On Wednesday March 29, 26 people attended an Outreach Information meeting at St. John.
This is an awesome turn-out and shows how much people at St. John have a heart for this ministry and people in our community. We are excited to get out and serve others.
The Outreach Task Force will meet twice a month and oversee this new ministry. Ten people stepped forward and agreed to a 1 year commitment of serving on this Task Force. Thank you to those willing to serve.
The Outreach Task Force will continually have a variety of Project Groups in process. Nine people volunteered to serve on these Project groups, plus 5 others who were not able to attend the meeting.
Members of the Project Groups will be asking for volunteers at St. John to help with various jobs as we work inside and outside of St. John. Please be willing to step up and serve if you are asked. The tasks will not be too difficult!
To begin this ministry, we have 4 current Project Groups:
Project Group 1: April 22 Training Event at St. John
“God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally”
Led by Pastor Mike and Sara
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All St. John members welcome and encouraged to attend
Project Group 2: June 4 Family Reunion Picnic
A St. John and community FUN event
A “welcoming back” event for members we haven’t seen in awhile
A chance for us to practice inviting people to a church event!
Project Group 3:
Rev. Carlos Hernandes, director, Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission (as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary) coming to St. John to do a neighborhood canvas, data collection, plus meet with community leaders
More details coming soon
Project Group 4: Spiritual Gifts Inventories & Emails
Help St. John members take the online spiritual gifts assessment
Collect St. John member email addresses to improve church-wide communication.
Ideas: Sunday morning kiosks, school i-pads, print copies that volunteers input into the church system
If you are not yet involved, you still can be! Contact Sara Borgstede at email@example.com or Pastor Mike in the church office.