Join our team of volunteers in extending a warm welcome on Sundays by making a morning bagel and cup of coffee available to our community members and guests. We have a number of responsibilities to accomplish together, before and during our Gatherings, and we’re always looking for more hands on deck.
South Church Staff and Hospitality Team
You’ll serve with us in the Kitchen and at our hallway service stations, helping to manage a variety of tasks, from brewing coffee and making lemonade to stocking and refilling tables. Time commitment in this role varies from 1-5 hours in the weeks you serve, depending on your availability and our serving needs. Direction is provided in this repeating volunteer role.
If you’re friendly and task-oriented, and if you thrive on a fast pace, we hope you’ll apply!
Help others in our community experience the practice of communion by serving the sacraments [bread and juice] on Sundays when communion is part of our Gatherings.
South Church Worship Team
Serving communion at South Church includes offering the sacraments and saying a blessing. This is a repeating role, and volunteers will be contacted as needed when there are opportunities to serve. Training is provided.
Volunteers who help in serving communion should have a pastoral posture while also being committed to help serve many within a short period of time.
House Churches provide an arena for participants to intentionally and faithfully live out the way of Jesus in community. Rooted Leaders will create environments for honest conversation, prayer, meaningful service, and—ultimately—transformation.
South Church Community Life
Rooted Leaders will be provided with resources, training, and options for how to best facilitate their group. Leaders will be able to choose some particulars of their group [e.g., meeting schedule; with or without children; demographic; location] as well as particular focus or use of time within the group. Periodic training and team-building with other leaders and staff will be a critical part of the Rooted Leader’s experience, as well. Recognizing it takes time to build a safe and sacred space such as this, the commitment is in one-year increments. [New groups begin in September and meet regularly through May. Less frequent meetings in the summer with on-and-off-ramps the following September.]
A successful Rooted leader is a relational leader who displays spiritual commitment, emotional intelligence, capacity for engaging others, and facilitating discussion. An application process and some initial leadership orientation/training are also required.
Our Special Needs staff and volunteers make it possible for kids and adults with special needs, along with their families, to be fully engaged in the activities of the church. Below you’ll find a few ways in which you can serve in this important ministry.
1:1 Team [Special Needs]
Many of the kids involved with our Special Needs ministry benefit greatly from a level of integration with peer groups in their age-appropriate South Church Kids classrooms. To do this well, for each child with Special Needs we provide a caring adult who accompanies them to their age-appropriate program on Sundays, allowing for integration while also helping care for the child’s individual needs, such as helping them complete their lessons and interact with their peers.
This is a weekly or bi-weekly role, and team members also participate in a pre-serving interview as well as 2-4 trainings per year.
Adult Classroom Team [Special Needs]
Our Special Needs ministry provides support and creates opportunities that allow adults with special needs to be full participants in the life of South Church. For this classroom, class members and volunteers join others from our community in the Shed for singing and spend the rest of the Gathering in their own room, learning, sharing, and interacting together.
Volunteers on our Adult Classroom Team serve the adult participants in South Church Special Needs by building relationships that include interaction during lessons, time spent together in prayer and worship, and attending to the student’s individual needs.
Volunteers serve weekly or bi-weekly as part of a team during our Gathering. Those serving in these roles must participate in 2-4 trainings per year, and a pre-serving interview is also required.
Kids Classroom Team
Volunteers on our Kids Sensory Classroom Team provide support to kids with special needs and help make it possible for their families to be fully engaged in the activities of the church. They do this by leading kids in the classroom on Sunday mornings and by developing relationships with the kids and their families on Sundays and at other special events. This team of Room Leaders and Shepherds provide consistent and dependable care, concern, and safety for all in the classroom by overseeing the flow of the morning, interacting in play, connecting with children’s families about their individual needs and then attending to those needs.
Both bi-weekly and weekly serving opportunities are available during the Gathering. A pre-serving interview is required, and volunteers also participate in 2-4 trainings and/or meetings during the year.
Looking for a flexible way to serve? Our Special Needs ministry is looking for an organized volunteer to help develop their bi-monthly volunteer schedules. In this role, the SN Volunteer Scheduler would contact each of our SN volunteers every other month to access their availability over the upcoming two months and create a schedule for Children’s Sensory Room and Adult Special Needs Room.
If spontaneity is your thing—sign up to serve as an On-Call Volunteer in our Children’s Sensory Room. We’re currently looking for 2-3 people who could rotate being on call on Sunday mornings so that we can ensure a great standard of care no matter what sickness or scheduling conflicts come up.
All Special Needs volunteers must demonstrate patience, compassion, and flexibility. Knowledge or familiarity with the Special Needs field is helpful but not required.
Members of the Sunday Care Team are available each Sunday to offer prayer for those in need.
People of all ages who attend Sunday services
Sunday Care Team members are volunteers who serve to be spiritual and emotional “first responders” to attendees of South Church who are seeking prayer and support before/during/after Sunday Services. Members of this team serve 2-3 Sundays per month.
A background in intercessory/healing prayer, counseling, or pastoral care is usually necessary.
Join the South Church Prayer Team in lifting up the needs of the South Church community.
South Church Community Life
You’ll receive an email from the South Church Prayer Team on Mondays and Thursdays or as urgent needs arise from those within our South Church community. Your role is to commit to praying for these needs. You will also have the opportunity to pray over a worship during a gathering one Sunday morning a month. We ask that you also watch and listen to the needs of the community and make the church staff aware of what needs to be added so we can pray well for our community as well as offer pastoral support.
Shake some hands and say “Good Morning!” as you help welcome our community members and guests to our Sunday Gatherings. If you’re a friendly, outgoing person who likes to arrive early on Sundays, this might be the role for you!
South Church Ministry Staff/Volunteer Coordinator
In this repeating volunteer role, you’ll be assigned an entrance to the Worship facility, where you’ll shake hands and greet others as they enter the room. You’ll be making a time commitment of about 1 hour on the Sundays you serve. A pre-serving interview is required, and direction for greeting is given.
We’re looking for greeters with a friendly, outgoing personality and a desire to help others feel at home.
It all begins with an idea.
Be part of the team that makes our Sunday Gatherings and certain special events happen. Our ushers help greet community members and guests, provide information and materials, and create a welcoming and organized atmosphere in the Worship Facility.
South Church Hospitality Team
As an Usher at South Church, you’ll help extend a friendly welcome to our community members and guests on Sundays. You’ll also help make Bibles and other materials available in the Worship Facility. Our Sunday Ushers serve on a weekly or bi-weekly basis; this role is a 2-hour time commitment [before, during, and after a Gathering] on the weeks you’re serving. Other opportunities to Usher are also available at certain special events. Some training applies and is provided for volunteers in this role.
Skills that typically make for a great Usher include organization, friendliness, and a desire to look to the needs of others. If that sounds like you, we hope you’ll sign up.