Sept 6, 2021
As I write this update, it is Labour Day and what feels like the winding down of summer, however we are excited to see what God has instore for Emmanuel this fall. In a follow up to the announcement this last Sunday we wanted to provide the announcement information on our website and in written form.
First of all, I wanted to encourage all of our church family to listen to the most recent podcast that can be found here. We hope that this podcast will provide you with a better understanding of what the vote on September 19th is and what the next steps are for the church plant.
September 19th Vote
The motion being brought to the church membership is:
“To affirm Pastor Aaron’s calling as a church planter, and to release him to assume the responsibility of preparing the church plant.”
For this motion to pass there will be a required 80% approval and we will be doing this by secret ballot.
Pastor Aaron will continue to oversee Jr High (until June 2022), while Josh will lead Sr High until the end of December. If passed, this motion will allow time for Pastor Aaron to continue to seek God out, with the assistance of Elders, Staff and FEB, to determine where this plant is to take place, who the core team will be and establish logistics (budgets, structure, etc.).
At the November AGM we will be presenting the church with a church planting plan that will outline finances, location, and the people involved in the plant. At that time, the church membership will be able to vote on the proposed plan. We would encourage and ask that our church family be in prayer and consider where you can step into ministry with the church plant or at EBC.
Youth Pastor Search
We have formed a search committee of Pastor Tim, Pastor Aaron, Dan Pettapiece and Michael Cameron and they have begun the process of finding, with the Lord’s leading, our next Youth Pastor for EBC. We again ask that our church family be in prayer as we seek the Lord’s direction.
If you have any questions or concerns, we continue to ask that you please speak to the Pastors, any of the Elders, or myself.
We covet your prayers as we go through this process and we look forward to seeing what God will do in this region.
For His Glory,