Reports

Constitution and By Laws

Dated
November
2013

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.



Officers and Boards Guide

Dated
May
2012

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.



Budget 2021

Range
January
-
December


2021 BUDGET:

God has been faithful to us through our members generosity.

The congregation sets ministry priorities through its budget.

The budget is spending authority given to the Boards & Committees by the congregation. Budgeted funds are not "real" until they are collected (received) through donations.

Our expenditures have not exceed the spending authority (budget) nor has our receipts (received donations) equaled the spending authority (budget). However, in some years income exceeds expenses that allow us to accumulate funds for major repairs, such as mold remediation and roof repairs.

Acolyte Guide

Dated
April
2010

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.

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



Altar Guild Guide

Dated
January
2015

Altar Guild - 2015 Communion Setup / Cleanup Duties
For more information email: Jean Grieve.



Elder-in-Charge Guide

Dated
February
2019

ELDER-IN-CHARGE PRIMARY DUTIES

- ELDERS: Determine if other Elders are present; coord with them for any issues or special requirements; request help to retrieve offering at the end of the service

- USHERS: Cross-check with ushers for any specific issues or requirements

- SCRIPTURE READINGS: Ensure the Scripture readings for the service are posted on the Lectern

- ACOLYTE: Ensure that the scheduled acolyte has arrived; assist with his/her robing as needed; if no one shows up (should be there no later than 10 minutes prior to service), either find another one of our trained acolytes to cover the duty, or ask Curtis to do so. If no acolyte is in attendance, be prepared to perform the duty yourself.

- PASTOR: Meet with the Pastor as soon as he is available; determine if he has any taskings for you to address.



Facilities Use Guide

Dated
January
2016


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.
For more information email: Darrell Bittle.


Facility Use Request Form

Dated
January
2016


The person signing this agreement attests that he/she is the one responsible for adherence to the policy set forth on the reverse side and for compliance with the rules set forth below:

For more information email: Darrell Bittle.




Finance Committee Guide

Dated
February
2011

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.



Greeter Guide

Dated
January
2019

The purpose of a greeter is to welcome people by welcoming everyone to Good Shepherd with a smile and a warm greeting.



Parent Permission Form

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



Sound & Screen Guide

Dated
January
2017

Computer instructions for starting up the Kiosk computer.

These are a bit out of date to current procedures but in a pinch they will work.
For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



Teacher Guide

Dated
May
2012

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
For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



Usher Guide

Dated
April
2010

THANK YOU for being an usher. You are truly dedicated to serving the Lord or you wouldn’t be volunteering today.
For more information email: Frank Shaw.