Christian Education 

The Christian Education Committee focuses on Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS) which are both offered at RLC. This committee chooses curriculum, organizes volunteer teachers and helpers needed, plans various activities, including first and last days of Sunday School each school year, and works with the other churches in the St. Joseph area to organize VBS.


The Finance Committee is responsible for assuring that all financial affairs of the congregation are being conducted efficiently, accurately and in a secure manner. The committee is responsible for the accounts of the treasurer, financial secretary and for the financial accounts of other organizations within the congregation. The financial status is posted monthly in the church.

The Finance Committee annually proposes a budget, including payroll (as requested by the Executive Committee), utilities, day-to-day expense and benevolence, to the church council for its consideration and then to the annual congregational meeting for approval.


The Outreach Team’s mission is to introduce the church to the surrounding community and to encourage people to become involved in the mission of Resurrection. RLC partners with other church committees and local community organizations to increase the visibility of the church in the surrounding area. Among other things, this committee organizes all efforts to support the homeless ministry of People’s Church, an ELCA church in Bemidji. Other mission work includes collecting school supplies and warm winter wear for those in need, collecting food donations for the St. Joseph Area Food Shelf, hosting breakfasts, selling pizzas, and hosting the annual Holiday Craft Fair.


The primary function of the Property Committee is to ensure that the church is a clean, safe, and inviting place to enjoy. We head up small groups to cut the 5 acres of lawn, maintain the inside and outside of the building, and enlist the help of other church members and committees to decorate the church for the appropriate seasons.  We are also enlisted to help plan, coordinate, and accomplish projects inside and outside the church.

We rely heavily on the volunteering of our membership and encourage everyone to make time to help when help is needed. You can look for the help wanted ads that usually are part of the Sunday bulletins and thank you in advance for any and all help you can provide.

The property committee welcomes all suggestions and ideas on improving the church’s appearance and helping in the maintenance.

Social Justice

The goal of the Social Justice Committee of Resurrection Lutheran Church is to identify and change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.

Together with St. Joseph Catholic Church we created an organization called Cultural Bridges several years ago. Also involved with Cultural Bridges are St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Collegeville, the St. Joseph Monastery, the local community, and Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization which provides our liability insurance and other resources.

Cultural Bridges’ goal is to welcome refugees and immigrants to St. Joseph as our brothers and sisters, helping to ease them into our community.  We are focusing on this with a goal of eliminating the need for our help.

Projects include:

  • English as a Second Language classes held at RLC
  • Assisting with providing school supplies
  • Community soccer and other activities for children
  • Multicultural events, e.g. potlucks and monthly activities
  • Education, e.g. Somali culture classes
  • Community Garden
  • Cultural Connections column in the local newspaper, space permitting


This committee is in charge of finding and recognizing the gifts and talents of the congregation, including the gathering of financial pledges for the church’s annual budget.

Worship and Music

The Worship and Music Committee works to create a meaningful worship experience. Music is an integral part of each worship service. Other important components include the Word, Prayer, and Communion. The responsibilities of the Worship and Music Committee also include changing paraments, scheduling volunteers for communion bread, and providing support for Choir Directors, Worship Coordinators, Acolytes, and Worship Hosts.

Youth and Family

The mission of the Youth and Family Committee is to work together in the spirit of our Lord to plan and present activities and resources that encourage youth and families to celebrate God, each other, and the many blessings God has given us. We are also committed to provide our youth and families with activities and resources that will help them continue to grow in their faith.