Serve Using the Spiritual Gift of Serving

Below you will find opportunities to serve at First Baptist Church using the Spiritual Gift of Serving.  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 and finding fellowship in an environment of acceptance is important. This role will greet and serve participants striving to assist them in feeling welcome and accepted and most importantly that we are glad they came!

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Barista/Server

    Accountable To

    Celebrate Recovery Encourager Coach

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Seeking to know God and recover

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Helpful, positive, welcoming

    Best Personality Traits

    A “people person,” outgoing

    Passion For

    Making people feel welcomed

    Length of Service Commitment

    Flexible to individual schedules

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Comfortably communicate with others creating a space where participants feel loved and welcome.
    • 2.     Go the extra mile to make sure people are well served.
    • 3.     Serve everyone with a smile.
    • 4.     Maintain sanitation and good infection control practices such as hand washing.
    • 5.     Brew both decaf and regular coffee and prepare to serve by 5:40pm and/or assist with serving the meal as directed.
    • 6.     Wipe down counters and tables, as needed.
    • 7.     Serve until 6:45pm, clean up area leaving beverage items accessible for self-service throughout meeting.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1.5 hours/week, frequency flexible to planned schedule.
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: as needed
  • 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 Encourager Coach Apprentice

    Accountable To

    CR Encourager 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

    Understands group dynamics, knows the Celebrate Recovery material, spiritually mature

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Pastor/Shepherding, Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Helpful, discerning, positive, able to inspire, able to motivate, ability to develop and maintain relationships

    Best Personality Traits

    A “people person,” outgoing, develops strong relationships, caring, good listener, builds people up and celebrates events

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, encouragement, prayer

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum, Two years preferred

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Partner with the Encourager Coach to care for the needs of the groups and leaders.
    • 2.     Partner with the Encourager Coach to encourage others by sending cards for birthdays, sobriety anniversaries, marriage anniversaries, and Celebrate Recovery anniversaries as directed.
    • 3.     Looks for ways to make the Newcomer feel welcome and helps find service opportunities to get the Newcomers plugged in.
    • 4.     In partnership with the Encourager Coach creates, maintains, and keeps fellowship events for the leaders and events for all the participants.
    • 5.     Helps to identify new apprentice group leaders by encouraging qualified individuals to serve and brings those names forward to the Encourager Coach.
    • 6.     In partnership with the Encourager Coach, visits Step Studies as they are coming to a close and encourages members to choose a service opportunity to give back to the ministry.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments – Intention would be to step into Encourager 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 Encourager 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

    Understands group dynamics, knows the Celebrate Recovery material, spiritually mature

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Pastor/Shepherding, Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Helpful, discerning, positive, able to inspire, able to motivate, ability to develop and maintain relationships

    Best Personality Traits

    A “people person,” outgoing, develops strong relationships, caring, good listener, builds people up and celebrates events

    Passion For

    Hurting and broken people, administration tasks, encouragement, prayer

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum, Two years preferred

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Supervises caring for the needs of the groups and leaders.
    • 2.     Encourages by sending cards for birthdays, sobriety anniversaries, marriage anniversaries, and Celebrate Recovery anniversaries.
    • 3.     Looks for ways to make the Newcomer feel welcome and helps find service opportunities to get the Newcomers plugged in.
    • 4.     With the Ministry Leader, creates, maintains, and keeps fellowship events for the leaders and events for all the participants.
    • 5.     Recruits new apprentice group leaders by encouraging qualified individuals to serve. Gives them the new leader questionnaire and when completed, gives the information to the Ministry Leader.
    • 6.     Visits Step Studies as they are coming to a close and encourages members to choose a service opportunity to give back to the ministry.
    • 7.     Develops an Encourager 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 is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery 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 and external to the church, as we all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups in our lives. Celebrate Recovery 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 and often one of the hardest steps is the first one through the front door to a meeting. This role will greet and welcome anyone as they arrive striving to assist them in feeling welcome and accepted and most importantly that we are glad they came!

