Adult Ministry and Outreach
We use, as a starting place for our evangelism activities, Matthew 28:19
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
Outreach is accomplished through our members daily witnessing Christ's love for them. While the evangelism committee suggests ideas, and sponsors certain activities, we believe that evangelism should happen as a result of building a relationship with another person.
As a congregation, we do make a conscious effort to be welcoming and inviting to visitors without being too pushy. As a result of a committee's work over a several year period, we instituted a greeter program, upgraded the signage in our buildings and did an extreme overhaul on our nursery. We come together on Sunday to worship Christ, but more importantly to receive the gifts that he has prepared for us to receive. Once we have been nourished, we can in turn go about our various vocations sharing our faith with our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members.
If we live authentically, Christ's love for us will show to the rest of the world, thus evangelism is just part of who we are, and what we do.
One of the activities that demonstrated our outreach attempts was preparing food and taking it to areas where those who are homeless are known to gather in the afternoon and evening. We were able to provide much-needed meals for individuals and families in need why also offering that our motivation for this activity was to let them know that the reason we do this is because Christ first loved us, and we want to share His love with them.
Another long-going ministry is Operation Soup. Once started as a Sunday school mission, it has grown to where the congregation helps provide food for families in need.
As our children move to Confirmation age (starting as they enter grade 6), they begin to participate in youth group activities. Confirmation classes teach the children about the key elements of the Lutheran Faith, the Creeds and our Catechism. After their instruction is finished in the Spring of their 7th grade year, the children become confirmed members of the church.
We offer Sunday School programming for the teens all the way through high school, and hope that as they graduate from high school, they will join our young adult group to continue their education and fellowship.
Our youth group is very active in both local service and fun activities. They regularly go to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Ohio District Junior High gatherings as well as the LCMS National Youth Gathering. At the LCMS Junior High Gathering, there are approximately 800 youth that come together for various fun games and keynote speakers. The National Gathering brings together approximately 28,000 youth from around the country for worship, Bible Study, service events and fellowship.
We have many youth that are vital to leading worship service. They assist in things, such as serving as an acolyte, singing or playing an instrument in our Praise Team, operating the sound board and enhancing the worship with their instrumental skills during the traditional service.
Young Adult Ministry
For some people, after having graduated high school, they look for ways to remain connected with their church. In addition to worship services, Faith provides an opportunity for young adults to come together to discuss the joys and struggles associated with this time of life. This group meets on a weekly basis, and rotates between Bible Study, Volunteer activities and some form of fellowship.
For further information, please contact the church office at 440-255-2229.
Faith's pastor was approached by a young man looking for a project to complete as he tried to become an Eagle Scout. At the same time, we were looking to design and install a 9-hole Frisbee golf course on our property. This project sparked his interest and for the next several months, he walked the property, laid out the course, installed cement pads and the Frisbee baskets. The end result is a course you can play.
Those who play regularly call it a "putting" course, but they enjoy it because it can be played quickly and by playing the holes in a different rotation, the 9-hole course becomes an 18-hole course. We invite the public to come, and enjoy some time honing their skills, or just enjoy being outside for a bit.
Several families will play the course and then enjoy a lunch under our pavilion. So, come – and have some fun.
Our Women's Guild meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. They rotate between a guest speaker, a service project, or social activity. Regardless, fellowship and fun are always on the agenda.
To get more information or get involved, please contact Carol Lynn.
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