, carpeted platform modules. We will be able to mix these to create different setup arrangements to our front platform. Temporarily we are using a borrowed platform, but we will need to return this. It is also very heavy to carry up the stairs each week.
- approved the purchase of a mobile and black metal book display along with an initial expenditure for resource books and Bibles to sell at Church Requel.
I also left the meeting with a short list of things to get moving on. First, I was reminded that we want to get our people to record Philippians onto CD. I've let this job get behind a bit and need to get moving on it. Second, we need to get our online giving and credit card account going. Most people don't bring checks and cash to church these days. It will also be helpful for people to make decisions to buy books from the bookstore. Finally, we need to obtain some temporary signage to use in front of Ontario Christian Fellowship on Sunday evenings.
So, another board meeting is behind me. The meeting lasted only an hour and twenty minutes, but everyone stayed for another 40 minutes just enjoying one another's company and the brownies that Mary Kay had baked for us. We also talked about what we wanted to do for our social gathering on July 22nd. We decided to meet out at Steve's place with our wives and enjoy a BBQ.
A board meeting or a get together with good friends who lovingly share one mind and one purpose? Fortunately for me our Church Requel leadership meetings are both!