Christian education is at the very heart of the Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. In the educational process, the Spirit of God encounters people of all ages so that they grow in faith, knowledge, relationships, and experience. We are all inspired and empowered to live our daily lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. This call to discipleship compels us to share our faith beyond our worship space, having a positive impact by serving others in the home, the community, and in God's world.
The mission of the Evangelism Committee is to aid the congregation in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to seekers and visitors and members—all who hunger for Christ. We encourage all to witness to their faith in their daily lives.
The Mission of the Finance Committee is to supervise and coordinate all financial activities of the church and congregation to ensure that the church's finances are maintained in a sound and responsible fashion.
The mission of the Committee on Memorials is to ensure that gifts received by the church in memoriam are used in an appropriate way for the work of the church. Memorial gifts serve as an expression of thanksgiving to God for the service and witness of those Christian servants memorialized. The gifts may include religious articles, property needs, office equipment, or other goods and services. The Committee is responsible for maintaining the Book of Remembrance, a permanent record of gifts, those memorialized, and projects funded by memorial gifts. The Book of Remembrance is a part of the congregation's official archives.
At work in our congregation, our community, and globally, our mission is to extend Christian compassion and helpfulness to persons of all ages in need of aid in body and soul; to strive to enlist in these efforts the individual members and organizations of this congregation; and to study social conditions in order to bring the cleansing and healing light of Christianity to bear upon critical problems through thoughtful Christian discussion of facts and issues.
The mission of the Committee on Stewardship is to support the ministries and programs of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in our congregation, our community, and through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by providing opportunities and encouragement for member to give thanks by sharing the gifts of time, talent, and financial resources.
Each fall the Committee conducts a "pledge drive" to ask members of the congregation to commit the "first fruits" of our labors to support Resurrection's ministries and programs. Working with the Congregational Council and the Committee on Finance, we provide members with a summary of the church's programs and priorities as reflected in the proposed budget for the forthcoming year. We also provide some basic guidance on how we should approach sharing God's gifts to us to support the church. We try to make it simple for members to contribute. For example, Resurrection offers the option of electronic donations through the "Simply Giving" program: members can authorize the transfer of a specific amount to the church on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis, ensuring that their offerings are received even when they are unable to attend services.
Of course, stewardship of the church involves much more than money. We also look for ways to encourage members of the congregation to volunteer for church programs and activities ranging from membership on standing committees to joining in projects such as hosting coffee hours or the "Rebuilding Together" program to renovate the homes of needy families in our community. Today's Committee Fair is, in part, an outgrowth of our efforts to find new ways for members of Resurrection to be part of the church's work in the community and throughout the world.
The purpose of the Property Committee at Resurrection Lutheran Church is to keep the physical property in good working condition. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month and have a short meeting beginning at 7:30 PM after which we take care of the small items like replacing light bulbs, repairing sticky door knobs and many other things. Larger projects are usually handled by contractors.