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12/2/2012 Presentation at the All In Congregational Potluck Dinner

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  1. 1. “All In” Potluck Dinner Welcome! December 2, 2012“All In” to Designour Future Ministry
  2. 2. “All In” Goals Understand members’ needs Promote programs Pay down the land mortgage“All In” to Designour Future Ministry
  3. 3. Our First “Official” Congregation1987 – Bethlehemworships first as an“official” congregation atHillcrest School in Belton,where Dian Neugebauerteaches Sunday schoolin the hall. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  4. 4. Grace AloneGod loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  5. 5. The church environment is friendly at Bethlehem. ResponsesStrongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Strongly Agree Agree 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry Percentages
  6. 6. Promoting our ProgramsMore than 40 volunteers made effort to call 350 families. Average of 3 calls were made to connect and discuss all the programs our church provides. That’s over 1000 phone calls. Thanks for reaching out to one another! “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  7. 7. I worship at another/othercongregations on a regular basis. Yes No “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  8. 8. Understand Members’ NeedsOver 250 surveys were collected during the “All In” campaign. Average time to complete the survey was 25 minutes. That equates to over 100 hours, or approximately 2.5 weeks worth of work. Thanks for sharing and connecting! “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  9. 9. “All In” Thanks … for being involved! … for all the prayer requests! … for the helping hands! … connecting and caring!“All In” to Designour Future Ministry
  10. 10. Pay Down the Land MortgageBethlehem has two main mortgages. The building mortgage and the land mortgage. The land mortgage requires payment of $2300 per month. That’s equivalent to $27,000 per year. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  11. 11. Did you know?In May 1986, Pastor David Reimnitz, as a recent graduate of Concordia-St Louis, received a call from the Missouri District Board of Missions to be a “Missionary-at- large.” His mission -- establish a congregation in the Belton-Raymore area. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  12. 12. Bethlehem’s Mission Statement “We seek to save the lost and strengthen the saved.” Based on “The Great Commission,” Matthew 28:19-20 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  13. 13. Ground Breaking1989 – Groundbreaking for firstchurch buildingon April 2. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  14. 14. Scripture AloneThe Bible is Gods inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  15. 15. What initially attracted you to Bethlehem? Responses Facilities Youth ProgramChristian Education Fellowship Convenience Worship Pastors 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry Percentages
  16. 16. Did you know?Administrative expenditures in support of the “All In” campaign total less than $5,000. Your campaign staff and volunteers saved the church $35,000 in consulting fees and administrative costs (reference IBTS). Thanks for saving our treasure! “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  17. 17. What does it mean – LCMS?The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the teachings of Martin Luther. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  18. 18. Fellowship Hall1997 –Ground-breaking forthe fellowshiphall. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  19. 19. Did you know?The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  20. 20. I am a member of Bethlehem. Yes No “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  21. 21. Did you know?More than 40 volunteers worked an average of 20 hours each to connect with our congregation, to hear concerns, engage in discussion, and promote our programs. That’s 1/2 a year’s worth of work. Thanks for your time and talent! “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  22. 22. The best way to communicate with you about church news and activities?Ranked 1. Email (including message blast) 2. Print (weekly Starlett, flyers, etc.) 3. Telephone 4. Text message 5. Website “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  23. 23. New Sanctuary2007 – Dedicationof the newsanctuary onJanuary 7. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  24. 24. My family unit:∗ Single Adult – 12%∗ Single w/Child(ren) – 4%∗ Single w/Grown Children – 4%∗ Married, No Children – 11 %∗ Married, w/Child(ren) – 28%∗ Married w/Grown Children – 40%“All In” to Designour Future Ministry
  25. 25. Why the name “Bethlehem?”The name was chosen during the season of Advent. “Bethlehem” connotes God’s gift of salvation by sending our Savior, a message of great joy that we carry with us always on our spiritual journey. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  26. 26. How many times do you worship at Bethlehem each month? None 0-1 times 2-3 times4 or more times 0 20 40 60 80 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  27. 27. What types of social/fellowship activities for child(ren)? 1. Trips 2. Sporting activities 3. Mission activities “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  28. 28. I have a sense of belonging at Bethlehem.Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Strongly Agree Agree 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  29. 29. What can the church do to strengthen your child’s Christian education and faith? 1. Adopt/support missionary effort 2. Youth activities and trips “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  30. 30. My age group: 12-1819-25 65 & Up 26 - 40 55 - 64 41 - 54 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  31. 31. What other forms of communication are important to you? 31.8% respondedRanked 1. Face to face 2. Verbal interaction 3. Face Book (calendar of events) 4. Mailings (newsletter) “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  32. 32. I prefer education to be provided by:Outside speakers Lay Members Pastors 0 20 40 60 80 100 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  33. 33. 56% responded “I dream about the day when...”Ranked 1. I meet Jesus 2. All members are Stewards 3. All members involved 4. Our Youth are engaged 5. Pews are filled 6. BLC is debt free 7. Un-churched Reached in Cass County “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  34. 34. Faith AloneBy His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  35. 35. Do you feel you are an effective steward of the church by giving of your... Treasure Talent No Yes Time 0 20 40 60 80 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  36. 36. What personal expectations/needs are not being met here? 46.5% respondedRanked 1. Personal connection and interest between our members 2. Youth is not being ministered to (something different needs to happen) 3. More outreach to members 4. Staff nursery “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  37. 37. Temporary Sanctuary1997 – Tradingspaces—the newfellowship halleventually serves usvery well as atemporary sanctuary. “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  38. 38. What mission outreach activities forthe community are most important? 67.3% respondedRanked 1. Focus outreach on one another 2. Focus on local community 3. Adopt/support missionary effort 4. Youth activities and trips 5. Pre- and after-school care “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  39. 39. What types of Christian education experience do you prefer?Cont. & connected series Lecture Small group discussion Topical studies 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  40. 40. What peer group programs for church members? 69.8% respondedRanked 1. Married Couples 2. Caregivers 3. Single Adults 4. Single Parents 5. Mentor Family for New Members 6. Stay at Home Moms 7. Girl’s Night Out Bible Study “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  41. 41. I have a peer group at Bethlehem that helps me stay connected.Strongly Disagree Disagree Strongly Agree Neutral Agree 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  42. 42. What social/fellowship activities would be of interest to you? 72.2% respondedRanked 1. Dinner Groups (Dinner for 8) 2. Movie Nights 3. Game Nights 4. Craft Groups 5. Sports Activities and Events “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  43. 43. What can the church do to help strengthen your Christian education and faith? 55% respondedRanked 1. Small Groups/Bible Study 2. Christian Action 3. Community Outreach 4. Youth Focus 5. Enhance Current Services 6. Task Force for Topic “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  44. 44. Challenge Coin Challenge Coin“In view of God’s mercy offer your bodies as livingsacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is yourspiritual act of worship.” (Romans 12:1) “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  45. 45. If a week-night worship service… which day(s) and time(s) would you prefer? 74% respondedTop Three 1. Saturday PM 2. Wednesday PM 3. Thursday PM “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  46. 46. What changes would you like to see in the worship service? 69.7% respondedRanked 1. Communion 2. Music Selection 3. Traditional / Contemporary 4. Sermons (length) “All In” to Design our Future Ministry
  47. 47. Bethlehem Lutheran Church - LCMS310 Johnston ParkwayRaymore, MO 64083-9673816.322.3606bethlehem-raymore.orginfo@bethlehem-raymore.org

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