Serving Teams

 

These Serving Team Descriptions (listed in alphabetical order) will give you a brief overview of the variety of ways you can serve within the body at Faith Church. Review the list for areas that match your spiritual giftedness as well as the time commitment needed. Please fill out a serve sign-up for your campus and a ministry leader will contact you.

 Click the department below where you would like to serve:

Bereavement Team (Dyer) Events & Conferences (Dyer)
Faith Family Market 

Faith Kids

Faithful Grounds (Dyer) Frontline
Kids Hope USA (Dyer, Cedar Lake & Hammond) Medical Team
MomsNation Prayer Team
Reflectors (Special Needs) (Dyer & Cedar Lake) Security Team
Student Ministries Technical Arts
The Ravines The Vine Bookstore (Dyer)
Wedding Coordinator Wednesday Night Meal Team (Dyer)
Well Greeters (Dyer) Worship Department

 

Bereavement Team

Serve lunches to families following a funeral service at Faith Church.

  • Luncheon Attendant- Serve lunches to families following a funeral service at Faith Church.  Funerals are very difficult and emotional times for families and friends, yet having caring people reach out and serve them in the love of Jesus truly blesses them and lifts them up.
  • Caller - When help is needed to serve lunch for a funeral, place the calls to get luncheon attendants.


Time Commitment:

On average, there are about 4-6 funerals a year.
Luncheon Attendants serve about 4-5 hours for the luncheon.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Events & Conferences

Faith hosts a variety of events each year, including conferences for pastors and leaders, golf outings, running events and holiday celebrations. Large-scale events are primarily held at the Dyer campus and require dozens of volunteers to run smoothly. Below are a few examples of volunteer leader positions in event-oriented roles...

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Must be detail oriented and preferably possess the gifts of hospitality, service, and administration. The primary goal is to oversee all volunteer teams in conjunction with the Event Producer, to keep communication clear and make serving a good experience for everyone.
  • Speaker Liaison: Primary giftedness required is hospitality. The purpose of the Liaison is to ensure that any speaker/performer at Faith Church has a distraction-free and enjoyable experience.
  • Refreshment Team Leader: Should possess the gift of hospitality and be very detail oriented, working with the Event Producer to ensure that any food and beverage required has been ordered, delivered and offered efficiently.
  • Check-In Coordinator: The gift of administration is very helpful in this role. The purpose is to oversee the check-in process so that all guests can be identified and receive their event materials in the most efficient way possible.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Faith Family Market
  • Greeter - serves from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on Sundays once every 4-6 wks.
  • Stocker - serves from 9-10 am on Thursdays once every 5-7 wks. Requires some heavy lifting.
  • Shopper - if you love grocery shopping and your budget allows, this position is for you. We send an email listing stores with weekly "deals" so you can donate items to the Market inexpensively. This email will also tell you which items need replenishing.
  • Supervisor - serves from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on Sundays once every 4 wks. Must previously have been a Greeter.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Faith Kids

The following serving roles are available at each campus location (by time commitment):

Time Commitment: One service, weekly or biweekly

  • NURSERY HELPERS: Help provide first impressions of Jesus' love as you hold babies; hang out with crawlers, walkers or talkers; or teach the 2-year-olds a Bible story.
  • PRESCHOOL or ELEMENTARY MINI CHURCH LEADER (MCL): Build safe, meaningful relationships with kids in your small group as you interact and further apply each weekend's large group lesson through fun, pre-planned activities and discussion questions.
  • GREETING/REGISTRATION TEAM: Help welcome families and assist them in navigating our church and Faith Kids. Time Commitment: All services, once per month
  • PRESCHOOL or ELEMENTARY LARGE GROUP LEADER (LGL): Teach God's truths in fun and engaging ways with our age-appropriate and biblically-based lessons which are prepared in advance for you. All storytellers welcome!
  • TECHNICAL ARTS TEAM: Help make the elementary worship service happen with all things tech related.
  • SHOUTOUT!/ WORSHIP TEAM: Do you love to sing, dance and shout praises to the Lord? Join the team that leads and engages elementary children in worship services. Time Commitment: As needed
  • PREP TEAM: Helps organize and make the activities and supplies for Kids Worship. Contact us if interested in this amazing serving opportunity.

