(First Lutheran Youth Organization and Ottertail Conference Lutheran Youth Organization)
The youth organization comes together for events, road trips, concerts, and mission. The Youth Committee meets monthly for planning. Monthly events are planned with several other area Lutheran Churches under the name Ottertail Central Lutheran Youth Organization or OTCLYO. Grades 7th to 12th.
LAFEN offers people of all ages the opportunity to gather for education, faith development, and mutual growth - kids, parents, grandparent, friends.
LAFEN is an important part of our Affirmation U (Confirmation) ministry wich offers flexibility and choice of study topics and class times.
LAFEN - Lakes Area Faith Education Network. Working with congregations of Eagle Lake and Zion-Amor.
Wednesday At First Lutheran
This is our youth education program. We welcome grade school children to come after school and learn.
For children in grades Kindergarten - 6.
3:30- snack, activity & music
4:15-5:15 Teaching Time.
Stephen Ministry is a complete system of training and organizing lay systems of training and organizing lay persons for a caring ministry in and around our congregation. Leaders attend a Training Course that provides them with 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving. The Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly for peer supervision and questions concerning this program, please contact the church office.
First Lutheran Men’s Fellowship meets at 8:30 AM on the first Thursday of the month at the Lake Cafe, Battle Lake. Men of the congregation are invited for fellowship and Bible Study. The Men’s Fellowship supports several projects: food shelf, Lutheran Social Service, Ronald McDonald House and the Salvation Army. The men serve an annual breakfast, collect aluminum cans, and participate in area functions.
WELCA stands for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Women who are members of the congregation are automatically welcome as members of this group. WELCA is organized into circles for Bible study and fellowship. The circles meet either in homes or at the church the second week of the month. Twice a year all circles meet for the introduction of the yearly Bible Study and for a guest speaker. WELCA hosts a yearly Fall Festival, salad luncheon, and financially supports many local and area organizations.
We have a nurse on staff who helps with education, member visits, health checks and more.
We also have an active committee making sure we have our facilities equipped to handle requirements and education. Activities like blood drives with the Red Cross exist.
The council governs the activities of the church. It's made up of volunteers including a president, treasurer and secretary. Each board member also is involved in the leadership of the other mentioned Ministries.
Activities at First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake could not be possible without volunteer opportunities. We have many committees who help with specific needs. Some of these include:
Board of Education