Annual Enrichment Conference
Annual Business Meeting
March 1, 2021
Dear Church Family,
It has been one year since we ended our 2020 Annual Enrichment Conference and stepped into life amid a pandemic. We know it has been a difficult year of ministry for everyone, but as Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:58, "be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." Be encouraged. Even though life or ministry may not be going how we had planned for this past year, we can have peace knowing that our labor was not in vain and that God is busy building His church.
This is the first year in decades that we will be unable to host our Annual Enrichment Conference (AEC). We had big plans for AEC that would have cast vision and encouraged us to be on mission together to take bold next steps to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, our plans were canceled.
In lieu of AEC this year, we are hosting the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) at individual association gatherings. While we had hoped to meet in Seaside as a Covenant Community this year, we are thankful that you will have the opportunity to still connect with other churches, pastors, and leaders at your association gathering in the coming weeks.
Below you will find a copy of the Directors' Report of all that was accomplished in 2020, the 2021 Church Venture Northwest proposed budget, as well as other items the Nominating Committee is presenting to the constituency to vote upon. We ask that you identify one to three representatives from your church to attend your association's ABM. Each person is asked to review the enclosed material thoroughly, so they are prepared to vote on these items at that time. You can find the date, time, and location of your association's Annual Business Meeting below.
Please contact your association's Trustee or the meeting host with any questions you may have. Their email address can be found below.
Thank you for your continued faithful support of Church Venture Northwest. We look forward to seeing how God works in and through our Covenant Community in 2021.
Grace & Peace,
Church Venture Northwest
Association Annual Business Meeting Schedule
If you're unsure of what association your church is in, check our Area Association page.
*These associations have vacant Trustee positions. One of our staff or Executive Committee members will be hosting this meeting.
Items to be Voted Upon
The following will be presented at theAnnual Business Meeting to be voted upon. Please contact your Trustee or meeting host with any questions you may have before the scheduled meeting.
2021 Proposed Budget
|Fees and Registration||$56,700||5%|
|Employee Taxes & Benefits||$197,228||17%|
|Meetings, Seminars & Training||$3,900||0%|
|Utilities & Telephone||$37,956||3%|
|Printing & Promotion||$5,232||0%|
|Repair & Maintenance||$84,127||7%|
|Facility and Equipment Rental||$1,400||0%|
|Food, Furniture & Equipment||$24,700||2%|
2021 Executive Commitee
The 2020 Nominating Committee recommends Bob Singer, Moderator, Matthew Cunningham, Vice Moderator, and Aaron Finley, Secretary, for the 2021 Executive Committee. This will be presented as a motion from the Nominating Committee at the associations' Business Meetings.
2021 Nominating Committee
The 2020 Nominating Committee recommends Dwight Bales, Dax Garlinghouse, Jay Caron, Stewart Pook and Dick Shaw for the 2021 Nominating Committee. This will be presented as a motion from the Nominating Committee at the associations' Business Meetings.