An Update from Church Conference
We had our first church conference as an independent church on August 13th, at 11:45 AM. Here’s a quick summary of the discussion and the decision that was made. The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss and vote on selling the parsonage. The meeting began with prayer.
Updates were provided on the following items:
o Aldersgate is officially an independent church as of June 29th.
o As of August 11, 2023, 238 people have transferred their membership to the new church.
o There is a new member class on September 17 from 2:00-5:00 PM
o The Vision, mission and values continue as in the past. The focus is to live-out our vision, Know-Live-Share Jesus.
o We are continuing to use the same governance model and leadership structure – Ministry Resource Team (MRT), Trustees, Staff Parish, and Finance committees.
o The MRT is evaluating a simplified leadership structure that was recommended during Growing Effective Churches. If any change would be recommended, it would be discussed and approved by a vote of the church members at a church conference
o Finances- remain strong as God continues to bless us. This includes giving to missions.
o Discussion and a vote took place to sell the parsonage.
– While the parsonage has served us well since 1983, it is no longer needed for pastor housing.
– The members present voted unanimously to sell the parsonage.
– The property will be place on the market as soon as possible.
– Special thanks to Joanne Murr and the Trustees for their dedication to caring for this property and the families that lived in it over the years.
Please email [email protected] to request a complete set of the minutes from the meeting.