Ministry Teams

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”         ~1 Peter 4:10

How do Ministry Teams Work?  Each Ministry Team has a Team Leader and an Elder advisor.  They, along with Ministry Team members, plan, budget, recruit, schedule, publicize and conduct the various objectives of their respective Team.

 

Every Ministry Team needs the assistance of many volunteers.  Please look over the Ministry Team list and find where God wants to use you and your gifts and talents in service to Him and our Church community.  Contact Judy Teague, Church Secretary, to find contact information for the Ministry Team Leaders below.  512-261-6331 ext 20 or judy@lakewaychurch.net.

Adult Education

Plans and implements the Adult Education programs and Sunday Bible studies.
Adult Sunday School
Recruits and oversees leaders/facilitators for adult Sunday School Classes.
Small Group Ministry
Provides support and training for Small Group hosts/leaders to encourage Chriatian discipleship through various means of small group Bible study.

Buildings

Oversees the maintenance and equipment of all church buildings.

Children's Ministry

Recruits and supervises leaders to teach children God's Word through age-appropriate, creative Bible-centered curriculum, along with creating outreach opportunities (Vacation Bible School, Extreme Wednesdays, etc.) for children.

Greeting

Presents a welcoming and loving church, creating a positive first impression by warmly greeting and welcoming all visitors and first-time attendees.

Grounds

Oversees the maintenance, equipment and appearance of all church properties.

Hospitality

Recruits and oversees members to help with functions that require hospitality/food/beverages.
Church Supper
Oversees set up, serving and clean up of monthly church suppers.
Memorial Reception Ministry
Provides receptions for families after funeral and memorial services held at The Lakeway Church.
Java, Juice & Donuts
Recruits and oversees members to serve coffee and snacks between services on Sunday mornings.

Membership

Promotes growing the membership by hosting periodic Inquirers/New Member Classes, New Member Luncheons, coordinates Pictorial Membership Directory, etc.
Shepherds Ministry
Shepherds lead members of the congregation within flocks according to the geographical location of their home. They host the church suppers and provide the desserts on a rotating basis. They also help in providing comfort to members within their flock who have lost a loved one or have temporary health issues.

 

Men's Ministry

Engages men in studies and activities that promote personal spiritual growth and Christian fellowship by providing training for men to become effective disciples of Christ. Creates opportunities for men to meet together to develop a sense of unity and purpose and to provide mentoring opportunities.

Outreach 

Oversees all outreach endeavors of the church; coordinates projects with third-party organizations; oversees accounting:  special outreach collections at Easter and Christmas and payments to projects/missionaries.

LOCAL: Lake Travis Community:
· Healthcare Volunteer Associates Clinic
· Lake Travis Crisis Ministry
· Helping Hands Crisis Ministry
· Caring for Neighbors

AREA: Austin & Surrounding Area:
· Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)
· Christian Compassion Center
· Christ Together Greater Austin
· Luke 4:18 Ministry
· Prison Ministry

GLOBAL: State, National & Foreign:
· Stateside Missionaries
· Foreign Missionaries
· Angel Tree
· Operation Christmas Child
· Short-Term Mission Trips

 

Prayer

Provides a weekly prayer group in the church, praying for prayer requests as they are received. Publicizes various methods by which the congregation might share prayer requests and organizes special prayer groups in support of church programs as needed.  Coordinates weekly Thursday Evening Prayer Meeting.

Preschool

Provides direction, guidance and assistance to the Preschool Director.

Senior Adult

Enhances the fellowship of Senior Adults in our community by providing opportunities for spiritual growth along with fun and informative social activities.
Assisted Living Ministry
Ministers to those in our community who are currently living in an assisted living facility.
Prime Timers
Coordinates once-a-month trips and activities for those 60 and over and occasional special events.
Transportation Ministry
Coordinates transportation for community members with no other means of transportation to and from local appointments.

Special Events

Encourages spiritual growth through unique events (movies, simulcasts, speakers, concerts, productions, etc.) Reaches out to non-believers and un-churched individuals in the community by addressing special community needs: drought, disaster, tragedy, etc.
Family Ministry
Encourages people to understand Christian family values and live them out by providing regular educational and encouragement opportunities on family value subjects such as marriage, divorce, parenting, single parenting, discipline, training children/youth, sanctity of life, etc., in coordination with other ministries.
Fellowship
Enhances fellowship between members across the spectrum of the total church membership by planning and holding special social activities.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a community of trained individuals who effectively reach out to others in need by providing Christian caregiving in one-to-one relationships and group ministries (e.g., Caring for Caregivers, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Single & Parenting Group) with emphasis on commitment and confidentiality.
Visitation
Maintains ongoing contact with homebound members and their families insuring them that they are stilll valued members of The Lakeway Church.

Student Ministry

Oversees major functions and events of the student ministry. Creates and promotes participation in special fellowship, service and worship opportunities and programs for students such as summer camping trips, Comal River Tubing, Schlitterbahn, Paintball, Blazer Tag, Mobile Loaves and Fishes volunteer, Armadillo Toy Drive, Mission Trips, Wednesday Night Small Groups, etc.

Women's Ministry

Coordinates events for women for growth, fellowship and study by hosting dinners, luncheons and teas, sponsoring retreats with inspirational speakers, and providing information to church women about opportunities such as Women of Faith, simulcasts and Austin area Christian women’s events.

Worship

Plans and prepares the Sanctuary for celebrating communion in each service. Recruits and schedules the appropriate number of ushers and communion stewards for each service, along with preparing and decorating the Sanctuary for special services, e.g., Advent & Easter, etc.
Music
Provides music and music leadership for all worship services and all church programs where needed by developing choirs, ensembles and groups of all ages to provide music and leadership to support the church's services and programs.
Communion
Recruits and schedules members to serve as communion stewards during Sunday services.
Ushers
Recruits and schedules members to serve as ushers during Sunday services.