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Spiritual Life &

Christian Education

Ministry ForumsCelebrating 2012 & Visioning for 2013

Spiritual Life

The purpose of the Spiritual Life Ministry Team is to answer the core question: How do we keep the presence and grace of God at the center of our life together?

Answering this question should give rise to ministry teams including but not limited to worship, prayer, music and devotional life.

Spiritual Life

Enter the Bible

Spiritual Life

Mark 1:15 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Our 2012 theme of Enter the Bible greatly impacted our worship life together.

Regular Opportunities

For Worship

Traditional 8:30Contemporary 10:45 & Wednesday 6:30Renewal Night Worship Tuesday 6:30Centering Prayer Monday 5:00Noon Worship WednesdayQuarterly Taize

Special Opportunities

For Worship

Tamarack Senior Living

Easter Vigil

Blessing of Bikes


Mission Sunday

Bible BlessingPew Bibles in the PewsProcessing in the WordLay leaders read the Scriptures

Enter the Bible Theme

Sponsored Scripture signs

Monthly potlucks to review Sunday Morning Bible stories

St. John’s pilgrimage

Special Guests In Worship

Heart of Worship Concert

*Chris Tomlin Concert at Sanford

Amy Courts

MN Lutheran All State Choir

Stephanie Pauline

Kent Dudley Concert

Dave Anderson & Fellowship Ministries

Active Ministry Teams

  • Renewal Worship Planning Team

  • Seasonal Worship Planning Team

  • Contemporary Worship Team

  • Prayer Chain Team

  • Altar Guild

  • Baptismal Banner Making Team

Worship Vision 2013

  • Continue Narrative Lectionary (focus on one main Bible Story in worship)

  • Backyard Missions:

  • Commissions for mission opportunities (some secret missions announced)

  • Hold hands when saying the Lord’s Prayer


Prayer Chain

Prayer Requests

Praise Reports

On-line prayer requests

Healing Prayers

(1st Sunday in Worship)

Devotional Life

Devotional Ministry team wrote devotionals (hard print & e-news) to accompany our journey through Mark.

Spiritual Life At A Glance

  • 8:30 Worship Average Attendance217

  • 10:45 Worship Average Attendance186

  • 6:30 Calvary Alive Average Attendance144

  • Renewal Night4

  • Centering Prayer Participants4

  • Wednesday Noon Worship Leaders5

  • Altar Guild Members34

  • Cont. Praise Band Team Members12

Spiritual Life At A Glance

  • Children’s Time Leaders 8

  • Calvary Choir Members25

  • Neilson (Wind Song) Worship Leaders6

  • State Park Worship Leaders4

  • Prayer Chain Members

  • Worship Planning Team Members9

  • Devotional Ministry Team10

Spiritual Life Team

$ 84,725

$ 10,000

$ 1,125

$ 300

$ 5,300

$ 1,000

$ 2,000

$ 200

$ 2,000

$ 1,000

$ 107,650

  • Senior Pastor Salary & Benefits

  • Cont. Worship Coordinator Sal & Benefits

  • Worship & Music

  • Calvary Choirs

  • Organist/Pianist

  • Sound Technician

  • Worship Resources

    • (Equipment & Altar guild)

  • Renewal Worship

  • Worship Guests

  • Publications

  • Total Spiritual Life

Staffing Task Force

  • Assess needs in areas of youth and family ministry and worship leadership

  • Timeline—begin work February 15 and make recommendations by April 11

  • Interviewed staff, congregation, worship leaders, youth and youth leaders, and experts in the field

Staffing Task Force

Recommendations included:

  • Lutheran Seminary trained

  • Relational with youth

  • Faith based

  • Youth person active in worship (visible Sundays and Wednesdays)

  • Musical background

  • Mission work

  • Confirmation

Staffing Task Force

Recommendations included (cont.):

  • Able to mentor adult leaders & volunteers

  • Get kids involved in worship and programming

  • Build on current programming

  • Other church connections

2013 Theme: Backyard Missions

What kind of worship, prayer, music & devotions can we offer to celebrate this theme?

Christian Education

The purpose of the Christian Education Ministry Team is to answer the core question: How do we grow in our faith from the cradle to the grave?

