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 Matters 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 6am Thursday. Feel free to share this document as you wish.

From Call Committee—Diane Mayfield, Secretary/Reporter
Call Committee for selecting Timothy’s next Senior Pastor met on Thursday, April 11, 2019, with Charlie Cronkhite, Pam Dennis, Kate Force, Sandy Galvin, Diane Mayfield, Mark Meyer, Donald Miller, Stephen Schild, Tyler Shaffer, Melissa Struewe and Pastor John attending. Jacob Gorrow, Randy McClain, Jeremy Montgomery, Angie Mundt and Pastor Lemmermann were unable to attend.

Pastor John opened the meeting with prayer.

The purpose of the meeting was to conduct a second video interview with the committee’s top-ranked candidate. Before the interview, Chair Steve Schild distributed the committee’s submitted follow-up questions for review and outlined steps for after the interview. At the close of the interview the pastor candidate closed with prayer.

At the completion of the interview, the committee affirmed this candidate as its top choice. A recording of the video interview will be emailed to absent committee members, asking them to review by Monday, April 15, 8pm. Since both the Executive Board and Elected Elders have been apprised of the committee’s progress, Steve will contact the President of the Congregation and Director of Elders toe ask for vote of affirmation from each group via email by early next week. Steve will compose a Call Committee Report for publication to the congregation during Easter Weekend. The committee suggests a Special Voters’ Meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 11:45am at Wyatt Rd. Campus for the purpose of securing voters’ approval to call the committee’s choice for Timothy’s next Senior Pastor. If approved, call documents will be sent to the candidate early the week of May 5.

A short, written bio of the candidate will be available at the Special Voters’ Meeting. Steve asked for 3 volunteers from the Call Committee to speak at the meeting as support for the call of the candidate. (NOTE:  This request has since been revised to submit comments in writing for publication on Voters’ Meeting documents.) All committee members are asked to submit comments via email to Steve by April 22, citing reasons for this candidate’s #1 ranking and why he is a good fit for Timothy.

From Call Committee—Steve Schild, Chair
Call Committee Update
The Call Committee has been busy reviewing and ranking candidates who were open to a divine call as Timothy’s next Senior Pastor. Of those nine candidates, the committee completed first-round video interviews with the top five candidates and a second video interview with the top candidate.

The Executive Board and Elected Elders were briefed on the committee’s candidates ranking methodology. Ben Ryan, Congregational President, and Jacob Gorrow, Director of Elders, were contacted about the committee’s recommendation, asking for an affirmation vote from each group for the top-ranked candidate. President Ryan has scheduled a Special Voters’ Meeting for May 5, 2019, at 11:45am at Wyatt Rd. Campus to seek approval for calling Timothy’s next Senior Pastor.
Please continue to keep the Call Committee, Timothy Church, and the man whom God has already selected a Timothy’s next Senior Pastor, as well as the church where he currently serves, in your prayers a God unfolds His plan.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
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 Rd. Campus, 10:30am 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
May 5—School Board meeting, 10:45am, R.D. Mize Campus
May 5—Special Voters’ Meeting, 11:45am, Wyatt Rd. Campus
May 5—LWML Soda Shoppe Sunday, 2-4pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus
May 13—Executive Board meeting, 6pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize Campus
May 17—Wyatt Rd ECC Pre-K & 8th Grade Graduation, 7pm.
May 20—GO Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 103, R.D. Mize Campus
May 20—GIVE Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 303, R.D. Mize Campus
May 20—GATHER Commission meeting, 6pm, Fellowship Hall, R.D. Mize Campus
May 20—GROW Commission meeting, 7pm, Room 302, R.D. Mize Campus
May 22—TLS Last Day of School
May 23—R.D. Mize ECC Pre-K Graduation, 7pm
May 24—R.D. Mize ECC Part-time Last Day of School
June 2—14th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus
June 2—Prayer Cancer Service, 2-4pm, R.D. Mize Campus
June 9—All-Church Potluck, 4:30-6:30pm, Family Life Center, R.D. Mize Campus