Elder Update: July 2018

  • Governance Document: The Governance Document Team presented the first read of high-level changes to Apex’s Governance Document to the elders.

  • Admin Team Update: Giving continues to be about 8.5% below the 2018 budget, but finances are still holding steady due to staff doing a great job of adjusting spending to help us reach our year-to-date commitments.

  • Region 4 Elder Interview: Last month the elders interviewed a potential new elder and his wife for Region 4 and are continuing to review the Elder Application for this individual.

  • Kettering Preaching Search: The Kettering Search Team & the elders met with Slingshot (the pastoral search firm mentioned last month) on July 12 and are currently working together to search for the Kettering Teaching Team Lead.

  • Xenia Preaching Search: The Xenia Preaching Search Team announced their first potential candidate took another position elsewhere. On July 24 they had the staff meet with another candidate and his wife. The staff and elders also plan to meet with another candidate and his wife in early August.

  • Family Meeting: The Elders discussed having another Family Meeting with the network, which was approved, but no specific date set. They would like to schedule it in September.

  • Elder Training Course: Elders Dustin Knoedler (Region 4) and Jon Rarick (Region 3) are going to begin coordinating an elder training course.