Business meeting: New missionaries, year-end 2015 financials
A recommendation to add support for three new missions heads the agenda for the Jan. 27 business meeting.
Stefanie Allen, the Missions Committee’s new chair, said that the group is recommending $250 a month in support for Joe and Amy Marshall with Faith Baptist Mission in Benin, West Africa.
For more on their ministry, read the blog “Beneath the Baobab Trees.”
Their goal once in Benin is to assist with vocational training for national pastors and to plant a church among the Fulani people — a nomadic people group that are currently unreached with the gospel.
Joe and Amy are currently in language school in France for one year before they head to Benin to begin their ministry.
The committee is also recommending $100 a month for the PathWay College Outreach Ministry of Santiago and Jackie Orlutegui in Burlington, North Carolina.
They are establishing Bible studies and discipleship programs on the campuses of Elon University and Alamance Community College and want to reach area college students with the gospel and engage them in the local church. Watch a YouTube video where Santiago and another PathWay leader describe the ministry.
The Marshalls and Orluteguis both took part in the WorldFest Missions Celebration Nov. 11-15, 2015 at Triad.
The Missions Committee also is requesting $100 in monthly support for Lovimie “DonDon” and Gina Roda, church-planting missionaries to the Philippines with Independent Baptist Missions for Asians.
As natives, they want to reach people for Christ through feeding programs, street preaching, radio programs, jail ministry, training nationals, and home Bible studies with the goal of planting a church. The Rodas presented their ministry at Triad in the fall of 2015.
During the meeting, Executive Administrator Dennis Roberts also will review year-end budget highlights, including:
- Triad Baptist Church ended 2015 with a bank balance of $531,924.13, and Triad Baptist Christian Academy had an ending balance of $556,030.12.
- Members gave $ 495,840.09 to the church’s “Not Without You” capital campaign, ending 2015 with a capital campaign balance after expenses of $80,888.60.
- Members contributed $79,335.00 in the special end-of-year offering. Learn what the gift will allow Triad to do in 2016.
In addition to the votes for missionary support, members also will review the 2015 year-end financial report and consider two ministry team recommendations: to add Tracy Culbertson to Food & Fellowship, and Kate Fair to Missions.