|They also assist the pastor in many ways during worship services. They coordinate the scheduling of acolytes and readers, both schedule and serve as readers, ushers, and administering communion.
Board of Directors
The primary role of the Board of Directors of Immanuel Lutheran Church shall be to provide accountability and support for the Senior Pastor through written Guiding Principles. The Guiding Principles include: Mission Principles that define for the Senior Pastor what ends the Church exists to achieve, Boundary Principles that define for the Senior Pastor what means may not be used in pursuit of achieving those ends, and Accountability Principles that define for the Board Chairperson how the Board is to establish the Guiding Principles and to monitor the Senior Pastor’s compliance with them.
The Vision of Immanuel is to see people CONNECT with Jesus in a meaningful way. We want people to know a life of faith that is about the EXPERIENCE of walking with Jesus daily. We want to see people RESTOREd to a right relationship to God and to one another through the cross of Christ. And we want to see this same pattern REPEATed time and again in Memphis.
Mission Principles include evangelism, worship, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship. The highest priority of Immanuel Lutheran Church is evangelism. The Board consists of six elected members plus the Senior Pastor, who is the only Staff person on the Board. The term of office for Board Members is three years. Terms are staggered and term limits apply. After working through the nominating process, Board Members are elected each year (replacing terms which expire) from a list of qualified candidates presented at the annual Voters’ Assembly meeting. Board Members currently serving include: