Congregational Ministry

Worship Team

Coordinator: Deb Andersen
Our Worship Team leads worship songs each week during the worship service, and extra services during the holidays. The songs are sent to the members of the team each week.  Practice is held weekly - days and times may vary depending on availability of the team. The team is made up of over a dozen volunteers. Some sing, some play instruments and some help with the audio/visual technology. Our goal is to lead the congregation to worship through singing, and to enhance the sermon.
Worship Team/AV Team - Deb Andersen, Rebecca Golden, Stephen Golden, Tim Gunier, Raylene Holman, Janine Johnson, Patsy Mathre, Hannah Maxwell, Joel Meyer, Pete Meyer, Tee Meyer, Rebecca Parini, Kristen Torkelson

Sunday School (Sept - May)

We offer Sunday School for all ages from September through May. Sunday School meets at 9:00 AM. Fellowship time is held immediately following Sunday School from about 9:50 AM - 10:15 AM when the worship service starts. Coffee and donuts are served weekly, along with milk and juice for the kids.
Adult Sunday School Teachers - Pastor Andrew Seley, Paul & Nancy Zabel, Pete & Becky Meyer, Steve & Jerri Churchill
Children's Sunday School Coordinator, Lois Whalen
Assistant Coordinator, Megan Gunier
Children's Music Coordinator, Pat Johnson

SONShine Committee

Deb Andersen, Diane Johnson, Kelly Radde, Dwayne Mickelson
The purpose of the SONshine committee is to reflect the light and love of the SON into the lives of our congregation and our community. Our Committee meets to prepare baskets of encouragement to members and friends of our congregation. Many of the baskets we make are for those in our congregation, but we also try to reach out to the community when we are aware of a need. We would love suggestions from anyone in the congregation that knows of someone who may need a bright spot in their day.

"Adopt a Family for Christmas" (We Care, Morris, IL)

Coordinator: Suzanne Holbrook
For many years now, our congregation has joined with We Care of Morris to provide assistance for families in the Grundy County area at Christmas time.  Every year we are given the opportunity to show God's love in a tangible way by providing gifts and food to families in need.

Compassion International

We have continued to sponsor three children from Compassion International: Leila, Miguel and Oliana. We take a weekly offering during Sunday School and other fundraising events throughout the year. Periodic updates on the three children are given during the Sunday worship service. 

Community Group

Paul and Nancy Zabel
A community group led by Paul Zabel is held through out the year twice a month on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. For more information, contact the church office.

Women's Ministry

The Women’s Ministry of West Lisbon Church exists for the purpose of: encouraging women through prayer, study, ministry and services; building relationships within the body of Christ; reaching out to our community in practical ways; and most importantly, turning each one to Jesus.


President - Janet Long
Treasurer - Denise Cox
Secretary - Paige Swenson
Encouragement - Kim Britz
Condolence - Lois Whalen
Sewing - Lynn Andersen
College Care Packages - Janet Long
Altar Care, Library - Janine Johnson
Garden Walk - Raylene Holman, Becky Meyer
Nursery - Kelly Burks
Quilting Committee - Sue Larson
Military Packages - Gerry Black
Meal Ministry - Hannah Maxwell
Fellowship Hour - Janet Long, Melinda Seley

Women's Ministry holds their annual business meeting in November to elect officers and plan events hosted throughout the year. Some typical offerings are: all congregation potlucks, college care packages, military packages, meal ministry, church library offerings/updates, altar care, VBS, Women's Tea, Men's Breakfast and Car show, Sunday Fellowship Time Snacks, and Nursery/Toddler Care. If you are interested in any of these events/offerings take a look at the calendar to see what we have scheduled! Or contact Janet Long for more information on how you can be a blessing to Women's ministry: Janet Long, Women's Ministry President (815) 922-5253.

Men's Ministry

Once a month we hold a men's breakfast on the third Saturday of the month. For more information, please check our calendar or contact Paul Zabel or Rich Mickelson

Men's service events are also offered throughout the year. Check our calendar or contact Pastor Andrew for more information.