Serve using the Spiritual Gift of Administration

Below you will find opportunities to serve at First Baptist Church using the Spiritual Gift of Administration.  Click on the Volunteer title below to learn more. If you are interested in volunteering in one of these positions Click Here

  •  The archivist will focus on the preservation of historical and legal documents of First Baptist Church that are kept in the Archive rooms.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Archivist

    Accountable To

    Church Administrator

    Ministry Target

    Safe storage of church documents and resources to preserve historical records

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Understand the need of preserving documents and the desire to do so

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizer, self-starter, ability to work alone and with others

    Best Personality Traits

    Desire to serve, ability to keep confidences

    Passion For

    Preservation of church history

    Length of Service Commitment

    Minimum of three years

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.       Review material as it is deposited in the Archives. If not accepting, contact the Church Administrator.

    2.       Return material if not accepted and, if necessary, explain to person donating material why it was not accepted.

    3.       Keep confidences.

    4.       Work with Church Administrator to understand when material can be destroyed. Some records are permanent, some can be destroyed after a designated time period.

    5.       Update index so material can be easily found.

    6.       Review file cabinet with DVD's, tapes, and photographs to see what can be assimilated and what could be destroyed. Update index after doing so.

    7.       Review shelves to organize.

    8.       Understand that it is important to ask if you have questions. 

    9.       Try to organize, when possible, like material in groups (e.g. legal documents, minutes, annual church binders, etc.)

    10.   If leading others in working in the Archives, work as a team.

    11.     Have fun! Know the job you are doing is important.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1.         Monthly or as-needed/available

  • Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This program is for all people groups, internal/external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. CR currently holds regular gatherings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.

     

    The journey on the road to recovery is not meant to be taken alone. Similarly, the CR Ministry is not meant to be led alone. The Ministry runs more smoothly when the program is run by a group of leaders. Dividing responsibilities among a group of leaders (the T.E.A.M.) enables the program to help more hurting people. It is not intended that a CR leader “does it all.” However, it is the responsibility of the leadership to supervise assigned areas.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Assimilation Coach Apprentice

    Accountable To

    CR Assimilation Coach and CR Ministry Leader

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian, able to discern biblical truth, understands and fully involved in recovery

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Serving, Administration, Mercy-Showing

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Keeps current with changes and pays attention to detail, communicates well with the congregation about CR, is familiar with churches/recovery groups in the area, willing to access information about Christian counselors and probation departments

    Best Personality Traits

    Outgoing, promoter who develops relationships, administration

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, the program of Celebrate Recovery

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum, Two years preferred

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      In partnership with the Assimilation Coach, promote CR to the members of the program, the church, the community, and the world.
    • 2.      As delegated by the Assimilation Coach, maintain church bulletin announcements for special events or guest speakers.
    • 3.      Assist in preparation of the CR bulletin, as requested.
    • 4.      Partner with Assimilation Coach to provide updates for the CR section of the church website to the office staff.
    • 5.      Partner with the Assimilation Coach to provide outreach information for Testimonies to Go, Missions, Jails and Prisons, and Treatment and Sober Living Homes.
    • 6.      Assist in recruiting new leadership candidates.
    • 7.      Partner with the Assimilation Coach to supply the resource table with materials (CDs, group description fliers, CR curriculum, and chips) and help coordinate materials needed for special events.
    • 8.      May assist with staffing the church’s information table for weekend services with a CR display, if allowed.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments – Intention would be to step into Assimilation Coach Role after minimum 6 months as apprentice, as needed.
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Up to 2 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: Group night: 4 hours; Meetings: 3 hours/month; Step Study: 1.5-2 hours/week + prep
  • Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This program is for all people groups, internal/external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. CR currently holds regular gatherings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.

     

    The journey on the road to recovery is not meant to be taken alone. Similarly, the CR Ministry is not meant to be led alone. The Ministry runs more smoothly when the program is run by a group of leaders. Dividing responsibilities among a group of leaders (the T.E.A.M.) enables the program to help more hurting people. It is not intended that a CR leader “does it all.” However, it is the responsibility of the leadership to supervise assigned areas.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Assimilation Coach

    Accountable To

    Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian, able to discern biblical truth, understands and fully involved in recovery

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Serving, Administration, Mercy-Showing

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Keeps current with changes and pays attention to detail, communicates well with the congregation about CR, is familiar with churches/recovery groups in the area, willing to access information about Christian counselors and probation departments

    Best Personality Traits

    Outgoing, promoter who develops relationships, administration

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, the program of Celebrate Recovery

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Promote CR to the members of the program, the church, the community, and the world.
    • 2.      Maintain church bulletin announcements for special events or guest speakers.
    • 3.      Responsible for the CR bulletin.
    • 4.      Provide updates for the CR section of the church website to the office staff.
    • 5.      Provide outreach information for Testimonies to Go, Missions, Jails and Prisons, and Treatment and Sober Living Homes.
    • 6.      Recruit/interview new leadership candidates using the Leader Interview Form with the Encourager Coach. After the interview, gives the form to the Ministry Leader.
    • 7.      Supply the resource table with materials (CDs, group description fliers, CR curriculum, and chips). Coordinate the materials needed for special events.
    • 8.      Staff the church’s information table for weekend services with a CR display, if allowed.
    • 9.      Develop an Assimilation Coach Apprentice.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Up to 2 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: Group night: 4 hours; Meetings: 3 hours/month; Step Study: 1.5-2 hours/week + prep
  • Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This program is for all people groups, internal/external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. CR currently holds regular gatherings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.

     

    The journey on the road to recovery is not meant to be taken alone. Similarly, the CR Ministry is not meant to be led alone. The Ministry runs more smoothly when the program is run by a group of leaders. Dividing responsibilities among a group of leaders (the T.E.A.M.) enables the program to help more hurting people. It is not intended that a CR leader “does it all.” However, it is the responsibility of the leadership to supervise assigned areas.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader

    Accountable To

    Lead Pastor or designee

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian, able to discern biblical truth, understands and fully involved in recovery

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Exhortation, Pastor/Shepherding, Administration, Mercy-Showing

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Leadership, discernment, ability to attend to the needs of leaders, understands and loves the Vision of CR, enjoys leading, administration

    Best Personality Traits

    People-oriented, transparent, determined

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      The Training Coach (T), Encouraging Coach (E), and Assimilation Coach (A) all report to the Ministry Leader (M) making up the T.E.A.M.
    • 2.      Responsible for and oversees the entire Celebrate Recovery Ministry.
    • 3.      Helps the T.E.A.M. grow closer to God.
    • 4.      Encourages the T.E.A.M. to maintain healthy recoveries while fulfilling their tasks.
    • 5.      Meets monthly with T.E.A.M. as well as conducts monthly training meetings for leaders.
    • 6.      Works with the T.E.A.M. to recruit new leadership candidates.
    • 7.      Selects and schedules teachers for lessons and testimonies for Large Group meetings.
    • 8.      Meets with the Worship Leader to discuss song selections and special music.
    • 9.      Serves as a main contact with the church staff.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4-5 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: Group night: 4 hours; Meetings: 3 hours/month; Step Study: 1.5-2 hours/week + prep
  • Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This program is for all people groups, internal/external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. CR currently holds regular gatherings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.

