Extend compassion and helpfulness to the ill, the aging, underprivileged, and imprisoned. Encourage others of the church to do this work. Help make people within our church be aware of how great God's love is; help make our church members aware of their responsibilities as active church members; help promote a feeling of belonging and unity within our church. Evangelical Outreach; invite persons to join our church. Learn more.
Call qualified persons to teach; encourage the use of approved teaching and worship materials at all levels of education; provide teaching helps; introduce church periodicals to be used by members; encourage family devotions among the members; call attention to qualified youth to full-time church vocations. Organizations related to the Christian Education Committee: Sunday Church School, Vacation Church School, Adult Education, Nursery, Confirmation, First Communion, Men's Group, Library. Learn more.
Draft a budget for the coming year; have oversight of all financial affairs of the congregation. See that all benevolences are paid; responsibility for all investments; provide annual audits; see that all obligations are paid properly, and that there is adequate insurance. Learn more.
Long Range Planning
See to the proper maintenance of all church property; see that all church property is in good condition or make necessary repairs. Church property responsibilities include: the church building, the parsonage, the grounds; custodian; inventory; proper usage and care of building; proper usage and care of equipment. Learn more.
Study the social conditions of the local community and culture. Social Ministry families in crisis; social action; Lutheran Welfare; Community churches; World Hunger; Christian Social Service; Clothing Building; missionary promotion through bulletin, newsletter, and speakers: missionaries. Learn more.
Teach the Christian uses of money and talents; educate the congregation on ministries, locally and world-wide. Lead a Stewardship Program throughout the year to keep the congregation aware of needs of the church, and the new for stewardship giving. Learn more.
See that the regular services are conducted regularly and in accordance with the liturgy of the ELCA; that competent ushers, lectors, and acolytes are recruited and trained; that hymnals and musical supplies are provided and cared for; supervise and arrange the welfare and effective use of choirs; arrange and care for all paraments, communion elements, and musical instruments. Learn more.
Oversee the entire Youth and Family Program (K-12) of the congregation; promote special youth programs and projects; integrate youth in all aspects of church life; organize retreats, camps, leadership development and fundraising events for our youth.