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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 Baccalaureate 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 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 Attendance 217 • 10:45 Worship Average Attendance 186 • 6:30 Calvary Alive Average Attendance 144 • Renewal Night 4 • Centering Prayer Participants 4 • Wednesday Noon Worship Leaders 5 • Altar Guild Members 34 • Cont. Praise Band Team Members 12
Spiritual Life At A Glance • Children’s Time Leaders 8 • Calvary Choir Members 25 • Neilson (Wind Song) Worship Leaders 6 • State Park Worship Leaders 4 • Prayer Chain Members • Worship Planning Team Members 9 • Devotional Ministry Team 10
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.
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. BIRTH HOLY COMMUNION BAPTISM GRADUATION BIBLES CONFIRMATION AND MORE…
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. Creation Joseph 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!
Preschool • 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 • 3:30 Snack Time • 3:45 Servant Hood • 4:00 Large Group Game- Gym • 4:15 Bible Story Adventure • 5:15 Closing Ritual • 5:30 Supper/Parent Pick up
Middle School/High School CLUB BBBS (Backyard, B-b-q & Bible Study) Thursday Morning Bible Study Retreats And more… Confirmation: 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 • BACKYARD MISSION • - 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 Bibles/Catechisms 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?