Session Update – June 2022
On Monday, June 27, our Session met after a time of prayer and fasting to discuss leading HP Pres. Below are some of the highlights from the meeting that you should be aware of and pray for this next month. If you have questions or feedback about any of these topics, you can contact the Session at hppres.org/elders.
Our June session meeting was moderated by Cameron Beaty, Pastor of Peak Street Church, part of our family of churches.
We were joined by Pastor Leon Dorleans, Founding Director of Haiti Outreach Ministries, one of our Missions Partners. Pastor Leon shared about the rapid growth in the Church in Haiti post-Covid and encouraged our congregation to consider sponsoring a child in their education programs. Learn more at haitiom.org/sponsor-a-student/
Our new Director of Finance, Theresa Guerra, was introduced to and welcomed by our elders.
Charlie Dunn, Pastor of Grace Church Lake Highlands, part of our family of churches, shared about how to minister to our church during times of political divisiveness.
Sterling White, Director of Connections, shared about the impact that the Connections Ministry is having at HP Pres, including 140 new volunteers recruited across our campus in the past year and more than 500 active participants of all ages in our small groups.
Our Care Ministry shared the responsibilities that fall to their team and focused on teaching our elders about the process of planning a memorial.
Audrey Schmidt and Charles Davis shared a presentation about our Deacon Ministry and their goal “to build Christian community in the name of Jesus Christ through ministries of care, prayer, and connection.”
Good Shepherd Oak Cliff shared a promising lead for a future church location! More details will be shared when plans are finalized, but please be in prayer for our next church plant as they continue to prepare for their launch.
The second reading of our 2022-2023 budget took place, and a planned vote to adopt this budget will happen in our August Session Meeting. Our elders, as well as our finance and operations committee, are keeping a close eye on giving and are watching for changes in trends as the broader economic outlook shifts.