Misson & Evangelism is all about introducing men, women and children to the glorious Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ. From maintaining our missions boards on each end of the church, to caring for missionaries that ALC supports, to developing programs to help the congregation share their faith, this is where Missions & Evangelism is engaged.
Currently, there are two working groups, one focused on missions and one on evangelism. They are meeting monthly to develop strategies for ALC to deliver against this goal. We are always looking for folks with a heart for these topics to join us. It’s only through everyone engaging that we are able to put on missions events or evangelism outreaches, such as ALPHA courses. Please let the Council Coordinator for Missions & Evangelism or the office know that you are interested. We will be happy to plug you into Kingdom work!
The mission of Stewardship and Benevolence is to help the Church focus on the instruction from our Lord Jesus Christ as HE stated in Matthew 25. His guidance was to provide where there was need and to use our resources in a wise and compassionate way. The Church’s tithe is carefully managed by the Benevolence Committee to fulfill these instructions. 10% of all gifts are distrbuted to ministries locally and around the world. Our Katharina Von Bora Quilters provide gifts of warmth and comfort to those in need as do the Prayer Shawl Ministry knitters. Our MOPS group provides support, nurture and guidance to young mothers and the Community Cupboard provides volunteers on a regular basis for those less fortunate and in danger of food deprivation.
The Council Coordinator for Stewardship & Benevolence works closely with the Senior Pastor and volunteer members of the congregation to successfully lead the Stewardship Committee. Special events take place throughout the year including the International Compassion Project, canned food drive and the Angel Tree at Christmas.