When people think of mission and service, their thoughts often jump to field mission work in Africa or even to house building with Habitat for Humanity. Ingomar Church is deeply involved with mission activities like these and we always welcome more help.
We also need help right here – within our congregation, on our church property, or in helping other church members. Whether it be joining a group to help mend an unemployed church member’s leaky roof, employing your gifts in preparing for and participating in worship, or in assisting with any of our churches operations, we welcome your help.
What is your passion? What are your skills? How might they intersect in serving others through Ingomar Church? Below are just a few opportunities to serve at Ingomar Church. These are immediate needs. To learn more, contact Jami Pietrzyk at [email protected] or 412-364-3613, ext. 205.
For serving outside of the church, see the Mission Outreach brochure.
It’s important to us that you have time to worship as well as to serve. On the Sundays when you serve, please make time to worship as well!
Funeral Luncheon Assistance
This serving opportunity requires people with daytime availability (morning to early afternoon) on an as-needed basis. People are needed to help on the day of a luncheon, in the kitchen and in Fellowship Hall, or preparing a salad or baking cookies. If you are able and interested, please talk with Carol Aeberli, or contact the Church office.
Answer phones and route calls, greet and direct visitors. Provide clerical support such as mail preparation, typing, organizing files, data entry, sorting mail, and other jobs as they arise. Past office experience, computer and organizational skills helpful. 1 to 4 hours per week, with a weekly schedule commitment.
Connect Card Preparer
Come in on Friday mornings to prepare the Connect Cards for Sunday worship. Print cards from a computer file, cut, separate by service, disseminate to pastors’ packets, and place in appropriate bin for transport across the street. Approximate time: 1 ½ hours per week.
Type, proof and distribute (by mail, email and website) sermons on Monday mornings, following established template. This job requires approximately 3 hours each Monday depending upon experience and skill.
Pew Materials Maintenance – Summer only
Assure that the bibles, hymnals, giving envelopes, other pew materials are in good order. Requires at least 2 people for approximately 2 hours and should be performed on the same day each week. This is a great summertime serving project for a family with older children.
Install shelves and blinds, mount bulletin boards and flat screen tvs, assemble furniture, paint or touch-up rooms, replace ceiling tiles, change light bulbs and perform other general repairs. Should be experienced and require little or no supervision. Tools and supplies can be provided by the church or by the handy person. Most jobs can be performed Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm or on Saturdays, depending on the usage of the area where the work is needed.
Maintain a neat appearance of the mulched areas of our three buildings by spraying or physically removing weeds, removing leaves and trash. Trim shrubbery once or twice during the year. Fill and seed bare spots and holes in the grassed areas. Other job opportunities in the landscape are available. Requires 1-3 hours per week April thru October (The mowing of the lawn areas, hedge trimming, lawn fertilization and weed control, and some tree removal is contracted out due to the amount of worked required.)
First Response Team
Provide our guests, regular attenders and members with follow-up correspondence helping them learn more about and get connected to the life and ministries of Ingomar Church. 1 – 2 hours on Monday afternoons.
Prepare, set up or clean up refreshments to provide people with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly social environment before and after each service. Approximately 30-60 minutes on Sunday morning before or after worship.
Information Center Team
Before and after services, this friendly and informed team connects people to our church, by answering general questions, distributing visitor gifts and information packs, and handling lost and found items. Be available 30 minutes prior to and following a worship service. A regular commitment is desired.
Set up or clean up the communion elements on the 1st Sunday of each month. Approximately 1 hour per month.
Prepare people for an uplifting worship experience by welcoming and assisting them to a seat. Ushers also distribute seat packs, collect offerings, and serve communion. Requires arriving 45 minutes prior to service; a weekly or monthly commitment is desired.
Warmly welcome people with a smile and sincere greeting to prepare the hearts of people before worship and to encourage them after worship. Requires arriving 45 minutes prior to service; a weekly or monthly commitment is desired.
Children & Family Ministry
(For each of our Children & Family Ministry Team Positions, 3 background clearances are needed.)
Care for children birth through 3 years old who are dropped off at the nursery during church services. Hold babies, read to the toddlers, and keep the structure of the nursery (having a snack time, a play time, and a reading time), as well as maintaining the drop-off and pick-up check-in with parents. Requires a 1 hour, 15 minute Sunday morning commitment at least 2 times a month.
