Congregational Meeting February 17, 2021



7-7:30 p.m. – Business meeting


Election of Elders

The three nominated elders will share their faith stories, followed by an election for the board of elders. We will hear from

  • Jony Bell
  • Kourtney Haake
  • Eric Kruttschnitt


Highlights of 2020 and plans for 2021

In 2020 we needed to pivot, yet stay focused on our mission and priorities to

  • Care for those in need
    • Creating Ridgetop Kitchen serving meals 3 days a week
    • Expanding Feed-a-Student
  • Proclaim the gospel
    • To our children
      • With online Sunday School
      • Backyard SonRise
      • Home packs to help families disciple their children
    • To our students
      • With in person and online youth group
      • Parking lot summer camps
      • Hosting students to do their online classes 3 days a week
      • Socially distanced in person weekly small groups and youth group
    • To our community and the world
      • Through parking lot worship
      • Creating online worship
    • Make disciples in small groups and missionary discipleship groups


In 2021 we plan to continue to care for those in need, proclaim the gospel, and make disciples. We have put together a budget that allows us to fulfill that mission. (Note: In November, Brian shared that 2020 giving was $1,000 per week above the 2019 weekly amount. For the rest of November 2020 weekly giving dropped by $1,000, finishing the year with $560,684 given in General Offering, $7,000 ahead of 2019. The 2021 budget takes that revenue difference into account.)


Some changes from last year in the 2021 budget to fulfill our mission:

  • Jesse Colon is full-time as a worship and student leader, instead of being 1/3 time in Ridgetop Coffee and Tea with the remainder in worship/student ministry.
  • Shannon Kiser has been added as part-time pastor of connection.
  • We are considering having a weeklong summer middle and high school program at Ligonier Camp in Pennsylvania, where we believe we can do a safe, outdoor camp. This would be in place of beach week or canceling summer programs altogether.
  • We are hiring Ruth Merced, who was our SonRise Camp guest speaker in 2018, as a staff member for six weeks to run Backyard SonRise camps, similar to last summer’s programs, but with larger groups if possible.
  • Continue online and parking lot worship. We are praying that by the time summer heat hits, it will be safe to move in-person worship inside.


7:30-8 p.m. -Ash Wednesday worship and prayer


8 p.m. – Dismissal and open conversation for those who want to stay

Approved Budget 2021 Pie Chart