On October 20th at our Members Meeting, the Elders made a proposal that included an addition to our Constitution and change to our Bylaws. Here is the document that reflects all of the final proposed changes. Additionally, the Elders have created an FAQ document that may help address some of the inquiries you may have reguarding this process.

Our church is now in a season of prayer, study, and dialogue about these governance proposals. Please look at the dates below and bookmark any opportunities you think you might want to engage in.

  1. Preview Weekend with Gospel Community Leaders and Deacons (Oct 4-5, 2019)
  2. Make-up Preview with Gospel Community Leaders and Deacons (Oct 14, 7:00pm)
  3. Preview with Staff (Oct 17, 3:30pm)
  4. Proposals Distributed and Season of Prayer, Study, and Dialogue Initiated in Members Meeting (Oct 20, 6:00pm)
  5. Elder Visits to Gospel Communities for Dialogue Begin (Oct 21)
  6. Q&A Discussion Forum (Nov 10, 3:00-4:30pm)
  7. Status Report in Members Meeting (Dec 8, 6:00pm)
  8. Q&A Discussion Forum (Dec 15, 3:00-4:30pm)
  9. Monday Meeting (Dec 23, 6:00-8:00pm)
  10. Q&A Discussion Forum (Dec 29, 9:00-10:45am)
  11. Q&A Discussion Forum (Dec 29, 3:00-4:30pm)
  12. Monday Meeting (Dec 30, 6:00-8:00pm)
  13. Q&A Discussion Forum (Jan 5, 3:00-4:30pm)
  14. Monday Meeting (Jan 6, 6:00-8:00pm)
  15. Questions, Suggestions, or Any Reason you may vote “No”, please talk with an elder directly
  16. Final Versions Distributed to All Members – If Applicable (Jan 12)
  17. Q&A Discussion Forum (Jan 12, 3:00-4:30pm)
  18. Monday Meeting (Jan 13, 6:00-8:00pm)
  19. Monday Meeting (Jan 20, 6:00-8:00pm)
  20. Two Votes in Members Meeting – Bylaws Revisions and Membership Statement of Fellowship Added to the Church Constitution (Jan 26, 6:00pm)
  21. If Adopted – Beginning of Transitional Period: Existing Members Affirm Membership Statement of Faith and Membership Statement of Fellowship (Jan 26-May 16)
  22. If Adopted – Conclusion of Transitional Period: Any Lack of Affirmation from Existing Members will be Recognized in Members Meeting as a Resignation of Membership (May 17, 6:00pm)

Please join our family in praying, carefully considering the changes, and participating in discussions surrounding them. Each of us bears responsibility for serving God’s church as members of it. Let us do so with humble dependence upon his blessing of our work.

(This post was updated on January 10, 2020 with the final version of the proposal that will be voted on during the January 26, 2020 Members Meeting.)