Engaging, Equipping, and Empowering Members for Ministry, Lori Lorig
Does your congregation follow the “80/20 Rule”? When it comes to volunteerism, do you get the same twenty percent of members doing eighty percent (or more!) of the work?
St. Paul writes, “Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed” (1 Corinthians 12:1). Paul continues, “To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (12:7). God gifts Christians to serve him and their fellow man in all aspects of life, including the congregational life. Yet many WELS members do not believe they have spiritual gifts. No wonder so many churches struggle to find people to serve in positions within their congregation.
Is there a way to create a sustainable member ministry system that teaches the Biblical foundations of serving, helps people to discover their unique gifts and passions, and connects them with meaningful ministry? Yes, there is! In this session, Lori Lorig from Faith Unleashed Consulting will share The 8 Key Components of a Member Ministry System. At Trinity Lutheran (Crete, Illinois) they use a unique discovery process called SHAPED to Serve that helps the congregation get the right people serving in the right place at the right time and for the right reason. Come learn how to unleash more people into ministry!
Lori Lorig is the passionate leader of Faith Unleashed Consulting. She has been an active Christian leader and volunteer coordinator for over thirty years. In 2008 she was hired by Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, Illinois to build a system that would engage more people in service. Lori, along with an amazing team of individuals, created a sustainable member ministry system at Trinity. Lori now helps other pastors, member ministry coordinators, and lay leaders in creating their own Member Ministry System.
Lori serves as the President of the Christian Women’s Leadership Circle at Wisconsin Lutheran College, is on the WELS Adult Discipleship Task Force on Assimilation, serves on the Wellness Committee of Illinois Lutheran Schools and also as a Bible class facilitator and on the Sermon Prep Team in her home congregation. Lori and her husband, Alan, have been happily married for 37 years. She loves to travel, learn and spend time with family and friends.