Serving in the church

Serving in the church

Every person has been gifted by God. Are you using your gifts to build God’s kingdom through the church? A church is more than a building and the leaders that work in it. A church – Ingomar Church – is a place where people find God and their lives are changed!

When we serve at church, we contribute to something bigger than ourselves. We actively minister to others through our service. And in the process, we are better for it!

What is your passion? What are your skills? How might they intersect in serving others through Ingomar Church?

Welcome Center Team

Welcome team members joyfully and eagerly look for and engage with any visitors, and give them a welcome bag if they are 1st time attenders. Ask for their names & email Erin Toohey with any information so that she may follow up. Team members try to personally connect and ask if they filled out a connect card.

Time commitment for this position is about 10 minutes directly following each service.

Greeters

Our Greeters stand at the front doors and open the doors for guests & members. They are cheerful and welcoming and speak to everyone as they enter.  If people look “new,” greeters engage with them and assist them if they have nursery needs or want to know about our available Children’s programs. An additional responsiblity is to let them know that we have coffee available and encourage them to wear or make a name tag.

Time commitment is 25 minutes prior to the start of worship.

Ushers

The Ushers collate and pass out the Orders of Worship & Connect Cards to our guests & members. They assist any elderly or those with special needs to their seats. They light the altar candles. The Ushers coordinate the offerings & usher for Communion. They record attendance and recruit help when needed.  After the service they gather any loose papers and recycle unused connect cards, ensuring that the pews are left neat and free from debris.

Time commitment for Ushering is 30 minutes prior to Worship and 10 minutes after service.

Sunday Morning Hospitality

Our Coffee Bar helpers brew coffee and set out the cups/napkin/sugars/teas. One time a month they will help put out the snacks for Social Time. After service they clean up the coffee bar.

The time commitment to set up the coffee bar is 10-15 minutes. For Traditional Worship we have the coffee brewed by 8:10am, for Contemporary, we have coffee brewed by 10:30am. Refreshment set up & break down, takes 15 minutes also. Coffee bar breakdown, takes 10-15 minutes following the 10am & 11am services.

Communion Team

Our Communion Team is comprised of Communion stewards who help serve the elements the 1st Sunday of the month and the other members that help with the setup and cleanup of the elements.

The time commitment for the set up and clean up is about 20 minutes.

To serve on the Welcome Team, as a Greeter or Usher, on the Hospitality Team or Communion Team, click here to email Erin Toohey today!


Nursery

1-2 Sundays/month, one service per Sunday

We offer a nursery service at the 8:30, 10:00, and 11:00 service for infants and toddlers six weeks of age to three years old. We have a paid nursery worker who develops and implements age appropriate, simple activities that typically correspond with the sermon on each Sunday. Volunteers would be responsible for assisting the nursery worker in maintaining safety and welfare of all children.

Kid’s Place

1 Sunday/month

Kid’s Place is a program offered for children ages 4 years old through 2nd grade at the 8:30 and 11:00 services. Children leave part way through the service and return at the end of the service or before communion. These lessons are simple, developmentally appropriate and provided to volunteers ahead of time so that they are familiar with what will be taught. Volunteers may serve at the service of their choosing.

Grow

Weekly

Grow is the name for our Sunday School program for children in PK-4th grade from 9:45-10:45 in the MAC Room. We start the hour with a whole-group game/activity, worship, a Bible story, and discussion. We split into a PK-1st small group and a 2nd-4th grade small group. Volunteers can serve as a small group leader or a game leader. We follow a curriculum through Stuff You Can Use. All curriculum/lessons are prepared ahead of time and provided to volunteers before that Sunday. All materials and any required supplies are provided and prepared. While this is a weekly commitment, there is flexibility in this position.

To volunteer, you can email Rachel Ord at rord@ingomarchurch.org or fill out the NextGen Serving Form


SUNDAY MORNING

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team WINS when they make a teenager feel welcome and liked.

Time Commitment – Once a Month; Sunday Mornings 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Volunteers Needed – 4 Volunteers (Serving once a month) Prep Time – None! Responsibilities –

  • Welcome students and parents as they come to Sunday Morning Small Groups.
  • Check students in on the iPad before Sunday Morning programming.

Elevate Leader

The Elevate Team WINS when they build relationships with teenagers and help them build relationships with each other.

Time Commitment – Twice a Month; Sunday Mornings 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Volunteers Needed – 4 Volunteers (Serving once a month) Prep Time – ~30 Minutes (Looking over small group discussion questions) Responsibilities

  • Build healthy relationship with students by participating in the games, activities, and lesson with the students.
  • Connect outlier students to the larger group by inviting them to participate.
  • Lead students in discussion questions about the mornings lesson.

