"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

MINISTRY PLAN

Congregational Goal for Christian Education Ministry

We provide all ages with an environment for comprehensive Christian education and continuing spiritual growth.

Christian Education Purpose Statement
We exist to foster dynamic teaching of God’s Word, providing all ages with an environment for comprehensive Christian education and continuing spiritual growth.

Christian Education Impact Ministries: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Bible Classes
We provide scripture-based, Christ-centered studies designed to foster faith development and application in daily life to an ever-growing number of people high school age and over.

Objectives: The Bible Class Action Team will...

  1. Coordinate a variety of Sunday morning Bible study opportunities from September - May.
  2. Coordinate a variety of year-round Bible study opportunities throughout the week.
  3. Coordinate at least one Sunday family-friendly Bible study opportunity during the summer.
  4. Track the Bible class attendance of our members.
  5. Maintain and promote a comprehensive curriculum for Adult Bible study that provides engaging study opportunities for people at different levels of spiritual development.

Concordia Lutheran High School
We provide for active representation on the board of CLHS.

Confirmation
We support a pastoral ministry designed to help baptized Christians publicly confirm their baptismal vows and identify with the life and mission of the Christian community.

Objectives: The Confirmation Action Team will...

  1. Organize and implement a program of regular instruction for the eighth grade confirmands and their parents which will prepare them for youth confirmation in the spring.
  2. Host the Confirmation breakfast on the first Sunday in May.

Early Childhood
Through Preschool, He-Cares Daycare, and Childcare we minister to children ages 0-6 and their families by offering Christ-centered care, activities and education.

Objectives: The Early Childhood Action Team will…

  1. Promote the Early Childhood program with the goal of recruiting new students and retaining current students.
  2. Aid the Early Childhood Coordinator in hiring and retaining staff, and setting goals for professional development.
  3. Promote supplemental funding opportunities.
  4. Develop an annual budget and advise the Early Childhood Coordinator on tracking the monthly budget.

Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School
We provide appropriate representation on the ESM School Board.

Lutherans for Life and Emmanuel Life Team
We educate the congregation and Lutheran community regarding all aspects of sanctity of life issues.

Objectives: The Lutherans for Life and Emmanuel Life Action Team will…

  1. Provide two seminars per year.
  2. Publish a quarterly newsletter.
  3. Make educational materials available for schools, churches and organizations.
  4. Provide “Sanctity of Life” materials for the King’s Business and Parish Notes

Summer Ministries
We provide summer programs designed to share God’s love with children.

Objectives: The Summer Ministries Action Team will write a strategic plan for our Summer Ministry program.

Sunday School
We provide Bible study and related activities to assist parents in nurturing children ages birth to eighth grade in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, exciting and preparing them to witness through their daily lives.

Objectives: The Sunday School Ministry Action Team will...

  1. Continuously recruit and train support staff and teachers to fill vacancies and to serve as assistants and substitutes.
  2. Provide opportunities throughout the calendar year for continued training, support, peer encouragement and fellowship among other Sunday School volunteers.
  3. Plan and implement special activities including the Palm Sunday Processional, Sanctity of Life Procession, the Journey to Bethlehem and Sunday School teacher commissioning and recognition.
  4. Direct and oversee a Sunday School program for all children birth through grade eight which will run from the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday prior to Memorial Day.
  5. Track weekly attendance and follow-up on visitors, new members and absentees by personal contact.
  6. Promote the Sunday School ministry to the congregation, parents and students on a regular basis.
  7. Organize and manage Emmanuel’s Sunday School materials and resources.
  8. Provide opportunities throughout the calendar year for continued training, support, peer encouragement and fellowship among other Sunday School volunteers.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
We reach out to children ages 3 through grade 5 in our community and congregation with a one-week, morning VBS program in early summer.

Objectives: The VBS Action Team will…

  1. Make arrangements for a one-week VBS program.
  2. Distribute information about VBS to the neighborhood and to Washington School.
  3. Recruit and train adults and youth from Emmanuel to serve as volunteers.
  4. Coordinate and oversee the program.

Impact Ministries and Leaders

Christian Education Deacon: Dave Smith
Christian Education Staff Representative: Pastor Eggold (423-1369)

 

IMPACT MINISTRY LEADER(S)
Bible Classes Bob Klausmeier
Concordia Lutheran High School Greg Clark
Confirmation Pastor Eggold
Early Childhood Gwen Kanning
Interparish School Board Pat Scheiderer
Lutherans For Life and Emmanuel Life Team Carolyn Beitz
Vicki Layman
Summer Ministries Leader Needed
Sunday School Leader Needed
Vacation Bible School Leader Needed

 

Scheiderer