Associate Pastor Report
MARCH 2017

Ministry Activity

Established Committee for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Attended NID South Region Pastors’ Conference at Starved Rock (Sept 26-28)
Coordinating Advent worship and resources (December)
Coordinating Lenten worship and resources (March-April)
Leading monthly Tinley Court (12-15 residents) and Providence Nursing Home (25-35 residents)
worship (1st and 3rd Fridays); began monthly worship on 3rd Fridays at Bickford Assisted Living Visiting monthly with shut-in’s (4-6 members)
Leading monthly faculty/staff worship (2nd Thursdays – Spring, 2016)
Served on Feed My Starving Children Leadership Team
Maintaining web site administration, and outdoor signage
Met with Advisory Council (March/September/November, 2016) Serving as LWML Zone Pastoral Advisor

Teaching Ministry

  1. Adult Information Class (Fall and Winter)
    1. 13 Total Participants
  2. Financial Peace University (Winter and Fall, 2016)
    1. 19 Total Participants
  3. Public School Confirmation (7th and 8th Grade)
    1. 31 Students
  4. Public School Confirmation (6th Grade)
    1. 11 Students
  5. Day School Religion Class (7th Grade)
    1. 22 Students

Stewardship

  1. Worked with Stewardship Team to develop a year-round stewardship emphasis
  2. Produce quarterly stewardship statements (April/July/October and annual January)
  3. Directed Annual Stewardship Emphasis (November)
  4. Coordinated change of Electronic Offering to the Pushpay system
  5. Publicizing Employee-Matching Donations for members

    Technology

    1. Co-coordinated implementation of new Trinity Church App
    2. Analyzing new church administration software
    3. Review of website upgrade possibilities (ongoing)

      Social Ministry

      1. Reviewing potential of community-based organization (Love INC) partnership

        Mission Trips

        1. Coordinated a team of 11 members for 2016 VBS/”Hammer-and-nail” projects in Wasilla and Chugiak, Alaska
        2. Scheduling June or July, 2017 VBS and “Hammer-and-nail” projects in Alaska

          Ministry Impact

          The addition of the 6th-Grade Confirmation (OT and NT reading) continues to benefit public school students who are not familiar with the Bible and reinforce knowledge of those who are familiar.

          The Pushpay system for giving allows for more options and opportunities to contribute.

          The Trinity Church App will continue to be developed which will allow increased communication and outreach opportunities.

          Some members are now contributing “Minimum Required Distributions” from retirement giving them tax savings and also an additional contribution to Trinity. As awareness becomes widespread, hopefully other members will participate and, in turn, result in increased offerings to Trinity.

          Upcoming Projects and Activities

          1. Lead Bible Study at LWML Spring Rally at Good Shepherd, Frankfort (March 4)
          2. Attend NID Special Convention at Concordia University Chicago (March 11)
          3. Meet with Advisory Council (March)
          4. Hosting Circuit Pastoral Conference (May 9)
          5. Planning Reformation 500 activities and events with committee
          6. Modify weekly newsletter for mobile devices
          7. Review website enhancement possibilities
          8. Review church administration software enhancement possibilities
          9. Attend NID Pastors’ Conference in Countryside (May 1-3)
          10. Attend NID South Region Pastors’ Conference at Starved Rock (Sept 25-27)