There were several clear, unmistakable focus areas Vision Team identified from our church surveys, Dream Night and ministry leader interviews. Those focus areas include: Comprehensive Vision, Intentional Evangelism, Coordinated Leadership and Revived Hearts. We have addressed the need for a comprehensive vision and you have affirmed that recommendation. On Sunday, April 14, there was unanimous agreement that Mountain View Baptist Church be guided by the following vision-
We exist to inspire fellowship with God through worship that encourages Christ like character through discipleship which impacts northern Utah and the nations through evangelism and missions.
Everything we seek to do from this point on will revolve around inspiring worship, encouraging discipleship and impacting evangelism.
The second focus area Vision Team identified revolved around the need for Intentional Evangelism, the third core value in our vision statement. Evangelism is a significant weakness within our congregation. An emphasis on evangelism and sacrificial giving for the sake of missions was a high priority for our church in decades past. Our research has revealed the fact that every church begins with an outward focus but slowly turns inward. Therefore, congregations must constantly work to maintain an outward focus and engage lostness. To address this weakness, the Vision Team, in collaboration with the Personnel Team, believes that having pastoral oversight of evangelism and missions will help restore an outward focus. And we believe that Charles Cutrera, our youth pastor, is the right fit for this position. Charles has a great passion for evangelism and desires for Mountain View to become better equipped in the areas of evangelism and missions. One of his top priorities since coming to Mountain View has been the equipping of his students to share their faith with other students and friends. He has already begun coaching and teaching adult members how to engage the lostness of our Utah culture. It has become evident to the members of the Vision and Personnel Team that Charles is God’s answer for this ministry need.
With that in mind, Vision Team recommends that Charles transition from youth ministry exclusively to a role of serving as Associate Pastor of Youth and Evangelism. We use the word transition because we want to be careful in maintaining the momentum and fidelity of a fantastic youth ministry. Youth will continue to be his primary focus, which is why it comes before evangelism in the pastoral title. As Charles transitions into the role of leading evangelism and missions, he will begin delegating some of his youth responsibilities to his youth leadership team as well as our new administrative assistant, Barbara Ruiz. Much of the logistical and administrative details that Charles does himself will now slowly be handed over to Barbara and others.
Through the collaborative efforts of Vision Team and Personnel, a job description has been created outlining the specific responsibilities of this new pastoral role entitled, Associate Pastor of Youth and Evangelism (link below). The Vision Team along with the Personnel Team humbly asks that you join us in praying about this proposal, to be voted on in our next Members’ Meeting, May 5, 2019. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office or any member of the vision team. Those team members are: Tom Mustian, Connie Goodman, Lauri Linder, Lori Henney, Caleb Wambach, Daniel Oldham, Bruce Gorham, Laura Swanson and Darrell Carnley.