Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork, MT

Bethany Lutheran Church

Committees

 

Bethany Lutheran has five organized committees to address and support all aspects of the congragation's mission.  Following is a summary of committee responsibilities and focus, as well as which council members have been assigned to serve on the committee.

A PDF version of committe responsibilities can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  

Beyond Our Walls  (Kathy Buffington & Jan Olson)

The Beyond Our Walls Committee focuses on the outreach of this congregation into the community, and supporting the congregation’s means to do it. This includes:  

·      A Prayer Team, to undergird all the congregation’s workings in prayer, and to provide public prayer for worship services and other events.  

·      A Visitation Care team, to visit members of the congregation who are unable to join us in worship, who may be in need of special care (widows?), or may have fallen away from our community.  

·      Coordinate our website and its content  

·      Coordinate community outreach events and service opportunities  

·      Encourage stewardship year-round in the congregation, including a focused stewardship campaign in the fall 

·      Select special offering and benevolence recipients that reflect the concerns of God’s church on local, state, national, and world levels.  

Congregational Life  (Linda Dahlman & RobinLynn Stobart)

The Congregational Life Committee focuses on the vitality of the congregation outside of the regular worship service. This includes:  

·      Arranging for nursery care during the worship service  

·      Providing for fellowship time after the worship service 

·      Coordinating our welcome for visitors to the congregation, including contacting them the week following their visit.  

·      Providing Bible study opportunities for members of the congregation during the week.  

·      Coordinating fundraising opportunities for ministries of the congregation  

·      Planning congregational events to foster community and fellowship  

Property  (Kelly Jorgenson & Jerry Wiedebush)

The Property Committee focuses on the “brick and mortar” needs of the congregation. This includes:  

·      Church building maintenance and janitorial coordination 

·      ARK maintenance and janitorial coordination 

·      Parsonage maintenance and upkeep  

·      Grounds maintenance and care

·      Coordinating Adopt-a-highway clean-up twice per year 

Worship & Music  (Mike Nelson & Jacqueline Whitehorn)

The Worship & Music Committee coordinates all aspects of the worship life of the congregation, including the music. This includes:  

·      Participating, along with the pastor and music staff, in the selection of worship music, including hymns, songs, special music, and liturgical settings  

·      Training ushers, readers, communion assistants, and assisting ministers in their duties 

·      Working with Prayer Team to coordinate prayers for worship services and other events 

·      Assisting the pastor in searching for new worship resources to be integrated into our worship life. 

·      Collecting Friendship Registers after worship services, and directing information to the proper people (secretary, pastor, Congregational Life committee) 

Youth  (Pastor Miller)

The Youth Committee focuses on the development of the faith lives of our youth. This includes:  

·      Coordinating the after-school programs of this congregation  

·      Planning other events to engage the youth with the Scripture, one another, and other adults of the congregation  

·      Encouraging and coordinating youth involvement in other ministries of the congregation.  

·      Coordinating volunteer events specifically designed for our youth to serve in the world

BLC Committee Structure

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