Upcoming Events

March 13, 20, 27,
April 3, 10:

Lenten Worship -
11:00 AM & 6:30 PM
:: Lent Devotional

March 15:
Manna Market

March 18:
Red Cross Bloodmobile &
Ladies Night

March 21:
Healing Prayer Service

March 23:
500 Card Club Fellowship

March 24 or 28:
Life 101 - New Member Class

March 29:
Senior Youth Sleepover

April 27:
4th Annual Run2Grace 5k Race
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Key Verse:

“Then (Jesus) said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
Luke 9:23 (NIV)

2024 Ministry Blueprint
By Pastor Jon Haakana

During the January Vision Assembly I shared a ministry blueprint for the next five years for Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Anoka. A definition for a blueprint is “drawing up a plan or model.” So, what I presented that day was a model for ministry, a blueprint for building something new. This blueprint is based upon the congregation’s vision statement made in 2009. This blueprint lays out the foundation of Mount Olive’s vision and what we will focus on or build upon for the next five years.

Who are we? We are rooted and growing in God’s Word
- We are raising up the next generation
- We are rescuing the lost and healing the broken
- We are reaching out to our community and to wherever God may lead

What’s our mission? What will we focus on? (Critical Factors)
- Next Generation - retaining current youth and families, focusing on Ages 21 - 40 (8% of current active congregation members)
- Facilities - maximize existing use, make building improvements
- Discipleship Process - not focusing on numbers but making disciples
- Worship - enhance Sunday morning experience
- Stewardship - stewardship education, debt retirement
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