This ministry exploration has two years in which to determine its viability. At the end of two years, we hope one of thefollowing will occur:
- Continue in United Proclamation of the Gospel (UPG) model as it exists
- Consider a more permanent movement to create one congregation with two campuses
- Each campus is restored to its current state and operates independently.
Pastor Jerry Kulp will continue to be called to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and will become the “Transitional Pastor” for Messiah Lutheran Church under a contract for services agreement between St. Peter’s and Messiah.
Both campuses use the same worship setting and the same bulletin for Sunday worship. There is one Sunday morning worship celebration held on each campus separated by two hours.
Each week announcements will be shared as the UPG through oral announcements and written communication (“Pew News!”)
Each month there will be one newsletter published sharing stories and ministries from each campus. There may be addendums provided for each campus (e.g. scheduled worship leaders.)
Current phone numbers and electronic means of communications are maintained. However, technology will allow for all phone calls and electronic means of communication to be monitored and responded to from a single source.
Both congregation councils meet on the same campus the same night of the month in separate rooms. Following the congregation council meeting an executive meeting of the UPG will occur to help protect the pastor’s time.
A UPG worship and music ministry team meet once a month.