Opportunities in missions and benevolence

By Luisa Kelly, steward for education and outreach

The Missions and Benevolence Committee has undergone a major restructuring that will allow us to serve our Lord, the ministries and missions we support, our church and our congregation in a much more efficient way. The new organization has created some wonderful opportunities for those who wish to serve. These are exciting times in our church and a great time to join our Missions and Benevolence Team. If this sounds interesting to you, read on!

WANTED

Ministry Steward for Church Based Benevolence Programs

Exercises general oversight of church-based benevolence programs under the Missions and Benevolence Ministry. These are “hands-on” programs occurring primarily at LOWC as an outreach to the community and beyond. Helps coordinate programs such as the Thanksgiving Gift Baskets, Operation Christmas Child (shoe box ministry), and the International Child Sponsorship Communication Program.

Writer/Publicist for the Short-term Mission Committee

Writes articles for The Mouse, service bulletins and oral announcements to publicize short term mission trips. This person would also participate in planning meetings (about 6/year) for mission trips.

Spiritual Coordinator for the Short-term Mission Committee

Develops the spiritual side of the short-term mission ministry. Possible activities include establishing prayer chain or group for mission trips, publishing prayers for congregation, and exploring ways to increase spiritual impact on projects.

Audio/Visual coordinator for Education and Outreach

Coordinates “Missions Moment” video clip on a monthly basis. Publishes updates of the ministries and missionaries we support on our website and Sunday bulletins. Will train.

Bulletin Board Maintenance Assistant

Assists with the up-keeping of the Missions bulletin boards. This involves maintaining current information on the ministries and missionaries and creating displays, posters and advertising.

General Assistant for Education and Outreach

Works closely with the Steward for Education and Outreach in the planning, development and execution of the yearly Missions Expo event.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact our church office at (540) 972-9060 or email me at ouisiekelly@gmail.com .