Serving at LCR

Christians are called to work together and support one another. There are many opportunities to serve Christ and one another through the ministries of our church that provide inspiring worship, spiritual growth, fellowship, and member care. To volunteer to serve, contact the staff person listed for each ministry.

Adult Faith Formation
Susan Lautenbacker

  • Lead adult Sunday School or small group
  • Help organize retreats/events for adults

Children and YouthSharon Leon

  • Sunday School Teachers: Work in teams of two to teach Sunday mornings September through May. Training and curriculum provided.
  • Children Programs: help with Vacation Bible School and/or the Christmas Pageant

YouthMinister Jamie

  • Youth Leaders: Adult volunteers dedicate a few hours each month to build relationships with our middle and high school youth.
  • Youth Programs: help with youth events & activities

CommunicationsSigrid Thies-Smith

  • Provide computer support/maintenance.
  • Create Social Media content following the LCR social media strategy.
  • Change the message on the front sign.

FellowshipCristi Minard

  • Plan and support special church events as needed, including set-up and clean up

Member CarePastor Ruth

  • Shepherd’s Staff: Visit homebound people, deliver new baby baskets, deliver meals to those in need, etc.
  • Prayer Chain: Lift in prayer those in need.

AdministrationSigrid Thies-Smith

  • Office Volunteers: Assist the office staff with special projects, such as preparing mailings and worship materials, covering the phones, and greeting visitors.
  • Library: Help organize and shelf books in our library.

Property and Facilities Sigrid Thies-Smith

  • Provide handyman skills or knowledge to support the general repair and upkeep of the buildings and grounds.

Worship and MusicPastor Ruth

  • Altar Guild: Prepare the worship area prior to each service.
  • Sunday Servants: Serve as worship assistants, prayer leaders, and readers for worship.
  • Production: Run the audio/visual systems and/or video tape the sermon.
  • Gospel Storytelling: Present a memorized proclamation of God’s Word.
  • Greeters: Extend a warm welcome at the door or in the parking lot, especially to guests and visitors.
  • Ushers: Warmly greet people, distribute worship materials, and help people find seats.
  • Vocal and Instrumental Opportunities: Join our Praise Team, Celebration Choir, handbells, or prepare a special musical offering to share at a worship service.
  • Offering Counter: Count and record the donations received during worship.

Serving Others – LCR Outreach Ministries

Outreach ministry is in the core of LCR’s DNA. We believe that God has called us to extend Christian compassion and service to our neighbors both here and abroad. We follow Christ’s lead to provide support to those in need within our local, regional and international communities.

We believe that God has also given you gifts for outreach ministry and we invite you to share your volunteer service, in-kind gifts, and financial donations in support of God’s work through LCR’s Outreach Ministries.

Habitat for Humanity

LCR is part of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat.  Annually we contribute time and talents to build new homes for deserving Cobb County families.  Builds take place March – May.

Meals on Wheels (MOW)

Every Wednesday we take on a Meals on Wheels delivery route to delivers meals and dry goods to low-income and/or limited mobility seniors around Cobb County.

MUST Ministries

Ministries United in Service and Training (MUST) is a faith-based organization dedicated to providing services to people in crisis while maintaining their dignity. MUST offers emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job readiness and placement, substance abuse counseling, financial assistance, children’s programs, community support groups, access to free health care and affordable housing.

MUST meals: LCR is on the rotation to prepare and serve meals monthly at the Elizabeth Inn.  We collect dry food all year long to keep the food pantry at MUST well stocked.  We also work with Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church to provide a Sunday lunch several times a year.  Monthly we host a Sunday Celebration at the Elizabeth Inn that combines scripture, music and sharing for LCR hosts and MUST residents.

Project Linus / Knitters for Peace

Project Linus is a non-profit organization that distributes handmade blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children in hospitals, shelters or social service agencies.   These blankets provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children otherwise tumultuous circumstances.  Supply drives and blanket tying gatherings are held throughout the year, and annually we bless the blankets before sending them out into service!

Promise Garden

LCR’s community garden impacts so many parts of our community!  From the preschoolers who learn about growth and food, to the special needs adults with Circle of Friends who gain confidence and all the volunteers who plant, weed, and care for our garden.  The produce is donated to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center’s Food Pantry.

Special Needs Cobb

LCR prepares and delivers stockings to adults with developmental disabilities in group homes located in Cobb in December. This stocking is often the only gift the residents of the homes receive. A smaller delivery is also done in the summer.


Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. (YELLS) empowers youth to rise as active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities. LCR supports the work of this organization on Franklin Gateway.


Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is proud to partner with Inspiritus – a regional, non-profit human services agency supported by Lutheran congregations, government agencies and the States of Georgia and Tennessee. The organization offers programs for adoptions, disaster response, employment services, family and children services, foster care and refugee resettlement. LCR has a long history of working with Inspiritus to welcome and settle refugees, we support the work of Inspiritus among local refugee communities, and we actively participate in the annual Hunger Walk.

Lutheran Campus Ministry – Grace House

Members of LCR support the work of Grace House, this Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry on the campus of Georgia Tech. Grace Coffee House provides students with an opportunity for friendship, direction, an authentic community, service, and a home away from home. Their primary work is to give students hope with the warm welcome of Christ and a cup of coffee.

Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG)
ILAG is a national Lutheran synod in Guatemala that includes 19 congregations in primarily rural regions throughout the country. People from LCR have been in contact with ILAG since 2004 and over 40 people from LCR have visited Guatemala in that time.  In 2019 LCR entered into a formal partnership with Santísima Trinidad Lutheran Church located in Guatemala City, and with the MILAGRO Women’s Education Center also located in Guatemala City. You can learn more about ILAG via their website >>

We walk together as partners in ministry. LCR has a Guatemala Partnership Team that is responsible for maintaining our relationship with regular prayer and communication. This team also works to involve the congregation in the partnership in meaningful ways. We also coordinate a yearly trip to Guatemala to visit our partners at Santísima Trinidad and the MILAGRO Women’s Education Center.

Santísima Trinidad

Santísima Trinidad is a Guatemalan church located within the Lutheran Center in Guatemala City. This congregation is primarily made up of the leaders of the national church and the MILAGRO Women’s Center. They often host delegations of visitors from congregations in the United States coming to join in ILAG’s work.

MILAGRO Women’s Education Center

The MILAGRO Women’s Education Center is a boarding school that allows rural Mayan women to complete their education while providing them technical training and women’s empowerment. This video, produced by the ELCA World Hunger program, is a great introduction to the MILAGRO Women’s Education Center.