"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ." ~ 1 Peter 4:10-11
Servant Minstry begins within the conscience of a congregation and then moves beyond the church walls to a neighborhood, communuity, and world in need of service.
The Servant Ministry Committee at Cross of Life believes that we are called by God to serve others and to use our gifts faithfully in service of God. The committee's philosophy encompasses four key components:
- Connecting our members' benevolence dollars with our members time and talents.
- Leading by serving - in other words, living out the Gospel.
- Acting with the knowledge that a congregation learns and grows through serving.
- Thankfully receiving what our partners share with us. The servants often become the served and we rejoice in both giving and receiving among our partners.
Our current partnerships include the following. For more info on each, click on the links below.
Agape Community Center/Meal Program (Marlene Scholz, Advocate)
Blood Center of SE Wisconsin (Lynn Shannon & Paula Young, Advocates)
Bread of Healing Free Medical Clinic (Kathy Nevermann & Kathy Conrad, Advocates)
Bread of Healing Pill Sorting (Karen Kuchar, Advocate)
Cross Lutheran Church (Sheila Schrieber, Advocate)
El Salvador + our partner congregation (Cordero de Diós) + our GMS partner community (Rutilio Grande) (Jim Baumgartner, Advocate)
Florist Avenue Lutheran Church (Kris Meyers, Advocate)
Genesis House (Greg Bonk, Advocate)
Habitat for Humanity (Scott Reid, Advocate)
Luther Manor Senior LIving Community (Kathy Conrad, Advocate)
Waukesha Food Pantry (Robin Whitehead, Advocate)
Contact our Servanthood Advocates above or our Servant Ministry Committee Members below with any questions or concerns. (Simply click on their names and you will be connected to their e-mails.)
Servant Ministry Committee:
Muriel Otto - Director of Adult MInistries
Lynn Shannon - Committee Chair
Jim Baumgartner - El Salvador Partners
Greg Bonk - Genesis House
Kathy Conrad - Bread of Healing Clinic & Luther Manor
Jensy Engle - Support
Brian Flynn - Support
Kris Meyers - Florist Avenue Lutheran Church
Kathy Nevermann - Bread of Healing Clinic
Scott Reid - Habitat for Humanity
Marlene Scholz - Agape Meal Program
Sheila Schrieber - Cross Lutheran Church
Lynn Shannon - Blood Center of SE Wisconsin
Karen Kuchar - Bread of Healing Pill Sorting
Robin Whitehead - Waukesha Food Pantry
Paula Young - Blood Center of SE Wisconsin