2023 Annual Business Meeting
2023 Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
IN PERSON ONLY
- Welcome and Opening Prayer
- Housekeeping Items
- Ballot 1: Establish the Voting Bar
- Ballot 2: Business Items
- Lead Pastor’s Report
- Lead Pastor’s Report Q&A
- Results of Ballot 2 & Ballot 3: Board Elections
- Treasurer’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report Q&A
- Results of Ballot 3 (Additional Ballot if required)
- Missions Report
- Missions Report Q&A
- Ballot 4: Receive the Reports
- Closing Comments
- Results of Ballot 4
2022 ABM Meeting Minutes
Our Annual Business Meeting is a wonderful time to reflect on God’s faithfulness over the past year. 2022 was not without its challenges. but we give joyful thanks that Jesus is the head of the church, and Kingsview is no exception.
The Board has decided to hold an in person-only Annual Business Meeting this year as we recognize the importance of gathering together and fellowship. Please read below to ensure you are prepared to participate:
Only members at the time of Board nominations who attend in person and register by 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, are eligible to vote during the meeting. Only registrations received through Planning Center will receive the email ballots to cast a vote. If you are a member of Kingsview you can pre-register by clicking the button below:
VOTING INFORMATION: We are using software called Simply Voting for electronic / online voting. Ballots will be sent to your email address. Please be sure to have your email account ready during the ABM.
We look forward to celebrating the past year with you on April 19th.
2023 Board Elections
BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS
The following positions will be voted on at our ABM: Three (3) two-year positions; One (1) one-year position.
Board Members Continuing Their Term
Glenn will continue to serve 2023-2024 to complete his 2-year term. Glenn and his wife, Sandi, have 2 amazing daughters, 2 wonderful son-in-laws, and 7 incredible grandkids. Glenn is retired after 36 years as a financial analyst at the HWDSB. He and his family were one of the founding families of Southmount Gospel Temple which eventually became Kingsview Community Church.
Laura will continue to serve 2023-2024 to complete her 2-year term. Laura has been attending Kingsview for 12 years with her husband, Rich, and daughters, Manessa and Hannah. Their hearts are for the lost and hurting in our community and it continues to be a strong daily motivation as they serve God’s kingdom. Having 20 years employment within The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, at the International Office and, currently, the Western Ontario District, Laura offers input with extensive experience in administration, policies / procedures, constitutions, annual business meetings and event planning. Her life’s mission is to fulfill God's call (wherever He leads) through faith with passion and efficiency. Laura has served on the board since 2021 and is eligible for re-election for up to a 2-year term.
Board Members Not Up for Re-Election
Mario has served faithfully as our Secretary and will be taking a year to sit in order to have a much deserved break. As per our constitution, Board Members are required to take a one-year break after six consecutive years.
Eligible to Elect
Al has served faithfully as our Treasurer and will be taking a year to sit in order to have a much deserved break. As per our constitution, Board Members are required to take a one-year break after six consecutive years. Due to COVID, Al continued to serve to see the church through the unprecedented times and he will be taking his break now. We thank Al for his integrity and faithful service! The Treasurer role will be assumed by Eric Ames.
Board Members Eligible to Re-Elect
Eric Ames (2-year term)
Eric has lived in the Hamilton area all his life and has attended Kingsview Church, with his wife Lauren and two boys, Ethan & Morgan, for the past six years. He is a former adult educator, political communications director, and currently the co-owner of a communications consulting firm based in Stoney Creek. Eric is a lifelong Christian with a passion for teaching and inspiring others, have served at Kingsview in a variety of ways, including: Sunday greeting, online engagement, event outreach, and as one of the teachers of our adult discipleship series. Eric was first elected on the board in 2021 and assumed the role of Treasurer in 2022.
David Graham (2-year term)
David and his wife, Patricia, and their two girls, Emma and Maya, have been members of Kingsview Community for the past seven years. He is the foreman of a small electrical company and finds a lot of fulfillment leading jobs and making a difference in the lives of the people who he works with. Being a part of the music department at Kingsview is a great passion of his. “Music isn't something that I just "do" it is a part of who I am and it allows me to pour out my love to God in a tangible and heartfelt way.” David has been on the board since 2019.
Elliott Jeyaseelan (1-year term)*
Elliott and his wife, Carolyn, have been attending Kingsview for over five years. They serve Kingsview as the Connect Group Facilitators and help lead many of our newcomer and discipleship classes. They are passionate about discipleship, community, and seeing lives focused on Jesus and His Kingdom. During the week, Elliott works at McMaster University in IT. He have served on the board since 2018.
*According to our constitution, each board member is allowed to serve a total of three (3), two-year terms (a total of six (6) consecutive years). After such time they are required to take a one (1) year break before they are eligible to sit on the board again.
