Process, Policy, & Procedure

Constitution and By Laws

The Word of God requires that a Christian congregation shall conform to this Divine Word in doctrine and practice (Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 1:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:1-5), and that all things be done decently and in order (1Corinthians 14:40). Therefore we, the members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, accept and subscribe to the following Constitution and Bylaws, in accordance with which all spiritual and material affairs of our congregation shall be governed.

Guideline Manual for Church Officers and Boards

The purpose of these Guidelines is to outline the assigned duties and areas of responsibilities for church officers, standing Boards, and other positions of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. In general, these Guidelines are to be used to help us understand how we have organized ourselves to move forward with the mission of the Church. The Voters Assembly can and does assign specific tasks to accomplish which may need inclusion into these Guidelines. When changes in this document are necessary, those affected should review these Guidelines and request appropriate changes of the Church Council.

Finance Committee Policies and Procedures

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Constitution requires the President of the congregation establish a Finance Committee and states that the Vice President will serve as the Finance Committee Chairman. Accordingly, the committee has developed the following Policies and Procedures as a common reference source. The policies and procedures that follow are intended to be a statement of general guidance or philosophy to enable people unfamiliar with the tasks to approach and complete them. At all times we should be guided by the phrase, in accordance with practices generally employed in view of the existing circumstances.

Congregational Budget 2017

The Budget directs resources to meet mission goals. It establishes spending authority for the congregation's boards and committees.

Mission Support 2017

Selected Mission the congregation is supporting through its budget.

Teacher Responsibilities

1. Enjoy being a teacher 2. Be an example 3. Be prepared 4. Promote the purses of the Christian Education Ministry 5. Be on time 6. Teach proper doctrine 7. Use a variety of methods 8. Keep rooms neat and clean 9. Communicate 10. Contact substitute when necessary

Facilities Use Policy

The church’s facilities were provided through God’s benevolence and by the sacrificial generosity of church members. The church desires that its facilities be used for the fellowship of the Body of Christ and to bring God glory. Although the facilities are not generally open to the public, we make our facilities available to approved non-members as a witness to our faith, in a spirit of Christian charity, and as a means of demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in practice. These policies apply to members and non-members alike, in keeping with our congregation’s beliefs and practices.

Elder-in-charge Worship Service Duties

A pleasing worship service experience for others depends on you being early and organized. Arrive at least 30 minutes before service.

Instructions for Ushers

THANK YOU for being an usher. You are truly dedicated to serving the Lord or you wouldn’t be volunteering today.

Acolyte Training

Thank you for serving! Being an acolyte is an important role and not a cute errand or trivial task. As an acolyte you are one of the worship leaders. The Pastor is in charge of the Worship Service so he has the prerogative to tell you to deviate from these instructions.

Sound & Visual Instructions

Computer instructions for starting up the Kiosk computer. - 2017

Parent Permission Form

Standard Permission form for Youth events and actives that occurs off site.

Voter's Assembly June 2017

Draft Minutes from the June Voter's Assembly.