CLASS LEADER MINISTRY
Church ↔ God ↔ Community
Church ↔ God ↔ Community
Pastor and Rev. Valerie would like to ensure that members remain connected to the family they united with when they joined Bridge Street Church. This can only be accomplished if members make it a priority to keep their class leaders informed of their current contact information including their home and cell phone number, mailing address and email address.
Each member is assigned to a small group or “class” when they join Bridge Street. Each “class” has a leader and is comprised of twelve or more members. It is the responsibility of members to inform their class leader of their spiritual and physical well-being, and to request visitation and/or placement on the ill and homebound list if they are hospitalized or in rehabilitation at home or in a nursing home. This information can also be communicated to the church via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The administrative staff or pastoral leaders would then notify the appropriate class leader.
The purpose of the Class Leader Ministry is to facilitate the spiritual growth and development of members while creating and fostering opportunities for members to connect with one another spiritually and socially. To that end, the Class Leaders plan church-wide fellowship opportunities in the fall and spring of each year for members to come together to enjoy food and have fun while becoming acquainted with one another.
If you are a class leader or if you are interested in serving as a class leader, please download and read this guide as it outlines the duties and responsibilities of class leaders.
The Bridgecare Class Leader Ministry is a ministry of fifty (50) small groups whose primary function is to create and foster opportunities for members to connect with one another on a spiritual and social level.
The Bridgecare Class Leader Ministry is the pastoral arm of the church. It is the primary vehicle used by the pastor to remain updated on the spiritual and physical well-being of members. When members join Bridge Street, they are immediately assigned to a small group called a “Class”. Each small group or class has a leader which we refer to as “Class Leaders.” Each small group or class can vary in size from a few people to almost twenty-five people. Classes may vary in size due to extenuating circumstances such as class members relocating, passing away or resigning their membership from the church. Regardless of class size, class members should make a concerted effort to connect with members of their class as well as keep their class leader abreast of their spiritual and physical well-being.
Class Leaders manage intake and follow up of new members. They plan two church-wide fellowship opportunities in the fall and spring of each year for members to come together to enjoy food and to have fun while they become acquainted with one another. Class Leaders are also responsible for calling their class members weekly to check on them. Should a member of a class experience death in their family, are ill or hospitalized, they are responsible for contacting their class leader to share that information. Class Leaders are then responsible for sharing this information with the pastor.
Class members should notify their Class Leader and the Church Office when they change address, telephone number or email. The Church Office should also be notified when class members relocate or decide to resign the membership from the church. It is difficult for the church to remain abreast of members’ needs when we don’t have current information on the membership.
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