Ministries of Mt Olive

Mt Olive Lutheran Church Ministries

What is a ministry?

In Christianityministry is an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith, the prototype being the Great Commission. The Encyclopedia of Christianity defines it as “carrying forth Christ‘s mission in the world”, indicating that it is “conferred on each Christian in baptism.”[1] It is performed by all Christians. This is distinguished from the “office of minister“, to which specific individuals who feel a certain vocation.[2] It can signify this activity as a whole, or specific activities, or organizations within a church dedicated to specific activities. Some ministries are identified formally as such, and some are not; some ministry is directed towards members of the church, and some towards non-members. more:

Man behind a table with posters and displays talking to another person in front of the table.
Larry explains what is involved in a ministry during the Ministry Fair 2003
Decide and Serve

Just about every one of these Mt. Olive Ministries needs help. Many of our members serve on more than one ministry. If you would be willing to contribute some of your time and effort, decide which type of activity suits you and then, please volunteer. 

Ministry Pages on this Website

Most ministries of our church have at least one page here on the church website. Check the list below and click the link to connect with the page for a specific ministry. Some of these pages, however, contain very little information. If you can provide more detail and elaborate on a ministry on this list (or another not listed), it would be very helpful—please share.


In 2003 Mt. Olive held a ministry fair in the old Fellowship Hall. In 2017 we held another ministry fair in the new Fellowship Hall. People involved in each ministry set up tables with posters and displays all around the room where church members could browse and talk with representatives about ministry opportunities and discuss what is involved in volunteering.

People are sitting behind tables and others looking at displays and talking
Ministry Fair table
Ladies standing on both sides of a table with a sewing machine and other items
Lutheran Women and Quilters tables at Ministry Fair 2003

Not too Late

Get involved! Members, if you have not gotten involved with at least one of these ministries, there is still time. Contact one of the people involved or talk to the church office staff to learn how. 

Two men standing behind a table, one holding a lawn mower and a toy wheelbarrow in the background.
Lawn Care table
Ministry List


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