Board Members Mr. Jacob Hlinak
Mr. Lou Richard
Pastor Ken Kratz
THE BOARD OF EVANGELISM
The board shall consist of at least three members, including the chairman, vice-chairman and secretary. Additional members may be appointed as needed. The basic objectives of this board are the bringing of the Gospel to the un-churched, the enlistment of all God’s people in the work of spreading the Gospel, the deepening of the faith and activity of the members of this congregation, and proper soul accounting at all times. That the objectives of this board may be carried out, the following specific responsibilities are assigned. Examples of duties, but not limited to, are:
Assist the Pastor in proclaiming the Gospel to all people and in the recruiting and training of members for evangelism efforts. Make a special effort to invite prospective members to attend Bible information classes.
Foster a climate of evangelism that encourages congregation members informally and spontaneously to share Christ with one another, the backsliding and the unsaved. Promote the reception, orientation and integration of new members or other individuals and invite them to attend events and other activities.
Emphasize evangelism projects such as an intensive every-member education program. In conjunction with Youth Christian Education board emphasize child and youth evangelism, both in participation and outreach.
Establish and maintain a continuing program of publicity for the congregation and its activities, reflecting on the congregation and its commitment to the Gospel.
Encourage evangelism programs in and through the organizations and societies of Immanuel and suggest projects that emphasize evangelism.
Be responsible for having a prospect file maintained and ensure that the Pastor or members of this board contact prospects.
Be concerned for those moving into the community and for those (both members and prospects) moving into other areas. Use any and all means available for maintaining such contacts.
Be concerned about the reception, orientation and integration of new members into the congregation (“starter package” for new members, etc.). Review their progress after six to twelve months.
Be conscious of the atmosphere of friendliness in the congregation toward members and visitors and suggest ways and means of improvement to the Board of Elders, such as greeters and ushers.
Initiate an annual evaluation of the performance of the congregation with regard to the mission statement in conjunction with the boards, committees and organizations of Immanuel.
Study and adopt or adapt suggestions by the evangelism departments of Synod, District and Circuit.