The Church Council members are elected by the congregation to guide the operation of the congregation as well as to care for the church and its facilities. But really, all the council's work is centered in God's Word. One of its most important tasks is to ensure that the Word of God is shared in accordance with God's will and that the congregation takes seriously the Lord's directive to "make disciples of all nations" by "baptizing" and "teaching" the Scriptures. (Matthew 28:18-20) Here's a brief description of the council positions.
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President (Current: Rick Kohl)
The president shall preside as chairman of all business sessions of the congregation and of the council and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him. He gives leadership and direction to the work of the church.
Secretary (Current: John Retzlaff)
The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of the congregation and council and submit the minutes for correction and approval at the next regular meeting.
Treasurer (Current: Terry Enderle - Beginning July 1)
The treasurer shall receive from the financial secretary a report of all monies and credit the same to the proper accounts. He shall make disbursements approved by the congregation and in smaller amounts according to the instructions of the council. He shall keep the congregation informed of the financial status of the church.
The Church Council is to assure the church grounds and facilities are in good repair. The Property Chairman oversees all committees assigned with the upkeep and repair of the church property and is to make regular written reports to the Church Council at its regular meetings as to the current condition and expected needs for the continued upkeep and good repair of the church property.
Youth Discipleship Chairman (Current: Mike Ritger)
The Church Council is to assure that the congregation provides assistance to the parents in training their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The Youth Discipleship Chairman oversees all committees assigned to the various facets of youth ministry within the congregation. He shall serve as chairman of the School Administration Board as well as seeing to it that the congregation sustains a Sunday School. The chairman also will assure that the congregation sustains its Youth Programs, Youth Outreach Ministries, and facilitation of the pursuit of full-time parochial education with neighboring institutions within our fellowship.
Adult Discipleship Chairman (Current: Alex Grasse - Beginning July 1)
The Church Council is to assure that the congregation provides adequate opportunities for the adult members of the congregation to grow in their knowledge of Scripture, in opportunities to praise the Lord and to reflect their faith in acts of charity for the benefit of others. He shall assure that the congregation sustains Bible classes, adult information classes, care for the shut-ins and dying, minister for the sake of the delinquents and erring and assist the pastor in the orderly and efficient conduct of worship services and all instructional classes.
Missions Chairman (Current: Tom Schall)
The Church Council is to assure that the congregation is aware of its responsibilities to make disciples of all nations, beginning within the community and in support of home and world mission efforts. He promotes outreach and mission mindedness among the members of the congregation by encouraging their personal involvement, training and financial support.