Vol. 5 No. 12   April 5, 2019

The purpose of Ministry Matters is to provide an opportunity for the leaders of Timothy to share what is happening in their ministry areas. Each Friday, Ministry Matter is emailed to Timothy’s executive board, elders, staff, commission leaders and other lay leaders. If you wish to include something, please email it to Diane Mayfield ( by 8am Thursday. Feel free to share this document as you wish.

From GO Commission—Kathy Wildschuetz, Commission Leader
GO Commission met on March 25 with Courtney Dryer, Kathy Wildschuetz and Pastor John attending. Kathy opened the meeting with prayer.

Live Well Community Fair Expense Update: Pastor John will collect all costs for the postcards and mailing expenses to update the commission. He estimated total at $500-$600. He will also make sure that the cost for mailing comes from the GO Commission account rather than the regular church budget for mailings.

Summer Music Festival:  The commission decided more time is needed to plan the festival, so the date has been changed from June 22 to October 19. Kathy will contact the church office to update the calendar. Pastor John will contact his friends in a band to determine if they are available. Courtney will contact two rapper bands (Battlerapper from KC area and DaMac from Texas). Kathy will contact New Bridge and some local churches to determine if there is any interest. It was also suggested that the festival be held outdoors. While that is not feasible at Timothy (no stage or large enough portable sound system), it might work at Rotary Park since there is a covered bandstand used by City-sponsored weekly concerts in the summer. Kathy will research cost of reserving the park and details about the sound system.

Next meeting:  April 22, 6pm, Room 103, R.D. Mize Campus

From Executive Board—Charlie Johnson, Congregational Secretary
Executive Board met on March 11 with Ben Ryan, Joe Sauter, Carol Cronkhite, Sandy Bahrenburg, Charlie Johnson and Gary Flandermeyer attending. Ben opened the meeting with prayer.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Feb. board meeting minutes.


  • Financial: 

  1. Gary presented the financial reports for Dec. 2018 year-end closeout and Jan. 2019, consisting of Budgeted Income & Expense Statement, Budgeted Financial Exceptions report, Designated Funds report, and Balance Sheet, which were all issued to board members for review prior to the meeting.

  2. The Dec. 2018 Designated Funds report showed an overall gain of $58,618 in 2018.

  3. The Jan. Designated Funds report showed an overall gain of $8,275.

  4. Gary will distribute copies of the financial reports at both campuses.

  5. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Dec. 2018 and Jan. 2019 financial reports as written.


  • The board reviewed Steve Patton’s good progress to increase school enrollment.

  • The 2019 Action/Priority List was reviewed and updated.

Old Business:

  • Sandy reported that GATHER Commission is planning several events. It will co-host the April 3 Lenten chili dinner.

  • Joe provided an update about the Live Well Community Fair. Organizations were impressed with the number and quality of our volunteers.

  • Ben provided an update about some personnel matters.

  • The board provided feedback to Carol about a new Organizational Chart presented at the Feb. meeting.

New Business:

  • A member updated the board about an issue at R.D. Mize. The problem was analyzed, and plans were put in place to correct it.

Next meeting:  Joint Executive Board/Elected Elders meeting on April 9, 6pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize Campus

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Apr. 6—Women of Hope SeaSide Escape Retreat, 9am-4pm, Wyatt Rd. Campus
Apr. 6—Outdoor Spring Cleaning, 8am-noon, both campuses
Apr. 7—LHS Pancake Breakfast, 9-10am, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 9—Indoor Spring Cleaning, noon, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 9—Elected Elders/Executive Board Joint Meeting, 6pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 10—Lenten services (4 & 6:30pm) & Lenten Meal (4:45-6:15pm)
Apr. 12—TLS Kids’ Spring Musical, 6:30pm, Wyatt Rd. Campus
Apr. 14—Children’s Ministry Easter Carnival, 4-6pm, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 15—Indoor Spring Cleaning, 1pm, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 18—Maundy Thursday services, 4 & 6:30pm, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 19—Good Friday services, 4 & 6:30pm R.D.  Mize Campus, 6:30pm Wyatt Rd. Campus
Apr. 20—Easter Eve service, 6pm, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 21—Easter Sunday services, 8, 9:30 & 11am R.D. Mize, 10am Wyatt Rd. Campus
Apr. 22—GO Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 103, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr.22—GIVE Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 303, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr.22—GATHER Commission meeting, 6pm, Fellowship Hall, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 22—GROW Commission meeting, 7pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize Campus
Apr. 26-27—JourneyMen Heit’s Point Retreat
Apr. 28—Rite of Confirmation, 9:30am, R.D. Mize Campus
June 2—14th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus
June 8—Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am
June 9—All Church Potluck, 4-6pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus