Celebration commits to being a teaching congregation, sharing our unique ministry for the benefit of Lutheran churches around the country.
In 2021, in the midst of a pandemic, Celebration took the bold step of hiring seminarian Amber Harbolt to serve as Ministry Coordinator. We specifically created this role to ensure Amber would experience the wide breadth of pastoral ministry including: leading worship, preaching, providing pastoral care, teaching adult education, children’s sermons, and behind the scenes administrative work.
This provided a valuable opportunity for both Amber and Celebration. Amber gained real-world experience and applied her school learning to a congregation. She providing Celebration with new and exciting ideas, as well as additional support and assistance.
Beginning in August, Amber transitioned to become the Vicar of +Kindred Church. Her time at Celebration provides invaluable to her journey to ministry.
Providing this opportunity for another seminarian would be a wonderful way to continue to support and invest in the future leaders of the church. By offering a paid position that allows a seminarian to gain experience and apply their knowledge in a congregational setting, we can help to prepare them for a future career in ministry.
The goal of our Be The Church Appeal is to increase gift and offerings by at least $18,000 annually, with $7,500 earmarked to directly support being a teaching congregation. We ask that you pray for a generous response, and prayerfully consider increasing your gift for the coming year.
Be sure to read the letter that will come to you soon. Study the Stewardship brochure that will be enclosed. Pray for a generous response to this appeal. Consider prayerfully how you will respond to the invitation to increase your offering. God will continue to bless all offerings as they are used to advance God’s Kingdom everywhere.