     

    The journey on the road to recovery is not meant to be taken alone. Similarly, the CR Ministry is not meant to be led alone. The Ministry runs more smoothly when the program is run by a group of leaders. Dividing responsibilities among a group of leaders (the T.E.A.M.) enables the program to help more hurting people. It is not intended that a CR leader “does it all.” However, it is the responsibility of the leadership to supervise assigned areas.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Training Coach

    Accountable To

    CR Ministry Leader

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian, able to discern biblical truth, understands and fully involved in recovery

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation, Teaching, Evangelism

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Teaching, administration, good communication skills, able to convey information

    Best Personality Traits

    Diligent, detail-conscious, humble, loves people, wishes to invest long-term in relationships

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, training others

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum, Two years preferred

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Works with the Training Coach to conduct New Leader Orientation and New Leaders’ Training.
    • 2.      Incorporate the training during your monthly leadership meetings.
    • 3.      As ministry grows, and new leaders rise up, the Training Coach will need to begin scheduling more training at other times during the month.
    • 4.      Partner with the Training Coach to coordinate a training session for the Celebrate Recovery leadership team after assessing the needs of the leaders.
    • 5.      In partnership with the Training Coach, trains and develops the leaders for Open Share Groups and Step Studies.
    • 6.      Communicates with and supports the small group leaders as directed by the Training Coach.
    • 7.      In partnership with the Training Coach, visits the Open Share Groups and Step Study Groups periodically to ensure leaders facilitate the groups using the Group Formats and Small Group Guidelines.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments – Intention would be to step into Training Coach Role after minimum 6 months as apprentice, as needed.
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    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Up to 2 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: Group night: 4 hours; Meetings: 3 hours/month; Step Study: 1.5-2 hours/week + prep
  • Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This program is for all people groups, internal/external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. CR currently holds regular gatherings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.

     

    The journey on the road to recovery is not meant to be taken alone. Similarly, the CR Ministry is not meant to be led alone. The Ministry runs more smoothly when the program is run by a group of leaders. Dividing responsibilities among a group of leaders (the T.E.A.M.) enables the program to help more hurting people. It is not intended that a CR leader “does it all.” However, it is the responsibility of the leadership to supervise assigned areas.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Training Coach

    Accountable To

    CR Ministry Leader

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian, able to discern biblical truth, understands and fully involved in recovery

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation, Teaching, Evangelism

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Teaching, administration, good communication skills, able to convey information

    Best Personality Traits

    Diligent, detail-conscious, humble, loves people, wishes to invest long-term in relationships

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, training others

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Works with the Ministry Leader to conduct New Leader Orientation and New Leaders’ Training.
    • 2.      Incorporate the training during your monthly leadership meetings.
    • 3.      As ministry grows, and new leaders rise up, the Training Coach will need to begin scheduling more training at other times during the month.
    • 4.      Each month, the Training Coach, with the Ministry Leader, coordinates a training session for the Celebrate Recovery leadership team after assessing the needs of the leaders.
    • 5.      Trains and develops, with the Ministry Leader, the leaders for Open Share Groups and Step Studies.
    • 6.      Communicates with and supports the small group leaders.
    • 7.      Visits the Open Share Groups and Step Study Groups periodically to ensure leaders facilitate the groups using the Group Formats and Small Group Guidelines.
    • 8.      Develops a Training Coach Apprentice.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
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    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Up to 2 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: Group night: 4 hours; Meetings: 3 hours/month; Step Study: 1.5-2 hours/week + prep
  • The Children’s Ministry 1st Workshop exists to help children realize that Jesus was first a carpenter as they learn to use hand tools and materials to build/make small projects to take home in Kids U.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Operations  

    Position

    1st Workshop Volunteer

    Accountable To

    Operations Manager

    Ministry Target

    Kids K-5th grade

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Any

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Skills in woodworking, workshop projects, or crafting

    Best Personality Traits

    Desire to serve others with their skills

    Passion For

    Woodworking, crafting or other workshop projects

    Length of Service Commitment

    Any

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. As part of a team, you will make project kits for kids K-5th grade to put together during their Kids U activity time on Wednesday nights.
    2. Volunteers will use given instructions to do things like pre-cut lumber & pre-drill holes for students to assemble with hammers & nails, sanding, gluing, decorating, and finishing. (Adult supervision on safety instruction is given with hand tool usage, various materials, and final assembly.)
    3. Project kits you will create vary seasonally from bird houses to bird feeders, wooden memory verse boxes, plastic/leather weaving into lanyards/bracelets, and wooden slab wood sign making
    4. Project kits are prepared by 1st Workshop Volunteers and are available at no-cost to students and they can take them home
    5. Maintain safety at all times while using the 1st Workshop

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. 1-2 hours per month
  • The Children’s Ministry Check-In Area exists to provide a welcoming, safe, and secure check-in process for parents to check in their children who will attend Children’s Ministries.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Children’s Ministry  

    Position

    Children’s Ministry Check-In Area Host

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Children & Student Ministries

    Ministry Target

    Parents of kids birth-5th grade

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Computer skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Friendly, welcoming, outgoing

    Passion For

    Helping new families feel welcomed

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year or more, serving weekly or bi-weekly

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Greet families warmly as they come to the Children’s Ministry Check-In Area
    3. Assist families with any check-in needs such as navigating the check-in software program
    4. Greet new families and give them necessary release forms to complete
    5. Enter necessary new family information into the computer and print the kids’ nametags
    6. Give new kids a welcome gift and invite parents/caregivers to stop at our Welcome Center upstairs to receive the welcome gift for adults
    7. Give parents any literature they may be interested in such as information about our other children’s ministries
    8. Walk them to the proper rooms and explain our pick-up procedure

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Weekly or bi-weekly on a Sunday morning
    2. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the service to be ready to greet new families and assist with check-in
    3. Volunteers may leave the check-in area after it appears that all families are checked in for the morning (usually about 5-10 minutes after the service has started)

     

  • The Church Administrator coordinates and supports administration of church properties and finances while providing oversight for and development of church resources in implementing the vision and purpose of First Baptist Church.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Church Administrator

    Accountable To

    Lead Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Church in general

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Budget experience in a business; demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, organizational, and supervisory skills; able to maintain confidences

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, attention to detail, approachable

    Passion For

    Serving

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Oversee development of the annual church operating budget and annual review as directed by the Finance committee.
    • 2.      Encourage efforts to fully develop the financial potential (estate planning, memorials, etc.) for First Baptist Church.
    • 3.      Develop and maintain a capital expenditure “wish” list for the church.
    • 4.      Manage and coordinate the internal office needs, including computer software, hardware, network use, and related systems.
    • 5.      Maintain all business and legal records of the church.
    • 6.      Oversee the development and maintenance of the church website.
    • 7.      Coordinate and manage purchases and equipment acquisitions.
    • 8.      Assist in the management of church properties, including preventative maintenance, cost benefit measures, and building use policies.
    • 9.      Provide necessary information on staff compensation and benefits options on an annual basis, providing for orientation and enrollment of eligible employees, as well as evaluating the benefit package that best suits the church and the employees.
    • 10.  Oversee a working knowledge of various software in use by the church.
    • 11.  Assist in other church activities as requested by the Lead Pastor or church board.
    • 12.  Direct church treasurer, financial secretary, office manager, and operations manager.
    • 13.  Participate in staff meetings.
    • 14.  Participate on the Personnel, Property, and Finance committees.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry – widely varies; as needed
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training – as needed
  • Provide visionary planning, and administrative/ministry-based oversight, in conjunction with the Lead Pastor, to fulfill the Mission of First Baptist Church.  

