Associate Pastor Report
MAY 2017

Ministry Activity

Working with Committee for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Coordinated 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 members)
Led monthly faculty/staff worship (2nd Thursday – March, 2016)
Maintaining web site administration, and outdoor signage
Led Bible Study at LWML Spring Rally at Good Shepherd, Frankfort (March 4)
Served on Feed My Starving Children Leadership Team
Attended NID Special Convention at Concordia University Chicago (March 11)
Represented Trinity at the “Discover Tinley” Expo at the Convention Center (April 8)

Teaching Ministry

  1. Public School Confirmation (7th and 8th Grade)
    1. 31 Students
  2. Public School Confirmation (6th Grade –taught by Elizabeth Nowicki)
    1. 11 Students
  3. Day School Religion Class (7th Grade)
    1. 22 Students

Stewardship

  1. Worked with Stewardship Team to develop a year-round stewardship emphasis
  2. Communicate “God’s Word to Stewards” through weekly church e-newsletter
  3. Produce quarterly stewardship statements (April/July/October and annual January)
  4. 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

        Upcoming Projects and Activities

        1. Meet with Advisory Council (March)
        2. Hosting Circuit Pastoral Conference (May 16)
        3. Planning Reformation 500 activities and events with committee
        4. Modify weekly newsletter for mobile devices
        5. Review website enhancement possibilities
        6. Review church administration software enhancement possibilities
        7. Attend NID Pastors’ Conference in Countryside (May 1-3)
        8. Lead Ascension Day Worship (Thursday, May 25)
        9. Attend NID South Region Pastors’ Conference at Starved Rock (Sept 25-27)

        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.