Welcome to the Communication section of our website.
We will be posting various pieces of communication here from the Transitional Lead Pastor (Dr. Bruce Gordon), as well as from the Elders and various committees.
Dr. Bruce Gordon will be keeping you advised on the role and focus of the Transitional Lead Pastor.
The Elders will post information regarding the vision and leadership of Central Heights Church.
Various committees, such as the Capital Projects Committee, will post information to keep you updated on the progress of projects and programs they are involved in.
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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE REPORT – BUDGET
June 9, 2013
We have a passion for Christ and a love for people. Our mission is to engage, equip and empower people to make a difference.
This year our budget is in many ways a transitional budget. We are transitioning from a reduction, hold-back budget to one of looking forward.
Moderator Brad Willems presented his report this year in a video. To watch, go to https://vimeo.com/66966637
Elder Council Communiqué
We would like to thank all of you for praying for the Lead Pastor Search Committee. After seeking God on this very key decision for our church, we are pleased to introduce you to the candidate whom the Search Committee unanimously recommended to the Elder Council: Tim Klassen. We now recommend him to you, the Members of Central Heights.
On January 12-13 we will hold a Candidacy Weekend. More details will be announced in the coming weeks. January 20 we will hold a special congregational meeting during the morning service at which time we will ask the Members of Central Heights to vote on calling Tim to be our Lead Pastor.
Tim Klassen - Profile
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am married to an amazing woman, Virginia, and we have three adult daughters who are currently living with us at home. My life has been a mixture of experience in both the business world and in the church community. I hold a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and an MDiv (Master of Divinity). But what really matters is that I am discovering more and more how much God has loved us as demonstrated in his gospel and because of that I love to lead people to know him and love him back.
What ministry roles have you held?
This may surprise you, but one of my first ministry roles was to oversee a children's ministry. The experience was a great teacher on many levels. I have also been a church planter and pastored in a larger church setting as Pastor of Discipleship and Prayer. As of late, my role has been as Global Program Coach for MB Mission. I coach leaders and have been developing and implementing a coaching model that is gospel-based, intentional, and transferrable.
Comment on a few of the values you hold close.
I want my highest value to be the glory of God: that everything that I am about and the decisions I make are not about what is most comfortable for me, but what is best to bring glory to God. In the pursuit of that, a dependence on the Spirit as expressed through prayer and a commitment to understand and obey the Word of God are essential.
Family is also a high value for me as is the church. I believe the family only experiences its fullest potential within the community of the broader Christian family.
I love to see people who don't know Jesus be exposed to the truth about him. And I love to disciple others to know Jesus better and to make him known.