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Executive Committee orientation and a review of the financial state of the Conference dominated the agenda at its first meeting on September 12. Ed Barnett, RMC president, welcomed twelve new members of a 22-member committee elected during the Quinquennial Session in July. He also welcomed Gary Thurber, Mid-America Union Conference president who presented the orientation for the new committee members.
Thurber reviewed how the church is organized and how the conference operates guided by its policies, as well as the committee members’ use of voice and vote and their lines of responsibility. The committee members also were informed of their role and function on the committee and the issue of confidentiality.
In his report to the committee, Barnett shared information about preparations for the “Health to the Max” series with evangelist Mark Finley and his team. The event will be available to interested churches from Denver South on September 16-23 at 7:15 p.m.
In anticipation for the Voice of Prophecy “Revelation Speaks” series at Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Shawn Boonstra January 5-February 3, a Boot Camp at Mile High Academy, Sept 29-October 1 will provide orientation and training for all who will participate in the upcoming Denver event, Barnett said.
RMC's president also informed the committee that the current buyer withdrew his purchase offer for the Industrial Park at Campion Academy compound.
George Crumley, RMC VP for finance, informed the committee that base tithe through the end of July was down by 4.14 percent compared to last year at the same time. “One of the major reasons for the decrease is that last year through July we had an extra Sabbath. And if you look at a weekly average between the two years, the decrease is not as large, but is still .94 percent,” he shared.
The RMC treasurer said that, because of the weaker tithe, the Conference, through July, is not performing as well relative to their budget. He also mentioned that the budget process is beginning for 2018 and that if tithe remains weak along with some anticipated increases in certain cost areas, the upcoming budget could be more of a challenge than in recent years.
The committee also voted Mickey Mallory as the new Ministerial Director for RMC. He will join the Conference team in November.
The next Executive Committee is scheduled for December 5. [RMCNews]