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Church Board Member

    Accountable To

    Board Moderator, congregation

    Ministry Target

    Church Body

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member at least 21 years old

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature member displaying a Spirit-filled life, demonstrating a servant’s heart, possess leadership ability, and recognize the need to be above reproach

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Strategic thinker, Leader

    Best Personality Traits

    Thoughtful, organizer, team player, ability to see big picture

    Passion For

    Leading the church forward with the Mission/Vision of First Baptist

    Length of Service Commitment

    Elected for 3-year term, two consecutive terms permitted

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Disposition of Real Property
    •         Provide visionary planning for the future of the church, in conjunction with the Lead Pastor.
    •         Examine and evaluate all programming of the church on an ongoing basis.
    •         Make recommendations for building/space needs, including remodeling of present facilities.
    •         Readjust the duties and responsibilities of any committee or task force.
    •         Approve the establishment of committees or a task force.
    •         Appoint annually a Vice Moderator from its membership to serve in Moderator’s absence.
    •         Appoint annually a recording secretary to keep minutes of all Board meetings.
    •         Provide for keeping minutes of all business meetings of the church and conducting all official correspondence in the name of the church.
    •         Provide for maintaining membership records and reporting changes to Converge.
    •         Designate legal representatives of the church.
    •         Assure hiring, discipline, and termination of staff is conducted in a fair and consistent manner.
    •         Disciplining of members and terminating of memberships.
    •         Provide for supervision, care, decorating, and protection of the church property.
    •         Exercise supervision over monies budgeted and designated.
    •         Propose a budget for the coming fiscal year to be recommended to the church for approval.
    •         Present to the church annually a financial report of all funds.
    •         Arrange for an independent financial review of the records of the Financial Secretary and Church Treasurer, to be presented at the Annual Meeting.
    •         Appoint staff and/or lay leaders for all ministry-based committees, with the recommendations of the Lead Pastor, to assist in fulfilling the church’s Mission.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Attend monthly Board meetings (2-3 hours for each)
    •         Attend Annual, Semi-Annual meetings, and any special meetings (2-3 hours for each)
    •         Attend any assigned committees as a Board Liaison (varies depending on committee)
  • The purpose of the Common Ground Ministry is to bring people together around food and drink in order to build friendships and to encourage a unified sense of community.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Hospitality

    Position

    Common Ground Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Hospitality, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to lead and organize people, use email and basic computer skills, recruit and train; able to stand for periods of time; enjoy greeting and serving

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, hospitable, gracious

    Passion For

    Blessing and serving people

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Recruitment and training of hosts; training resources provided
    2. Schedule hosts for Sundays
    3. Ensure food, drink, and utensils are on hand every Sunday
    4. Evaluate needs and respond with solutions
    5. Communicate pertinent information with all hosts as needed
    6. Liaison to other Hospitality Ministries Coordinators (Welcome Center, Ushers, Door Hosts)
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4-6 hours/month (more if also serve as a Host)
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed; resource provided

     

  • A Community Care Decision Team member provides oversight and accountability of Community Care Benevolence Fund disbursement by reviewing Community Care financial requests and deciding to grant requests or not, and if so, in what donation amount.

     

    The Community Care Benevolence Fund exists to share the love of Christ by helping meet basic needs in times of crisis. It is open to members/attendees of our congregation and to residents of Isanti County.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Community Care Decision Team Member

    Accountable To

    Community Care Team Chair, Church Board, Lead Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Church members/attendees, and Isanti County residents

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing member, sound judgement

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Sensitivity to confidentiality, discernment, ability to use a computer and email

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, non-judgmental

    Passion For

    Helping people in times of financial crisis

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two year minimum; open-ended

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Oversight and accountability of Community Care Benevolence Fund disbursement at First Baptist Church to steward God’s resources well
    • 2.      Review completed Community Care financial requests
    • 3.      Decide to grant financial requests or not; and if so, in what amount

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

  • Community Care Intake Team members share the love of Christ by meeting in person with First Baptist Church members/attenders and Isanti County residents seeking financial assistance in times of need or crisis, listening to their story, and completing a Community Care Financial Request form.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Community Care Intake Team Member

    Accountable To

    Community Care Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Church members and attendees

    Isanti County residents

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature Christian, sound judgement

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Exhortation, Administration, Serving, Giving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Listening skills, communication skills, computer skills, and discernment

    Best Personality Traits

    Empathetic, polite, considerate, generous, patient, understanding, loving, non-judgmental and forgiving

    Passion For

    The poor; people experiencing financial hardship and crisis situations

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Meet in person with up to five requestors one afternoon a month, 1:30pm-4pm, with one other intake member
    • 2.      One intake member will ask questions and take notes, while the other will enter the requestor’s information into a form on the computer
    • 3.      Listen and ask questions as each person shares their story and the reason for their current hardship
    • 4.      Offer encouragement and prayer
    • 5.      Those interested in this volunteer ministry position must fill out an application and complete a background check. Volunteers may have training prior to serving

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    • 1.      2.5 hours a month
    • 2.      Attend 1-2 hour committee meetings as scheduled (once a quarter or less)

     

  • Community Groups exist as the foundational evangelism and discipleship ministry for adults so that adults have a place where they belong in authentic relationships as they engage in the Word with others. The Community Leader may be one person or a married couple. The Leader’s overall responsibility is for the direction of the Group and guiding the Group Leadership Team.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Community Groups

    Position

    Community Leader

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with the Teaching Coordinator and the Group Leadership Team

    Ministry Target

    Church

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member preferable, or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good organizational and leadership skills for group ministry

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, compassionate, understanding

    Passion For

    The overall ministry of the church and a love for people, and a desire to guide and “shepherd”

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Oversee, set the direction, and develop the Group’s ministries while working with the Teacher Coordinator and the Group Leadership Team (which may consist of Care, Administrative, Social, and Outreach Point Persons, as well as the Teaching Coordinator).
    • 2.      Responsible for the Group Life segment of the Sunday gathering.
    • 3.      Monitor the smaller group and gender breakout structure, schedule, etc.
    • 4.      Communicate information regarding goals, special days, etc.
    • 5.      Serve as a liaison between Pastor and Group and serve on the Group Leadership Team in guiding the Group.
    • 6.      Pray for the Group and help the Group develop a sense of belonging, identity, and unity.
    • 7.      Periodically evaluate the overall Group ministry with the Leadership Team.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 3 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: 1-2 hours/month for leading own Group meeting in addition to regular planning meetings with other Community Group ministry leaders

     

  • The purpose of the Door Host ministry is to ensure all who enter First Baptist Church feel welcomed and valued. “Meet and Greet” all who enter the building – including children – with an enthusiastic smile and a friendly greeting.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Hospitality

    Position

    Door Host Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Hospitality, Serving, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to lead and organize people, use email and basic computer skills, recruit and train, and stand for periods of time; enjoy greeting and serving

    Best Personality Traits

    Sensitive to needs of others, dependable leader

    Passion For

    Making people feel welcome

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Recruit people to serve one month/year (4-5 Sundays) for 30 minutes a Sunday
    • 2.      Train hosts as needed
    • 3.      Ensure nametags are current
    • 4.      Conduct ongoing evaluation and make recommendations
    • 5.      Liaison to other Hospitality Ministries Coordinators (Ushers, Welcome Center, Common Ground)
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4 hours/month, more if Door Hosting
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed; resource provided

     

  • The Drama Director organize and direct the drama team in presenting special dramatic elements as part of worship services or other events when scheduled and will recruit actors to participate in selected dramatic presentations in cooperation with the teaching pastor and the Worship and Music Pastor. The drama ministry is intended to support the preaching ministry of the pastors as they help people grow in faith.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Drama Director

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Exhortation, Pastor/Shepherding, Teaching, Evangelism

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good leadership and organizational skills, knowledge of acting fundamentals, ability to direct a drama

    Best Personality Traits

    Good character, dependable, consistent, neat, expresser, leader

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, encouraging the church through drama

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Select and obtain drama scripts
    • 2.      Schedule and direct drama rehearsals as needed
    • 3.      Recruit actors for selected dramas
    • 4.      Direct the drama as scheduled
    • 5.      Work with the Worship and Music Pastor to finalize drama needs and work within drama ministry budget
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4-5 hours/week when a drama is scheduled
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as requested
  •  Oversee the Finance committee and its meetings to review church income, expenses, and overall health of church finances.                   

