2017 Annual Meeting Agenda

PacNWC Vision:

A mosaic of churches working interdependently together to transform lives and communities.

PacNWC Mission Priorities:

Start Churches | Strengthen Churches | Support Pastors

127th Annual Meeting Agenda

127th ANNUAL MEETING

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

Grace Community Covenant Church

Olympia, WA

 

Business Meeting

Saturday, April 29, 2017,  8:30 AM

 

In response to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, through the transforming love of Christ and movement of the Holy Spirit, our vision is to be a mosaic of churches working interdependently to transform lives and communities.

 


PREPARING OUR HEARTS


 

*Preparing Our Hearts through Worship                                                             

Grace Community Covenant Worship Team

 

Welcome    

Rev. Rhyan Smith, Lead Pastor

            Grace Community Covenant Church, Olympia, WA

 

Behavioral Covenant Liturgy 

Rev. Greg Yee

                                             Superintendent, PacNWC 

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER                  

                                                               Greg Englund, Moderator

West Hills Covenant Church, Portland, OR

 

 


ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING


 

 

  1. REPORT OF MEETING ORGANIZATION & ADOPTION OF STANDING RULES

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

  1. RECOMMENDED CHURCHES FOR ECC MEMBERSHIP Rev. Greg Yee

 

  1. Radiant Covenant Church, Renton, WA

 “That the Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board recommends that Radiant

 Covenant Church, Renton, Washington, be recommended to the Evangelical

 Covenant Church for membership at the Evangelical Covenant Church Annual

                   Meeting on June 22-24, 2017, Detroit, Michigan.”

https://www.radiantseattle.org/

 

  1. Renew Covenant Church, Seattle, WA

“That the Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board recommends that Renew

Covenant Church, Seattle, Washington, be recommended to the Evangelical

Covenant Church for membership at the Evangelical Covenant Church Annual

Meeting on June 22-24, 2017, Detroit, Michigan.”

http://www.renewchurchseattle.org/

  1. Immanuel Church, Spokane, WA (Adoption)

“That the Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board recommends that Immanuel Church, Spokane, Washington, be recommended to the Evangelical

Covenant Church for membership at the Evangelical Covenant Church Annual

Meeting on June 22-24, 2017, Detroit, Michigan.”

http://www.immanuelspokane.org/

 

           Prayer                    

Phil Manzano, PacNWC Executive Board

                                                         Emerald City Bible Fellowship, Seattle, WA

 

  1. REMOVAL OF CHURCHES

 

  1. Dundee Covenant Church, Dundee, OR

                        “That the Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board recommends that

                        Dundee Covenant Church, Dundee, Oregon, be removed from the

                        roster of churches at the Evangelical Covenant Church for membership at the

                        Evangelical Covenant Church Annual Meeting on June 22, 2017, Detroit,

                        Michigan.”

 2. Grace Harbor Covenant Church, Aberdeen, WA

                        “That the Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board recommends that

                        Grace Harbor Covenant Church, Aberdeen, WA, be removed from the

                        roster of churches at the Evangelical Covenant Church for membership at the

                        Evangelical Covenant Church Annual Meeting on June 22, 2017, Detroit,

                        Michigan.”

 

            Prayer                           

Rev. Kent Place, PacNWC Executive Board

                          First Covenant Church, Portland, OR

 

  1. CREDENTIALS REPORT: 

                      Tricia Cisneros, PacNWC Executive Board  Chair Credentials Committee,

                 Bethany Covenant Church, Mount Vernon, WA

 


EXPANDING & STRENGTHENING OUR MISSION


 

  1. REPORT & RE-NOMINATION OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONFERENCE  SUPERINTENDENT             

Thomas Robinson, Chair, PacNWC Executive Board

                                         Emerald City Bible Fellowship, Seattle, WA

 

  1. Report of Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board
  2. Candidate’s Response
  3. Presentation of Motion

“The Pacific Northwest Conference Executive Board enthusiastically recommends that the Reverend Gregory J. Yee, be re-elected as Superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference, to a four year term, 2017 – 2021, beginning August 1, 2017”

 

        Prayer      

Thomas Robinson

 4. Distribution of Ballot & Election

 

  1. REPORT AND PRESENTATION OF THE BALLOT

                                                      Rev. Mark Hjelmervik, Chair, Nominating Commission

                                                                         Trinity Covenant Church, Salem, OR

  1. ELECTIONS

 

  1. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT 

                       Rev. Greg Yee

http://pacnwc.org

http://pacnwc.org/paccast

http://pacnwc.org/651

http://missioninsite.com

http://cbe.covchurch.org

http://www.covchurch.org/bless

http://pacnwc.org/j2m

http://pacnwc/matrix

http://pacnwc/catch

     

