Because Jesus Serves...
The people of Mount Olive believe that true joy comes through service to God and to others. Guiding one another in identifying and utilizing our gifts for the glory of God and the good of our neighbor, we provide opportunities for people of all ages to stay active in serving Christ by serving others.
Every part of the Body of Christ at Mount Olive is important for our congregation to do its work and accomplish our mission of "bringing all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ."
The Lord also opens doors for His people to reach out beyond our walls.
Some of these opportunities for outreach and service include:
Calvary India Mission: outreach to Indian immigrants in Indiana plus support of the Tailoring Center and Tuition Centers in Ambur, Tamil Nadu, India (WallahCoffee.com and www.calvaryindiamission.org).
Lutheran Education Partnerships: Partnering with Calvary Lutheran School in Indianapolis (www.thecalvaryschool.org) for PreK-Grade 8, and Lutheran High School of Indianapolis (www.lhsi.org) for Grades 9-12 Christ-centered education.
Orphan Grain Train: Sorting and sending clothes and other essential items to families in need (www.ogt.org).
Lutheran Child & Family Services: Leading chapels, gathering school supplies, and serving at special events for residents in the Lutherwood children's shelter (www.lutheranfamily.org).
Horizon House: Serving our homeless neighbors in Indianapolis through the services of this day shelter (www.horizonhouse.cc).
Pack Away Hunger: Meal-packing events each November for all ages to assemble nutritious meals for families at home and abroad (www.packawayhunger.org).
Operation Christmas Child: Sending toys and gifts with messages of Jesus' love to children the whole world over (www.samaritanspurse.org).
Mount Olive Leadership Structure | Parish Planning Council
The structure for our life together at Mount Olive includes five ministry teams (boards) that implement and oversee opportunities to love and to serve. The boards of Lay Ministry, Evangelism, Education, Stewardship and Properties include an elected director and a number of volunteer servants. In addition to the board directors, a congregationally-elected executive director, assistant executive director, secretary and treasurer form the Parish Planning Council (PPC). The PPC meets each month to coordinate the mission and ministry of Mount Olive.