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Committees/Ministry Teams of the
Congregation Council

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President and Secretary of the Congregation Council, the chairs of the Administration and Personnel, Church Property and the Finance Committees and the Lead Pastor.  Between meetings of the Congregation Council, the Executive Committee has all of the authority of the Congregation Council, with the exception of borrowing money.  The Executive Committee is periodically called upon to act in place of the Congregation Council between meetings of the Council when routine actions are required that are time sensitive or when it is impractical or impossible to convene the entire Council.

Administration and Personnel Committee
Our mission: The mission of the Administration and Personnel Committee is to enable pastoral, program and support staff members to employ their gifts enabling Trinity to pursue its ministry and mission.  The committee's chief concern is to enhance and enable the staff in the development of their gifts and to strive to provide a Christian environment in which they serve."

The Administration and Personnel (A&P) Committee is the Human Resources Department of the Church and is involved in all employment areas - salary, health insurance, pension - for both the rostered staff and lay employees.  The Committee is also responsible for administering, reviewing and updating the policies and procedures that guide the congregation.

Arts Ministry Team
Our mission:
We, as musicians and artists are passionate about sharing expressions of Godís gifts. Through ongoing events and exhibitions, we hope to celebrate these wonders of God with the congregation and community.

The Arts Ministry Team is responsible for helping to spread the Gospel through music and art.  The team assists the Director of Music Ministries with the yearly concert series and arranges for monthly art exhibits in the Gathering Space.  The team also oversees the maintenance of all the permanent artwork in addition to being the curators. 

Church Property Committee
Our mission:
We the volunteer members of the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church (Property Committee) will maintain and provide facilities and equipment for the multiple activities of the church. We will endeavor to allow people to comfortably and safely gather together on a daily basis to learn, join in fellowship, and worship our Lord Jesus Christ on their journey in discipleship.

The Church Property Committee is responsible for the proper care, protection and maintenance of the church property.  The committee not only oversees the immediate needs of the property and buildings, but also maintains a long range plan of major capital improvements and maintenance requirements.

Education Ministry Team
In cooperation with the pastors and program staff, the Education Ministry Team is responsible for organizing, promoting and supervising learning ministry opportunities for all ages within the congregation that are consistent with the teachings, principles and practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

ELCA Vocation Support Ministry Team
Our mission: To help identify, provide encouragement and financial support for the development of individuals preparing to serve Christ and his kingdom through ministry in a church related vocation.

The ELCA Vocation Support Ministry Team is responsible for recommending to Congregation Council all candidates eligible for registration in the ELCA.  The team administers the Church vocation Loan Fund and reviews all applications for use of the fund.  The team maintains a relationship with the candidates through the years of their vocational preparation and loan repayment/forgiveness.

Evangelism Ministry Team
Our Mission: Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Evangelism Ministry Team exists to share the love of Jesus with all of Godís children, engaging them right where they are, and encouraging them to join us as we continually grow into a richer, deeper relationship with the One Who loves us most: our Heavenly Father.

The Evangelism Ministry Team is responsible for nurturing, stimulating and leading members of the congregation to strengthen and deepen their faith. The team also is responsible for leading our congregation in reaching out to the un-churched and seekers with the Gospel, proclaiming Christ and inviting people into relationship with Him.

Fellowship Ministry Team
Our mission: Following the example of Christ, the Fellowship Ministry Team will promote an environment of Christian hospitality that fosters opportunities to provide fellowship, build strong relationships and encourage discipleship.

The Fellowship Ministry Team is responsible for congregation-wide social and fellowship activities.  The team coordinates such fellowship activities as the "Garden of Eatin'", the Thanksgiving dinner, the supper clubs, the church picnic, the "Dinner and a Movie" events at Trinity, family Advent wreath-making and supper and a variety of other activities.

Finance Committee
Our mission: The mission of the Finance Committee is to oversee the financial affairs of the Congregation to assure ongoing support of the church's mission and ministry as directed by the Congregation Council.  This committee provides financial counsel and support of all committees and staff in the use of member's tithes and offerings.

The Finance Committee is responsible for the oversight of all financial affairs of the congregation. All Funds are received, processed, recorded and disbursed in accordance with policies set forth and adopted through the Congregation Council.  The Finance Committee is responsible for balancing projected receipts against expenditures in order to maintain fiscal integrity.  This is done by working along with chairpersons of all Trinity committees and with the committee liaisons to Council.  The committee oversees memorial gifts, the endowment fund, capital campaigns, designated funds and board-designated reserves, and works with committees to use these funds in Trinityís mission and ministry.  The committee also provides information and reports to the congregation regarding the status of Trinityís financial gifts and their use.

