Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team Charter
To care for all present and future members of the congregation. To foster hunger for new expressions of membership within the congregation.
Keep Christ in the focus. Conduct meetings in a timely and focused fashion. Work together with respect for others opinion as we work toward consensus decisions.
Identifying and attracting new members, assimilation of new members, continuously equipping the membership of the congregation with witness skills and a desire to engage others with the Good News of Jesus Christ, planning and implementation of fellowship opportunities, Women of Trinity, Lutheran Men in Mission, Leisure Ministries (campground chaplain), monitoring the activities of the Lutheran/Episcopal Joint Study Committee, and coordination of volunteer ministries. Form subcommittees and task forces as needed. Oversee the goals and the implementation of goals of the subcommittees.
The team will meet regularly and as a minimum quarterly. It will meet twice a month until the subcommittee structure is in place. Subcommittees will meet as necessary to accomplish their responsibilities. Have annual meetings amongst all five ministry teams.
The Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team will be responsible for monetary expenses as related to the witness and fellowship activities of the congregation in accordance with the budget of the current fiscal year. The team will have the latitude to reappropriate funds within its budget categories. The necessity to expend funds related to the witness and fellowship activities beyond the current budget will be referred to the Congregation Council for its authorization.
The Congregation Council has transferred primary responsibility for witness, evangelism, and fellowship to the Witness and Fellowship Team. The subcommittees of this team will report to the team, and the team liaison will report to the Council any pertinent information. If a subcommittee’s activities fall into multiple ministry team areas of interest, the Ministry Team that it is assigned to as a subcommittee will take precedence of final responsibility with Council intervention if needed.
Measure of Success:
The team will regularly receive comments on goals and objectives from its subcommittees and task forces. Soliciting direct comments from new members of the congregation will be of great value. Mutual assessment by the five ministry teams might also prove helpful.
Evangelism Sub-Committee Charter
Plan, implement, and evaluate specific programs and ministries on behalf of the Service and Outreach Ministry Team.
Conduct meetings in a timely fashion. Work together with respect for others as we work to reach consensus decision of sub-committee goals.
The Sub-Committee will manage the following:
- St. Francis Kitchen “Host for a Day” Program
- Red Cross Blood Drive
- Ugly Quilts
- Ministerium Food Pantry Support
- Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth Relationship
- Summer Knobel’s Event for United Cerebral Palsy
- Other areas as requested by the Service and Outreach Ministry Team.
Meetings will be scheduled bi-monthly, unless otherwise needed.
The sub-committee is responsible for monetary expenses appropriated by the Service and Outreach Ministry Team to the sub-committee for carrying out its responsibilities.
The For the areas listed under Responsibilities explore new possibilities and communicate to the Service and Outreach Ministry Team for consideration.
Measure of Success:
The Maintain or increase volunteer support. Manage and carry out responsibilities effectively and with enthusiasm.
Telling the Story Sub-Committee Charter
To support all organizational expressions of the Trinity Congregation through the development of printed and other media resources.
Conduct meetings in a timely fashion. Work together with respect for others as we work together to reach consensus decision of sub-committee goals.
Oversee a process of assisting in the design and distribution off brochures, flyers, news letter and other media vehicles desired for the telling the story of the life of the congregation. Recommend to the Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team the equipment required to implement this mission.
The sub-committee will meet regularly as needed, and meetings will occur at least once a quarter.
The sub-committee is responsible for monetary expenses appropriated by the Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team to the sub-committee for carrying out its responsibilities.
The Congregation Council has transferred primary responsibility for the witness ministry of the congregation to the Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team. This sub-committee will serve as a resource to ministry teams, sub-committees, task forces and other congregational organizations as they implement the creation of media resources and report progress to the Witness and Fellowship Ministry Team.
Measure of Success:
Regularly review the printed materials and how they reflect the spiritual health and vitality of the congregation with respect to (1) welcoming new members and visitors, (2) keeping the congregation informed as to the events and programs of the Ministry Teams and their committees, (3) increasing ability of the membership of the congregation to witness to Christ and engage others with the Good News.