                  Prayer   

Gail Ohta, PacNWC Executive Board

                               Trinity Covenant Church, Salem, OR

 


RECOGNIZING OUR SHARED MISSION


 

  1. UPDATES FROM THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

 

  • Carol Lawson, Director of Ministry Services, Ordered Ministry, Develop Leaders, Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

http://www.covchurch.org/ministry-update-2017/

  • Tim Hedberg, Covenant Trust Company, Chicago, IL

http://covenanttrust.com/

  • Timothy Johnson, Professor of Ministry & Director of Field Education, North Park University, Chicago, IL

https://www.northpark.edu/

  • CHIC Update – Rev. Rebekah Strobel, PacNWC CHIC 2017 Liaison, Yakima, WA via video

http://www.covchurch.org/events/chic-archive/

  1. ANNUAL MEETING OFFERING - CHIC

                        Prayer           

Rev. Erik Cave

                                                Coordinator of Communication and Family Ministries, PacNWC 

  1. CASCADES CAMP UPDATE 

                                                           Rob Mohrweis, Associate Director 

Cascades Camp & Conference Center, Yelm, WA

 

http://cascades.org/

                        Prayer

Doug Kretz, PacNWC Executive Board

                               Cascade View Covenant Church, Vancouver, WA

 


SUPPORTING OUR SHARED MISSION


 

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT          

Brian Whitaker, PacNWC Treasurer

First Covenant Church, Seattle, WA

 

  1. ACTION ON BUDGETS

 

  1. PacNWC Revised 2017 & Proposed 2018 Budgets

“The Executive Board recommends that a revised budget of $920,607

for 2017 and the proposed budget of $979,539 for 2018 be adopted and that we urge all churches of our Conference to increase giving to the Conference and to the Covenant by half percent.”

 


PRAYING FOR THOSE SHARING AND SERVING IN MISSION


 

  1. PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION

                                                     Rev. Sarah Hammersborg

                                          Chair of PacNWC Ministerial Association

                                                                     First Covenant, Portland, OR

           Prayer

Rev. Michael White, PacNWC Executive Board

              Harbor Covenant Church, Gig Harbor, WA

 

  1. ELECTION RESULTS             

Cecilia Salazar, Chair, Tellers Committee,

PacNWC Executive Board

                                  Iglesia Latinamericana, Bellevue, WA

 

  1. PacNWC MINISTRIES UPDATE
  • Women Ministries: Jo Wolfe, President, Women Ministries  Sanctuary Covenant Church, Everett, WA

http://www.wmpacnwc.org/

  • Covenant Men: Jim Milton, President, Covenant Men Wiley Heights Covenant Church, Yakima, WA

http://www.covenantmen.org/

  • Youth Commission: Rebekah Strobel, Chair of Youth Commission Selah Covenant Church, Selah, WA(via video), Dan Meyerpeter, Youth Commission River Ridge Covenant Church, Olympia, WA Rev. 

http://pacnwc.org/partners/pnw/

  • Kids & Families Ministries: Erik Cave, PacNWC Coordinator for Communications and Family Ministry

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pacnwckidsandfamily/

  • Emerge Ministries:  Erik Cave, PacNWC Coordinator for Communications and Family Ministry

http://pacnwc.org/emerge/

  1. Prayer & BLESS 

Rev. Dawn Taloyo

Director of Pastoral and Congregational Health, PacNWC

 

  1. THANKSGIVING AND AFFIRMATION FOR THOSE WHO SERVE

                                                                                                         Rev. Greg Yee

 

(Please review the list of all those who serve on the Executive Board, Commissions and Associations page of the annual report. We offer prayer for all those who have served, anticipate serving and currently serve the PacNWC with generous and gracious lives.)

                                                           

                          Prayer                          

Rev. Stephanie Ahn Mathis, PacNWC Executive Board

                                      West Hills Covenant Church, Portland, OR

 


GOING FORWARD IN MISSION


 

  1. ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO THE COVENANT ANNUAL MEETING

“The Executive Board recommends that Associate Superintendent Donald Robinson, and Thomas Robinson be delegates, and that Cris Back, be an alternate delegate, representing the Pacific Northwest Conference at the Covenant Annual Meeting, June, 22-24, 2017 in Detroit, MI.”

http://gather.covchurch.org/

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 128thANNUAL MEETING, APRIL 27-28, 2018                                                                              

                            Newport Covenant Church

                                                 Bellevue, WA

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT and BENEDICTION

Rev. Greg Yee