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    Celebrate Recovery Greeter

    Accountable To

    Encourager Coach

    Ministry Target

    All people groups; Internal/External

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Seeking to know God and recover

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Helpful, positive, welcoming

    Best Personality Traits

    A “people person,” outgoing

    Passion For

    Making people feel welcomed

    Length of Service Commitment

    Flexible to individual schedules

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Warmly welcome all Celebrate Recovery participants as they arrive in order to create an atmosphere of acceptance.
    • 2.     Arrive Tuesday by 5:45pm.
    • 3.     Greet each person as they arrive.
    • 4.     Direct them upstairs to meeting location.
    • 5.     Continue until 6:45pm.
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    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1 hour/week; flexible to planned schedule
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: as requested
  • 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

    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.


    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.)


    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


    Project kits are prepared by 1st Workshop Volunteers and are available at no-cost to students and they can take them home


    Maintain safety at all times while using the 1st Workshop


    Anticipated Time Commitments


    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

    Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process

    Greet families warmly as they come to the Children’s Ministry Check-In Area

    Assist families with any check-in needs such as navigating the check-in software program

    Greet new families and give them necessary release forms to complete

    Enter necessary new family information into the computer and print the kids’ nametags

    Give new kids a welcome gift and invite parents/caregivers to stop at our Welcome Center upstairs to receive the welcome gift for adults

    Give parents any literature they may be interested in such as information about our other children’s ministries

    Walk them to the proper rooms and explain our pick-up procedure

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Weekly or bi-weekly on a Sunday morning

    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

    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)

     

  • Children’s Ministry Special Events exist to help children along the discipleship pathway toward maturity in Christ.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Children’s Ministry  

    Position

    Children’s Ministry Special Events Volunteer

    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

    Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to work with Elementary aged children

    Best Personality Traits

    Friendly, caring, loving, leadership

    Passion For

    Helping children know, love, and become like Jesus

    Length of Service Commitment

    Varies

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process

    Volunteer to help at special events in the Children’s Ministry

    Special events may include weekly camps like Vacation Bible School, Music Camp, Sports Camp, Preschool Activity Day, Park Day, etc.

    Volunteers will assist the Pastor of Children & Student Ministries with tasks such as crowd control, helping kids with activities or games, teaching a special skill such as basketball dribbling or singing, etc.

    Build community at these events by promoting an atmosphere of fun, excitement, friendship, and care

    Be a loving, outgoing, friendly adult to all children who attend

    Maintain good crowd control using patience and calm

    Maintain safety and follow procedures at all times

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    One day to one week in length, approximately 3 hours per day

    Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event and should stay until after the last child is picked up. Approximately 3 hours per day/event.

  • Children’s Ministry special projects exist to organize and assemble materials and supplies which will help children engage with God’s Word through crafts, games, object lessons, or take-home resources.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Children’s Ministry  

    Position

    Children’s Ministry Special Projects Assistant

    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

    Any

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Organized, task-oriented

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, does not mind working alone, enjoys completing tasks

    Passion For

    Serving others

    Length of Service Commitment

    Weekly for one year

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Assist the Pastor of Children’s and Student Ministries with special projects and tasks

    Tasks may involve set up, cleaning, stuffing activity bags, preparing crafts and organizing supplies at the direction of the Pastor of Children & Student Ministries

    Must be able to work independently and be reliable for completing the task given

    This could be an as-needed or as-available serving opportunity or could be a consistent, weekly serving opportunity with preferred days of the week to serve being Monday afternoons or Thursday mornings

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Weekly or as-needed/available

    Approximately 2 hours each week of tasks given by the Pastor of Children & Student Ministries

  • The Choir member will present special music and hymns as part of Sunday’s traditional worship services when the choir is scheduled and will participate in special services as planned. All of this is for the purpose of glorifying God and engaging the gathered congregation in worship.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Choir Member

    Accountable To

    Choir Director

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Exhortation – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to sing in tune, enjoy singing

    Best Personality Traits

    Good character, dependable, expressive

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, encouraging the church through worship music

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Participate in rehearsals as scheduled

    Perform with the choir on Sunday mornings and other times as scheduled

    Be available for additional rehearsals and performances as scheduled

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/week when choir is scheduled

    Participating in meetings/training: as requested

  • The Christian Action Repair Team (CART) worker will participate in an ongoing ministry to serve needy member of the church and community by doing construction work and home repairs free of charge.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    CART Worker

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism; interacts with Community Care Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Needy within 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, Giving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Skilled in housing construction/repair: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, painting, landscaping, etc.

