"In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." - Romans 12:4
The role of the Congregational Life Team at NPC is to help all members find a place(s) in the life of our church community, to further deepen and enrich their own relationship with God, and to find activities that appeal to them and from which they might be blessed. We help to integrate new members into the life of the church, and to lead members into greater fellowship, participation and service. As such, we work cooperatively with many of the other ministries of the church.
We actively encourage new members as well as less active current members to find areas of interest to them in the life of the church.
We assist the Director of Membership in new member classes, and offer a series of informal opportunities provided exclusively for those involved in new member classes to be exposed to one or more long-standing members on a personal one-on-one or small group basis.
Our team is intentional in our daily conversations with all members to indications of those who might wish to become more active and may be simply awaiting a spoken invitation.
Our team acts in a hospitality role, seeking to make all members comfortable in any/all situations whether they are new to the group or have been a longtime attendee.
We try to organize and host several activities each year that have congregation-wide appeal to provide forums for members and friends to enjoy each other's company and personal journeys informally.
We collaborate with other ministries in getting the word out about various programs available either seasonally or throughout the year. We encourage members who have faithfully stayed in their chosen program, either out of habit or comfort, to branch out and experiment with trying additional or alternative offerings.
We encourage all members to participate in some way, in some program or activity that will give them the opportunity to further deepen their relationship with God through study and fellowship with others.
'Adult Participation' and Children's Ministry brochures are updated periodically throughout the year and are available at information areas around the church.
Appropriate formats of a Spiritual Gifts offering, to help those interested in more deeply understanding the unique gift(s) that God has bestowed upon each of us, is being considered for 2010.
NPC wants to make it possible for every member to express his or her gifts in ministry, in whatever limited or expansive amount of time each individual has available to them.
Our team assists in matching volunteers with ministries. We are frequently called upon to help find interested individuals to provide a wide variety of services, ranging from as little as 15 minutes prior to a meeting, to as much as an hour or two weekly.
To discover how you can help facilitate one or more of the minsitries in our church and/or community partners, check out the indiviual ministry section online for contact information, or use the Response Card at the end of the "Pursuing Your Purpose" ministry opportunities booklet, available at the church.STAFF
Director of Congregational Life
203-655-1451 ext 48
203-655-1451 ext 40
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