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Finance

    Position

    Finance Committee Chair

    Accountable To

    Church Board

    Ministry Target

    Help church maintain a good financial position

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Strategic thinking, experience in finance

    Best Personality Traits

    Understanding the need for keeping confidences, works well with others, attention to detail

    Passion For

    Good stewardship of God’s resources

    Length of Service Commitment

    Board-appointed position of active Board member

    (3-year terms)

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Schedule and lead at least quarterly Finance committee meetings, or more frequently, as needed with the goal being to discuss outstanding Finance committee tasks and current church financial position.
    • 2.      Oversee and monitor accounting activities of the Treasurer or outside financial consultants.
    • 3.      Monitor on a regular basis church finances through reports taken from church accounting software.
    • 4.      Report church financial summary at each board meeting.
    • 5.      Prepare a report and present the church financial position at the church’s Annual and Semi-Annual meetings.
    • 6.      Liaison between church staff and church treasurer.
    • 7.      Present future year budget recommendations to the church board based on review of prior year financial picture.
    • 8.      Present any recommendations to the church board for potential mid-year changes in spending based on review of current year financial picture.
    • 9.      Present recommendations to the church board on any large capital requests made.
    • 10.  Present recommendations to the church board on any significant financial decisions required as needed.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Varies.

  • Review church income, expenses, and overall health of church finances.                   

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Finance

    Position

    Finance Committee Member

    Accountable To

    Church Board

    Ministry Target

    Help church maintain a good financial position

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Strategic thinking, experience in finance

    Best Personality Traits

    Understanding the need for keeping confidences, works well with others, attention to detail

    Passion For

    Good stewardship of God’s resources

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.     

    Meet as a Finance committee at least quarterly Finance committee meetings, or more frequently, as needed to review church income, expenses, and overall health of church finances.



    2.



         




    Help make future year budget recommendations to the church board based on review of prior year financial picture.





    3.



         




    Help draft any recommendations to the church board for potential mid-year changes in spending based on review of current year financial picture.





    4.



         




    Help make recommendations to the church board on any large capital requests made.





    5.



         




    Help make recommendations to the church board on any significant financial decisions required as needed.





    6.



         




    Help in overseeing and monitoring accounting activities of the Treasurer or outside financial consultants.





     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Varies.

  • This team was created to bring an overview of the church decorating landscape. Each member uses their gifts to bring a critical eye to the areas that do not leave a good impression for our guests as their primary role, looking for areas or ways to leave a good impression to all guests who come through our church doors as well as making the outside appearance of the church property attractive to our community and all guests.      

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Guest Ministry

    Position

    First Impressions Team Member

    Accountable To

    Operations Manager and Administrator

    Ministry Target

    Make church home (God’s House) a welcoming, friendly, homey space that makes all who enter feel at home, welcomed, wanted, and wanting to become part of the church family.

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving, Giving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Decorating, has an eye for color, coordination of spaces, good instincts for color schemes, and up-to-date styling

    Best Personality Traits

    Good teamwork, friendly, consistent, good character, neat, organized, supportive

    Passion For

    Design that makes a positive impression to all church guests and the community

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         A critical eye to make the team aware of areas that our outdated, in need of repair, showing signs of clutter, or eye sores that need to be removed.
    •         Have a keen sense for what welcomes, attracts, and makes guests feel at home. Creating an atmosphere that makes guests want to be part of the church family.
    •         A gift for helping choose colors, designs, and the overall look or appeal for spaces. Understanding the need to stay true to the overall color scheme and design throughout the church building.
    •         Ability to work with a team, finding a role that best serves the team, and supporting others.

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Varies; as needed
  • The purpose of the Friends First Quilters Coordinator is to draw people closer to God and each other through quilting/crafting in a supportive community and to make quilts for those in need.

     

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Friends First Quilters Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Women’s Ministry Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Women

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or committed attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Experienced quilter with a broad knowledge and understanding of quilting to support members with their projects, exemplary organizational skills, ability to relate well with others, ability to work well with others on a team, ability to help women make new connections at First Baptist

    Best Personality Traits

    Friendly, approachable, good moral character

    Passion For

    Equipping women to grow in love and grace, and to build relationships with Jesus and women of all ages

    Length of Service Commitment

    2- to 3-year commitment as the Lord leads

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Be committed to spending time growing in your faith through study of the Word of God.
    2. Seek to pray for women of First Baptist Church and the surrounding communities daily.
    3. Become familiar with and make an effort to participate in Women’s Ministry events for the purpose of building relationships with women and sharing about the FFQ Ministry.
    4. Work with the church office and custodial staff to properly schedule use of the church building.
    5. Communicate the FFQ schedule to the Women’s Ministry Coordinator.
    6. Coordinate retreats and events.
    7. Share a devotional and pray at each gathering.
    8. Communicate clear, concise, and descriptive emails to group members each month.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 12 hours/month for set-up/take-down (includes Friday and Saturday quilting).
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: 2-3 hours/month
  • The Gen Z Group Leader will minister to young adults and include them in the ministry of First Baptist Church.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Gen Z Group Leader

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    People born in 1997 (approx.) and later, but have graduated from high school

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Pastor/Shepherding, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good organizational skills; knowledge and understanding of special needs of young adults; education and experience in counseling

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, expresser

    Passion For

    Ministering to young adults

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.   Provide counseling, guidance, prayer, and support to local young adults.

    2.   Lead a weekly evening devotional and fellowship time for young adults.

    3.   Arrange for after-church get-togethers at restaurants/homes for the purpose of bonding.

    4.   Recruit church members to serve as “adoptive families” for college students who are away from home with no family nearby. They should provide encouragement, prayer support and include the student(s) in some family activities and meals.

    5.   Encourage church members to stay connected with First Baptist students living at college.

    5.   Seek to include young adults in the overall ministry of the church.

    6.   Oversee budget and expenditures for the Gen Z ministry.

    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4-6 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: one hour a month

     

  • The Homebound Ministry Coordinator is responsible for organizing and overseeing the ministry of visiting First Baptist or other people who are homebound or in nursing homes.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Member Care

    Position

    Homebound Ministry Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Lead Pastor; interacts with visitation staff

    Ministry Target

    Members and elderly community members

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Pastor/Shepherding, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Own transportation, organizational skills, good listener, able to pray with and for others

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader or dependable expresser, compassionate, encourager

    Passion For

    Ministering to the homebound and elderly

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.   Maintain communication with pastoral staff of needs condition of people.

    2.   Keep an up-to-date list of church members who are homebound—those who cannot attend church due to physical or mental health problems or long-term illness—or who are temporarily or permanently in a nursing home.

    3.   Contact local nursing homes to inform them of the church’s nursing home ministry, introduce the church’s nursing home ministers, and seek permission to visit residents who have no family or other regular visitors.

    4.   Provide training to homebound/nursing home ministers using the Set the PACE course.

    5.   Organize a visitation schedule for the homebound/nursing home ministers.

    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2 hours/month
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as needed; See Set the PACE Course for training

     

  • Kids U exists to reach out to kids in the community by providing a fun, safe place to belong and to introduce them to Jesus.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Children’s Ministry  

    Position

    Kids U Special Class Teacher

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Children & Student Ministries

    Ministry Target

    Children K-5th grade

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New in Christ

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Teaching, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to teach elementary-aged children

    Best Personality Traits

    Friendly, caring, loving

    Passion For

    Teaching children new skills or hobbies, and showing them God’s love

    Length of Service Commitment

    3-4 weeks on Wednesday nights

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Lead or co-lead special opportunity outreach classes to children K-5th grade in order to teach them a new skill or area of interest
    3. Teach a special skill or class such as cooking or weaving to children over a 3-4 week time frame on Wednesday nights during the school year
    4. Create and teach lessons around your skill or area of interest

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Once per week on Wednesday nights for 3-4 weeks in a row during the school year
    2. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of Kids U and should stay until after the last child is picked up. Approximately 1.75 hours during Wednesday nights.
  • The Kitchen Director is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the church kitchens.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Property/Operations

    Position

    Kitchen Director

    Accountable To

    Operations Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good organizational skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, hospitable

    Passion For

    Orderly and clean facilities to promote an efficient fellowship ministry

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.      Supervise all activities using the church kitchens.

    2.      Keep an inventory list of kitchen supplies and equipment, and request funds to replace, repair, or add to the inventory when needed.

    3.      Organize and clean the kitchens and appliances as needed.

    4.      Establish and post policies for the use and care of the kitchen.

    5.      Keep a running list in the kitchens and other areas so that those who use them know when supplies are low or depleted.

