First and foremost, we want Jesus to lead the Stirring. Sounds like the obvious answer, but this simple statement puts on display our posture in leadership. At the core, our leadership role is to seek God, to see where He is moving, to follow Him, and to bring others with them.
As a church, we are Staff-Directed and Board-Protected. The Staff drives the vision, while the Board protects the vision. The main role of the Advisory Board is to protect, advise and give consent to vision and financial decision made within the church. The Advisory Board oversees the calling and commissioning of the Lead Pastor, prepares and gives final approval to the annual budget with the assistance of the staff, oversees long-range financial planning for the church, reviews all staff salaries, and provides for the care and maintenance of all properties owned by the church. We are so grateful for those who have committed to serve on our Advisory Board.
With that said, we are convinced that church leadership is meant to be carried as a team. From our Advisory Board to our Staff and Leadership structure within the Stirring, we are huge fans of the team approach. As we’ve said many times, we refuse to be a Superman Church, but rather an X-Men Church, where everyone is encouraged to come alive in the role and gifting God has given. This provides for a stronger leadership with stability, strengths and ultimately, decisions made with a broader perspective and greater accountability.
We believe that every follower of Jesus has a role to play in God’s Kingdom. That each person is uniquely made and equipped for the ministry that God has put before us. From the early days, we’ve been a church led largely by people like you and me…people simply stepping into their role as ministers of Jesus. We invite you to find your place in this community and to step into the unique role that God has called you to.
Willie Cox serves on the Stirring Board. He and his wife, Heidi, came to the Stirring in 2009 by invitation of his daughter and son-in-law. They carry a genuine passion to serve the next generation through hospitality, encouragement, marriage mentoring, and empowering the Stirring mama’s and papa’s. We couldn’t imagine the Stirring without Willie and Heidi.
Bryan Erickson serves as the Treasurer/CFO and board member at the Stirring. He is the founder and President of Highway Financial Networks, a registered investment advisory firm that offers financial planning and investment services from a Biblical worldview. Bryan and his wife, Amy, share a heart for adoption. They have adopted 4 of their 10 children. They thoroughly enjoy spending time with their children and the active lifestyle that accompanies a large family.
Marty Moseley Sr.
Marty Moseley serves on the Stirring board. He grew up in the south and married his sweetheart Mimi. Since joining the Stirring family, they have given themselves fully and creatively to help create a strong foundation for our church to thrive. For years, they have mentored young adults, married couples, and invested their lives in many leaders at the Stirring. They have two incredible sons, Marty and Matthew, and their beautiful families. They are committed to serve the next generation, to call them, equip them, encourage them, love them, and celebrate their lives in the most empowering ways possible.