This group of men is elected by the congregation to serve as spiritual advisors for the church. They work closely with the Pastors in prayer and support. They assist with the distribution of Holy Communion and encourage members to be regular in worship and communion attendance. Other opportunities for service by the Board of Elders include calling on low commitment members to encourage them in faithfulness. Each Elder has a segment of the congregation members for whom they have a special concern for their physical and spiritual welfare.
The Board for Christian Day School is charged with the supervision of Christ Lutheran School. As such it co-operate with the principal(s) and the pastor(s) in making rules and regulations, approving the curriculum and the text books and in doing whatever is reasonably possible to increase the enrollment and maintain the highest standards in the field of elementary education.
This Board strives to bring new members into the church and attempts to keep those members who might show a tendency to fall away from the church through poor church attendance.
The board helps to carry out some of the social activities for the church; such as setting up family activities (ball games, dinners, the church picnic, etc.). The Board seeks to help all members of the congregation see their role in bringing the spiritually lost to the Lord.
This board is also charged with promoting and supervising educational agencies within the parish which would enlarge the opportunities of the congregation in the field of Christian education with the emphasis on LCMS doctrine.
This includes Sunday Morning Education Hour for all ages, VBS, Lifelight Bible studies, Christian Education Month, Confirmation, and all other non-professional educational programs of the church and school. We are to work closely with all other boards, day school, pre-school, extended care program, and Bible study groups to ensure that Christian Education is available and promoted to all members of our church, school, and community.
The Board of Stewardship and Finance is charged with the supervision of the church stewardship program and financial affairs of the Church. The Board consists of two elected and four appointed members of the congregation.
Its duties include: appointment of financial officers; gathering and recording of contributions; budget preparation; stewardship opportunities (both locally and worldwide); maintenance and reviews of salaries, pensions and annuities for call workers, employees under contract, and all hired personnel.
It is also responsible for all rules and regulations to maintain an accurate accounting of all contributions and disbursements.
The Trustees are privileged to care for the physical properties of the congregation. They care for any legal matters that need attention.
Lutheran Women of Greater Peoria is organized to promote inter-Lutheran fellowship, ecumenical understanding, and to give opportunity to witness through volunteer service to others in Christian love and concern. It is open to all women from Lutheran congregations in the greater Peoria area. There are 31 churches in the Peoria area that belong to this group. Each church has 2 delegates to represent them.
Proceeds from fund raisers are divided equally between the Lutheran Social Services and the Lutheran Home. In 1998 the Church Mouse Thrift Shop, located at 641 W. Main became an incorporation of the Lutheran Women of Greater Peoria.
General membership meetings are held at designated churches on the 2nd Friday of February and May at 9:00 a. m. An October annual meeting with a noon luncheon, entertainment and the installation of new officers is held in October.
The Bible, through many examples in both Old and New Testaments, teaches us clearly that God “wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” 1 Tim 2:4. This, therefore, is God’s mission. This mission is necessary because human sin disrupted the harmony that existed originally in God’s creation. God’s plan is to reconcile the world to Himself through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has been sent to empower us to work in God’s mission. He sends us to bring the message of salvation to everyone in the world. Thus, God’s mission is our mission. Our mission at Christ Lutheran Church is embodied in the following activities:
Christ Lutheran Church will continue its Christ-centered, life-directed focus, responding to the needs of its members, emphasizing local and worldwide witness and acting as a catalyst for the improvement of the neighborhood.