As you should already know, the amazing Stephen Toon and his family are finishing up at Timbers on August 20. There will be some chances for you to express appreciation and say goodbye prior to their departure. Stay tooned.

Kathleen, who has been serving in our reception area, is starting a new role at the Crisis Pregnancy Center but will be staying on in a reduced role to support our treasure in financial secretary work. We’re sad to see her sorta go, but glad she’s sorta sticking around!

The Transitional Pastor role, which was initially a part time contract until the end of August has been renewed as a half time contract until year end, but we will living full time in PG rather than commuting back and forth, which will make it a more stable and stabilizing role. Read More→

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Thanks to all who took the time to answer the four simple questions on our first transitional survey.

The questions were:

  1. Why did you initially begin attending Timbers?
  2. Why have you stayed?
  3. What questions do you have about Timbers or the transitional process?
  4. What does the leadership of Timbers need to know to lead well in this season?

In summary form, here is what you said: Read More→

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To take the initial survey go here:

Timbers Transitional Survey #1

(Note: This survey is now closed.)

To download a copy of the slides shared at the meeting go here:

Transitional Info Meeting Slides

 

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Jun
04

Blueprint for a Healthy Church

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The summer teaching series Blueprint for a Healthy Church, began on May 28 at Timbers.

The series is based on the church at Ephesus which was an unusually healthy and strong group of believers for a long time.

We began by looking at the birth of this church in Acts 19, and saw how they made a clean break with the things in their lives which were common, culturally acceptable, but contrary to the character of Jesus.

From there we moved to chapter 20 of Acts where we saw the Apostle Paul giving the leadership of the church his final spoken words. He gave them three reminders of some things he had been telling them for the three years he’d worked with them. Read More→

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Jun
04

Board of Elders Best Practices

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The board of elders met with Transitional Pastor Daren Wride on June 1. Daren presented a reference document on Best Practices for elders. The contents of this document are pasted below for your information.

Best Practices – Timbers Community Church Board of Elders

Prayer

  • The Board will commit to a significant time of prayer as part of each meeting, seeing prayer as an enrichment and enhancement to our ministry.
  • Prayer is not something we do in order to get to the work of the group, it is a key component of the work in our corporate times together.

Dependence on God

  • Our ability to live up to these Best Practices is through total dependence on God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • We commit to seek God daily for His empowerment and the filling of the Spirit in order that, as individual Elders and as a Board we may be led by the Spirit, walk by the Spirit, and collectively discover the mystery and majesty of being a leadership team guided by the Holy Spirit.

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