2021 ANNUAL VOTE

VOTING WEEK NOVEMBER 21-28

Info meeting / Q&A time – Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30p

We will not be accepting mail-in ballots.  All ballots must be filled out in person, or you can print a ballot and drop it off in-person

1.

MINISTRY FINANCIAL PLAN

The 2021 Ministry plan shows a proposed increase of 3.21% on the income side, and an increase of 15.66% on the expense side.

Most of the expense increase is due to increasing the wages of our hourly workers to a more competitive market rate, and also hiring new workers to lead and staff our Early Childhood Development Center. 

There are many more details to be found in the ministry plan summary linked to the button below.

2.

VOTE FOR LLB BOARD MEMBERS

We usually refer to the Lay Leadership Board as the LLB.

The LLB is a group of 12 congregation members who serve 3-year terms, voted into office during an annual congregational vote.

There are no term limits, so board members can serve as many terms as they like, as long as they are voted into office

3.

RATIFY THE FOUNDATION BOARD

The Messiah Lutheran Foundation helps carry out the mission of Messiah Lutheran Ministries today and into the future by: Building relationships and prayerfully walking with God’s people Connecting people with resources regarding biblical generosity and legacy/estate planning Connecting philanthropic passions with the goals of the church and school Ensuring disciplined stewardship of the abundant gifts God has entrusted us to protect the long-term vision of Messiah Lutheran Ministries

4.

CHURCH CONSTITUTION CHANGES

After careful study and prayerful consideration, the Lay Leadership Board is proposing some simple, but important, changes to our Constitution and Bylaws. This video and attached documents will show what changes are being proposed. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this.

The following procedures must be followed for changes to the Constitution and Bylaws:

  • Congregational vote on proposed changes (November 21st – 28th, 2021).
  • If approved, the changes are submitted to Nebraska District LCMS Constitution Committee for review.
  • The district committee can accept the new proposed constitution as voted on by Messiah, or recommend necessary changes if they feel it does not align with LCMS doctrine and practices or contains other errors.
  • After review and with any necessary changes, the Constitution and Bylaws are then sent back to Messiah in order to be ratified by the congregation.
  • A second congregational vote is taken on the final draft of the Constitution and Bylaws. If approved, the final draft becomes official on that date.