Where Can I Serve?

We deepen our faith through service to others.  Through service we spread God’s word and Jesus’s welcome to all who hunger to experience and live in God’s grace. 
We group opportunities for service under three Ministry Clusters:  Welcoming Behavior, Education in our Faith and Spiritual Growth.  Some ministries are uniquely ours.  In others, we partner with other churches and organizations in our community. 
Within our ministries there is a place for you and your particular gifts and ministry passions.  If you don’t find your particular ministry interest listed in one of these clusters, talk with Pastor Keith or a council member about how you can help begin that ministry here.
Our Three Ministry Clusters:
        • WelcomingThis ministry cluster is focused on how we practice hospitality and build relationships.  Also included here is how we manage our property to insure that our buildings are welcoming.
        • Educated In Our Faith –  Within this Ministry Cluster you will find opportunities to deepen your faith through study, better equipping you for service in God’s mission in our community and world.   We offer educational opportunities for adults and children. Martin Luther once asked, “What do we older folks live for if not for the care of the young, to teach and train them?” The importance Luther placed on education has remained a hallmark of the Lutheran church for centuries, and is truly part of our calling.  Check out what opportunities available for the children and youth as well as opportunities to serve children and youth!
        • Spiritual Growth – Spiritual Growth is essential to strengthening our relationship with our Lord and preparing us for our daily ministries.  Our Sunday worship and other seasonal services provide the opportunity for us to come into God’s presence,lift our voices in praise and open our hearts in prayer.  We are fed in proclamation of God’s Word and through Holy Communion.  There are many opportunities for you to participate in supporting our worship at First Lutheran.  Read about them here and consider where you share your gifts.