IT/AV Ministry Team
Our mission: The mission of the IT/AV Ministry Team is to manage, maintain, procure, and plan for all of the information technology systems and audio visual equipment required to support mission and ministry functions of the committees and staff of Trinity Church.

The IT/AV Ministry Team is responsible for developing and maintaining an annual maintenance support budget to encompass all technical equipment, procuring new IT/AV equipment, establishing and maintaining training programs and developing a master IT/AV plan.

Missions Ministry Team
The Missions Ministry Team educates the congregation about world hunger and other issues impacting adequate nutrition, clean water and basic health care for all persons on our planet, and advocates for policy change to assure that all persons have access to adequate nutrition, clean water and basic health care; and  serves as a liaison between the congregation and ELCA Ėaffiliated and other missionaries supported by the congregation, and updates the congregation on the work of these missionaries.
The team carries out its functions of education and liaison through:
  - Bread Sunday, the sale of breads on the first Sunday of August, to raise funds for
    the ELCA World Hunger Appeal;
  - An Offering of Letters Sunday in cooperation with Bread for the World;
  - Financial support of the ELCA-affiliated and other missionaries supported by the
  - Regular communication between the committee and the ELCA missionaries supported
    by the congregation;
  - Articles in the parish newsletter and Sunday bulletin about the issues listed above; and
  - Other events as assigned by Congregation Council.

Parish Ministry Team
Our mission: As members of the Parish Ministry Team we act in Christian love and witness to faith in Christ as we continually strive to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Trinity members.  We welcome all who express a willingness to learn and help in any of these ministries.

The Parish Ministry Team is responsible for assisting the pastors in promoting the general welfare of the congregation and to assist the congregation in  responding to the needs of the sick, the infirm and the suffering within the congregation.

Publicity and Communication Ministry Team
Our mission: As the Publicity & Communication Ministry Team, we are called to individually and collectively share our gifts to daily promote Godís Word through print, electronic media and word of mouth as it related to the Mission of Trinity, our community of faith, and the local and global community.

The Publicity and Communication Ministry Team is responsible for the internal and external communications of Trinity. The team is responsible for the congregation's advertising in the newspaper and yellow pages and has oversight for the weekly bulletins, the Trinity Parish (our congregation newsletter), the annual report, the congregation directory and Trinity's website at

Social Ministry Team
Our mission: The Social Ministry Team is called to equip disciples at Trinity to minister to the needy within Central Pennsylvania.

The Social Ministry Team is responsible for stimulating the congregation to a broadened perspective of Christian social responsibility and for acting as the enabling body for carrying out responsible social ministry both within and outside the congregation.  The team focuses on the needs of people in the Harrisburg and West Shore regional area.

Stewardship Ministry Team
Our mission:
Proclaiming God's love for us through Jesus the Christ, the Stewardship Ministry Team seeks to encourage faithful discipleship by challenging all of Trinity's members to use their gifts of time, talent, and treasure prayerfully and thoughtfully in response to the grace we all receive.

The Stewardship Ministry Team is responsible for implementing a year-round stewardship emphasis for the congregation. The team strives to increase every memberís understanding of the theological and biblical basis of stewardship of our time, our talent, and our treasure.  The team's major emphasis is to communicate to the congregation in a consistent and frequent way the connection between our faith and the blessings we have been given by God and how we as God's people have an obligation to use our time, our talent, and our treasure as a way of deepening our faith and to the Glory of God.

Strategic Planning Committee
Our mission:  Called to energize Trinity's focus on vision and mission, and to recruit others to the mission, we will provide the planning support and direction to guide and focus time, talent, and resources to carry out the expressed mission and vision of the church while engaging and encouraging the congregation, its elected leaders, and staff.

The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining a 5- to 10-year strategic plan to carry out the congregation approved mission and vision of the Trinity Church. This committee is the responsible organization for Trinity Church for collecting data and soliciting information from the congregation on matters of future plans, analyzing and evaluating data and information, developing future-oriented implementation plans, and providing recommendations and guidance on the Trinity's mission, ministry, and supporting structures for the future. 

Worship Ministry Team
Our mission: 
As the congregationís Worship Ministry Team, we are called throughout the week, both within our building and in the community at large to enable Godís children to live out the commandment to give glory to God; to equip all of us through Word and Sacrament; and to send all of us into the world as His disciples.

The Worship Ministry Team, in cooperation with the pastors, the Director of Music Ministries and the Director of Music for Contemporary Worship, is responsible for worship services and devotional aids to the congregation that meet the diverse worship needs of the congregation and are consistent with the liturgical worship practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Youth Ministry Team
The Youth Ministry Team, in cooperation with the Director of Youth Ministry, is responsible for helping to guide each youth member of the congregation to a more mature faith in Jesus Christ and to integrate Christianity into the total life of each youth member.

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