Find a Spot to Serve on One of Our Teams!

Find a use for your spiritual gifts by volunteering at First Church.

VOLUNTEERING AT FIRST CHURCH

Teams are a place to serve God, serve others and serve the church through volunteering your time, talents and passions to advance the Kingdom. Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities below. We believe that we're all contributors to God's Kingdom. More importantly, God gifted us all with unique abilities and talents to serve. If you are having trouble choosing a team, take the Spiritual Gifts assessment below to learn more about where your place to serve is at First Church.

Teens and Kids

Worship Team (Sunday AM/Wednesday PM)
Help provide for and develop leaders in a worship experience designed for kids.

When: Sunday 9:30–10:30, 11:00–12:00pm and Wednesday 6:15–8:15pm
Where: KidZone
Spiritual Gifts: Musical worship, Creativity

Teen Small Group Leader (Wednesday/Sunday PM)
High school DGroups leaders lead DGroups on Sunday nights, but their biggest role is to be a safe person who consistently shows up in a teenager’s life to model what it looks like to follow Jesus in real life.

When: Sunday and Wednesday nights, 5:45–8:00pm, August –May
Where: Youth Center
Spiritual Gifts: All

Administrative Volunteer (Teens)
Runs check in using Planning Center Check Ins, but more importantly is the first friendly, smiling face middle school students see when they walk in on a Wednesday night.

When: Wednesday nights, 5:45–6:30pm
Where: Life Center
Spiritual Gifts: Hospitality, Service/Helps, Administration

Summer Leader (KidZone)
Work with a small group of kids to help enforce the main lesson of the day through instruction and activity.

When: Sunday 9:30–10:30 and 11:00–12:00pm
Where: KidZone
Spiritual Gifts: Shepherding, Disciple maker, Teaching

Vacation Bible School (KidZone)
Opportunities in many different areas – decorating, Crew Leaders, Musicians, Nursery, Activity Leaders, and Registration.

When: July 12–16, 2020
Spiritual Gifts: Shepherding, Disciplemaker, Teaching

 

Guest Services

Parking Lot
Looking for folks who can help direct traffic flow in the lot. People who are friendly and welcoming.

Where: Parking Lot, Saint Joseph Campus
Spiritual Gifts: Administration and/or Service/Helps, Hospitality

Ushers
Warm, welcoming people who help seat attenders and have eyes to see what needs to be done in service. Also, help take up offering.

When: 9:30 or 11:00am services
Where: Saint Joseph, Stevensville, or Benton Heights
Spiritual Gifts: Hospitality and/or Encouragement

Greeters
Looking for friendly and welcoming people.

When: 9:30am or 11:00am service
Where: Saint Joseph, Stevensville, or Benton Heights
Spiritual Gifts: Hospitality and/or Encouragement

Info Hub & Check-in
We’re looking for organized volunteers with good customer service skills, and having Administration and Helps as spiritual gifts. Need to be comfortable with a computer. Staff the Info Hub and assist visitors. Sundays, 2x a month

When: Twice per month
Where: Saint Joseph, Stevensville, or Benton Heights
Spiritual Gifts: Hospitality and/or Administration, Service

Community Impact

Service Projects
Regularly First Church does service projects in the community (painting fire hydrants, park clean ups, free car washes, etc.) as a way of showing God’s love. If someone is interested in participating in such events, please send their contact information to Chris and he’ll get them added to our communication list for when projects occur.

When: TBD
Where: Berrien County
Spiritual Gifts: Mercy, Service/Helps, Administration

New Heights Auto Services
Cleaning Help: Regular help is needed to help maintain the New Heights Auto Services facility, from sweeping, moping, dusting, and cleaning bathrooms. Volunteers are welcome to make regular weekly commitments or can simply come as they are able.
Volunteer Mechanic: Assist with the repair of Cars Ministry vehicles. No experience needed as we always have experienced mechanics on-site.
Detailer: Detail cars that are about to be provided

Where: 4367 Niles Road, Saint Joseph
Spiritual Gifts: Craftsmanship, Service/Helps

Special Events Help
Help with set up and tear down of special events inside and outside the walls of our church.

When: TBD
Where: St. Joseph, Stevensville, or Benton Heights

Worship Arts

Band/Orchestra
Person must have experience playing an instrument. Must be able to read chord charts, and be willing to put in enough practice time throughout the week to come prepared to play the music for the service they have been scheduled.

Rehearsals: Wednesday, 5:30–6:30pm. Preforms twice a month in the Saint Joseph Campus Sanctuary.
Spiritual Gifts: Musical Worship/Service

Choir
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 6:30–8:00pm. Preforms every weekend in the Saint Joseph Campus Sanctuary.
Spiritual Gifts: Musical Worship/Service

Youth Choir 
Rehearsals: Thursday, 5:30–6:00pm. Preforms once a month.

Worship Band
Rehearsals: Practice and preforms Sunday mornings at all campuses.

For questions, email: [email protected]

 

Technology

A/V (Computer or Sound Tech)
Computer Tech: Person must be tech savvy and creative, able to use computer and/or willing to be trained. Must be organized and adhere to schedule. Computer Techs must be attentive.

When: 1–4 times a month, 9:30am & 11am services
Where: Saint Joseph, Stevesville, Benton Heights

Camera Operator: Camera operators should have an interest in or prior knowledge in running a camcorder/video camera. Must adhere to schedule, willingness to train/learn.

