Clarion First Baptist Church
Elders Minutes - January 9, 2018
The Board opened with a devotion (on the accuser) and prayer.
The Elders met with Matt Beinhaur. Matt explained Bridget and his initial plans for the youth group. They plan on using The Story as the curriculum. He believes there is a potential of 5 or 6 teens for the remainder of this year. Matt and Bridger plan on meeting with the parents within a week or so to explain the program. Matt reported that Bridget and Deb Morris will take the teens to Camp Judson in February for Winter Blast. Matt and Bridget plan on bringing in other parents to assist. Matt left the meeting when this discussion concluded.
It was reported to the Elders that the proposed teacher workshop has been canceled due to lack of interest.
The Elders agreed not to have a Minute for Missions on Communion Sunday (1st Sunday of month).
The Board voted to approve Matt and Bridget as Co-Youth Directors. Since there is a small amount of money budgeted for a director, Jason will talk to Deb Morris about having the Deacons decide whether or not to give them a stipend.
The Elders reviewed Christmas Eve, December sermons, activities, etc. The consensus was that everything went well this Christmas season. Comments were very positive about the Christmas Eve service.
The board began discussion regarding Easter and Tenebrae. After brainstorming ideas, Jason agreed to come back to the Elders next month with a concrete plan for the evening of March 29. The board also discussed a possibility of booking Stewart Weinisch for the spring of 2019. The board agreed to move ahead with this booking.
The Elders spent time praying for specific people/needs of the congregation.