The Task Force concept provides an innovative, action-oriented, on-going plan to guide the work of the district in more effectively proclaiming the Gospel. This organizational structure is comprised of seven task forces, designed to specifically impact the issues of greatest importance to congregations and organizations. For more information, click on the task force tabs below:
Church Planting and Evangelism
The Church Planting and Evangelism Task Force exists to be an advocate for existing new starts/new ministries in the AD-LCMS, proactively discerning their needs and encouraging their flourishing. This task force also exists to advise the AD-LCMS staff and Board of Directors on the allocation of funds to new starts and missions to ensure a vibrant, entrepreneurial approach to church planting and evangelism.
Congregational Membership Task Force
Members of this task force have a heart for evangelism, strategic planning, helping congregations assimilate new members, managing record keeping and telemarketing. They are available to provide individual consultation to congregations in these areas.
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Parish Support & Financial Management Task Force
The Parish Support and Financial Management Task Force assists congregations, the district and ministries with using God's gifts. PS&FM offers congregations training in Quickbooks accounting software, asset management, a seminar for church workers to help them manage their finances.
We also make recommendations and annually evaluate salary guidelines for district pastors and teachers. Property assessments and consultation for building and renovating are also available.
Volunteers who have skills in these areas are welcome:
- Financial analysis
- Experience teaching people to use financial management software
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Lutheran Schools Task Force
This task force is interested in promoting and supporting Lutheran Schools in the district. They work closely with Lutheran Schools Association (LSA) and promote participation in Lutheran Schools Accreditation, fair salary guidelines, top notch promotional materials available to all schools, sexual misconduct training, and support systems for all children and teachers coping with the September 11 tragedy.
Parish Education & Youth Task Force
The Parish Education and Youth Task Force lifts up the following ministry areas:
- Sunday School
- Adult education
- Youth ministry
- Older adult ministry
- Marriage enrichment
- Campus ministry
We sponsor events such as the Atlantic District Festival of Workshops, Jr. and Sr. High Retreats, Sunday School Teacher Training, and the Adult Gathering at the Hudson Highlands Resort & Spa.
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Communications Task Force
This task force fosters effective communications between entities in the district through the AD website and via email and fax distribution lists. It is also available to assist congregations with web page design, marketing skills, and commonly used church software. They have been a sponsor of Parish Media Training.
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Health & Human Care Task Force
Task Force 7 focuses on the ministry of Chaplains, Church Worker Health, Health & Human Care Agencies and Parish Health Ministries.