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Every worship service will have four teams of ushers that assist us throughout the month. Ushers are responsible for arriving early, welcoming our members and guests, handing out bulletins, helping people locate seats, assisting with the offering and communion. Training will be provided.
Grace Avenue is excited to have our children assist in many areas of our church. Usher assistants are children and youth who are in Kindergarten through Jr. High. They can work with an usher helping with the many responsibilities. If someone wants to be an assistant but their parent chooses not to be an usher, we can partner them with an adult usher as they serve.
With the addition of new worship times and places we are in need of persons interested in running sound, lights or media. No experience required, anyone can be trained! If you have a desire to help enhance the worship experience, come and be a part of our team. We have opportunities on Saturday nights, as well as all of our Sunday services. If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This frontline ministry is essential to help our guests feel welcome as they try Grace Avenue to find their way around Grace Avenue. Greeters offer a friendly hello and any assistance that might be needed to help people find everything from their worship service to the right classroom. Greeters serve one Sunday a month before their chosen worship service.
Children Kindergarten through Jr. High youth are great assistants in our high traffic areas and offer the best smiles for our guests. Again, we are happy to partner any child or youth with an adult greeter.
Every Sunday, we have a team that follows up with our first time guests who signed in during our weekend worship services. There are two aspects to this ministry. The first involves mapping the addresses and getting the coffee mugs ready. The second step is the actual delivery of Grace Avenue mugs to our first time guests’ homes. Besides the once a month teams, we are also looking for persons who might be willing to deliver within specific neighborhoods. Let us know if you are interested.
Parking Lot Ministry
We want people to feel welcome as soon as they arrive onto Grace Avenue property so a welcoming presence in the parking lot is essential. Please consider serving on this new ministry team once a month. Merri Nelson will be working to coordinate this new area of hospitality.
STEP FORWARD and make a difference in the lives of children. In just one hour a month you can help plant the seed of faith in our children that will last them a lifetime. Here are some of the amazing opportunities for you to be involved with our children.
Children’s Ministry Teaching Teams
The children begin together in a large group setting and hear the beginning of their lesson in either drama, video, or game form. Children then divide into small age-level groups for an easy to follow lesson led by their teachers. Each hour and grade level will consist of a teaching team. The team concept allows greater flexibility and consistency for the children & teachers. You have the opportunity to teach one Sunday a month or as many as you choose.
Classes are taught at 9:30 & 11:00 am for kinder-5th Grades.
Regular Substitutes are also needed for each hour.
If you have never taught before and are interested in teaching, you will be paired up with an experienced teacher!
Amazing Grace Special Needs Ministry Team
The Children’s Ministry Department is looking for “buddies” to help make church an enjoyable & exciting place for our special needs children. Buddies shadow children that may need a little extra help during a children’s activity.
If you are curious about what it takes to be a part of the Children’s Ministry, we can find a place for you to serve!
STEP FORWARD and join us in service with IGNITE Youth Ministries! There are many ways in which you can get involved;
all are significant and vital to our ministry with the youth of Grace Avenue. We cannot do it without you!
Sunday School Teachers
One week per month, teachers follow a provided curriculum with JH or SH.
SPARK Small Group Leaders
Join us for one Sunday per month to play games, lead activities, and teach a small group lesson during Sunday night programming.
Snack Supper Volunteers
Pair with another family in the church to provide a meal for SPARK programming on Sunday nights.
Wednesday Dinner Transportation: Grace Avenue will order and pay for the food, we just need you to pick it up and bring it to us!
Come hang out with JH from 4:30-7:00pm or SH from 5:30-8:00pm on Wednesday nights; do homework, play video games or sports, and get to know the students.
Come with us on trips and retreats to play games, teach provided lessons, and grow with us on our extended youth events.
Miscellaneous other responsibilities come up all year long. If there is another way that you would like to give of your talents and time, we are all ears!