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable expresser or leader analyst, team spirited, hardworking

    Passion For

    Using God-given skills to help the needy

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Work with other CART Workers to do repairs and construction-related work for the needy in the church: elderly, disabled, low-income, etc.

    Obtain materials necessary to do the jobs, either through donations of supplies and money or from church budget as available. In some cases, the person may already have the supplies, but not be able to afford the labor cost.

    Discuss potential CART Worker jobs and develop a schedule with other CART Workers.

    Pray for the people to whom CART ministers and for the resources to continue the ministry.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: as many hours as one is able

    Participating in meetings/training: as needed

  • The Choir Pianist serves the choir and congregation by accompanying rehearsals and performances. The desire is to engage the hearts of the congregation and lead them in worship.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Choir Pianist

    Accountable To

    Choir Director

    Ministry Target

    Choir and congregation

    Position Is

    Paid staff or Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Any qualified and approved individual

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Exhortation, Serving – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Experience and ability to play hymns, accompaniment, and special music on the piano; good organizational skills; ability to follow direction

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, good character, expressive

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, engaging and encouraging the church through music

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Play piano during services when the choir is scheduled.

    Play as scheduled for special services: concerts, seasonal programs, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc.

    Play for choir practice as scheduled.

    Play during offertories, preludes, and postludes as scheduled.

    Optional – Play during weddings and funerals as employed by the individuals requesting such services.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 3-4 hours/week when scheduled, more during special events/services.

    Participating in meetings/training: as requested.

  • 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

    Oversee development of the annual church operating budget and annual review as directed by the Finance committee.

    Encourage efforts to fully develop the financial potential (estate planning, memorials, etc.) for First Baptist Church.

    Develop and maintain a capital expenditure “wish” list for the church.

    Manage and coordinate the internal office needs, including computer software, hardware, network use, and related systems.

    Maintain all business and legal records of the church.

    Oversee the development and maintenance of the church website.

    Coordinate and manage purchases and equipment acquisitions.

    Assist in the management of church properties, including preventative maintenance, cost benefit measures, and building use policies.

    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.

    Oversee a working knowledge of various software in use by the church.

    Assist in other church activities as requested by the Lead Pastor or church board.

    Direct church treasurer, financial secretary, office manager, and operations manager.

    Participate in staff meetings.

    Participate on the Personnel, Property, and Finance committees.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry – widely varies; as needed

    Participating in meetings/training – as needed

  • 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

    Recruitment and training of hosts; training resources provided

    Schedule hosts for Sundays

    Ensure food, drink, and utensils are on hand every Sunday

    Evaluate needs and respond with solutions

    Communicate pertinent information with all hosts as needed

    Liaison to other Hospitality Ministries Coordinators (Welcome Center, Ushers, Door Hosts)

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 4-6 hours/month (more if also serve as a Host)

    Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed; resource provided

     

  • Church Transportation Driver responsibilities will be distributed among several volunteers.        A driver is responsible for safely transporting participants to and from church-related or church-sponsored activities.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Adult Ministries

    Position

    Church Transportation Driver

    Accountable To

    Operations Manager

    Ministry Target

    Church in general

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Valid driver’s license with good driving record, ability to drive church van – additional certification; enjoy driving

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, observant, patient (no road rage history!), kind

    Passion For

    Serving

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Shuttle seniors from nursing home to church and back on Sundays.

    Provide transportation of various groups to special events such as concerts, retreats, seminars, recreational activities, etc.

    Pick up adults without transportation for church activities (either Sunday morning, evening, or during the week).

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry – serve one month/year, two hours/week

    Participating in meetings/training – as needed

  • 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 Host

    Accountable To

    Common Ground Coordinator

    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

    Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Attention to cleanliness, able to stand for periods of time, enjoy greeting and serving

    Best Personality Traits

    Very neat and clean, cooperative, hospitable, dependable

    Passion For

    Blessing and serving people

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Assist with food and drink preparation and service on Sundays.