Answering the question should give rise to ministries of learning and faith milestones including but not limited to: Preschool, youth, family, adults and congregational education opportunities.

Christian Education

The Christian Education Team is a combination of staff & volunteers. Without this team work, we could not provide the quality Christian education Calvary offers.

Milestone Ministry

Milestones bring an awareness of the important events that happen both in our faith and in our lives.





Nursery Care: 0 – 5 year olds

Nursery Coordinators are

Tammy Hamilton, Tara Kuleta, Christie Gross & Sara Moran.

Thank you to the volunteers

who serve on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings!

Our Mission StatementCalvary Lutheran Christian Preschool is an outreach ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church. Our mission is to provide preschool age children with quality school readiness opportunities in a safe and nurturing Christian setting.Our Vision StatementTo be a premier preschool recognized for empowering our students to be academic leaders and faithful disciples.



Jesus’ Birth & Death

Making disciples of 3, 4 & 5 year olds and their families through great leadership of staff, Preschool Ministry Team & Preschool Support Team!


  • Expanded Preschool programming in 2012 by adding another classroom. Enrollment numbers increased from 54 students to 80 students! New staff was added as well.

Preschool Child Care

  • Child Care was added as an option for parents in the fall of 2011 for students enrolled in preschool

  • Summer Child Care was also offered in the summer of 2012

Sunday School/Vacation Bible School

2012 Theme:

AGES: 4 year old –

5th Grade

Sunday School Offering~

God’s Global Barnyard

Kingdom Kids

  • Wednesday after-school program for grades 3—5

  • Kingdom Kids is a great time for faith development, fellowship and fun!

  • Our Wednesday Schedule:

  • 3:00 – 3:30 Kids dropped off

  • Check in & activity time

  • 3:30Snack Time

  • 3:45Servant Hood

  •  4:00Large Group Game- Gym

  •  4:15 Bible Story Adventure

  • 5:15Closing Ritual

  • 5:30Supper/Parent Pick up 

Middle School/High School


BBBS (Backyard, B-b-q & Bible Study)

Thursday Morning Bible Study


And more…


New Testament

Faith and Life

Adult Education

  • Sunday mornings

  • Wednesdays (early morning, mid-morning, & summer evenings)

  • Homes & Church

  • Bible study & various topics

  • Walk Thru the Old Testament

Christian Education At A Glance

  • 78 students enrolled in Preschool

  • 123 registered for Sunday School

  • 78 students & 21 leaders for VBS

  • 94 students & 27 leaders for confirmation

  • Approx. 5 Thurs. HS Bible Study

  • 20-30 CLUB attendees

  • 23 3rd-5th graders in Kingdom Kids

  • 40 Walk Thru participants

  • 30+ One Year Bible readers

Active Ministry Teams

  • Sunday School

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Small Group Confirmation Guide

  • TGIF Team

  • High School CLUB

  • Youth Leadership Team

  • Adult Ed Ministry Team

  • Walk Thru the Old Testament Team

  • Internship Support Team

Christian Education Vision

  • Preschool to financially support $20,000 of Director of Children’s Ministry salary

  • Continuing ministry with seminary intern pastor

  • 4th Grade Bible Camp milestone

  • Continuing Enter the Bible


  • - Our Neighbors’ Faith series

  • - Faith in Action Bible series

  • Ministry Teams to Develop

  • New Baby Ministry Team

  • Milestone Ministry Team

  • Small Group Facilitator Team

Christian Education Budget Proposal

Youth Pastor Salary & Benefits (partial year)

Children’s Minister Salary & Benefits

Nursery Coordinator

Preschool/Child Care Staff Salary, Benefits

& Taxes (9 mo.)

Adult Education

Confirmation Expenses

Sunday School Programming

Vacation Bible School


Milestone Ministry

Preschool Programming

Kingdom Kids coordinator

Youth Programming

Total Proposal

$ 35,000

$ 20,550

$ 1,300

$ 188,826

$ 1,000

$ 500

$ 1,300

$ 600

$ 1,000

$ 750

$ 11,950

$ 1,800

$ 4,000

$ 268,576

2013 Theme: Backyard Mission

What kind of Christian Education can we offer to celebrate this theme?

Questions & Answers:Spiritual Life &Christian Education

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