    6.      Provide training of kitchen equipment for those who will be using the kitchens.

    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1-3 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed

     

  • Oversee team members and help with any questions and concerns they may have about their responsibilities. Ensure the overall purpose of the library is maintained – seek to meet the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of all ages by providing Christian print and media resources for members and friends of the congregation to grow in faith, love, and witness.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Library Ministry

    Position

    Library Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Christian adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Leader, organizer, self-starter

    Best Personality Traits

    Loves books, enjoys reading, team player

    Passion For

    Preservation of church library materials

    Length of Service Commitment

    Minimum of one year

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Prepare annual library budget for approval by the church board
    •         Determine and purchase new and continuing series materials for the library
    •         Keep track of expenses for supplies used and library materials purchased to stay within budget
    •         Plan library work days for team members
    •         Oversee team members and help with any questions and concerns they may have about their responsibilities

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Once a week for 1-3 hours
  • Enter and maintain all library items in ResourceMate’s database software on the library computer for cataloging and tracking. Ensure the overall purpose of the library is maintained – seek to meet the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of all ages by providing Christian print and media resources for members and friends of the congregation to grow in faith, love, and witness.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Library Ministry

    Position

    Library Data Entry

    Accountable To

    Library Coordinator and Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Knowledge of computer basics with ability to learn how to enter library items in the database and troubleshoot any computer or printer problems. Book knowledge. Basic knowledge of library procedures.

    Best Personality Traits

    Team player, organizer, self-starter, consistency, attention to detail, flexible

    Passion For

    Cataloging and tracking church library materials

    Length of Service Commitment

    Minimum of one year

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Enter all acquisitions and any deaccessioned items (books, DVDs, CDs) into computer database using ResourceMate software.
    •         Print spine labels and library cards.
    •         Help determine items that need to be ordered for the library.
    •         Attend library meetings.
    •         Help make decisions for library business.
    •         Help Library Coordinator oversee the library budget.
    •  

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         One to three hours at a time depending upon amount of work/time needed to complete tasks required. May be once a week or less.
  • Ensure the overall purpose of the library is maintained – seek to meet the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of all ages by providing Christian print and media resources for members and friends of the congregation to grow in faith, love, and witness.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Library Ministry

    Position

    Library Team Member

    Accountable To

    Library Coordinator and Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Christian adult

    Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizer, self-starter

    Best Personality Traits

    Loves books, enjoys reading, team player

    Passion For

    Preservation of church library materials

    Length of Service Commitment

    Minimum of one year

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Library volunteers work as a team to:

    •         Check in and shelve returned materials.
    •         Process new and donated materials.
    • o   assign accession number
    • o   determine and assign Dewey Decimal number
    • o   prepare Shelf List Card, Author card, Title card, Subject card, and Borrower’s card
    • o   alphabetically and numerically file cards in the Card Catalog and Shelf List Card Catalog
    •         Repair damaged items so they can be returned to shelves (includes binding, bluing, taping, etc.) If damaged materials are irreparable, remove from the library and purge cards.
    •         Examine loaned materials returned for any damage that needs repair, check materials back in, and return to shelves.
    •         Write and send out overdue notices to borrowers.
    •         Prepare book displays and bulletin boards for library promotion.
    •         Order new materials and supplies.
    •         Clean/dust shelves.
    •         Attend library meetings.
    •         Help make decisions for library business.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Once a week for 1-3 hours
  • LIFEgroups bring hope and support for the challenges of life through authentic, meaningful friendships and the transformative truth of God’s Word. They are FBC’s smaller Pathway Groups in seeking to help people live a Loving Lifestyle as members grow Close to Christ while building authentic relationships. These friendships are a hallmark of LIFEgroups as people find the belonging, support, care, and encouragement they need in life. Group gatherings are relaxed and casual with food/drink, with lessons generally taking on a facilitating approach by the leader with much discussion and application; this leads to personal spiritual formation as people learn to be the hands and feet of Jesus in living out the “One Anothers” of Scripture in accountable relationships. In summary, LIFEgroups are A Place to Become.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    LIFEgroup Leader

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Adults in congregation and community – married couples, singles, men, women; group decides on size (generally 6-14 people) and structure

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation, Teaching

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizer

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, dependable expresser or dependable leader, consistent, good moral character

    Passion For

    Developing and encouraging adults in their spiritual journey

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.      Help organize and start a new group.

    2.      Regularly pray for the people in your group.

    3.      Plan/recruit others in leading by facilitating a devotional message or Bible study (topical or book of the Bible) for presentation and discussion at scheduled meetings.

    a.      DVD and RightNow Media studies and study guides can also be used

    b.      Resources can also be found in church library and with pastors

    4.      Lead in prayer and encourage group participation in prayer.

    a.      Seek to develop a prayer culture within “Relationships of Trust” in “Environments of Grace”

    5.      Lead group in living out the “One Anothers” found in Scripture.

    a.      Share concerns, answers to prayer, struggles, biblical advice, and how others have effectively handled temptations and situations

    b.      Help create a schedule for people bringing food and where group will meet

    6.      Help plan special group activities, one or more a year – a meal together at a restaurant, trip to a ball game, fishing trip, picnic, or a game of horseshoes at the last group meeting.

    7.      Track group members’ attendance each November for FBC’s Discipleship Pathway.

    8.      Check email for regular communication from Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism.

    9.      Report special needs to the Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/week your LIFEgroup meets; groups can set their schedule:
    • a.       Meet every week, every other week, or twice a month
    •                                                    i.      On weeks group does not meet, encouraged people to connect with others in group, other Christians or non-Christians in Life-on-Life relationships
    • b.      Groups are encouraged to have occasional gatherings for Christmas parties/other socials.
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: 2 hours/year in-person; 1 hour of RightNow Media training

     

  • The Meal Train Coordinator is responsible for organizing people to cook and deliver meals to people in need.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Meal Train Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with other staff and leadership in determining meal needs

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Merch-Showing, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizational skills, gets along well with others

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable expresser, compassionate

    Passion For

    Comforting and encouraging those who are ill

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.      Coordinate with people to arrange for meal preparation and delivering to homes of church members and attenders who have a family member hospitalized or are at home recuperating from surgery or childbirth, who are ill, etc.

    2.      Send get-well cards, thinking-of-you cards, sympathy cards, or others as appropriate to cheer and encourage fellow church members.

    3.      Pray for members and attenders who have special needs or are going through trying times.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1-2 hours/week when needed
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as requested
  • The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to help men build authentic, Christ-centered families and friendships that challenge men to lead courageously, accept responsibility, reject passivity, and invest Eternally.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Men’s Band of Brothers Leader

    Accountable To

    Men’s Ministry Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Men in the congregation and community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation, Teaching

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizer

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, dependable-expressor or dependable-leader, consistent, good moral character

    Passion For

    Developing and encouraging men of God

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    The leader will organize and lead a group of men to provide accountability, biblical direction, and encouragement. The groups are typically between 4-10 men and may include men of the church as well as unchurched men who need Christian influence and want to associate with the group. Leaders will seek to:

     

    1. Regularly pray for the men in your group.
    2. Lead your group meetings.
    3. Plan devotional message, Bible study, or book to read for presentation and discussion at regular scheduled meetings.
    4. Lead in prayer and encourage group participation in prayer.
    5. Lead group to share concerns, answers to prayer, struggles, biblical advice and how others have effectively handled temptations and situations.
    6. Seek to hold at least one special activity for the group. This could be a meal together at a restaurant, trip to a ball game, fishing trip, picnic, or engaging in a game of some type.
    7. Report special needs to the Men’s Ministry Coordinator.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: once per year

     

  • The purpose of Men’s Ministry is to help men build authentic, Christ-centered families and friendships that challenge men to lead courageously, accept responsibility, reject passivity, and invest Eternally.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Men’s Ministry Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Men in the congregation and community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizer

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, dependable, consistent, good character, expresser leader