    Set up, serve, and clean Common Ground area.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1-2 hours a Sunday, approximately 6-10 times a year

    Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed; resource provided

     

  • The Communion Preparers will set up the communion elements for the congregation in advance of services (Sunday mornings or other special services) during which communion will be served. They will also clean up the communion elements and equipment following any communion services.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Communion Preparers

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, or other spiritual gifting

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Willingness to serve, ability to follow written and spoken directions

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, neat

    Passion For

    Serving the church

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Set up communion elements prior to communion services.

    Maintain communion serving equipment.

    Clean up following communion services.

    Communicate with the Worship and Music Pastor regarding stock of communion elements.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2 hours/week when a communion is being served.

    Participating in meetings/training: as requested

  • The Communion Servers will serve the congregation the communion elements during communion services. They will also facilitate creative communion services under the direction of the Worship and Music Pastor.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Communion Servers

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Pastor/Shepherding, and other spiritual gifting

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Willingness to serve, ability to follow written and spoken directions

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, good character, expresser

    Passion For

    Serving the church and remembering Christ’s Sacrifice

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    Serve communion elements to the congregation during communion services.

    Follow detailed written serving instructions.

    Help collect communion cups following the service.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1 hour/week when a communion is being served.

    Participating in meetings/training: as requested

  • 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

    Meet in person with up to five requestors one afternoon a month, 1:30pm-4pm, with one other intake member

    One intake member will ask questions and take notes, while the other will enter the requestor’s information into a form on the computer

    Listen and ask questions as each person shares their story and the reason for their current hardship

    Offer encouragement and prayer

    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

    2.5 hours a month

    Attend 1-2 hour committee meetings as scheduled (once a quarter or less)

  • 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

    Oversight and accountability of Community Care Benevolence Fund disbursement at First Baptist Church to steward God’s resources well

    Review completed Community Care financial requests

    Decide to grant financial requests or not; and if so, in what amount

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    Approximately 20 minutes a week

    Attend 1-2 hour committee meetings as scheduled (once a quarter or less)

  • 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

    Accountable To

    Door Host Coordinator

    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

    Hospitality, Serving, Exhortation

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Comfortable talking to/greeting guests and congregants; able to give good directions regarding church facilities

    Best Personality Traits

    Hospitable, not shy (or able to overcome shyness); sensitive to needs and feelings of others, dependable expresser

    Passion For

    Making people feel welcome

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Warmly greet members and guests as they enter or exit the building on Sundays.
    • 2.     Greet guests and lead them to the Welcome Center Host or where they want to go.
    • 3.     Help guests as needed.
    • 4.     Introduce guests to church staff, teachers, and members of similar age when possible.
    • 5.     Open doors for all and assist the elderly or disabled.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: one month/year (4-5 Sundays) for 30 minutes a Sunday
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed; resource provided

     

  • 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

     

  • 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.

  • Early Childhood exists to teach babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Children’s Ministry  

    Position

    Early Childhood Volunteer

    Accountable To

    Early Childhood Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Children birth-pre-K

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New in Christ

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to care for and maintain safety for young children

    Best Personality Traits

    Loving, nurturing, caring

    Passion For

    Caring for young children

    Length of Service Commitment

    Monthly for one year

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Provide safe and caring childcare for children in our nursery, toddler, or preschool rooms on Sunday mornings during a worship service
    3. Maintain safety for children at all times
    4. Greet families warmly as they drop off their children and assist children with separation concerns or other needs such as snack
    5. Maintain our policies and procedures in regard to ratios, toileting, checking for allergies and pick-up procedures
    6. Play with, care for, rock, read to, and spend time with the children in your care
    7. Play the Bible story video or read the Bible story when applicable
    8. Pick up toys after serving

