Boards and Committees
The Administrative Council administers all spiritual and material affairs of Lord of Life, and it is accountable to the congregation.
The Board of Elders is responsible for looking after the spiritual and temporal welfare of the Pastor(s), and the spiritual welfare of all members of the congregation.
The Board of Family Ministry provides family fellowship opportunities for supporting and equipping all types of families in all stages of life with the hope, strength and growth in a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Board of Outreach is responsible for reaching the unchurched in the local area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ; for teaching the members of Lord of Life to be effective witnesses, and encouraging all members to participate in mission opportunities locally and worldwide. The Board of Outreach fosters good will and encourages new members and visitors to create a sense of united family in our congregation.
The Board of Youth Ministry is responsible for planning and organizing youth events that encourage Christian fellowship and service to help youth grow in their faith. The Youth Ministry Board is a team of adults who contribute to the outreach of young people according to their gifts - some in administration and leadership, some in resource or prayer support. The Board oversees the operation and maintenance of the Youth Groups.
The Board of Children's Ministry is responsible for assisting parents to help their children learn more about Jesus and God's plan for their lives. Bible-based, relevant teaching is provided in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
The Board of Properties is responsible for God-pleasing supervision of all maintenance and improvement activities for Lord of Life's buildings and grounds.
The Board of Stewardship Life is responsible for teaching and encouraging members in the use of their spiritual and temporal gifts through the congregation, Texas District, and Synod to the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom. The stewardship ministry gives special emphasis to practical Biblical principles for everyday living, and joy of seeking God's will in all areas of life. In addition to sponsoring classes and contests to promote spiritual growth, the Board directs our annual re-dedication time.
Other Ministry Opportunities
Objective/purpose of ministry: Acolytes/crucifers—this is a ministry to give the Jr. High Youth (6th-8th grade) an opportunity to serve in worship Services and develop leadership qualities while gaining self confidence.
This is a group of church members who serve by caring for the special linens, paraments, and utensils that are necessary for performing the Sacraments and the liturgy. Members receive training and serve at monthly intervals, or at holiday services as needed.
Banners and Paraments
As part of the Altar Guild, interested individuals create banners to enhance the chancel according to the season of the church year.
Greeters work in teams to extend hospitality to guests at Lord of Life worship services and special events. Someone may have just moved into the area, decided to change churches, or was moved by some event in their lives to try out a church to see what this religion thing is all about anyway! The Board of Outreach encourages all confirmed members to join the Greeters Ministry. It is a great way to meet and learn who the members are, in addition to being that comforting first impression for the visitor. Your training will involve spending a Sunday morning co-greeting with a veteran couple who can take you through the things to remember when greeting visitors (sign in the guest book, given them information if asked, etc.)
The Minister of Information Technology is a skilled volunteer who is responsible for directing the use of computers and data communication technology to support the mission and ministry of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The MIT is assisted by other church members with experience in technology, accomplishing varied duties including networking, researching the cost-effectiveness of upgrades, operating our church sound system, and maintaining our web site.
Kitchen Angels are volunteers who keep our main kitchen clean, orderly and stocked for the hospitality and fellowship ministry of the church. Our kitchen is the crossroads for members and guests, young and old. Kitchen Angels help provide a welcoming atmosphere for all, through good maintenance and organization.
The Library strives to provide quality Christian books and media to the members of Lord of Life. Volunteers for the Library are needed to process and catalogue donations and returned items, reshelve books and videos, send thank-you notes for donations, periodically thin the library, and work with other members to find particular items.
Pastor's Prayer Partners
This group participates in a silent yet powerful ministry of intercessory prayer as a special request comes to the Pastor's attention. These individuals will lift individuals up in their own private prayers and devotions. Contact: Pastor Shaltanis
The Sound Technicians operate the sanctuary sound system during worship services and other special events as the need arises.
Usher ministry is a special ministry, essential to the worship service, and it only requires about an hour and a half of your time for each Sunday served. Ushers work in teams to help the Elders ensure that all aspects of the worship service are carried out in a reverent, God-pleasing way. The ministry is open to all confirmed members of Lord of Life, and training is provided by the Elders. Ushers ensure the sanctuary is ready for the worship service, assist with making coffee before the first service, greet worshipers, distribute bulletins, distribute and collect attendance books, direct communicants and their families to the altar during Communion, assist with offering plates, and pick up items left in the sanctuary after the service. A shirt and tie for men and a dress for women is preferred, but not required. However, jeans and shorts are generally to casual for the importance of this ministry.