Members present: Pastor Tim, Susan Gruetzmacher Garret Pick, So Young Namikawa, Betty Hardaway
Usher and Greeter Training: The Evangelism Team has developed job descriptions for Ushers and Greeters to be used at the Training scheduled for January 9. During this meeting, Pastor Tim and the E Team designed a quick reference guide for ushers and greeters. This guide provides a simple outline of the basic responsibilities of an usher and a greeter. Pastor Tim will meet with Alice Noble and will add the responsibilities of the Altar Guild to this reference guide. The guide will be provided to the trainees at the Sunday Training session conducted by Pastor Tim.
New Member Orientation Classes: The E Team will provide support for Pastor Tim during the new members’ orientation classes this month. The schedule and topics are as follows:
January 16 & 23 - Orientation session using “Baptized We Live”
January 30 - Meet the Council
February 6 - Acceptance of New Members and Welcoming Reception
The E Team sent out invitation letters for the new member classes to the following prospective members:
Eddie and Harumi Baladad, Kim Bock, David and Mary Tyler, Goran and Mona Streng, David and Judy Fray, Christie Starley, Krissy Magelssen, Ken and Sharon Von Deylen, Evelyn Mau, Matias and Christine Boll, James Drevick, Jim and Barbara Cox, Gary and Tina Benson. In addition, Janet Pick, Susan Fisher and Yukio and Marilyn Hamada have indicated they are interested in becoming members of CBTS.
Stephen Ministries(Christ Caring for People through People): Pastor Tim and John Travis met to discuss the implementation of this program and Pastor Tim will make a presentation to the Council on the Stephen Ministries at the January Council meeting. The Evangelism Team has recommended to the Council that the Stephen Ministry Program be implemented in 2005. The start-up cost of $5000 for this program was included in the E Team 2005 budget request to the Council.
CBTS Prayer Team: The Evangelism Team would like to develop a CBTS Prayer Team that would meet on a weekly basis to pray for the needs of the congregation, individuals, the community and the world-at-large. It is especially important to have a Prayer Team praying for world peace during this difficult time of the war in Iraq.
Update on Picture Directory - Copies are still available to members at the Church office.
CBTS Website - Keeping the CBTS Website current with updated postings continues to be a real challenge. In order for the Website to be an effective publicity mechanism for the church, it is strongly recommended that a CBTS staff member assume the responsibility for posting and updating Website.
PRIORITIES OF THE EVANGELISM TEAM FOR 2005:
1. Implement the Stephen Ministry Program
1. Develop a CBTS Prayer Team
2. Designate a CBTS staff member to be assigned the responsibility to maintain the CBTS website and act as liaison with the Evangelism Team.
3. Provide as an outreach gift a special copy of the New Testament to Japanese couples married at CBTS.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.