Outreach Minister Report

Outreach Minister Report

Outreach Minister Report

Q1: What is your name?

John Bergen

Q2: What is your Ministry Area or Standing Leadership Group Name?


Q3: What was the most significant accomplishment or insight gained in your ministry area in 2015?

Understanding relationships between many of our outside volunteers and Old First

Q4: Where is your group or ministry area stuck? What is your group or ministry area pondering?

We need to develop more leadership within the church, deepen our relationships with our guests, and expand our Service Camp infrastructure.

Q5: Please list the goals of your group or ministry for 2016 with complete descriptions.

1. Move forward in exploring new Outreach opportunities by having conversations with Project HOME and other connections we have been offered through St. John’s. Then, design a way to get input from our guests about what programs they need. Use this feedback to create proposals for different Service ministries we could provide.

2. Expand Service Camp infrastructure by a) training three church members in leading reflections and leading service groups, and b) standardizing reflection materials for before, during, and after.

3. Develop leadership in our church by providing a free Mental Health First Aid Training, standardizing more of the service experience, and providing better ways for Coordinators and Hosts to offer feedback on their experiences.

4. Improve fundraising system (still working out details for this).

Q6: What other comments do you have for the Annual Report

These past five months have been a wonderful chance to get to know Old First and our volunteers, I look forward to continuing to learn and improve our ministries.