Council Meeting Minutes

These minutes were electronically approved on September 21, 2023

Council of Elders Meeting Minutes: 05-Sep-2023

Members Present: Pastor TJ Anderson, Mary Fonken-Holden, Mark Mueller, Linda Kordosky, Loree Petersen, Wally Bomgren, Gunnar Unger, Steve Eckhardt, and John Oldfield (ex-officio)

Members Absent: Gary Engelbrecht

Guest: Georgia Akins, Akins Henke & Company, Certified Public Accountants

Mary called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Opening Prayer
Steve opened with prayer.

Approval of Agenda
Gunnar made a motion to approve the agenda. Loree seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

Annual Audit Presentation
Georgia Akins, CFO/CPA of Akins Henke & Company presented the audit review. The audit went well, and information was provided in a timely manner. Tuition based ministries have experienced significant growth in enrollment which resulted in increases in both income and expenses, balancing each other out. Overall, the church is in a healthy position financially. Georgia left the meeting following the review.

Ratification of Electronically Approved Minutes
Steve made a motion to ratify the electronic approval of the 1-Aug-2023 minutes. Wally seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

Pastor TJ’s Report
Pr. Bob changes to quarter time starting 10/1/23. His responsibilities will continue in Community Care.
Johan Hinderlie started a half-time position on 8/6/23.
There will be a combined worship service on Sunday, 10/29/23, 10:30 am at the Arden Hills campus. This service will include baptisms for adults and infants/children.
There will be another Leadership Night on 10/30/23 at 6:30 pm at the Roseville campus. If you serve, lead, volunteer, or have thought about serving at North Heights, this night is for you. The night is dedicated to worship, direction, encouragement, and prayer as we seek after Jesus and what He wants to do through you this year. Child care will be available.
Pr. TJ is working with the Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC) on putting together a Holy Spirit Conference in April 2024 at our Arden Hills campus.

John’s Report
The installation of Door A at Arden Hills has been rescheduled for 9/14/23-9/15/23.
General clean-up for both campuses is happening. There have been some cosmetic changes in the Kids Ministry at both campuses. There are new check-in areas, and the painting will be done by 9/10/23.

Change Launch Sunday to both campuses
Launch Sunday, 9/10/23, will now occur at both campuses. Services will be held at 9:00 am and 11:00 am at Roseville, and 10:30 am at Arden Hills.

Change Global & Benevolent Partners Ministry Fair
The Global & Benevolent Partners Ministry Fair is rescheduled from 11/19/23 to a date to be determined due to a conflict.

The enrollment for NHLC tuition-based ministries is as follows:
North Heights Christian Academy–337 students
North Heights Christian Preschool & Child Care–157 children
Christian Karate School–75 students
Celebrate Dance Academy–349 students
The total of children involved in NHLC tuition-based ministries is 918. Praise God for these children, families, teachers, and the congregation!

At 7:40 pm Mark moved the meeting to be closed. Gunnar seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

Gunnar gave the closing prayer.

At 7:45 pm Linda moved the meeting to be closed. Loree seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

Jesus unites us all in His eternal love.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda Kordosky
NHLC Council Secretary

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