Mission: The Outreach Ministry area of Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) shall initiate, facilitate, coordinate and empower the congregation to reach beyond the walls of its building and the roster of its members to bring Christ and all his benefits to the world around us. Through this Outreach Ministry, CLC will strive to: 1) Evangelize; 2) Feed; 3) Heal and Comfort; 4) Teach; and 5) Work for Justice.
Its assigned tasks are to: “1) Develop and maintain programs, activities and attitudes that invite (those) who need the gospel to a relationship with Jesus through this community of faith. 2) Support ELCA U.S. and Global mission projects . . . 3) Offer resources for the congregation and the community to help create healthy individuals, families, and communities . . . 4) Provide a voice for the . . . disenfranchised . . . Promote justice . . . and to 5) Work with local institutions to improve the quality of life throughout the community.”
Some activities of the Outreach Committee to fulfill these tasks include:
I. Mission awareness, promotion, and education such as: Mission Sunday and Mission Brunch Mission Sponsorship - International raising funds for the ELCA Division of Global Ministries help plan and conduct the joint summer Worship in the Park support for the Bishop’s mission appeals Mission Sponsorship - Domestic -- Lutheran Campus Ministry, providing and promoting funding for programming, two LCM Sundays, serving student dinners. Promotion of Malawi Companion Congregation Relationship and our synod’s companion relationship with ELC Malawi. II. Education and promotion of Social Concerns such as: Participation in meal packing events for Kids Against Hunger Support for five Red Cross blood drives held at Christ Lutheran Church Promotion of the Mitten and gift Tree at Christmas time Servinging at four Tuesday’s Table (meals served for the community at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church) Promotion of support and assistance to Stepping Stones (food bank, shelter) and Empty Bowls fundraiser. Participation in the International Student Welcome dinners. III. Outreach to members and non-members including: Staffing the Welcome Table and New worship visitors’ follow-up Support new member orientation activities and New Member Sunday
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