Kids Place Leader
Lead the children in the day’s lesson and craft. Each lesson includes a short message or story and a take-home craft to go along with it. The leaders will implement the scripted lesson from the curriculum and the craft. Leaders will not be alone in the classroom. A Kids Place Assistant will also be present to help the kids. This position requires a ½ hour Sunday morning commitment at least 2 times a month.
Kids Place Assistant
Help the Leader during the children’s church time. This includes helping to keep the kids focused and engaged in the lesson, helping pass out items and supplies, and helping kids put together their craft. This position requires a ½ hour Sunday morning commitment at least 2 times a month.
Kids on the Rock Leader
Lead a small group activity for elementary aged kids during the evening. The kids begin in a large group and split into small groups to go through stations. The Leaders will each have a station to lead the kids in a scripted activity that coordinates with the Bible Story and theme. During large group time, the Leaders are asked to help keep the kids focused on the Bible Story, lesson, and worship time. This position requires a 2 hour Wednesday evening commitment and a 10 minute commitment outside of Kids on the Rock to read over the activity, 2 times a month.
Blaze is Ingomar Church’s weekday Preteen Group. The kids participate in a game, a message, and some small group time. Blaze Leaders are responsible for helping to engage the kids in the large group activities and the message of the evening. The Leaders are also responsible for a small group when the preteens split toward the end of the evening. Leaders lead small group discussion through scripted questions that coordinate with the evening’s message. This position requires a 2 hour Monday evening commitment at least 2 times a month.
(For each of our Youth Ministry Team Positions, 3 background clearances are needed.)
Middle School (ROOT) Youth Ministry Leader
ROOT is a fun time for our 6th-8th grade students where they get to connect, play games, and learn about God’s love. Ministry Leaders play games with the students, lead a short small group discussion with provided questions, and pour God’s love into them. Requires a commitment for a minimum of 6 weeks, 1.5 hours per week (no prep).
Middle School Sunday School Teacher at 11:15am
Sunday School is an opportunity for students to dive deeper into their faith. Sunday School Teachers are on a schedule that rotates with other teachers. Teachers are given a curriculum to follow and asked to prepare bi-weekly, or tri-weekly lessons for a group of 6-10 6th and 7th grade students. The curriculum is well-written, the students are awesome, and you will participate in changing the life and faith of young people. No greater gift!
Help run sound or media (computer/song lyrics/announcement slides/videos/etc.) at our Sunday morning services. This person needs to arrive early so they can become familiar with the service before it begins. This person needs to be comfortable with technology but specific TRAINING IS PROVIDED!
Praise Band Musicians and Vocalists
Help to lead worship in the Praise Band for the [email protected] service. Participants must come prepared both musically and spiritually to lead the congregation in worship. Requires a strong personal relationship with Jesus and the heart of a worshipper. Requires a commitment to weekly rehearsals, individual practice times, and team building within the ensemble.
Play at worship services and special events throughout the year. Requires weekly rehearsals (in the sanctuary each Monday from 7pm to 8pm).
Voices In Bronze Handbell Team
Ring at various worship services as well as for special programs. The team rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Help to lead the 9am worship services. Join this group as they journey toward fun, fellowship, and great music, rehearsing each Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm in the Music Room.
Help to lead worship at the 11:15am service. If you like to sing, you are welcome, regardless of your age! This ensemble rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm in the sanctuary.
For more information please contact Jami Pietrzyk in the church office at 412-364-3613, X 205.
Please consider how your time, talents, and gifts might be of benefit in any of the key areas below:
- Leadership. Help join one of the key committees which lead and manage Ingomar Church.
- Operations. Help keep Ingomar Church running by helping with communications, technology, and facilities.
- Ushers & Greeters. Help provide radical hospitality to newcomers and old timers alike.
- Music & Drama. Employ your gift of voice, or instrument ranging from violin, to handbell, to guitar, or of dance or acting.
- Stephen Ministry. Share compassion with others around the church in their time of need.
- Children & Family Ministry. Share God’s Word with our children by assisting with nursery care, teaching or assisting with Sunday School, or assisting with new midweek programming.
To help in any of these areas, please contact the Church Office.