Every Sunday we are now seeing over 150 children ages birth through 5th grade in our building! Therefore this Sunday the Pastors and Trustees will be introducing a man that we feel God has called to this church to lead our Children’s ministry and in so doing minister to the families involved in the children’s ministry.
Denny Emmons and his wife Bonnie are a team and they will be leading this ministry as such. They have been married for over 45 years and have served in ministry for over 36 years. The pastors of Venture have been getting to know the two of them for a year, I launched a life group with them that got big enough that he and Bonnie were able to take some couples out of it and go start a new one and perhaps the greatest endorsement is that all three of my children love them! Denny and Bonnie have clearly demonstrated the calling, anointing and qualifications for Biblical local church leadership and they bring to the table a clear passion and gift to disciple young couples. They will bring a tremendous amount of wisdom to our staff both in their ministry experience and their years of marriage and family.
Getting this position in place is going to free up time for Chris Mintz to put even more effort into our Student Ministry (Middle School and High School) as well as the ever increasing administrative needs of the church. As a part of this proposal we are also going to be proposing a budget adjustment to account for this Part Time position (20 hours a week), an increase to the amount of money we are committing to pay off our mortgage on The Hub (our building) as well as some first steps towards investing in international missions. The total proposed increase to our budget will stay under our current giving levels and it highlights what we can do as a church when everyone participates in giving!!