Consistory November 2015
November 12, 2015
Helping people find their way back to God is a calling that each of us on collegiate consistory feel each time we meet. Our heart to reach the lost drives us in our decisions, but everyday we are called to pause, listen, and discern His wisdom. As one member said, “Let’s make sure we work together to discern the difference between God’s wisdom, and our own.” Sometimes that can be challenging, so being in the Word is an essential daily step for each of us.
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: We are all broken in some way, and we can celebrate that in our united need for Christ. No matter what you are facing today, know that the enemy is not of flesh and blood, and the enemy has been defeated by Christ. Don’t hide your light from others, they need it. Don’t let your insecurities limit the impact you have on others. You are more powerful than you think when you have Christ on your side!
CONSISTORY BUSINESS: Our consistory spent time working through the nominations process to make sure we have a process that allows God to choose His people to lead His church. We also spent time talking through what finances look like at Harbor Churches. We have not come to a conclusion, but we have identified the first question we are wrestling with regarding long term financial decisions at Harbor Churches. That question is: HOW SHOULD WE OPERATE UNDER ONE BUDGET FOR HARBOR CHURCHES?
We are are one church in many ways, and we are separate churches in others. What would it look like for us to fully operate fiscally under one entity? This is a question we are wrestling with in conjunction with campus staff leaders. This is both a philosophical and logistical question. This questions positions, allocations, budgets, equity, decision-making, and more.
Please pray for wisdom in this decision as we move forward helping others find their way back to God. Pray for us as a team to stay focused on the mission and for us to be able to debate productively. Thank you for your support and prayers.
Your Brother in Christ,