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Serve monthly on Sunday mornings during a worship service
    2. Volunteers are asked to come 15 minutes prior to the start of the service to be ready to welcome kids into our childcare rooms and to stay until the last child is picked up. This is approximately 1.5 hours on a Sunday morning when serving monthly.
  • 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 of Ukraine Team is to foster the sister church relationship between First Baptist Church and Spring of Life Church in Kremenchug, Ukraine.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Global Outreach

    Position

    Friends of Ukraine Team Member

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    Adults and teens in the congregation and community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Serving, Exhortation, Mercy-Showing

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Collaboration, planning

    Best Personality Traits

    Dedication, Positivity, Encourager, Committed to Prayer

    Passion For

    Developing and encouraging adults in their spiritual journey

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.       Attend monthly Friends of Ukraine team meetings.

    a.     Plan for upcoming events.

    b.     Contribute ideas for continuing to develop the sister church relationship.

    2.       Regularly pray for the people in Ukraine.

    3.       Join in the monthly Zoom calls between Spring of Life and First Baptist as often as possible.

    4.       Check email for regular communication from the Friends of Ukraine Team Coordinator

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Dependent upon the number of events planned throughout the year.
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/trainings: 1-2 hours/month when meeting with the team. 1 hour/month when joining in the zoom call.
    • 3.     Mission Trip to Ukraine: If a team member has not gone to Ukraine, we would encourage them to consider traveling on a mission trip with a group from First Baptist if they are able. 
  • 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

     

  • 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

    Lead Usher

    Accountable To

    Usher Coordinator; interacts with ushers and pastors

    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

    Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to stand for periods of time; enjoy greeting and seating people

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, hospitable, gracious

    Passion For

    Serving and welcoming others

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.     Attend worship services.

    2.     Knowledgeable of all Usher duties.

    3.     Communicate pertinent information to ushers including order of service, special service plans, etc. and assigns post and coordinates usher functions.

    4.     Assign ushers to a specific post.

    5.     Distribute offering plates in their ready locations.

    6.     See that ushers have brochures available at hand.

    7.     Prepare ushers to receive offering at the appointed time.

    8.     Secure offering in Bank Bag and secure in the safe.

    9.     Record attendance on attendance sheets.

    10.  Remain available to respond to unexpected circumstances as needed, such as aware of changing weather conditions, security, or safety concerns; know the location of the AED and First Aid Stations and be well-versed in their use; know emergency procedures, evacuation procedures, etc.; straighten up and secure the Usher Station.

    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 8-10 Sundays/month, 90 minutes each Sunday
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed

     

  • 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 Leader

    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

    Stable, mature in Christ

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Pastor/Shepherding, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to work with Elementary-aged children

    Best Personality Traits

    Friendly, caring, loving

    Passion For

    Helping children know, love, and become like Jesus

    Length of Service Commitment

    Weekly on Wednesday nights for one school year (approximately Sept - May)

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Successfully complete MinistrySafe Volunteer Process
    2. Lead, co-lead, or support activity classes to children K-5th grade such as games, crafts, cooking, or other fun activities
    3. Build community in these classes by promoting an atmosphere of fun, excitement, friendship, and care
    4. Be a loving, outgoing, friendly adult to all children who attend and seek to get to know them as individuals
    5. Seek to invest in the Spiritual Journey of children by praying for them, supporting them, and being a caring adult in their lives
    6. Be available to take the lesson topic and go deeper through conversation with kids
    7. Pray regularly for kids in the ministry
    8. Maintain good crowd control using patience and calm
    9. Maintain safety and follow procedures at all times

     

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    1. Weekly on Wednesday nights for one school year (approximately Sept-May)
    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.

