Lay persons serve one another by taking communion to the home-bound, writing notes, calling, emailing or texting to provide care to members of the congregation, especially in times of illness and death, as well as joyful experiences like a new home or the birth of a baby.
Ushers, greeters (inside and outside the building), liturgists (those who help guide the service with readings, psalms, responses, affirmations, etc.) are trained to provide the greatest hospitality and a meaningful worship experience for our guests and members.
Worship Tech and Production
Worship is streamed online, and it requires support with on-screen slides, camera work, and audio. Training is provided for inexperienced volunteers.
Maintenance and Yard Crew
Work, clean up and maintenance days are scheduled to provide fellowship and assist in making our campus a beautiful and well-maintained resource for the community.
Leadership Training Institute
Each year in early fall, our pastor leads a group of persons who would like to learn more about ministry excellence, enjoy spiritual renewal, and fellowship. We travel to the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, host of the Leadership Institute.
The Arkansas Conference of the UMC offers online courses to equip members of our faith community for leadership in a variety of ministries, from how to start a small group to understanding younger generations or how to start a podcast or innovative ways to serve the community.
We believe in the “God-nudge.” Sometimes, someone feels called to a ministry, and wants to explore a new way of being the Church. To that, we say, “Yes!”
We call these new ventures “fresh expressions” of spiritual growth. Perhaps someone wants to start a small prayer group at the dog park, or a bicycling group that uses exercise and their passion for the sport to also build a community that wants to share spiritually as well. Some may want to gather weekly at a restaurant, and read one Bible story, and talk
about what that story means right now. Others may want to
explore how to be more involved in social justice, and the
eradication of racism through study and activism.
The possibilities are endless!
We believe that God moves people all the time toward
change and growth, and it doesn’t always happen in a building. Our building is one – but not the only – place where the Church is! To explore your call, contact Rev. Betsy.
Church doesn’t happen by magic or good intentions. Everything you see that makes us a church exists because people like you felt moved to help out with the efforts that make a church ... a church. From clerical tasks in the office to landscape maintenance to notes you receive when you’re sick to the warm welcome that awaits when you arrive for worship, someone volunteered to do that for the church – and for you.
In fact, we believe God calls everyone – not just the pastor – to share in the ministry of the church. Look over this list of support ministries. It might never have occurred to you that someone needs to do that! It might even occur to you that this is something you would like to do!