    Passion For

    Developing and encouraging men of God

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    The Men’s Ministry Coordinator will organize and lead a ministry that builds up and helps the men of the church become spiritual leaders and provides an avenue of outreach to men in the community. He will seek to:

     

    1. Regularly pray for men in the church, families in the church whose men do not attend, and men in the community at large.
    2. Organize and oversee the men’s ministry.
    3. Plan special courses for training men to become spiritual leaders in the home, church, and community.
    4. Plan at least one yearly retreat for prayer, fellowship, and encouragement: a men’s rally event, special camp, lake retreat, etc.
    5. Organize Band of Brothers groups that meet regularly for accountability, building relationships and spiritual encouragement through prayer, devotions and sharing.
    6. Plan activities and special projects for men only: prayer breakfasts, church improvement day, fishing expedition, father/son event, softball league, etc.
    7. Develop a mentoring network where spiritually mature men can identify with and give guidance/support to men going through similar situations.
    8. Report special needs to the Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism.
    9. Oversee budget and expenditures for the men’s ministry.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: one hour/quarter
  • The purpose of the GO Team is to bring Jesus to all people by joining in the ministry of missionaries and blessing them with our care, support, and prayer. The Missions Coordinator, along with GO Team members, will lead the effort to maintain a comprehensive missions ministry in the church and is responsible for exploring mission opportunities, keeping the church informed regarding potential and ongoing missions involvement, and serving as a liaison between the church and missionaries.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Global Outreach

    Position

    Missions Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Lead Pastor; interacts with Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism and other GO Team members

    Ministry Target

    National and world missionaries and non-Christians

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Evangelism, Giving, Mercy-Showing

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good communication skills, able to research, locate, validate, and follow up on mission projects, needs, and opportunities

    Best Personality Traits

    Committed, compassionate, analyst-dependable

    Passion For

    Supporting and encouraging missionaries and evangelizing the lost throughout the world

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Act as liaison with missionaries and organizations the church supports.
    2. Research, locate, validate, and follow up on mission projects, opportunities, needs within the local community as well as home and foreign mission fields.
    3. Organize the church’s efforts in supporting missions, including forming the Missions budget.
    4. Educate the church regarding missions, including planning a yearly Missions emphasis.
    5. Lead monthly GO Team meetings.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 5-8 hours/month, more during Missions emphases
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: 2-hour monthly meetings
  • The Neighborhood Fellowship Coordinator is responsible for organizing and overseeing the Neighborhood Fellowship Ministry to build a sense of community and support among church members and influence neighbors for Christ.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Neighborhood Fellowship Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Church members and neighbors

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good organizational skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, expresser leader or expresser analyst

    Passion For

    Building a sense of community among church members and showing Christ’s love to neighbors

    Length of Service Commitment

    Two years minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Promote the ministry and train couples as Neighborhood Fellowship Group Leaders.
    2. Organize and plan the neighborhood fellowships. The fellowships can include regular neighborhood activities, devotional/prayer times, etc., with the goals of ministering to church members, and building relationships with unchurched neighbors and influencing them for Christ.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: as needed
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as needed
  • Coordinate and oversee the New Pathways ministry at First Baptist Church when First Baptist is a hosting church for New Pathways’ homeless families. Recruit and train all needed volunteers during hosting weeks (four times a year, one-week stays).

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Church Host Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Administrative/Pastoral Staff

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church Member/Attendee; more than one person

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Mercy-Showing, Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, computer skills/knowledge of church database helpful, awareness of complex trauma, conflict resolution skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, excellent communicator/listener, encourager, good teamwork, flexible, committed, hard worker, and works well under pressure/time constraints

    Passion For

    Supporting families and children experiencing homelessness

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum; more preferred

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

            Organize/plan all aspects of hosting up to five families one week at a time, quarterly.

            Recruit people primarily through emails to the congregation to make meals, serve as evening and overnight hosts, help with set-up and take-down, and laundry.

            Work alongside ministry leaders (food, hosts, set-up/take-down, laundry) as needed.

            Orient new volunteers if needed.

            Liaison between New Pathways organization and First Baptist at meetings twice a year.

            Provide a volunteer appreciation event and training once a year, if possible.

            Facilitate ministry leader meetings once a quarter, or as needed.

            Do an orientation with families at the beginning of each hosting week.

            Available to families and those serving during hosting weeks for questions, concerns, and/or emergencies.

            Full job description for this position is available upon request.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

            A approximately 20 hours each hosting week (2-5 hours prior, 2-15 hours during, 1-2 hours after; 4 hours of meetings a year, 3-4 hours annual appreciation event/training).

  • New Pathways provides temporary shelter to homeless families at partnering churches. First Baptist is a hosting church four times a year, for one-week stays. Help set up the Fellowship Hall kitchen at the start of hosting week and clean up afterwards. The Food Coordinator helps oversee all food for families during the week including all donated food from the congregation and for all Meal volunteers.

                

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Food Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Church Host Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Member/Attendee; more than one person

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Mercy-Showing, Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good communication, attention to details, good organization

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassion, good listener, friendly, good teamwork

    Passion For

    Supporting homeless families with children

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Communicate with Church Host Coordinator about food needs before hosting weeks.
    •         Contact all Meal volunteers before each hosting week for menu planning and to notify of any food allergies.
    •         Prepare/set up Fellowship Hall kitchen for each hosting week.
    •         Oversee all food donations from the congregation.
    •         Communicate with New Pathways’ families at the start of hosting week and throughout the week regarding additional food needs/special requests.
    •         Purchase additional food items as needed.
    •         Assist with preparing and/or serving evening meals, if needed (not very often).
    •         Clean up Fellowship Hall kitchen at the end of each hosting week.
    •         Send Thank You notes to those that donated food and made meals.
    •         Communicate and answer questions for congregation members interested in donating food and/or a meal for hosting weeks.
    •         A full list of job duties for the Food Coordinator is available upon request.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Four weeks a year (usually February, May/June, August, and November)

    •         Approximately 2 hours before hosting week, 2-5 hours during, 1 hour after; 4 hours of meetings/year, 3-4 hours annual appreciation event/training, if available.
  • Assist office staff with office work and miscellaneous tasks created by special projects.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Office Helper

    Accountable To

    Office Staff

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and/or Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Jr. High Student

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to multi-task, team player

    Best Personality Traits

    Cheerful, attention to detail, follow directions

    Passion For

    Supporting special projects through behind-the-scenes work

    Length of Service Commitment

    As needed

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Prepare promotional material for distribution or display.
    •         Prepare mailings; may include using paper cutter, folding flyers, collating pages, addressing and stuffing envelopes, applying postage.
    •         Other tasks as needed.
    •  

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Time commitment is variable depending on task/project.
  • The Outreach Event Coordinator is responsible for including an evangelistic emphasis in church special events and for planning, organizing, and overseeing special evangelistic events with a team of people.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Outreach Event Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with other pastoral and support staff

    Ministry Target

    Guests and unchurched community members

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organizational skills, good at pulling people together

    Best Personality Traits

    Expresser analyst

    Passion For

    Leading people to Christ, helping others in their spiritual growth

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Plan, organize, and oversee at least one major evangelistic event per year: Because/Operation Community Connect, Ministry Fair, revival, special seminar, Friend Day, etc.
    2. Work with other ministry leaders to include an evangelistic emphasis in their special events and recruit volunteers from those ministries as needed.
    3. Meet with Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism and other ministry leaders to discuss and plan to cover the evangelism needs at upcoming church events.
    4. Pray regularly for the Evangelism ministry, for those who will attend special events, and for specific names of people needing salvation.
    5. Be able to share your faith with others through your testimony as well as Scripture.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-4 hours/month, more during event week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as needed
  • Provide input and oversight of church staff regarding compensation and benefits, policies, non-pastoral staff employment and personnel concerns.                                   