     

  • 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
  • First Baptist Marriage Mentors are couples who have been trained in Prepare/Enrich, a tool to help married couples learn and improve skills necessary for making marriages last a lifetime. Marriage Mentors provide regularly scheduled, structured meetings to process through material provided by Prepare/Enrich over the course of six to eight, 60- to 90-minute sessions.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Marriage and Family

    Position

    Marriage Mentors

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Marriages in the congregation and community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Pastor/Shepherding, Teaching, and other spiritual gifting

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good listener, Good communicator, Good character, Stable Marriage

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, good character, stable marriage

    Passion For

    Helping marriages heal and thrive

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Receive training in the use and application of the Prepare/Enrich tool.
    • 2.     Maintain consistent communication with referring pastors regarding couples in need of mentoring.
    • 3.     Once a referral is received, provide consistent communication and scheduling information to assigned couples.
    • 4.     Meet regularly with referred couples for six to eight 90-minute structured sessions.
    • 5.     Provide follow up to couples and refer to pastors as needed.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2+ hours/week when meeting with couples depending on the number of couples and duration of scheduled meetings.
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: Significant training in Prepare/Enrich as scheduled throughout the year (30+ hours).
  • 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. GO Team members, under the direction of the Missions Coordinator, 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 Member of the GO Team

    Accountable To

    Missions Coordinator; interacts with Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism

    Ministry Target

    National and world missionaries and non-Christians

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Stable, maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Evangelism, Giving, Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

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

    Best Personality Traits

    Committed, compassionate

    Passion For

    Supporting and encouraging missionaries and evangelizing the lost throughout the world

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Based on talents/desires, participate in supporting missionaries and mission projects.
    2. Help organize the church’s efforts in supporting missions, including forming the budget.
    3. Help educate the church regarding missions and plan yearly Missions awareness emphasis.
    4. Participate in monthly GO Team meetings.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 1-2 hours/month, more during special emphases
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: 2-hour monthly meetings
  • The Membership Team’s purpose is to promote, provide a process, and make recommendations for First Baptist Church membership.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Membership

    Position

    Membership Team Member

    Accountable To

    Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism who serves as Membership Team Chair

    Ministry Target

    High school students and older

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Discernment, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Ability to connect with people and invite others to church activities, events, and ministries

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, welcoming

    Passion For

    Promoting the biblical, cultural, practical, and personal reasons for membership at First Baptist

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1.     Attend Membership testimony meetings of people who desire to become members of First Baptist.

    2.     During the meetings, Membership Team members listen to testimonies, ask questions, pray for people, and vote to recommend or not recommend to the Church Board the person’s application for First Baptist Church membership.

    3.     Seek to encourage new members to get involved in the life of First Baptist Church and to mature in their faith.

    4.     Membership Secretary (most often the Church Clerk) takes minutes, handles paperwork, and is the liaison to the Church Board.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2 hours/quarter
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: as needed
  • 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
  • New Pathways provides temporary shelter to homeless families at partnering churches. First Baptist hosts the families four times a year, for one week stays. Oversee and recruit Evening Host volunteers to serve as needed. Help orient new volunteers and fill in shifts if necessary. Be available to families to answer questions, and spend time with them doing activities, crafts, etc.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Evening Host Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Church Host Coordinator, Pastoral Staff

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church Member/Attendee

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian, loves Jesus

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good teamwork

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, patient, good listener, encourager

    Passion For

    Supporting families and children experiencing homelessness, sharing Jesus’ love with others, praying

    Length of Service Commitment

    Six months minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •       Before hosting week, attend New Pathways Coordinator meetings (4x/year).
    •       Communicate with Church Host Coordinator to see if all Evening Host spots have been filled. Help recruit volunteers to serve, if needed.
    •       If a shift cannot be filled, communicate with the Church Host Coordinator, and help fill in, if needed.
    •       Be available to spend time with families and kids as needed, and also to answer questions, concerns or for emergencies.
    •       Help with annual volunteer appreciation/trainings, if possible.
    •       After each hosting week, send out Thank You notes to all who served as Evening Hosts.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

  • 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. As an Evening Host you would eat dinner with the families and be available to them to answer questions, do activities, crafts, etc. A total of two evening hosts per night are needed.                                                                             

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Evening Host

    Accountable To

    Church Host Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church Member/Attendee

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good teamwork

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, patient, good listener, encourager, good boundaries

    Passion For

    Supporting families and children experiencing homelessness, sharing Jesus’ love with others, praying

    Length of Service Commitment

    Open

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •       Welcome families as they arrive and introduce yourself.
    •       Help prepare the dining room for supper and help with setting out the evening meal, if needed.
    •       Eat with families.
    •       Help with clean up after supper.
    •       Spend time with families and/or be available to them to answer questions, do activities, crafts, etc. Quiet time in the sleeping area begins at 9pm.
    •       Pass along any helpful information to the Overnight Host who arrives between 9pm - 9:30pm (i.e., family member will be arriving after hours because of work and will need to be let in the building).

