Committees at Light of Christ

Committees are the heart and soul of Light of Christ. Lay leadership within committees allows for members to make their own mark in this community. Each committee functions differently but all come together to give this congregation life, energy, and new goals.

Light of Christ's Council is made up of elected members of the congregation. Each serve a two year term, and are responsible for the general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation. Council's priority is to create and develop long-term goals that put Light of Christ's ministry and service at the focus. Members meet once a month, and participate in an annual council retreat. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, financial & property matters and annual budget review. Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6:30pm in Room 101.

Responsible for the education programs of children 3 year-olds through grade 6 including Sunday School, IGNITE, Wednesday Spark, and Vacation Bible School. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm

Plan, recruit, implement and volunteer for youth programs and events (for youth grades 7 through 12) such as Confirmation, high school ministries, the Spaghetti Dinner, Mission Trips and other youth fellowship activities. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 5:30pm.

Responsible for initiating and stimulating the fellowship life of the congregation. Committee helps with summer potluck, Rally Sunday, Youth Spaghetti Dinner, Donut Sundays, and more. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Responsible for evangelism and outreach to members. Encourage individual and congregational witness to the gospel in the community and world. Organize and carry out projects aimed at helping those less fortunate in our community and globally.  A few examples are year-round collection of food & personal care items for Helping Hands Food Shelf and Love, INC,  School Supplies drive, Christmas Sharing, Birthday Ministry, Buck-A-Chick and Chile missionary Karen Anderson. Meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Organizes the collection and catalog items into specific areas of interest in the church library. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 11am in the Library.

Assists the Financial Administrator and the Council and oversees the church finances. Meets as needed.

Responsible for affirming and strengthening the mission of the congregation and the ministry of the called staff.   Also provide the pastor his annual performance evaluation, passing along that information to the church council. Meets as needed.
 

Supports the council and church committees in hiring staff and other HR activities Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7pm.

Oversees the care and maintenance of the church property. Organizes biannual church clean up days. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Promotes the Christian discipline of stewardship by helping members grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents and finances God has entrusted to them.  We work to educate the church on the ministries their gift support, methods for giving, organizing the annual stewardship campaign & connecting fundraising activities to principles of stewardship. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Create opportunities for members of Light of Christ to gather together with fellow members and other Christians in the Delano area in a small group setting.  Help decide what Bible Studies to use in Sunday Morning Adult Education. Meets as needed.

Organizes prayer vigils, speakers, book club readings, and partnerships that enable Light of Christ to engage in social justice ministry within Delano and the greater Minnesota metro area. Meets monthly on the second at Wednesday at 8pm.

Responsible for the oversight of the worship life of the congregation.  Our duty is to encourage, support and offer feedback to the Pastor, Director of Music and Church Council.

  • Assist the Pastor in recommending service times, liturgical settings and any changes needed to better serve our congregation.
  • Help plan special service, including mid-week Lenten, Easter and Christmas
  • Ensure decorating is completed in the sanctuary and common areas for holidays and special occasions
  • Responsible for overseeing the sanctuary sound system and projection system including recruiting volunteers, maintaining equipment and securing equipment after each event.
  • Recruit and coordinate ushers, nursery attendants, acolytes, communion assistants, musicians, funeral assistants, wedding assistants, altar guild volunteers, holiday decorators and all other functions related to worship and music.
  • General oversight of the choirs of the church.
Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:30pm.