On Saturday 1st December we had our Annual General Meeting which was well attended by the members of the church. We enjoyed fish and chips together in the hall prior to the meeting which was a great social time.
Appointment of Deacons
This year’s AGM was a voting year and all of our current leaders allowed their names to go forward for re-election with nobody new standing for the first time. The result was that all were re-elected and there was therefore no change for the next two year period.
Finances were presented as usual with some questions being answered. As was said at the meeting, we are grateful to God for His provision over the year and thankful to our members and regular supporters for your very generous giving both financially and practically toward the work of the church here in Christchurch. Your generosity not only helps us locally, but supports ministry that is far reaching. Thank you!
Vision and Purpose
Pastor Dave presented in more detail what he believes the purpose and vision of the church is moving forward into 2019. He unpacked this even further, also giving members time to contribute some ideas toward a particular part of this more focused vision.
Retirement of Assistant Pastor
One of the most significant items to conclude the meeting was the announcement that Pastor Dudley Powell was now retiring from his position as Assistant Pastor after approximately 15 years in this role. We are very grateful to him and his wife Jenny for their contribution to the pastoral work of the church, prayer ministry and also for so much practical work that has been organised and carried out on the building during those years. They were both presented with a gift and our gratitude was made very clear to them both. Although Dudley is no longer officially our Assistant Pastor, we’re quite sure he’ll continue to be quite involved in the life of the church. Thank you Dudley and Jenny for all of your hard work!