Monday, August 3, 2020

Dear Parkway Place Family,
It is the time of year when our congregation votes on appointments to the Leadership Advisory Team (LAT), the Staff Resource Team (SRT) and the Stewardship Team. Additionally, the membership will also vote on the 2020-21 proposed budget following a Q&A meeting. Here are some important dates to remember:  

  • PPBC Virtual Q&A Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm. 
  • In person voting on campus on Sunday, August 23 at 10:30 am. According to our Bylaws (which did not anticipate anything like COVID19): “voting shall be by written ballot and be presented to the membership in a regular worship service.”
Section I – Nominations

Per the bylaws of the church, the LAT, after receiving nominations from the congregation, selects the person(s) they recommend to the congregation for appointment to team positions. Here are the recommendations:

  • Appointments to the LAT are for three-year terms and the team has recommended the re-appointment of Gary Hooker, and the nominations of Teresa “Bit” Stephens and Charlotte Miller.

  • Appointments to the Staff Resource Team and Stewardship Team do not have terms. Members may serve longer but are asked each year if they wish to continue on the team. There are no changes to these teams this year.

Section II – 2020-21 Fiscal Budget
The Stewardship Team of PPBC has been working the past several weeks with members of the PPBC staff, Leadership Advisory Team, various committee members and others to prayerfully consider and formulate the 2020-2021 budget.

Our goal during this process was to develop a budget that recognizes good stewardship of the resources of PPBC, glorifies God and helps fulfill our mission of spreading the good news in the face of the COVID 19 challenge. With that in mind, the Stewardship Team is presenting a proposed budget for the fiscal year of September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021 for your prayerful consideration. For your review, below is a proposed Summary Budget along with a detailed version of the proposed budget.

This year’s proposed operating budget of $1,093,614 includes $137,300 to support our mission work locally and globally. That, coupled with an estimated $33,900 in designated mission giving to Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong, Dixie Jackson and other designated mission opportunities, brings the total mission giving from PPBC to $170,200, nearly 16% of the total budget. This year’s proposed budget represents a 4.58% overall decrease compared to last year’s budget.

We thank you for your faithfulness and support over the last year. The generosity of the PPBC membership has allowed continued mission work both locally and globally, helping bring people to Christ.

To continue the ministry work of PPBC and to fulfill all that God asks of us, we ask that you prayerfully consider your financial commitment to the church in the coming year. All of us together, supporting these ministry plans, can make a difference in people’s lives.

Thank you for allowing us to serve the church in this area of ministry and thank you for your service, faithfulness and support.

Your Stewardship Team,
Sharilyn Gasaway, Amy Pierce, Jonathan Rushing, Ricky Keen, Jesse Munn, Treasurer

A Virtual Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm to answer any questions that a member of the church may have regarding Nominations or the 2020-21 Proposed Budget. Voting will occur “live” at the beginning of the 10:30 am Worship Celebration on Sun, August 23, 2020.

Here is the PPBC Family Virtual Q&A Zoom Meeting link: Click to join the PPBC Family Q&A Virtual Zoom Meeting

If you want to join by “phone audio only” -- Dial: +1 312 626 6799;
When prompted for Meeting ID, enter: 894 3799 2598
Below is a Sample Ballot with the recommendations of the LAT nominees and the 2020-21 proposed budget. Please note that, according to the PPBC Bylaws, members of the congregation vote “yes” or “no” on each item listed.

Our deepest appreciation for your involvement in this process and the nominations you submitted.

Better Together!

Leadership Advisory Team 
Darrell Cheatham, Trey Davis (Vice President), Gary Hooker, Dale Johnson, Barry McCarver (President), Kim Miller and Jessica Stephens (Secretary)