Council & Committees
Bay Shore’s Council is the leadership arm of the church which helps with governance and operations, including:
Our nominating committee selects individuals for the council each November. Elections are held in December.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 says “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
We have a variety of different ministries at Bay Shore Lutheran Church that allow our congregation to find ways we can serve God.
Building and Grounds
It’s important to maintain and update the infrastructure and surrounding church property. If you like doing small repairs, maintenance and evaluations–this team could use your experience!
It’s important to connect with prospective and new members. This committee is responsible for building relationships and marketing the value of our church to current and prospective members. This includes activities like developing the directory, greeting congregation at worship, building and maintaining the church website and social media channels.
Members of Bay Shore see themselves as ever-growing into their faith, and an important part of that growth is giving–money, time, and creativity. Our offerings are a hugely important way we are the presence of God in the world! The Stewardship committee devotes most of its energy inspiring the members to pledge their financial resources to Bay Shore’s ministries that bring healing to the world and bring us closer to God. The committee is excited to begin participating in the “Stewardship for All Seasons” training through the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA.
It’s important to always meet new people at church and have fun doing it. This committee coordinates a variety of fellowship activities for all ages and stages in life, blending all together for creating a whole community. This committee also works on how faith can happen at home and in the community.
The Bay Shore Lutheran Church Foundation was organized to carry out the religious, charitable and educational purposes of Bay Shore Lutheran Church. This is accomplished by the annual granting of funds to groups within Bay Shore Lutheran Church as well as other ELCA – related ministries in the Milwaukee area.