+The Ministry Team of our Early Childhood Education Center ministry oversees the functioning of our Preschool Ministry in every way.
+Presently it is busy implementing a staff development day for the purposes of professional development, of morale building and of the use of evaluation tools.
+It is also addressing continued action needed to comply with our National Lutheran School Association.
+It continues to remind us our ECEC is accredited now by the National Lutheran School Association.
+Reaching out with the Gospel is Kingdom work, not church work!
+Individual sharing and interacting is the best Gospel outreach as opposed to church programs
+Prayer for family, friends, neighbors and other contacts is needed in our Gospel outreach
+Bethany Lutheran reaches out to many with the Gospel through SED, the SouthEastern District
+SED is one of 35 Districts in the LCMS, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
+Some websites of Gospel outreach interest include: www.iNeighborhood.org and www.pray4everyhome.org
+The mission is God’s and He invites us to partner with Him!
+The mission is not to develop people for church work!
+The mission is to develop leaders who order their lives around missional purpose!
+These leaders are:
-genuinely spiritual, in the Word and in prayer;
-understand the culture;
-look for impact beyond the walls of the church;
-seek to be disciple-makers;
-seek Kingdom growth, not merely increase in numbers;
-shift from “doing church” to “being church”