Risk-Taking Mission & Service
“Sending People OUT to Offer Hope and Love to a Hurting World”
 
 

Goals

1.  Build a discipleship culture in our congregation which integrates the Five Practices throughout the church’s ministry and members’ daily lives.

a. Evaluate our current mission and service activities and programs to consider their purpose and relationship to the Five Practices.

b. Support Pastor Chris Steubing in starting a pilot huddle of leaders who will practice and learn the language and lifestyle of discipleship.

c. Explore local and global mission partnerships, trips, and events that provide opportunities for our church to experience risk-taking mission & service.

2.  Develop a leadership pipeline that equips members to be sent out as ministers within church and everyday life.

a. Encourage current leaders to invite new leaders to join them as partners and/or apprentices.

b. Practice collaborative team ministry by consolidating and organizing our current committees and programs into ministry teams focused on the Five Practices.

c. Provide support and resources for ministry teams and leaders for use in inviting and training people to serve in their area of passion and giftedness.

Lutheran Disaster Response

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
You are invited to create a prayer shawl those in need of comfort, in order to help them experience God’s peace and powerful love.  This ministry involves the creating of prayer shawls – knit, crochet, croknit, or the process of your choice. Click here for more information and patterns
Contact persons: Lois or Linda.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, October 11, 2019
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
@
Christ the Servant
 
Please visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Christ the Servant of call the church to schedule an appointment.
 
 
 

FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION & COFFEE TIME

Every Tuesday, from 9 AM to 6 PM or until gone, we sponsor a free bread distribution for the community. The church and other community members help by picking up the bread, setting the bread out on tables, providing bags and gloves and friendly smiling faces!
 

SUPPORT VADNAIS HEIGHTS FOOD SHELF

Donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and cash are delivered to our local food shelf for distribution through the Vadnais Heights Food Shelf operated by the Vadnais Heights Lions. The Vadnais Heights Food Shelf serves the community of Vadnais Heights.
 

ELCA DISASTER RESPONSE

Through ELCA Disaster Response, the ELCA is partnering with local responders in affected areas. ELCA congregations and members are already at work.
 
Donate through CSLC or online at www.elca.org/disaster or send check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.

Lutheran World Relief

How Lutheran World Relief Started

In 1945, World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Here in the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.  The recipients of LWR’s aid have changed — as has much of our operations — but in thousands of congregations, in millions of offerings and in uncounted prayers, US Lutherans have supported LWR’s work ever since. 
Continue reading this wonderful story by clicking HERE!
 

Mission

Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
 

Vision

Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community and all generations live in justice, dignity and peace.
 
 
How does Christ the Servant help?
Quilt-making
School Supply Kits