Church Meeting

We hold church meetings periodically throughout the year. They are dedicated to God and are a time when we can meet and worship Him. They also serve three other purposes:

 

The meetings inform the church members of detailed work in all the ministry areas represented on the Church Council.

The meetings allow the Church to seek the mind of Christ as we discuss and vote on proposals which affect the Church's future.

The meetings give news on Church membership, both approving members joining us and giving news of members leaving our fellowship.
 

DETAILS

Church meetings are an important part of our worship to God. The Holy Spirit guides are meetings and they allow us to move God’s Kingdom forward as a united fellowship.

We hold Church meetings about six times a year and we spread them through the year. We hold them on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 and they last for two hours at the most. You can find the dates on the Church meetings in the on-line calendar. The meetings are open to all members.

The meetings begin with an Elder dedicating the meeting to God and often with a time of worship.

Then one or more ministry teams present updates or news of interest to the Church. The meeting can discuss the update or news and if a decision is required, we hold a vote (although only members are entitled to vote). This part of the meeting takes up the bulk of the time.

The meetings usually end with a time of prayer.

One meeting a year is designated an “annual meeting”. In the annual meeting, we present our annual report (with accounts) and appoint our Church Council.

Resources for the Church Meeting including agendas, minutes and documents published for discussion at the meeting are available via the meetings page at the link below. Please note that a members logon is required to access this page:

http://www.hottchurch.org.uk/resources/church-business/council-minutes/

 


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