“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” Richard Cushing
Let's face it, nobody likes a meeting. Planning isn't glamerous. But it is necessary to cast a vision for the future and take steps to turn that vision into reality. Planning can also build lifelong friendships, increase engagement in the life of the church, and reconnect you to your gifts and passions. Now, more than ever, God calls us to vision with Him for the future of Brightwood Christian Church.
Here, we do that through committees. Committee is a nasty word in some minds, but each one represents an area of ministry where the church is engaged. We hope you will commit to pray for, work with, or plan with one of the following committees. If you have a special interest in helping with one of them, please contact Pastor Jana.
Worship and Devotional Life This group leads the membership in a genuine experience of worship and music and helps to enrich personal and family devotional life. It helps with temporary pulpit supply, coordination of baptism and the Lord's Supper, music, midweek and special prayer services and the encouragement of prayer among the faithful. Have an exciting idea for a worship service, a curiosity about a particular form of prayer, or an idea for a beautiful decoration in the sanctuary for Pentecost? This is where you belong!
Christian Education This group develops an effective program of religious education for the entire Church. It helps plan Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, youth activities, mid-week educational projects, leadership education, and coordinates with other committees for educational purposes. Did you love Sunday School when you were a kid? DId you hate Sunday School when you were a kid and now have some great opinions about how other kids could avoid your experience? Do you have ideas for youth group activities? Are there things you wish you knew about the Bible or faith that you'd like to see us explore together? This is where you belong!
Church Growth This group will encourage the church to share their love of Jesus and to organize us for that purpose. They gather a list of prospective members and plan how best to engage with new members. Have you had a great experience when visiting a church and some ideas to share of how we can increase our hospitality? Do you love to talk to and meet new people? Do you like to get creative with public engagement? This is where you belong!
Membership Development This group maintains contact with the church membership so that we can develop a spirit of love within the congregation founded on a common love for Christ. The group promotes visitation projects, helps to call folks that haven't been around in a while, plans our social calendar, and all around works to help us have fun together! Are you friendly? Do you like to have fun? Do you like to plan parties? Can you talk on the phone? This is where you belong!
World Outreach This group fosters a world vision within the church. They recommend the church's annual missionary and benevolent budget. They plan events to support missions, near and far, sponsor interdenominational activities, and do what it takes to keep the needs of others in the forefront of our minds. Love to help others? Want to help others help others? Have a big heart or a special passion for a particular kind of mission? This is where you belong!
Stewardship and Finance This group helps develop stewardship among the members and directs the financial program of the church. It is responsible for promoting stewardship education, keeping the budget, and encouraging future endowments in the church and world. Love math? Hate math, but love the Lord and know the power of God's generosity? Love what generosity has done in your life? This is where you belong!
Property and Grounds This group cares for the properties of the church. It works with the trustees to keep everything in proper condition. It studies the property needs of the church and makes recommendations for improvements, and keeps the church adequately protected against possible loss or damage. Do you like to build things? Do you like to tinker? Do you have ideas about how we can use our building in new ways to glorify God? This is where you belong!
Memorial Committee This group is responsible for acknowledging, organizing, and making recommendations about those gifts given to the church in memory of a loved one. Do you like to make people feel the gratitude of the church? Do you have engaging ideas for interesting ministries or ministry tools? Do you like to think about the future? This is where you belong!