Evangelism & Membership

Evangelism & Membership Annual Report 2021

This has been another rather uneventful year for our committee. Unfortunately due to Covid and us not meeting together as a congregation for a good portion of the year our committee remained relatively inactive. But, things are looking up, we are now meeting on Sundays and Mondays just like the good old days. So we look forward to ramping up our activity in the year ahead. As a congregation we have much to look forward to as we are here for good. God has blessed us with 50 years of ministry and we look forward to celebrating those 50 years, as we look ahead to where God is calling us for the next 50 years. So, if you or someone you know may be interested in promoting Good Shepherd both within our congregation and to those who may be visiting and looking for a new church community, I encourage you to contact Pastor Jen, so she can put you in touch with someone on our committee. We always look forward to new faces and new ideas.

Respectfully submitted for the Evangelism & Membership Committee,

Scott Metzger

E&M Team Responsibilities

The Evangelism and Membership Team shall be comprised of one at-large member of the Congregation Council and as many members of the congregation as the team chooses. Each year after a Congregation Council representative has been assigned, the team shall elect a chairperson and a recorder from its membership. The Congregation Councilrepresentative will report from the Congregation Council any action that this team needs to take, and report to the Congregation Council on behalf of this team. The team shall meet regularly – monthly meetings are suggested.

The responsibilities and duties of the Evangelism and Membership Team include, but are not limited to:

1. Study and learn about evangelism and make use of conference workshop and training materials provided by the conference, synod, or ELCA.

2. Promote and support evangelism in the congregation and organizations within the congregation.

3. Evaluate existing evangelism programs of the congregation and make revisions as necessary. Plan and execute new programs as needed.

4. Assist with publicity concerning our ministry by helping with seasonal invitations, signs, posters, or brochures for Lenten, Easter, Thanksgiving Eve, Advent, and Christmas worship services.

5. Plan and implement follow-up contact with visitors and provide information to prospective new members.

6. Plan and implement orientation and reception of new members in collaboration with the pastor.

7. Plan and implement activities to integrate new members into the congregation.

8. Work with other groups of the congregation to advocate for making the church building a hospitable place for anyone.

9. Prepare and submit a budget request to the Executive Committee for anticipated evangelism and membership expenses annually.

10. Oversee disbursement of the annual Evangelism and Membership Team budget.