Invitation Ministry

Personal Invitations to church are still the most effective growth mechanism   I know this is dated information but (Source: The Inviting Church, 1987 p. 44) 50,000 people over the last 10 years were asked why they came to church, and between 75 and 90 percent of respondents say, “I began attending because someone invited … [Read more…]

Shared Ministry in the ELCA

Visioning for a new model of ministry The Situation There is no denying that there is a decline in Church membership going on in the United States.  This decline means that Lutheran Congregations need to be proactive in how ministry is staffed and provided in the future. The old models are quickly becoming obsolete. This … [Read more…]

Volunteering and Ministries

While Rejoice Lutheran provides the physical location for the Food Pantry, HCSA has responsibility for the overall operation of the Food Pantry. This is done through volunteers from member organizations and churches that make up Hudson Community Service Association. These volunteers provide the labor and time needed to staff the various operations necessary to obtain, … [Read more…]