Our Parish Planning Council works on many aspects of congregational life. We hope to carry out the work Jesus has given us and to raise up God’s people for lives of Christian faith.
Spiritual Welfare: This board promotes spiritual wellness and encourages congregational unity through fellowship events. This group supports and visits members, promotes harmony and communication, and plans some "big ticket" events like the annual church picnic.
Evangelism: This board exists to build bridges to those who don’t know Jesus as Savior and to share the message of forgiveness with them. They help assimilate new members, follow up on visitors, and reach out to all. Our outreach events throughout the year are a big part of this team's activity.
Stewardship: This board seeks to develop God pleasing attitudes toward time, talents, and treasures within the congregation. They help set the ministry plan (aka ‘budget’) and organize volunteer efforts.
Parish Education: This group is entrusted with carrying out Christian education at First German. Except for our Lutheran elementary school, all educational ministry (VBS, Sunday School, Youth, etc) fall under this board. If you like working with children or if you have an idea for a Bible class topic or any other input regarding spiritual education, we are all ears.
Lutheran Schools: In conjunction with the principal, this board oversees our Lutheran elementary school and has a voice in the Manitowoc Lutheran High School Federation. We value Christian education and rejoice that God's people here are strong supporters of our Lutheran school.
Church Properties: This group maintains our current properties and repairs things when necessary. If you like working with your hands, gardening, or fixing things, this is the place for you!
More Service Groups
Other gatherings of Christians provide great opportunities for friendship and spiritual growth. These groups meet regularly: Branches (our women's group who gather for fun and various service opportunities), our Adult Choir (open to all who love to sing), and our Men's and Women's Bible study groups.