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •        Arrive between 4:45pm - 5pm and be available to the families until 9:30pm.

     

  • 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.
  • 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. Oversee and recruit Overnight Host volunteers to serve as needed. Help orient new volunteers and fill in shifts if necessary. Be available to families to answer questions.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Evening Host Coordinator

    Accountable To

    Church Host Coordinator, Pastoral Staff

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church Member/Attendee

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good teamwork

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, patient, good listener, encourager

    Passion For

    Supporting families and children experiencing homelessness, sharing Jesus’ love with others, praying

    Length of Service Commitment

    Six-month minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •       Before hosting week, attend New Pathways coordinator meetings (4x/year).
    •       Communicate with Church Host Coordinator to see if all Overnight Host spots have been filled. Help recruit volunteers to serve, if needed.
    •       If a shift cannot be filled, communicate with Church Host Coordinator, and help fill in, if needed.
    •       Be available to families and kids if needed for help, questions, concerns, or emergencies.
    •       Help with annual volunteer appreciation event/trainings, if possible.
    •       After each hosting week, send out Thank You notes to all who served as Overnight Hosts.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •       Four weeks a year (typically February, May/June, August, and November)
    •       Hours vary each hosting week depending on needs. Typically, a minimum of 1-2 hours/hosting week up to 12-24 hours (if doing a few overnight shifts)
    •       Annual Appreciation event and training 3-4 hours, if available
  • 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. One – two Overnight Hosts are needed per night (two preferred) to be available to families if they need assistance, have questions, or in the event of an emergency. A cot will be provided for the volunteer in a separate bedroom; the volunteer will bring their own bedding and pillow.

     

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Local Outreach

    Position

    New Pathways Overnight Host

    Accountable To

    Church Host Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Adults and children experiencing homelessness

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church Member/Attendee (preferably 1-man/1-woman, married couples, families)

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Maturing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Mercy-Showing, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Good teamwork

    Best Personality Traits

    Compassionate, patient, good listener, encourager, good boundaries

    Passion For

    Supporting families and children experiencing homelessness, sharing Jesus’ love with others, praying

    Length of Service Commitment

    Open

     

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •       Arrive between 9pm - 9:30pm on hosting night. A separate sleeping area will be available for each Overnight Host if they are not married or family.
    •       Introduce yourself to families if they are awake.
    •       Talk to Evening Hosts to see how the evening went, and if there is any information you should know (i.e., a family member will be arriving after hours due to work and will need to be let in the building). Doors will be locked but families can use a FOB to go outside for short periods of time during the night.
    •       Quiet time in the sleeping area begins at 9pm. Be available to families if needed for help, questions, or in the event of an emergency.
    •       Families will leave by 8am. If you have not seen or heard from a family by 7:45am, knock on their door and announce the time. Breakfast is available for families as well as food to prepare lunches.

     

    Anticipated Time Commitments

  • 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 organist will seek to prepare the hearts of the congregation for worship and help in leading worship on Sunday mornings as well as for special services throughout the year.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Organist

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Paid staff, Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Qualified individual

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Exhortation, Serving – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Experience and ability to play hymns and special music on the organ required

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, consistent, good character, neat, organized, supportive

    Passion For

    Glorifying God, engaging and encouraging the church through music

    Length of Service Commitment

    Negotiable

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    • 1.     Play organ during regularly scheduled services as scheduled.
    • 2.     Play as scheduled for special services: concerts, seasonal programs, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc.
    • 3.     Play during preludes and postludes as scheduled.
    • 4.     Play during offertories as scheduled.
    • 5.     Optional – Play during weddings and funerals as employed by the individuals requesting such services.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/week when scheduled, more during special events/services.
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: as requested.
  • 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.
  • Assist Serving Team Chair/Co-Chair at church events when food is provided.                                