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Personnel Committee Member

    Accountable To

    Church Board

    Ministry Target

    Church Staff

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing member

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Strategic thinking

    Best Personality Traits

    Thoughtful, organizer, compassionate

    Passion For

    Developing and encouraging staff for ministry

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Recommendations for compensation and benefits within guidelines established by Finance committee and church budget.
    •         Oversight of personnel policies, procedures, and position descriptions.
    •         Provision for performance reviews for all pastoral and non-pastoral staff.
    •         Address personnel issues as requested by Lead Pastor or Church Board.

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         1-2 times/year as needed for personnel changes
  • Assist office staff with answering phone calls and/or greeting those who enter the church building.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Receptionist

    Accountable To

    Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Mercy-Showing, Administration, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to represent the church in a positive, welcoming manner and direct people to appropriate staff person or resource; business phone experience

    Best Personality Traits

    Cheerful, good listener

    Passion For

    Serving, connecting people

    Length of Service Commitment

    As needed

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Assist church office staff with answering phone calls and/or greeting those who enter the church building.
    •         Direct people to appropriate staff person or resource.

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Time commitment is variable depending on need.
  • Serve our church family by helping to ensure we are providing a safe place to worship and following laws and guidelines that promote a safe place to gather.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Safety Team Member

    Accountable To

    Operations Manager and Administrator

    Ministry Target

    Church property is a safe place to worship and gather

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Hospitality, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Experience in various fields of providing safety. Safety conscious, awareness/recognize needs for improving safety inside and outside the church building.

    Best Personality Traits

    Good common sense and judgement, plays well with others.

    Passion For

    God and His church family

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Report anything that is a potential safety hazard and requires the Safety team to address solutions to remedy or eliminate the hazard.
    •         Bring ideas that will improve safety and make all who use the church facility and/or property feel safe.
    •         Provide updates of laws or guidelines to ensure safety regulations are being followed.
    •         Look for and be aware of various types of equipment throughout the church that might need repair, updating, replacing, and/or adding equipment if lacking.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         1-2 times/year, as needed
  • Coordinate acquiring and serving food to guests at church events, coordinate overall use of the church kitchen, and set up/take down of the event room, and assign job responsibilities to Serving Team Helpers.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Church-wide

    Position

    Serving Team Chair/Co-Chair

    Accountable To

    Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Leader, organizer, work well with others

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, consistent, good moral character, cheerful

    Passion For

    Serving, hospitality

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Overall coordination of acquiring and serving food to guests for a church event. This includes gathering details for size of group coming, any special dietary needs, date/time of the event.
    •         Make determination of quantities of food to purchase, and make purchases using church’s house accounts at certain local businesses.
    •         Make determination of how many volunteer helpers will be needed, including what time they are needed and length of shifts. Then provide that information to the Office Manager so a Needs Request can be sent to the congregation.
    •         Pick up purchased food and/or meet deliveries at the church.
    •         Coordinate job responsibilities for volunteer helpers including food preparation, room set up/take down, serving table preparations, and table decorations.
    •         Coordinate clean-up of the tables and church kitchen after event has ended.

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Time commitment is variable depending on size and type of event with average of 7-8 hours/event.
  • The Softball Coach will oversee and coach the church softball team. This is an opportunity for fellowship, exercise, and outreach; therefore, Christ-like attitude and behavior are very important.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Softball Coach for Adults

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Adults

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Knowledgeable in softball, sufficient time for coaching

    Best Personality Traits

    Analyst expresser or expresser leader

    Passion For

    Teaching, motivating, and encouraging team members

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Lead in promoting the team and recruiting players.
    2. Announce team formation and post sign-up sheet.
    3. Develop a practice schedule.
    4. Schedule an organizational team meeting and inform team members of the meeting. Discuss expectations, equipment needs, proper attire/uniforms (order uniforms if needed), practice schedule, etc.
    5. Supervise and coach all practices.
    6. Model and encourage a Christ-like attitude and behavior.
    7. Inform team members and church Office Manager of games (for church calendar).
    8. Praise team for accomplishments and good attitudes.
    9. Lead the team in prayer before every practice and game.

     

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 3-5 hours/week during season
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: yearly
  • Design newsletter articles and graphics provided to create a ready-to-print newsletter for the congregation.                     

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Administration

    Position

    Spotlight Newsletter Editor

    Accountable To

    Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing adult

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher software to provide design and layout of newsletter articles and graphics

    Best Personality Traits

    Cheerful, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines

    Passion For

    Serving

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •         Work closely with Office Manager in obtaining files of newsletter articles and graphics.
    •         Use of Microsoft Publisher software for the design and layout of the newsletter in an appealing, easy-to-read format.
    •         Meet deadlines set by Office Manager.
    •         Send finished newsletter file to Office Manager for proofreading. Make any requested edits and resend to Office Manager for printing.
    •  

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •         Approximately 4-6 hours for each newsletter but varies depending on number of articles and graphics submitted, and volunteer’s skill level with design and layout.
    •         Newsletters produced bi-monthly or quarterly.
  • Events in Student Ministries contribute to the youth group purpose which is to “engage students spiritually and provide a place to belong.” Event Leaders do this by building relationships with students while attending events and assisting with event leadership.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Student Ministries  

    Position

    Event Leader

    Accountable To

    Student Ministry Team

    Ministry Target

    Students Grade 6-12

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Growing in Christ

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Pastor/Shepherding, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Experience attending similar events

    Best Personality Traits

    Caring, relational

    Passion For

    Students

    Length of Service Commitment

    School Year (Early September – Mid May)

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Be involved in special events and retreats for Student Ministries
    3. Commit to being consistently involved in special events
    4. Regularly pray for our events and students
    5. Set a spiritual example for students

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Attend special events on an ongoing basis

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Youth Group Exists to “engage students spiritually and provide a place to belong.” Student Ministries Worship Leaders assist in this by leading in musical worship once per month for our Jr. and Sr. High students.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Student Ministries  

    Position

    Wednesday Night Worship Leader

    Accountable To

    Student Ministry Team

    Ministry Target

    Students Grade 6-12

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Growing in Christ

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Pastor/Shepherding, Administration

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Worship team experience, ability to plan and lead worship practice and be the primary musician when others are unavailable

    Best Personality Traits

    Relational

    Passion For

    Students, worship

    Length of Service Commitment

    School Year (Early September – Mid May)

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Lead the worship team monthly
    3. Work with Student Ministries staff to recruit student worship members
    4. Regularly pray for our events and students  
    5. Set a spiritual example for students

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Lead Worship 1x/month
    2. Worship Practice 1x/month

     

  • Facilitate a time of prayer for the Sunday morning worship services/events of the day on Sunday mornings prior to the first worship service.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Prayer Ministry

    Position

    Sunday Morning Prayer Leader

    Accountable To

    Lead Pastor and Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Adults who want to pray together for the Sunday morning worship services/events of the day on Sunday

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Spirit-filled Christian with a passion for prayer

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Teaching

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Passion for prayer and ministry, organizer, willing to pray aloud with others

    Best Personality Traits

    Leader, good moral character

    Passion For

    The ministry of prayer in the church and community

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year, and may continue if agreed to by Lead Pastor and Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Set up a schedule for having a person lead the Sunday prayer each Sunday. This can be done with the First Baptist church database.
    • 2.      Be available as much as possible to pray on Sunday mornings for the worship services, those leading the services, and the pastor that is reaching that Sunday.
    • 3.      Obtain the passage of Scripture that is used by whomever is preaching that Sunday and pray that Scripture to start the prayer time.
    • 4.      Lead the group in praying for the various ministries of the day.
    • 5.      Help the group pray for whomever is preaching at the end of the prayer time.
    • 6.      End the prayer time 15 minutes prior to the start of the first worship service.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    • 1.      30 minutes on Sunday mornings

     

  • Community Groups exist as the foundational evangelism and discipleship ministry for adults so that adults have a place where they belong in authentic relationships as they engage in the Word with others. The Teaching Coordinator may be one person or a married couple. The Coordinator’s overall responsibility is for the Teaching Ministry segment of the Sunday gathering.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Community Groups

    Position

    Teaching Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with Community Leader and the Group’s leadership team

    Ministry Target

    People attending Group, church-at-large

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member preferable, or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Teaching, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good organizational and leadership skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, expresser, compassionate

    Passion For

    Teaching and nurturing people through Group ministry

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Develop a teaching team, including substitutes, by recruiting volunteers to teach in the Community Group. The Coordinator may also serve as a teacher for the Group.
    2. With the Pastor and the Group leadership team, develop and implement a training program for teachers: recognize, encourage, train, and motivate Group teachers.
    3. With the Pastor and Group leadership team, research curricula; inform teachers of selection; order curricula; oversee distribution of resources or store them in a designated location for access by leaders.
    4. Set teaching schedule, track curriculum history, and have periodic evaluation.
    5. Work with Pastor, Community Leader, and serve on the Group leadership team in guiding and praying for the Group.