REQUIREMENTS TO SERVE (not applicable for Prep Team):

  • Must attend Faith Church at least 6 months prior to serving in Faith Kids.
  • Minimum Age requirements: 4th grade to serve in ShoutOut! and 6th grade for all other areas.
  • A serving application & background check (for 18+ yrs) must be completed. View the Faith Kids Policies & Procedures.

 

Faithful Grounds
  • Making lattes or smoothies
  • Running the cash register*
  • Attend the Express Coffee serving station(s) on Sunday

Time Commitment:
Shifts available Tues & Sat evenings and Sunday mornings.
* You must be a regular attendee or member for a minimum of 6 months and pass a background check.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Frontline
  • Greeter - greet people outside or inside as they come to worship. Servers arrive 30 min before the service and welcome people as they enter the building.
  • Golf Cart Driver - act as a courtesy to pick up special needs parking attendees to help them get safely to the building. (Dyer only)
  • Program Passer - hands a program to individuals as they enter to worship.
  • Usher – Provide a warm welcome as people enter the worship center and assist them in finding a seat.  Serve one weekend per month and arrive 30 minutes before service.
  • Welcome Center - we're looking for friendly people that can assist guests by answering questions about the ministry of Faith Church.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Kids Hope USA

Here are some ways you can serve with Faith Church KIDS HOPE.  We serve Bibich, Kenwood, and MacArthur Schools.

  • Mentor - one-on-one relationship with a child.
  • Prayer Partner - prays for the mentor and child to which they are assigned.
  • Activity Helper - help plan and execute the celebration parties twice a year.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Medical Team

Qualified medical personnel (nurse, physician, paramedic, etc) schedule themselves to be on hand during worship services (while they worship) to serve as a triage person.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

MomsNation
  • Mentors - serve as the voice of experience and wisdom as they mentor MOPS moms through the preschool years.
  • Nursery - involves caring for children ages 0-36 months during MOPS meetings.
  • MOPPETS - is the program for 3-6 yr old children during MOPS meetings.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Prayer Team
  • Contribute to worship services by praying with the pastor before the service and with those who request prayer following services.
  • Regularly receive prayer requests by email that they pray over at their own pace.
  • Meet for four training sessions each year, usually at the Dyer campus.
  • Periodically asked to participate in various conferences held at the Dyer campus on a voluntary basis.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Reflectors (Special Needs)

Serve and build relationships with individuals with special needs. There are various serving roles and commitment levels at multiple campuses. A serving application & background check (for 18+ yrs) must be completed.

Sunday Worship (11:00 am) - DYER
Commitment: 1x or 2x / month
We have multiple classrooms that function similar to a special education classroom, but also promote inclusive activities. Volunteers are trained and require a background check. Typical elements include modified Bible lessons, crafts, games, singing, and other interactive activities.
Orange Room - for children ages 3-12
Gold Room - for children ages 3-12 (more 1-to-1 volunteer-to-participant ratio)
Green Room - for teens ages 13 and up (1-to-1 volunteer-to-participant ratio)
Blue Room - for adults, ages 20 and up
Mini-Church - for teens and adults, ages 13 and up (more casual environment)

Sunday Worship (11:00 am) - CEDAR LAKE
Commitment: 1x or 2x / month
This room functions similar to a special education classroom, but also promotes inclusive activities. Volunteers are trained and require a background check. Typical elements include modified Bible lessons, crafts, games, singing, and other interactive activities.
Reflectors CL Room - for kids, teen and adults.

 

Teen/Adult Socials - DYER
Commitment: 4x / year
Socials are once a quarter on a Friday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We have had a Luau, Western Night, a Great Banquet and more. Volunteers greet, register, prepare/serve food, guest relations, assist with games, etc.