SUNDAY NIGHTS

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team WINS when they make a teenager feel welcome and liked.

Time Commitment – Once a Month; Sunday Nights 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM Volunteers Needed – 4 Volunteers (Serving once a month) Prep Time – None! Responsibilities –

  • Welcome all students and parents as they arrive for Middle and High School Youth Group! Check students in as they arrive
  • Set out snacks prior to Middle School Arriving. Replenish snacks and “clean up” the Youth Room before High School Students arrive.
  • Help the Games Leaders clean up the Mac before High School Students arrive.

Middle School Leaders

Middle School Leaders WIN when they make youth ministry a fun, engaging, and authentic place for teenagers.

Time Commitment – Twice a Month; Sunday Nights 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM Volunteers Needed – 4 Volunteers (Serving twice a month) Prep Time – Minimal (Inviting Students to Youth Group // Events) Responsibilities –

  • Build healthy relationship with students by participating in the games, activities, and lesson with the students.
  • Connect outlier students to the larger group by inviting them to participate.

High School Leaders

High School Leaders WIN when they make youth a fun, engaging, and authentic place for teenagers.

Time Commitment – Twice a Month; Sunday Nights 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM Volunteers Needed – 4 Volunteers (Serving twice a month) Prep Time – Minimal (Inviting Students to Youth Group // Events) Responsibilities –

  • Build healthy relationship with students by participating in the games, activities, and lesson with the students.
  • Connect outlier students to the larger group by inviting them to participate.

To learn more about serving in our Next Gen Youth Ministry, contact Zaq Phillips: zphillips@ingomarchurch.org


Serve on Adult Faith Formation Team

Work on a team of people of diverse ages to coordinate discipleship opportunities that fit our Discipleship Path.

Time Commitment – approximately 1.5-2 hours per month

Coordinate Fellowship Events

It is clear that people who don’t know each other will not share deeply with each other, perhaps especially regarding things of faith. If you are someone who wants to strengthen connection between members of the congregation, serving in this area could be for you!

Time Commitment – approximately 1 hour per week according to your schedule

To learn more about Discipleship Serving opportunities, contact Pastor Cyndi: cbloise@ingomarchurch.org


Lead a small group study (short-term)

If you would like to lead a small group, but your schedule doesn’t allow for a year-round, every week kind of commitment, perhaps you would be willing to lead a short-term study. Our main resource is found on Amplify Media, which provides videos and other teaching aids.

Time Commitment – approximately 1.5-2 hours per week according to your schedule

Lead a small group study (long-term)

If you would like to lead a small group that also builds relationships, a long-term group may be for you. We make every attempt to have at least two leaders in charge of each group so that in the case of illness or vacation, the group can still meet. Our main resource is found on Amplify Media, which provides videos and other teaching aids.

Time Commitment – approximately 1.5-2 hours per week

Help to coordinate small groups

Would you like to help new people get connected with existing small groups? This is a task that is much too big for one person to do as we have visitors and return visitors nearly every week. This serving position would work closely with Pastor Cyndi and Erin.

Time Commitment – approximately 1-3 hours per week

To learn more about Small Group Serving opportunities, contact Pastor Cyndi: cbloise@ingomarchurch.org


Homebound Check-in

Our Wellness Team keeps track of our homebound people as well as checking in with our members who are over the age of 80. These servant leaders provide a vital link between our pastors and staff with those who are unable to be present in person any longer. They communicate with the office when someone on our over 80 list has a change in health status, if someone on our homebound list would like to receive communion, and any other pertinent information.

Time Commitment – approximately 1 hour per month on your own schedule.

Coordinate Senior Lunch and Learn Events

Three times a year, we plan to host an educational lunch for our seasoned saints. We would love to have someone to coordinate speakers and plan for the event.

Time Commitment – approximately 10 hours, three times per year

Teach an art or recreation class or group

In an effort to increase fellowship opportunities, we would like to offer some groups around a particular interest area.

We have a lot of people in the congregation who love outdoor activities, so offering anything from a neighborhood walking group to specific North Park activities would be appropriate for increasing wellness in our congregation.

We know that art expression can be very healing and calming for many people. If you have expertise in this area, you may choose what kind of art expression you would like to teach.

Time Commitment – this depends on your own scheduling

Monthly wellness checks between services

When Ingomar Church had a “Wellness” staff position, monthly blood pressure checks were available between services and at various events. As we no longer have that staff position, we would like to have a team of volunteers who would provide this service at least several times per year.

