7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-432-7273

Congregational Life Commission

This group serves to plan and implement an effective shared ministry (volunteer) system, which will enable all members and friends to find a ministry point of connection at Grace Lutheran Church, and which will reflect and accomplish the Vision of Grace Lutheran Church. The Commission of Congregational Life shall:

  • Work with the facilitator of shared i.e. volunteers ministry, church leaders and staff members to encourage the involvement of members and friends of all ages in a multiplier fashion.
  • Maintain an awareness of all fellowship activities within the congregation, and support activities as needed; i.e. Progressive Dinner, ILAG.
  • Encourage an awareness of shared ministry and affirm the shared ministry that is already taking place in the family, the congregation, and the community; i.e. quarterly Cider Press articles.
  • Design and develop a system (i.e. spiritual gifts inventories) that enables members to help each other identify, develop and use God-given gifts in ministries that are appropriate for them and that also meet the identified needs of the church and community; i.e. time and talent sheets.
  • Recommend methods by which the congregation can provide for the implementation and maintenance of this system; i.e. commissions and committees.

Members

Natalie Cherne, Harry Jarocki, Lynn Jesh, Carla Screeden, Owen Wells, Kelsey Wolf (council rep)