Welcome to the Pastoral Council at St. Michael the Archangel Church, one of the most integral bodies serving the Lima First Assembly of God community.
The Mission of the Pastoral Council
At the heart of our community is the mission to serve and guide our faith community towards spiritual growth and fulfillment. The Pastoral Council plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission. Comprised of dedicated and faithful volunteers, the council ensures the well-being and spiritual development of our parishioners.
Responsibilities of the Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council is responsible for assisting the pastor in making important decisions that impact the overall spiritual direction of Lima First Assembly of God. Through collaboration and prayerful discernment, the council provides guidance on matters pertaining to the liturgy, faith formation, pastoral outreach, and community engagement.
One of the primary responsibilities of the Pastoral Council is to enhance the liturgical experience of our community. This includes the planning and coordination of Masses, sacraments, and other liturgical celebrations. The council ensures that the liturgy aligns with the traditions and teachings of the Lima First Assembly of God.
2. Faith Formation
A strong emphasis on faith formation is essential for the spiritual growth of our community. The Pastoral Council works closely with the faith formation team to develop and implement various programs and initiatives that nurture the faith journey of individuals of all ages. These programs include religious education, Bible studies, retreats, workshops, and more.
3. Pastoral Outreach
The caring and compassionate outreach to our parishioners and the broader community is another crucial aspect of the Pastoral Council's responsibilities. The council endeavors to ensure that the needs of the community are met through pastoral care, home visits, hospital visits, and support during difficult times. They promote a sense of unity, love, and compassion within our faith community.
4. Community Engagement
Engaging with the wider community is an essential part of our faith journey. The Pastoral Council actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with other community organizations and participate in initiatives aimed at addressing social issues, promoting justice, and extending God's love to all. They foster a sense of community and inclusivity within Lima First Assembly of God.
Contribution to Lima First Assembly of God
The Pastoral Council's tireless efforts and dedication significantly contribute to the spiritual growth and well-being of the Lima First Assembly of God community. They work in close collaboration with our pastor, staff, and various ministries to ensure that our faith community thrives. Their guidance and wisdom are invaluable in shaping the policies, programs, and overall direction of Lima First Assembly of God.
Join the Pastoral Council
If you feel called to serve and make a difference in the spiritual life of our community, we invite you to consider joining the Pastoral Council at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Contact us for more information on how you can actively contribute to the Lima First Assembly of God community and be part of this essential ministry.