Serve

Every-Member Ministry

As a community, we rely on each other to meet most of the needs within the church. We call this “every-member ministry” because every Christian really is a minister of the gospel. We encourage and equip Immanuel members to look for opportunities to serve! Examples of every-member ministry include:

  • Studying the Bible with neighbors
  • Showing hospitality to those visiting
  • Inviting a college student looking for housing to live with your family
  • Knowing & meeting the needs of people in your Community Group
  • Mowing grass for an elderly member
  • Visiting someone in the hospital
  • Bringing a meal to a new mom
  • Calling a friend you’ve not seen in a while and checking in on him/her
  • Inviting a friend to talk through a difficulty you’re facing
  • Visiting a member or friend in the nursing home

In addition to these organic ways that the body of Christ is serving one another, there is a real need for people to serve as the church gathers on Sundays. If you're a member, won't you give your time, energy, & joy to serving the guests and saints of Immanuel on Sunday mornings?

Responsibilities

Be a part of a team committed to supporting children and their families in one or more ways:

  • Care for children of varying ages
  • If able & desiring, teach children age-appropriate, God-centered lessons
  • Help to keep Immanuel Kids classrooms neat & clean

Requirements

  • Must be an Immanuel member
  • Must have regularly attended a Gospel Community Group for at least 3 months
  • Must successfully pass a background check

Responsibilities

Serve our middle-school and high-school aged students, partner with parents in the discipleship of their children, and build relationships with students through

  • Teaching in a large-group setting (our teaching roles are reserved for men).
  • Disciple-making and relationship-building as a small-group leader (HS boys, HS girls, MS boys, and MS girls) on Sunday mornings during second service.
  • Participation, as you are able, at youth events outside of Sunday mornings (usually once per month on a Friday evening).
  • Participation, as your schedule allows, in at least one of our "annual" events (i.e., summer missions and discipleship trip or fall retreat).

Requirements

  • Must be an Immanuel member
  • Must have regularly attended a Gospel Community Group for at least 3 months.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and complete Ministry Safe sexual abuse awareness and prevention training.
  • Be willing to be present at leader meetings and trainings (about once a quarter).
  • Be willing to commit to serve every week for one year, from August to July.

While you can apply at any time, we will be actively reviewing applications during the months of May, June, and July. Applications for the upcoming commitment period (Aug-July) are due by the last Sunday in July.

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Welcome or Security Team

Responsibilities

Show hospitality to those gathering with the body through one or more of the following:

  • Greeting at the entrances
  • Helping people navigate the building
  • Keeping the building secure
  • Collecting offering

Requirements

  • Must have completed a membership interview with a pastor

Audio & Visual Team

Responsibilities

Support the service logistically through one or more of the following:

  • Operating the sound board
  • Operating the lights and video feeds
  • Operating the presenting computer and song lyrics

Requirements

  • Must be an Immanuel member
  • Must have relevant technical skills/aptitude