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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Mission Team

Our Mission Team is this month’s Ministry Team of the Month. Our church currently supports six missionaries or mission organizations. They include Brent and Anna Fudge with Back2Back Ministries, His House Christian Fellowship, Myanmar Bible Institute, Craig Gates at Christ’s Mission to the Yucatan, Great Lakes Christian College, and Michiana Christian Camp.

They encourage our partnership with church supported missions to help them in their ministry and encourage our church family to be mission minded.

This team organizes our Mission of the Month program, mission trips, Camp Scholarship program, and several other activities that help our six missionaries. They help us a church family know what is happening with our missionaries and how we can pray for them.

If you are interested in learning more about any our missionary partners or getting more involved in encouraging our missionaries, please contact the missions team leader, Julie Zecklin

Servant Spotlight: Amanda Karr

This month’s servant spotlight is on Amanda Karr. She serves on several ministry teams including the Sunday Worship Team, Worship Support Team and Care Ministry.

How do you serve in the church family and the community?
I try to serve the church family by being a part of the praise team and doing a few things "behind the scenes" when and where I can. I think the most challenging (to me at least) and most important part of serving isn't cleaning up or doing prep work, but opening up to people and forming real relationships that last longer than an hour Sunday morning.

In the community, I do my best to be positive at work and showing my coworkers that they are valuable for who they are and not just for what they do on the clock.

Why do you serve?
As a Pastors kid it was always something expected of me but as an adult I can see that serving is much more than an expectation to fill. Serving is fulfilling because I know that what I do is done for more than a sense of accomplishment. Serving others is fulfilling because I know that the little bit that I can do is making a difference for God and for his will. When I serve others I get to show others that I love them and that God loves them.

What is your favorite part about serving?
My favorite part of serving is that you get to show your love and the love of God by putting your love to work. Love in action is more than words, it's tangible proof.

What have you learned from serving other?
I have learned that there are thousands of ways to serve and that no matter what you do or how limited someones finances or physical abilities are, there is always a way to serve someone else and be living proof of Gods love.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?
To anyone looking to serve in a new way, just jump in and do it. Don't let your mind get stuck on all the reasons not to do it. Find something you can do and jump in with both feet.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Encouragement Team

The Encouragement Team is one of the new ministry teams we are starting. The team offers encouragement both to the church family and those in the community in times of need, uncertainty, and celebration. Even though the team is new, you may be very familiar with the different programs that make up the team.

The first part of the team gives flower and plant arrangements to family members who have lost a loved one. Leigh Ann Brenne coordinates this aspect of the team.  The second part of team sends cards to church members for birthdays, anniversaries, and other life moments. Kathy Hodgman coordinates our card ministry.

The last part of the team is our prayer ministry. Janet Springett serves as our prayer chain coordinator. Members of our prayer chain are called when a time sensitive request arises in the church family or community. Louise Springett coordinates our prayer team. The team meets weekly to cover a wide variety of people, situations, and ministries in prayer.

If you have a passion for encouraging others and would like to get involved in any of these ministry area, get in touch with one of them and they will help you get involved.

Servant Spotlight: Louise Springett

Our Servant Spotlight this month is on Louise Springett. Serving is not a new idea to Louise. She has been faithfully serving in our church family for many years and in several different ways. Thank you, Louise, for modeling for us what it means to be a servant of God in all seasons of life.

How do you serve in the church family and the community?
I prepare desserts for Tuesday Service twice a month which involves as many as 60+ friends each week! I serve and clean up during Tuesday service each week. I teach, lead, and encourage prayer warriors every Sunday evening. And I teach during VBS.

Why do you serve?
Serving in Christ’s name is what His followers are called to do. Not only is my serving benefiting those who receive, but most of all it is my way of giving honor to my Lord and King in a tangible, hands-on way. It is a way for me to say, “Thank you, God, for all you have done for me.”

What is your favorite part about serving?
The unspeakable joy and satisfaction it brings into my life. It gives me a purpose for my day. It is a tangible way for me to see maybe just may be I helped make someone else life better today.

What have you learned from serving other?
The joy never stops. The more you do, the more you choose to do, because it makes living worth while.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?
Be open. Be creative. Find what area is best suited to your personality. Pray for God’s leading and opportunities. DO IT! Give it all you’ve got and get ready for the blessings it brings into your life. Whee!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Tuesay Worship

If you have never been around the church building on a Tuesday night, you are missing out on an incredible experience. Our Tuesday Worship Team facilitates a worship service specifically geared toward adults with developmental disabilities two provide opportunities for the church family to worship together in unity.

Every Tuesday evening a team of volunteers provides a meal before gathering together for worship. The service contains all the same elements of our Sunday morning services. If you have never worshiped with us on a Tuesday night we want to encourage you to be a part of the exciting things God is doing through this ministry. Dinner is served at 5:30 and service begins around 6. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in this ministry, please contact the ministry team leader, Lisa Springett.