Empowering Your Members to Serve, Lori Lorig
In our love for Christ and our appreciation for the gift of salvation, we want our congregations to do all they can with the gospel. But “all they can” means our churches cannot just rely on pastors, staff ministers, and teachers to do ministry. (This becomes especially true at this time of high vacancies.) Our congregations need church leaders to “equip [God’s] people for works of service, so the body of Christ may be built up” (Ephesians 4:12).
This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to see their church doing all the gospel ministry they can by empowering members to serve. It lays out a system where church leaders are not the only the doers of ministry. Instead, church leaders are responsible for engaging, equipping, and empowering members for ministry. (If it’s everyone’s responsibility, we know it’s really no one’s responsibility.)
In our time together, we will look at how Jesus developed disciples for ministry. Come explore time and talent stewardship in this interactive workshop. You will learn how to build an engaging, equipping, and empowering long-term, sustainable system that adds value to all your people as they live out their faith, both inside and outside the walls of your church. You will walk away from this breakout with three clear next steps and hopefully find a friend who can walk alongside you in the process. (God didn’t design us to do ministry alone.)
Lori Lorig is the passionate leader of the Faith Unleashed Consulting Team and has been activating volunteers for over thirty-five years. She served as the Coordinator of Member Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, Ill. from 2008 until 2015 where she first built the sustainable Member Ministry system. In 2015 Trinity was worshiping 400 each week and 399 members were actively engaged in ministry.
In 2017, with the encouragement of her husband and pastor, Lori started Faith Unleashed Consulting which serves WELS congregations, schools, and individuals through online and in-person workshops. Her signature service is an eighteen month consulting process that assists churches in designing and building a customizable system to engage, equip, and empower members. This process includes training a Member Ministry Coordinator. The coordinator serves alongside pastor(s) as the “Human Resource Coordinator.” Faith Unleashed works across the country with mission congregations to large churches adapting to sizes and needs.