We encourage all our members
to be involved in a missional community. A missional community is a group of
Christians (typically three to twelve people – it may be a family unit) who
meet regularly to encourage one another to live with a missional mindset in
order to better bring Jesus’ love to bear upon people’s lives (particularly
those not yet in a meaningful relationship with Jesus). A missional community
typically identifies a missional neighborhood upon which they want to
concentrate their efforts. A missional neighborhood might be a geographic
neighborhood, a place of employment, a school, etc. To assist them in their
efforts missional communities when they get together to encourage one another
ask and share around five questions coined by Rev. Greg Finke:
-What is Jesus up to and doing in your missional
-What has God been saying to you and showing you
in and through His Word? How and to what has God been nudging you?
-With whom in your missional neighborhood have
you been in conversation? What are you learning (joys and sorrows, interests,
needs) and how are you doing in developing and enjoying a caring, loving
-What opportunities do you have to do good, to
express Your loving care and God’s loving care?
-For whom are you praying and how can we support
you in prayer?
To learn more about MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES at Mount Olive, click here!
If you would like more information about any of these ministries and/or
about how you might get involved, contact Bill Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815.399.3171.
Other Ministries For Your
Lutheran Church Charities - Lutheran Church Charities provides local (northern Illinois and
southern Wisconsin) as well as national and international emergency assistance
to families suffering from flooding, tornadoes, etc. This work is most
typically salvage work, clean-up, and repair. Lutheran Church Charities also
provides a valuable ministry with comfort dogs. To learn more about the work
of Lutheran Church Charities, click here.
ONE BODY Collaboratives
- One Body Collaboratives is an
organization that exists to assist local churches + faith organizations more
effectively meet individual and community needs. One Body Collaboratives has a
number of initiatives you might want to consider. To learn more about One Body Collaboratives click here.
Rock House Kids – Rock House
Kids stated mission and vision is: Our Mission - Sharing
God's love with inner-city children through Biblical principles, with physical
and spiritual solutions. Our Vision - To
meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of inner-city children by
instilling hope in a safe, Christ-centered environment. To learn more about Rock House Kids, click here.
Pregnancy Care Center – Pregnancy Care Center offers compassionate help and
hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy through free and confidential
pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD testing, mentoring, case management,
education, resources, and referrals. To learn more about Pregnancy Care Center click here.
Habitat for Humanity – Volunteers
have the opportunity to help build homes for needy families, to prepare lunches
for the laborers and/or volunteer to help at the Habitat for Humanity's Restore
Store. Interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity? Click here.