February 23, 2024 | Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family,

The elder board had our February meeting earlier this week and we would love to share some information and updates with you.

Prayer
We are thankful to be spending more and more time during our meetings in prayer. This week, we spent time praying for Brian Laird and Darrin Weidman who have recently rolled off the Elder Board. We thanked God for how He used these men and for the sacrifices they and their families made as they served our church. We prayed for rest for them after this season of service as well as what is ahead of them as they continue to serve Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) in new and different ways.

We as a board also have a continued focus on praying for the members of HBC. Our intent moving forward is to offer a time in conjunction with each of our monthly meetings during which HBC members can come to church and pray with us. This also means that we plan to rotate our meetings from campus to campus so that congregants have local access to these meetings. These times and locations will be communicated to you as we move forward. Please note that this will not replace the fact that you can always reach out to an elder for prayer through the elder email or by just asking us in person if you see us on campus.

Theology
This week we had a great discussion around Chapters 23-24 of the book, 40 Questions for Elders and Deacons, which we are reading as an Elder Board. These chapters discussed elder board structure. It covered ways to ensure unity is maintained while allowing for different roles within eldership. This discussion was very engaging and led us as a group to commit to reflecting on our current structure striving to be as healthy as possible.  

Town Halls
We invite you to take note of the dates of the upcoming Town Hall Meetings. 

Sunday, March 3 at 12:45 PM at Crystal Lake
Sunday, March 10 at 12:45 PM at Chicago Cathedral

Sunday, April 7 at 11:45 AM at Elgin
Sunday, April 14 at 12:45 PM at Rolling Meadows
Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 PM at Aurora

Sunday, May 5 at 11:45 AM at North Shore

We plan to have as many elders and staff members as possible at each campus’ Town Hall Meeting. This is a great opportunity to hear important updates from our leaders and ask any questions you may have as well. If you are unable to attend the Town Hall on your campus feel free to join one at another campus.

—The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel

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