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Church-wide

    Position

    Serving Team Helper

    Accountable To

    Serving Team Chair/Co-Chair, Office Manager

    Ministry Target

    Congregation and Community

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    Junior High student and older

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Giving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Team player, follow directions

    Best Personality Traits

    Cheerful, good moral character

    Passion For

    Serving, hospitality

    Length of Service Commitment

    One event

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    •       Follow directions provided by Serving Team Chair/Co-Chair with job assignments.
    •       Job assignments could include one or more of the following:
    • o   food preparation
    • o   room set up/take down
    • o   serving table preparations
    • o   table decorations
    • o   refill serving platters, water pitchers, coffee carafes
    • o   clean up of church kitchen after event has ended
    •  
    •  

    Anticipated Time Commitments

    •       Time commitment is variable depending on size and type of event with average of 2–3 hours/event.
  • 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

     

  • 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 Usher Ministry is to maintain a welcoming environment conducive to engaging with God in Worship.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Hospitality Ministries

    Position

    Usher

    Accountable To

    Lead Usher

    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

    Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able to stand for periods of time, enjoy greeting and seating people

    Best Personality Traits

    Dependable, hospitable, gracious

    Passion For

    Serving and welcoming others

    Length of Service Commitment

    One year minimum

     

    Responsibilities/Duties

    1. Attend worship services.
    2. Watch for and joyfully welcome guests and all others.
    3. Assist guests and all others with seating as needed.
    4. Distribute literature as called upon.
    5. Receive offering and leave with appropriate person.
    6. Offer directions when needed, seeking to escort people when able.
    7. Open doors and assist elderly and disabled as needed.
    8. Help in case of emergency or other need arises.

     

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: approximately 8-10 Sundays/year, 90 minutes each Sunday
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed
  • 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 Host

    Accountable To

    Welcome Center Coordinator

    Ministry Target

    Guests

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Serving, Hospitality

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Knowledge of church facilities and ministries, able to give good directions, physically able to walk throughout the facilities and stand or sit for varied periods of time

    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.     Guide guests through church facilities (or designate a person to help).
    • 2.     Answer questions regarding church facilities and locations of specific ministries.
    • 3.     Present a positive image of the church.
    • 4.     Distribute church literature as needed.
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: once every two months for 30 minutes on a Sunday morning
    • 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 Team Member

    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

    Mercy-Showing, Pastor/Shepherding, Serving

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Able 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 knowledge of Jesus through study of the Word of God.
    2. Seek to pray for women of First Baptist Church and the surrounding communities daily.
    3. Support the Women’s Ministry Coordinator with praying/planning/implementing activities for women.
    4. Encourage women’s participation in women’s groups, events, and ministry opportunities: while at church, in the community, and on social media.
    5. Attend monthly Women’s Ministry meetings.
    6. Attend yearly Planning Retreat (2-3 days).
    7. Support women as they seek to serve the Lord.
    8. Participate in Women’s Ministry events (e.g., Coffee Connections, Fall Retreat, etc.)
    9. Willingness to assist with various responsibilities related to Women’s Ministry.

     

    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-3 hours/month
    • 2.     Participating in meetings/training: 2 hours/month; and 2-3 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 Team member will prepare music for Sunday morning services and other special services throughout the year. Worship team members will also lead the congregation in worship through singing or playing their instrument. The purpose of the worship team is to glorify God and engage the hearts of the congregation to worship God and grow in their faith.

     

    Ministry Area/Department

    Worship

    Position

    Worship Team Member

    Accountable To

    Worship and Music Pastor

    Ministry Target

    Congregation

    Position Is

    Volunteer

    Position May Be Filled By

    Church member or attender

    Minimum Maturity Level

    New, growing Christian

    Helpful Spiritual Gifts

    Exhortation, Serving – multiple other gifts fit this position

    Talents or Abilities Desired

    Genuine ability to sing and/or play an instrument

    Best Personality Traits

    Good character, outgoing, dependable, expressive

    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 with the worship team in leading the congregation in worship music and in presenting special music
    •  
    • Anticipated Time Commitments
    • 1.     Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 2-4 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