Hello Heritage District Lay Leadership!
I am Dave Johnson. Sylvia Harrison and I are your Co-Lay Leaders in our Heritage District. We are very thankful for the leadership you display in your churches. You might not hear a “Thank You” very often, but you are appreciated.
When I think of church lay leadership, I think of someone who has a heart for joyfully serving in our churches, in what are often challenging positions. As a lay leader you really have two critical functions. You have a responsibility to complete certain church tasks by yourself or through a small committee. The second function is to be an effective leader by being a dynamic representative and role model of Christian discipleship and living out your faith in the church and in your daily life.
This second responsibility just might be more difficult than the first. I say that, because it is for me. I have to keep reminding myself about the message in Matthew 22: 37-38 to “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself.” This simply means, we as lay leaders need to put the love of God and neighbor above all else. That neighbor may be within the church or out in your community. Thanks again for serving our Lord with the skills and gifts He has given you.
Sylvia and I want to meet and greet our Heritage lay leaders through the help of ZOOM. We will be having ZOOM meetings on November 10th and 11th with all four of our sub-district churches. The schedule will be as follows:
SE District Laity: November 10th @ 5:30pm.
NE District Laity: November 10th @ 7pm
SW District Laity: November 11th @ 5:30pm
NW District Laity: November 11th @ 7pm.
Sylvia and I want this ZOOM meeting to be informal and welcoming. We thought that we would have just one question for everybody during the meeting. What ministry at your church has started, changed or grown this past year? We will also briefly discuss, if you all would want to continue quarterly ZOOM meetings in the future with different topics.
Peace and Blessings to you all,
** More information including the ZOOM link will be sent to all the local church Lay Leader’s emails that we have. Please make sure that they are correct on your Leadership tab of the Charge Conference reporting.