Minutes-in-a-Minute

Minutes-in-a-Minute, December 2019

At the joint session meeting on December 17, deacons and elders had dinner together, followed by a season of prayer for Westminster Presbyterian, her people and our mission. In the stated meeting at 7pm, elders opened with prayer and scripture reading from I Peter 5:1-5; then discussed chapter 2 of Timothy Whitmer’s The Shepherd Leader…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: November 19, 2019

The Session met on November 19, 2019, opening with prayer and reading from Psalm 23. The elders dedicated time to shepherding training and discussion from chapter 1 of The Shepherd Leader by Timothy Whitmer. They discussed needs in the church and prayed for them, spending time considering shepherding lists in small groups. New members were…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: September 17, 2019

Elders convened for their monthly shepherding meeting. After hearing pastoral reports from Pastor Wade and Jon, the session performed FaceTime interviews with a church leadership consultant named John Purcell, from Transform Coaching and Consulting to work with the elders, deacons, and staff. Session agreed to retain his services, to help facilitate organizational health, leadership skills,…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: August 20, 2019

In the joint officers meeting on August 20, new elders and deacons were welcomed to the group.  Officers discussed upcoming ministry and team plans for the fall of 2019, then prayed with partners for families in the congregation. During the shepherding portion of the meeting, elders opened with prayer and studied Nehemiah 9.  The session…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: April 2019

Joint officers and shepherding elders met on April 16. During the joint officers’ meeting with the elders and deacons, the new ministry plan for committees and teams was discussed and officers provided input for team members and leadership. Our goal is to have the new committee and team structure up and running by September 2019.…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: March 2019

In the joint officers’ meeting on March 19, elders and deacons met with lay leadership to discuss upcoming changes to the current committee/team structure. If you are interested in seeing the approved new structure for our committees and teams, click here. Preparations are being made to implement the new structure in the fall of 2019.…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: January 2019

This edition of Minutes-in-a-Minute covers information from 4 different meeting dates: January 9 Session Meeting In this stated meeting, elders met to discuss congregational nominations to the offices of elder and deacon January 15 Joint Meeting Elder and Deacon discussion and Q&A about the PCA 45th General Assembly Report on Women in the Ministries of…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: November 13, 2018

Elders and Deacons met together in the joint meeting to discuss, review and consider ministry over the last year. Officers prayed with shepherding and accountability partners for the congregation. Discussed specific issues of transition to two congregations and the work of elders and deacons. Discussed the effectiveness of ministries such as Wednesdays @ Westminster and…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: October 23, 2018

The report of the Strategic Commission from its October 16 meeting was received by the Session in their meeting on October 23. The Strategic Commission prepared the budget, reviewed health insurance plans for staff for the coming year, and discussed membership and congregational giving. The Commission discussed officer nominations, with nominations for elder and deacon…

Minutes-in-a-Minute: September 18, 2018

From the September 18 Session Meeting: The session met with the deacons for the first portion of the meeting and discussed the second letter to the congregation regarding women in the ministries of the church, sent out to the congregation on September 20. The discussion centers around the ministry of laity in the life of…