When: Twice per month. 10:30am–12:00pm, during 11:00am service
Where: Saint Joseph Campus
Spiritual Gifts: Creativity, Craftsmanship, Knowledge

Audio Tech–Online Streaming Team: Person must be tech savvy and creative, have experience with audio engineering, and/or willing to be trained. Must be organized and adhere to schedule. Audio Techs must be attentive, fast paced, and eager to troubleshoot issues. With a knowledge of our audio systems, the tech will control what comes through the speakers during our Online Streaming worship services.

When: twice/month. 10:30am–12:00pm, during 11:00am service
Where: Saint Joseph Campus
Spiritual Gifts: Musical Worship/Service

Audio Tech–Life Center: Person must be tech savvy and creative, have experience with audio engineering, and/or willing to be trained. Must be organized and adhere to schedule. Audio Techs must be attentive, fast paced, and eager to troubleshoot issues. With a knowledge of our audio systems, the tech will control what comes through the speakers during our worship services.

When: 1–3 times a month. 8am–12:30pm
Where: Saint Joseph Campus – Life Center
Spiritual Gifts: Musical Worship/Service

Communications and Design

Communication/Design
Graphic Designer: Looking for graphic designers to help design literature, graphics and/or websites.

When: Various times throughout the year, nothing specific
Where: M–T during work hours, or able to volunteer remotely
Spiritual Gifts: Creativity

Media (Photos, Video, Etc.):
Photographer: Looking for photographers to capture events and take photos for website/literature. Experience necessary.

When: Various times throughout the year, nothing specific
Where: locations vary
Spiritual Gifts: Creativity

Video Production Volunteer: Looking for videographers to capture stories of life change and/or video announcements for social media, website and service videos. Non-linear editing skills required or be person should be willing to train.

When: Various times throughout the year, nothing specific
Where: locations vary
Spiritual Gifts: Creativity

Creative Team (Set Design)

Help carry out the mission and vision of the church through design. Most times centered around holidays and special events.

When:TBD
Where: Saint Joseph, Stevesville, Benton Heights

Campus Support

Front Desk
Training provided. Answer the phone & transfer calls, greet visitors.

When:Monday–Thursday as needed.
Where: Saint Joseph Campus
Spiritual Gifts:Engagement, Administration, Service/Helps

Maintenance
Our volunteers help with plumbing, electrical, painting, and general maintenance of our facilities. If a person only wants to help in one area, that is fine. Some volunteers like to do a little bit of everything. Our biggest need right now is for people that would help with plumbing needs. If we have major repairs needed, then we may call a professional. Our Facility volunteers help save the church a lot of money. They are a great group of people.

When:Tuesday mornings or when available
Where: Mostly at St Joseph Campus, but some work at other campuses with those facility directors

Drivers
Usually a day trip to some location, taking youth to a retreat, or VBS. The driver needs a special CDL (Commercial Drivers Lisc.) with a passenger endorsement) through the Secretary of State’s Office. The church normally covers the cost of the testing and securing the license.

When: Periodically as needed
Where: Maybe 1 to 2 times every three or four months.

Cook & Serve Food
Our volunteers provide meals for our church family on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. We prepare food in the afternoon and serve from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. We are looking for “regular” people to help. You do not need to be a chef or have special training. We will provide what you need to be successful.

When: Wednesday afternoon / early evening (depending on position)
Where: Saint Joe Campus Kitchen

Care Team

Care Team
Funeral Meal Point Person: Setup other volunteers, make coffee and punch, set tables with placemats, setup meal line, package up leftovers, and clean-up.

When: as needed/on call
Where: Saint Joseph Campus
Spiritual Gifts: Hospitality, Mercy

Card Care Ministry: mail a card of encouragement to someone who is going through a health issue or recovering from surgery, or a sympathy card to someone who has recently experienced loss.

When: Monthly
Where: Your home
Spiritual Gifts: Prayer/intercession, mercy, encouragement

Hospital Visitation: Each month the Church Receptionist will call you with several dates to choose from, with you selecting 1-3 days to visit FC personat at Lakeland. Pastor Bob Confer will train you before you serve.

When: 1 to 3 times per month
Where: Lakeland Hospital , St. Joseph
Spiritual gifts: Mercy, encouragement, prayer

Prayer Teams
Prayer Shawl Knitting Team: Knit prayer shawls (small blankets) with a team of other people. Yarn and pattern provided.

When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 9:30–11:30
Where: St. Joseph Campus – Heritage Room
Spiritual Gifts: Craftsmanship, Helps, Prayer

Prayer Chain: Receive emails regarding prayer requests and pray for the concern.

When: Pray for request as they come in through email. Go to church website to register https://myfirstchurch.com/prayer. Scroll to the bottom and clock on “Joint a Prayer Team” There is an option to join the email prayer chain list.
Spiritual Gifts: Prayer/Intercession, Faith

Prayer Team: This team is an ongoing basic. You would be contacted when this would be happening. When the pastors are going to encourage people to ask for one on one prayer during the close of the service. Definitely need to be comfortable praying out loud with others.

When: After service one on one. When needed by Pastors announcement.
Where: Saint Joseph Prayer Chapel

VOLUNTEER TEAR OFF FROM BULLETIN

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