Monday, July 4, 2016

This is a mid-summer update on the activities of the Governance Implementation Team (GIT), and governance changes taking place at Abiding Love. 
  • The Fellowship and Outreach Ministry Areas continue to organize and practice under the evolving model with great success so far.
  • The Finance Committee approved a plan for the Governance Implementation Team (GIT) and the Council Task Force to hire Dick Moeller as a consultant to work with the two groups at least through the end of 2016. As you may know, Dick is the Executive Director of Water To Thrive, and he is a professional consultant who has worked with many congregations around the country on governance issues and other matters. Dick has already provided Abiding Love with many hours of pro bono work, and will begin his contract work with us this month at the July 13th GIT meeting.
  • Pastor Lynnae's decision to accept the new call and leave Abiding Love opens up a variety of possibilities for changing the organizational structure at Abiding Love. The GIT will be exploring these possibilities, and working with Pastor Brad and the Church Council regarding recommendations for new staffing configurations.
  • We look forward to working with Frank Loya, the newly hired Communications staff member.
Please check with me or any other members of the GIT about questions or concerns related to the governance changes. And this blog is a great place to post your comments. 

Yours in Christ,

George Glaser
Chair, Governance Implementation Team