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Constitution and By Laws


The Word of God requires that a Christian congregation shall conform to this Divine Word in doctrine and practice (Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 1:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:1-5), and that all things be done decently and in order (1Corinthians 14:40). Therefore we, the members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, accept and subscribe to the following Constitution and Bylaws, in accordance with which all spiritual and material affairs of our congregation shall be governed.






Guideline Manual for Church Officers and Boards

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Constitution requires the President of the congregation establish a Finance Committee and states that the Vice President will serve as the Finance Committee Chairman. Accordingly, the committee has developed the following Policies and Procedures as a common reference source. The policies and procedures that follow are intended to be a statement of general guidance or philosophy to enable people unfamiliar with the tasks to approach and complete them. At all times we should be guided by the phrase, in accordance with practices generally employed in view of the existing circumstances.





Finance Committee Policies and Procedures

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Constitution requires the President of the congregation establish a Finance Committee and states that the Vice President will serve as the Finance Committee Chairman. Accordingly, the committee has developed the following Policies and Procedures as a common reference source. The policies and procedures that follow are intended to be a statement of general guidance or philosophy to enable people unfamiliar with the tasks to approach and complete them. At all times we should be guided by the phrase, in accordance with practices generally employed in view of the existing circumstances.




Teacher Responsibilities

1. Enjoy being a teacher
2. Be an example
3. Be prepared
4. Promote the purses of the Christian Education Ministry
5. Be on time
6. Teach proper doctrine
7. Use a variety of methods
8. Keep rooms neat and clean
9. Communicate
10. Contact substitute when necessary




Facilities Use Policy

The church’s facilities were provided through God’s benevolence and by the sacrificial generosity of church members. The church desires that its facilities be used for the fellowship of the Body of Christ and to bring God glory. Although the facilities are not generally open to the public, we make our facilities available to approved non-members as a witness to our faith, in a spirit of Christian charity, and as a means of demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in practice. These policies apply to members and non-members alike, in keeping with our congregation’s beliefs and practices.




Elder-in-charge

ELDER-IN-CHARGE PRIMARY DUTIES

    -    ELDERS: Determine if other Elders are present; coord with them for any issues or special requirements; request help to retrieve offering at the end of the service
    -    USHERS: Cross-check with ushers for any specific issues or requirements
    -    SCRIPTURE READINGS: Ensure the Scripture readings for the service are posted on the Lectern
    o    Check the bulletin for the name of the Reader; once they have arrived, make sure they know they are scheduled to read
    o    IF no scheduled reader shows up, be prepared to request someone else on the list (posted in the Bride’s room), or perform the reading yourself
    -    ACOLYTE: Ensure that the scheduled acolyte has arrived; assist with his/her robing as needed; if no one shows up (should be there no later than 10 minutes prior to service), either find another one of our trained acolytes to cover the duty, or ask Curtis to do so. If no acolyte is in attendance, be prepared to perform the duty yourself.
    -    PASTOR: Meet with the Pastor as soon as he is available; determine if he has any taskings for you to address
    o    This could include prepping for a baptism (see below)
    o    If time permits, pray with Pastor prior to the service; try to include any other Elder in attendance, the acolyte, Curtis, etc.




Instructions for Ushers

THANK YOU for being an usher. You are truly dedicated to serving the Lord or you wouldn’t be volunteering today.



Acolyte Training

Thank you for serving! Being an acolyte is an important role and not a cute errand or trivial task. As an acolyte you are one of the worship leaders. The Pastor is in charge of the Worship Service so he has the prerogative to tell you to deviate from these instructions.



Sound & Visual Instructions

Computer instructions for starting up the Kiosk computer. - 2017



Parent Permission Form

Standard Permission form for Youth events and actives that occurs off site.



Greeter Guidelines

The purpose of a greeter is to welcome people by welcoming everyone to Good Shepherd with a smile and a warm greeting. The purpose of a greeter is to welcome people by welcoming everyone to Good Shepherd with a smile and a warm greeting.



Budget 2020


2020 BUDGET:The congregation sets ministry priorities through its budget. The budget establishes spending authority for Boards & Committees. Budgeted funds are not "real" until they are collected through donations.

Pick up your copy of the proposed 2020 Budget in the Narthex for next week's voters assembly meeting.



Altar Guild Communion Duties


Altar Guild - 2015 Communion Setup / Cleanup Duties