     

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 3 hours/week; more if doing the actual teaching
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: approximately 1 hour/month
  • The purpose of the Usher Ministry is to maintain a welcoming environment conducive to engaging with God in Worship.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Hospitality Ministries

    Position

    Usher Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with Lead Ushers, Ushers, and Pastor of Worship and Music

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Serving, Hospitality, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to lead and organize people, able to use email and basic computer skills, able to recruit and train, able to stand for periods of time, enjoy greeting and serving

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, hospitable, gracious

    Passion For

    Serving and welcoming others

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    The Usher Coordinator is responsible for fulfilling the Purpose Statement in the coordination of the overall program of usher assignments including, but limited to, the following:

     

    1. Recruitment and training of ushers; training resources are provided.
    2. Schedule ushers and usher teams for Sunday services, and special programs (when needed).
    3. Evaluate needs and respond with solutions.
    4. Communicate pertinent information with all ushers as needed.
    5. Liaison to Hospitality Ministries Coordinators (Welcome Center, Common Ground, Door Hosts)

     

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: approximately 1-2 hours/month
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as needed
  • The Purpose of the Vision Team is to prayerfully seek the Lord’s will concerning the ultimate contribution and future direction of the church.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Church Leadership

    Position

    Vision Team Member

    Accountable To

    Church Board and Lead Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Leading the congregation in pursuing God’s Vision

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Pastor/Shepherding

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to prayerfully seek and depend on God; able to think, dream, and pray about the future that God is calling our church into; able to understand and apply leadership, visioneering, and vision-casting principles

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable leader, willing to dream God-sized dreams

    Passion For

    Seeking God and being part of leading His people at First Baptist in achieving our Mission so the results of our Vision are realized

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Vision Team members are responsible for helping to fulfill the Purpose Statement through duties including, but not limited to, the following:

     

    1. Engaging in monthly Vision Team meetings, with additional meetings occasionally necessary depending on the amount of work needing to be finished.
    2. Praying, thinking through, and working on assignments in between monthly meetings.
    3. Lead by example in living out the Mission and Vision.
    4. “Champion” the Mission and Vision within the broader congregation.

     

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: approximately 1-2 hours/month
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: approximately 2-4 hours/month
  • The purpose of our Welcome Center is to ensure our GUESTS feel accepted and valued, and to answer any questions they may have about First Baptist.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Hospitality

    Position

    Welcome Center Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to lead and organize people, use email and basic computer skills, and recruit and train; knowledge of church facilities and ministries

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable-leader or dependable-expresser, Hospitable, Gracious

    Passion For

    Serving and welcoming others

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Recruitment and training of hosts; training resources provided.
    • 2.      Schedule hosts for Sunday services.
    • 3.      Evaluate needs and respond with solutions.
    • 4.      Communicate pertinent information with all hosts.
    • 5.      Liaison to other Hospitality Ministries Coordinators (Ushers, Common Ground, Door Hosts)
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1-3 hours/month, more if also hosting
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed

     

  • The purpose of Women’s Ministry is to equip women to grow in love and grace, and to build real relationships with Jesus and women of all ages.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Women’s Ministry Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Women

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, mature Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor/Shepherding, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to relate well with other people, creative, good organizational skills

    Best Personality Traits

    Analyst expresser or expresser leader, dependable

    Passion For

    Ministering to women and providing opportunities for women to minister through the church

    Length of Service Commitment

    3- to 5-year commitment as the Lord leads

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Meet regularly with the Women’s Ministry Team to discuss progress, challenges, solutions, and new ideas; plan and lead an annual retreat for the team for the purpose of dreaming and praying over the upcoming ministry year.
    2. Check in with Friends First Quilters Coordinator and offer support, as well as advertising.
    3. Available to talk with women about concerns or needs they may have.
    4. Participate in special events and activities for women.
    5. Pray regularly for the women of the church.
    6. Liaison between Women’s Ministry and the Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism.
    7. Develop a Women’s Ministry budget to present to the appropriate committee yearly.
    8. Oversee the distribution of funds for Women’s Ministry and keep track of budget expenditures.
    9. Keep the Women’s Ministry page of the church website up-to-date and send out periodic emails to All Church Women encouraging and inviting them to Women’s Ministry events and offerings.
    10. Work with the church office and custodial staff to properly schedule use of the church building.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-4 hours/week
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: one hour/month, and 2-3 full days/year
  • The Worship Center Decorator will coordinate with the Worship and Music Pastor to establish a plan for decorating the worship center(s) for First Baptist. This is to be done in a way that will create a distraction-free environment for the congregation to grow in their faith through worship. They will operate within the allotted decoration budget and will recruit additional help as needed to facilitate the decoration of the worship centers of the church.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Worship Center Decorator

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration, Exhortation – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good leadership and organizational skills, good eye for stage decoration, ability to self-motivate and plan

    Best Personality Traits

    Good character, dependable, consistent, neat

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, engaging people through visual means

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Select and obtain stage decorations
    • 2.      Plan a decorative theme along with the Worship and Music Pastor
    • 3.      Recruit help as needed
    • 4.      Verify proposed purchases fall within the decoration budget by consulting the Worship and Music Pastor
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Little time needed except when décor changes are planned; 4-5 hours/week during décor changes such as around Christmas and Easter
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as requested
  • The Worship Leader will plan, implement, and lead worship services to glorify God and engage the hearts of people as they grow in their faith through worship.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Worship Leader

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and worship team

    Position Is

    Volunteer or paid staff member

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Administration, Pastor-Shepherding, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good leadership and organizational skills, training and/or experience in directing a music group preferred, knowledge of basic music fundamentals

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, good character, neat, outgoing, expressive, leader

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, engaging and encouraging the church through worship music

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Work in conjunction with Worship and Music Pastor to obtain worship music and maintain Planning Center music database.
    • 2.      Plan worship service order in Planning Center (song selection, service flow, etc.) and communicate these plans to the worship team when scheduled.
    • 3.      Lead worship team rehearsals when scheduled.
    • 4.      Lead the worship team in leading the congregation in worship and in presenting special music during services when scheduled.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 6 hours/week when scheduled
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as requested
  • The Worship Technology Team member will receive training in the operation of assigned technology elements within the worship centers (audio, presentation, or live stream). Once trained, team members will maintain and continue to hone their skill in operating their designated technology components, staying up-to-date on the latest components and their maintenance and operation. The purpose of the Worship Technology Team is to glorify God and engage the hearts of the congregation to worship God and grow in their faith. Technology is a tool which when used well enhances that process and this is the desire of the team.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Worship Technology Team Member

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and worship team

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Administration – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to operate and learn new technology, ability to focus for extended periods of time

    Best Personality Traits

    Good character, dependable, teachable

    Passion For

    Glorifying God and leading the church through worship music

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.      Participate in rehearsals as scheduled
    • 2.      Participate in leading the congregation through the use of technology during worship services and special events
    • 3.      Stay up-to-date in the newest technology improvements to best facilitate the technology during services.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.      Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-4 hours/week when scheduled
    • 2.      Participating in meetings/training: as requested