Message from Pastor Josh
2022 saw the world start to come out of the pandemic. There was a lot of uncertainty as to what the church would actually look like moving forward. I am incredibly proud of how our church has navigated this transition and in doing so, how we have honoured the Holy Spirit.
From Sunday Services to mid-week programming, from summer camp to community fireworks, and so much more, we have returned to in-person gatherings with a strength that is truly a gift from the Holy Spirit. We have also seen great growth in all areas of our church from attendance to baptisms to discipleship and so much more.
The opportunity to connect as a whole church to do Alpha for the fall was a highlight for many that will go down in my books as an incredible celebration for the church. For those that were able to attend, the value added was quite significant, as it helped to form an equal level playing field for us as a church to help re-establish our call to discipleship. Alongside that, we were able to finish the book of Romans – finally;) And then enter into a very timely series in Advent entitled, ‘A Weary World Rejoices.’ The emphasis being that despite our circumstances or situations, we can still find joy in the middle of our trials.
I am believing that the good work of discipleship that the Lord has already begun in us will go even deeper and wider and that those the Lord brings to Kingsview will embrace the call to discipleship He has placed on us all.
The reality is that the GTHA is continuing to boom. More and more houses are being built and more and more people are moving into this area on a regular basis. People need Jesus – that’s the bottom line. And in His Grace and in His Mercy, He is drawing people to Kingsview.
There’s this great teaching from the Apostle Paul while he was ministering to the church in Corinth that the Lord has been placing on my heart and mind over the past little while and I’d like to share a bit of it with you:
Corinthians 3:6-7 says:
‘I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.’
This is a great reminder that there is still a responsibility on our lives as followers of Jesus Christ to continue to plant and water seeds even though it is God who brings the increase. This notion of seed planting and watering is crucial because it is through exposure to the Word of God that His conviction can change hearts.
I firmly believe that the vision the Lord gave us for Kingsview was, and is, to be a disciple-making community. As we have embraced this mandate and stepped into it through His strength, we are starting to see the beginnings of the fruit of this discipleship.
As such, we find ourselves in a post-covid growth curve where the Lord is certainly drawing people to His heart through our ministry here at Kingsview.
And so as we have stepped full-on into 2023, we are looking forward to all that He will continue to do in and through us as we continue to submit our wills and desires to Him.
Worship Report (Pastor Stephen Mohan)
The commitment level for the worship team continues to be one of great sacrifice, with weekly rehearsals and two Sunday morning services, but we continue to believe, as a team, in what God is doing and will continue to do through praise and worship at Kingsview.
We pray that there will be an increase in freedom experienced at Kingsview more than ever before. We want the church to know that Kingsview is a safe place to express yourself in worship in any way. God has been so faithful in showing His presence to us through our praise and worship and we pray that His presence will continue to increase in this new season. As we understand and recognize the power and importance in bringing a sacrifice of praise to God, He will continue to draw us closer to Him, so that we can be used by Him, and walk in who is has made each one of us to be.
As always, we will continue to lead people through praise and worship songs, that are cultural and multi-generational, from hymns to modern choruses. We strive to choose music that has a strong Biblical message, that encourages us to focus on God and not our current circumstances while drawing us into God’s Presence. We will encourage the body to be free in their expression of worship with the focus on Him.
Discipleship Report (Pastor Jordan Hageman)
Thankfully, the dawning of 2022 was the start of getting back to regular in-person gatherings. The Lord pressed on our hearts not to run into doing, but to learn how to simply be with Jesus. Our week of prayer and fasting marked the year with time and space to be still and listen. To rest. We knew this season of discipleship was going to be new and different. Falling in love with Jesus again and falling in love with each other again was the directive given to us by the Holy Spirit.
In the summer we brought in Cindy Rose to talk about mental health and focused on connecting with each other after services by bringing in the ever-favourite ice-cream truck.
The fall saw the launch of a church-wide Alpha program. We looked at Jesus around tables that had us look at each other…and we all fell in love again! A powerful Holy Spirit retreat day in November was a highlight for so many. There was a beautiful sense of His presence as He ministered to us.
Advent is always a favourite time. Our series: A Weary World Rejoices was the perfect way to usher in Christmas and close off another year.
I am filled with anticipation as God continues to do a deep work in us and among us. Many people are stepping into new levels of healing. We are seeing salvations, baptisms, and an eager pressing in for the things of God. May His Spirit continue to move!
Community Engagement & Legacy Report (Pastor Christina D’Angelo)
What an incredible year it has been to serve alongside you all – it is an honour and joy to see how God is moving in Kingsview.
