Book of Discipline (2012) ¶ 252.1. Purpose - The church council (Administrative Council) shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church.
1. The NURTURING MINISTRIES give attention to needs of the congregation, including education, worship, Christian formation, and stewardship. 2. The OUTREACH (MISSION) MINISTRIES give attention to the local and larger community ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy, which can take many forms. 3. The WITNESS MINISTRIES give attention to evangelistic outreach and sharing of faith stories, communications, and other means that express witness for Jesus Christ. The Witness function gives people an opportunity to share their faith in word and deed. Witness ministries focus on developing and strengthening evangelistic efforts within our church and in our community. Basically---how we share our experience of the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ in our caring, sharing, listening, visiting, praying, hospitality and all we do out of our experience of God’s love in Christ is our witness.
Dakota City Witness Ministries (just to name a few):
Quarterly Senior Luncheons provide an opportunity for fellowship for Seniors, Retirees, and others in our community.
Fashion Scarves, local women’s shelter
Craft items for Children’s sermons throughout the year
Seasonal tokens / gifts for children and youth throughout the year
Caring Cards – Sent regularly
Birthday and Anniversary cards – sent monthly
Yard Crosses, local residents
Christmas Fruit Baskets, local residents
If you an idea for the Witness Team or would like to get involved in Witness Ministry at Dakota City, please contact Linda Hirchert, 712.212.1975 or any other team member: Barb Strong, Ruth Gillaspie, Karen McClain, Charlotte Doenhoefer, Shirley Sides, Marge Bauman, and Pat Lane.