Time Commitment – approximately 1 hour per month

Visitation Team

Would you like to accompany one of the pastors on a visit with one of our homebound individuals? Especially when the pastors schedule visits to give communion, having an additional visitor with us can provide a vital link to the rest of the congregation.

Time Commitment – approximately 1 hour per month when you are available

To learn more about Wellness Serving opportunities, contact Pastor Cyndi: cbloise@ingomarchurch.org


Serve on Mission/Outreach Team

This serving opportunity is for someone who is passionate about reaching outside the church walls in mission and ministry. The Mission/Outreach Team coordinates mission efforts such as Angel Tree, Thanksgiving on Every Table, Disaster Relief Bucket Assembly, and any collections for agencies that we support with our mission dollars. We also keep track of the outside agencies through which we offer hands-on volunteer opportunities. We support the bi-annual Rummage Sale, the annual Auction Heroes (service auction), and any other mission support activity that occurs within the church. Twice a year, we distribute mission funds to our supported agencies.

Time Commitment – Approximately 2.5 hours per month for meeting and any follow-up assignments. During planning for Auction Heroes, the time commitment increases to approximately four hours for that month.

Serve in Hands-on Mission

  • Mission Barn: The second Saturday of each month. Build ramp modules, verify disaster relief buckets and hygiene kits, occasionally participate in a ramp build. Time Commitment: approximately 5-7 hours per month (including travel)
  • World Vision: The first Thursday of each month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Time commitment: approximately 2 hours each month
  • Daily Bread: Provide a meal
  • Xavier Personal Care Home: The third Wednesday of each month, hold an ice cream social and bingo. Leaving the church at 5:30 pm and returning around 7 pm. Time Commitment: approximately 2.5 hours (including travel)
  • Global Links – The third Tuesday of each month from 10 am – 12 noon. Time Commitment: approximately 2 hours each month

Coordinate Disaster Relief Response

This person would keep track of local and regional disasters and investigate ways that Ingomar Church could participate in recovery and restoration projects.

Time Commitment – minimal except when there is an active disaster

Serve on or Coordinate Short-term Mission Trips

When disasters occur due to flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes, there will be times when Ingomar Church coordinates short-term disaster relief trips. If you are someone who would be interested in upcoming trips, we can inform you when one is scheduled. If you are someone who enjoys coordinating these trips, we would be glad to have you serve here.

Time Commitment – For trip participant, approximately one week for the trip. For anyone coordinating, approximately 1 hour per week during preparation time.

To learn more about Mission Outreach Serving opportunities, contact Pastor Cyndi: cbloise@ingomarchurch.org


Marketing/Communication Serving Opportunities

Social Media Champion

Follow Ingomar Church on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and interact with our posts each week. When you “interact,” by liking, clicking a link, commenting, and/or sharing one of our posts, you increase the overall effectiveness of our social media communications. Social Media Champions are asked to interact with our social media posts 3 to 5 times a week.

Time Commitment – 1/2 to 1 hour a week according to your schedule

E-News Advocate

Subscribe to and open our E-News (email news highlights) each week and share it with one or two others (friends, acquaintances, family, or neighbors). All you have to do is click “forward” then add your recipient’s email address and write a short note. Each share increases the reach of our weekly email campaigns. E-News Advocates are asked to share our E-News each week.

Time Commitment – 15 minutes a week according to your schedule

Photo Provider

Capture photos with your phone when you are attending any church event or activity, and email them to Elizabeth Byrnes (ebyrnes@ingomarchurch.org) with a short caption or explanation. Help us record and tell our stories using photos. Pictures (in our social media and print communications) are truly worth a thousand words!

Time Commitment – 15 minutes a week according to your schedule

Word-of-Mouth Ambassador

The most effective form of marketing communication happens by word of mouth, from one person to another (in-person). Over 90% of people trust a recommendation from a person (even a stranger) more than any traditional type of marketing. If you like talking with people, this is a great way to serve Ingomar Church! Word-of-Mouth Ambassadors will receive weekly suggestions for items to share with others.

Time Commitment – 15 minutes a week according to your schedule

News Brief Contributor

Help us tell the stories of Ingomar Church in our monthly News Brief. Report on events, activities, mission outreach, ministry areas, etc., offering insight into the “why” … helping us give examples of how life is better with Jesus at the center.

Time Commitment – 1 to 2 hours per month according to your schedule

To learn more about Marketing/Communication Serving opportunities, contact Elizabeth Byrnes: ebyrnes@ingomarchurch.org