The Board of Lay Ministry consists of five men noted for their Christian knowledge, zeal and experience in the spiritual work of the Kingdom of Christ. The basic concerns of this board are the spiritual welfare of the Pastor(s), Called Workers of the Church, and congregation members. They oversee all matters concerning worship and maintain discipline within the congregation according to Scripture, and the Lutheran Confessions.
The objective of the Board is to bring the Gospel to the un-churched and equip our members to both deepen their faith and to share it with others. It is based in our statement of purpose, which is to reach out and help our community grow in Christ and encourage each other to use our gifts to glorify God.
The following are a number of projects and initiatives currently being pursued by the Board:
If you have interest in becoming involved in any of Holy Emmanuel’s ongoing community outreach programs, please contact Chuck Squires at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (952) 944-6187.
The board of Christian Education provides adult Christian education to foster spiritual growth in the life of the church members. They:
If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, or would like to attend one of the class offers at Holy Emmanuel, please contact our main office atto speak with our staff.
Open Arms Early Childhood Christian Center is a non-profit, Christian early childhood ministry offered by Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Open Arms offers age-appropriate childcare for infants through pre-kindergarten. The center also offers care for school-aged children on both a full and part time basis.
Open Arms is governed by a Board of Directors who are not employees of Open Arms. These Board members are members of Holy Emmanuel. The Chair and Co- Chairs of the Board are elected by the voting members of Holy Emmanuel and serve a two year term. The Early Childhood Open Arms Board assists in the growth and development of the ministry of Open Arms to the surrounding community by providing the highest quality of child care in a loving, nurturing, Christ-centered environment.
There are many events throughout the year which take place jointly with Open Arms and Holy Emmanuel. Theses include:
The Board of Church Properties is the group who keeps the church building in working order all year round. Its five current members are responsible for:
This board is in charge of strengthening the Christian home and helping equip parents, children and young people for Christian family living.
They provide the youth organization(s) of the congregation with Christian leaders and teachers. They establish objectives, set policies and approve curriculum and analyze the performance of children & youth programming including Sunday School and midweek classes.
The board of Public Relations is in charge of presentations to the public of a Christian image which will reflect favorably upon the work of Christ and of the congregation. They publicize the work of the congregation through various channels, including