Update: At our February 3, 2019 Congregational Meeting, the proposed and updated 2019 Ministry Spending Plan was voted down by a count of 96-31.
The Council has subsequently developed an Ad-hoc working group consisting of Rex Ritchie (Chair), Mike Stanfield, Dave Griffin, Rachel Carlson, John Gavitt, Donna Turrill, and John Fredericksen.
They are tasked with putting together a proposal for Council to consider regarding our Ministry Spending Plan. This should happen within 30 days, by the middle of March.
Please keep this Ad-hoc team and our Council in your prayers as we continue our prayerful discernment about next steps for Bethel.
Results from Bethel Reforming (2018)
Implementing God’s Mission for Bethel
Discern staffing needed to accomplish God’s ministry
Develop an organizational structure that is flexible and helpful for today’s world
Supporting God’s Mission for Bethel
Identify individual strengths for ministry within the congregation
Develop a strong sense of stewardship – financial and ministry
Sharing God’s Mission for Bethel
Develop logo/brand which reflects the mission of Bethel
Develop a plan for sharing that logo/brand and story with the congregation and community