This year saw the return of the Kingsview Canada Day Celebration which was such an amazing day of celebrating with our community. So many of you, our Kingsview family, stepped up and volunteered your time and resources to make this event a reality. Your contributions were so greatly appreciated and valued! We are still getting notes of thankfulness from members of the broader community – this event does not go unnoticed!
Helping Hands continues to serve local families through the food pantry. GriefShare and other programs have started up under the Helping Hands ministry, intending to come alongside to serve and support both the church and the community. It has been a joy to see how God has used these practical offerings to bring healing to lives and draw people closer to His heart.
The Legacy Ministry (55+) has enjoyed the pleasure of several events together this past year – usually involving yummy food, much laughter, and bucket-loads of wisdom. As the church went through Alpha and other discipleship courses together, we took a bit of a pause, but we are looking forward to continuing to grow this ministry as each generation is so valuable and essential to the kingdom of God.
The Guest Services team has grown this past year and I am so thankful for the heart, dedication, and faithfulness of our volunteers! Each one has played an integral role in extending hospitality and making regular attenders and visitors alike feel welcomed and at home.
My heart is that, as we continue to grow, we still maintain the “small church” community-connected feel that sets Kingsview apart.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matt. 25:34–36
Young Adults Report (Pastor Bryan Hempstead)
Over the year of 2022, Kingsview Young Adults has become such a great place of ministry and seeing individuals come to worship God, hear His Word, and have great conversations has certainly been what it’s all about!
A few highlights, to name a few have been our services, our connections and Alpha. For our services, we continue to have times of worship accompanied by journeying through the book of Hebrews. Hebrews has been so great to walk through and proves to be a meaningful book to walk through for our young adult years.
At Kingsview Young Adults we continue to prioritize time spent with one another and doing so through food, stories, questions, and fun! It has been so great to see individuals come, and our group become closer and closer with one another.
Lastly, just as the entire church had been journeying through Alpha, our Young Adults had done so as well and encountered God through the videos and through meaningful conversations together. These evenings proved to be something our group looked forward to and
Hebrews 6:1 – Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God
Youth Report (Pastor Bryan Hempstead)
I am super thankful for the year of 2022 and for how God ministered here at Kingsview Youth! Over the last year we have been able to encounter God is such a real and meaningful manner together as a group all the while getting to know one another and our journeys with God too. In the early part of the year, we were able to remove our masks and no longer be concerned with any of the restrictions that had been weighing over us for some time and you could see instantly the benefit it brought to youth, to families and ultimately for Kingsview Youth!
Within no time, Kingsview Youth was able to encounter incredible God through events like Overflow and Activate. Testimonies that came out of these events were incredible and we began to see students encountering altar moments, cooperate worship with other youth their age and (if all of that was not enough) even having just some good fun with another.
Worship has become a regular part of our Friday gatherings and now we see youth utilizing their gifts and passions to bring worship to God and have even experienced leading a Sunday morning congregation. It always brings me great joy to see youth serving in many areas on a Sunday morning as they begin to understand the importance of discipleship and incorporation into the greater church.
Lastly, we finished off the year so strongly by going through Youth Alpha. This invited all kinds of great conversations regarding God and Life and it was incredible to see just how engaged youth were to have these kinds of conversations.
John 20:31 – But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Tweens Report (Pastor Miranda Pavlik)
Children’s Report (Pastor Joyce Sertic)
My goal and desire this past year was to have our kids simply connect. Connect with God through stories, His word, prayer, learning bible verses together, and musical worship. I also have a huge desire to see our kids connect with one another. We are seeing friendships blossom, and new families come and feel connected from the first time showing up. Seeing our kids really step up and connect with new friends each week has been so special. We are doing this not only Sunday mornings, but also Wednesday evenings. Picture it. 25 kids in a portable. It’s loud, hot, smelly, but full of life! We are walking through a book together where the kids can connect through scripture reading, stories, can choose to write, draw and even act out what they have learned. And we are playing games together to connect and have some fun—no kid has yet to beat me at Connect Four or Hungry Hippos, just sayin’!
Last summer we enjoyed a family service together, had some playdates, and continued with our Wednesday night program by running it outside. This year, we are looking forward to continuing to run our mid-week programs all summer, doing a fun girl’s night and more.
We have also offered a Parent Connect Group Thursday mornings that is starting to blossom. Thank you to Trish Gibson and Carl Mountford for being so faithful showing up and assisting in these mornings.
We are continuing to grow. We are continuing to foster our relationships and engage with our special needs children. We are continuing to teach, train, and raise up new leaders in each area of ministry. God is moving and working in Kidsview and I am so blessed to be able to journey with each and every one of them! Thank you for all the continued support, to our staff who are my family, and to you, for entrusting your children into our care as we continue to disciple them, love them, and journey with them as they connect with Jesus and each other in a deeper and more meaningful way.