Our Ministries


Messiah’s Ministries

We have organized our ministries into five Core Ministries and three Support Ministries.  

We encourage all members to participate in at least one of these ministry teams.  Please contact the ministry leader.

To see additional information about the ministries, including the ministry Vision Statement, go to the Ministry Hub Structure Page.

Core Ministries

Faith Formation

The role of Faith Formation Team is to provide opportunities for Faith growth for people of all ages. It includes Adult Christian Education, Confirmation, and our Sunday School program; as well as Library Team, Prayer Cell, and Adult & Teen youth groups.

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Tarra Hartman (338-3666)

Reach Out

Reach Out starts with Hospitality, genuine care for individuals, and the willingness to share God working in your life.  The Reach Out Team encourages, supports, and empowers the following existing Ministry Coordinators:  Cookie Ministry, Hospitality Center, New Member Church Friend and Nursery Care at special services.

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Joanne Ligtenberg (621-3813)

Service

The service team organizes and leads missions of service to meet the needs of the community.  The service team uses input from the congregation and its team members to identify needs and issues for the congregation to be involved in addressing. 

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: John Corman (225-6393)

Stewardship

Stewardship education is the ongoing year-round ministry that focuses on stewardship as a mark of discipleship.  The Stewardship team organizes, and lead programs that ensure the “best use” of the time, talent and treasures entrusted to Messiah’s missions.

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Tom Johnson (225-1259)

Worship

The Worship Team meets to discover ways to faithfully and imaginatively bring scriptural text alive and invite the meaningful participation of everyone present. We meet to grow in our understanding of how to enhance our regular and festival worship experiences.

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Shelly Knapp (453-0028)

Support Ministries

Communications

The key responsibility of the Communications Team is to improve quality, frequency, content and format of verbal and written communications to the congregation and the larger community.  Key parts of this communication are the Herald, Website, and Good Stuff group activities.

Meeting Times: Usually 6:30 pm, the first Tuesday of the month.  See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Cathy Coe (225-4183)

Finance

The Finance Team sets policy and direction for financial well-being of Messiah Lutheran Church. This includes both the income and expenses of the church.  Responsibilities include: counting the offering each week, paying of the expenses of the church, financial reporting, auditing, endowment fund, and coordinating the annual budgeting process. 

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Tom Johnson (225-1259)

Property

The key role of the property team and its chairperson is to monitor and implement the proper maintenance and protection of the grounds and structures located at Messiah Lutheran church and to insure that the same is kept in good repair.

In addition, the team utilizes and coordinates congregational members through the use of time and talent list. When necessary professional help is engaged to insure that maintenance and improvements are completed in a timely manner.

Meeting Times: Vary, See Upcoming Events, the Calendar, or contact the leader

Contact: Rod Speer (723-8682)