Wednesdays - DYER
Commitment: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays during the school year (September - May)  |
5:45 pm - 8 pm | Faith Dyer
Wednesdays is an opportunity for parents to connect in community with other adults. Their children connect with each other and Reflectors volunteers during these 2 hours. A meal is provided for all (kids will eat together with Reflectors Volunteers, parents will eat separately). Programming for kids will include dinner, Bible activities, worship, and free time. Volunteers are paired with a child for the evening.

Friendship Ministry - HIGHLAND or VALPO
Commitment: 2x / month (during school year)
Friendship is a group that meets 2 evenings a month (Highland: Tuesdays / Valpo: Thursdays) and is a time for adults with developmental disabilities to fellowship and study God’s word. Volunteers are assigned to one or more participants to simply create friendships and help facilitate the evening’s activities.

 

Security Team

Key Roles –

  • Monitor facilities (e.g. grounds, building, parking lot) for the purpose of providing visibility and a security presence and maintaining building security.
  • Prepare incident reports for the purpose of providing written documentation in the event of an incident.
  • Identify, respond to and report campus safety and security hazards.
  • React quickly, calmly and professionally in emergency situations as required.
  • Cooperates and works well with staff, visitors, and the local community.
  • Be able to walk and/or stand for lengthy periods.
  • Interact with local law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Time Commitment:  
Saturday 5:45pm-7:15pm
Sunday both services 8:45 am – 1:15 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 pm
1-2 services/month
Occasional team meetings/training

Requirements:
Must be a member of Faith Church for at least 6 months prior to serving on this team.
A serving application/background check/interview must be completed.

 

Student Ministries Disciple positions*

Greeters/Check-In Specialists

  • Position Description: Smile, welcome, work check-in on Ipad
  • Timeframe: 5:50-6:50
  • Hours per month: 1 hr x ____ days per month = _____ hrs (max 5 days per month)
  • Recommended: twice a month (bi-weekly)

Juice Bar Chef (Dyer Middle School Only)

  • Position Description:  Smile, prepare delicious food and snacks, socialize with hungry students, assist our Juice Bar director with operations.
  • Timeframe: 5:30-7:30
  • Hours per month: 2 hrs x ____ days per month = _____ hrs (max 5 days per month)
  • Recommended: twice a month (bi-weekly)

Game Supervisor

  • Position Description:  Smile, socialize with students, oversee activity in the game room, basketball court, gaga ball court, etc.
  • Timeframe:  5:50-6:50 and 8:00-8:45 (Please feel free to attend Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm between game times (Dyer Campus))
  • Hours per month:  2 hrs x ____ days per month = _____ hrs (max 5 days per month)
  • Recommended: twice a month (bi-weekly)

Small Group Leader (SGL)

  • Position Description:  Smile, build relationships with “your few,” facilitate discussion within the small group (questions and topics will be provided), occasionally lead large and small group games (if desired) (All SGLs are encouraged to read “Lead Small” by Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas.  This book highlights the purpose and reason for our Student Ministry.  A copy will be provided by your youth director/pastor)
  • Timeframe:  5:50-8:45
  • Hours per month:  3 hrs x ____ days per month = _____ hrs (max 5 days per month)
  • Commitment: weekly (Approximately 36 weeks, 3 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS TO SERVE:

  • Must attend Faith Church at least 6 months prior to serving in Faith Students.
  • Minimum Age requirements: 11th grade.
  • A serving application & background check (for 18+ yrs) must be completed.

*Timeframes may vary slightly based on Campus

 

Technical Arts

There is a variety of time commitments and skill levels available at all campus locations.

  • Sound Technicians – engineer house sound and recordings
  • Video Directors – “calling the shots” in the video control room
  • Video Control – responsible for operating switcher and computer graphics
  • Lighting  Technicians – create and execute stage lighting for all services and special events
  • Camera Operators – three cameras switched for IMAG and in-house TV network
  • Stage Team – works with on stage talent and sound operators providing stage support and set-up
  • Set Design – create and construct theme-based stage elements
  • Faith Kids & Student Ministries – provides dynamic AV support for these exciting ministries

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

The Ravines

The Ravines Ministry exists to bring hope, healing, strengthening and renewal to Christian couples and their marriages.

  • Host Couples - stay at the Ravines while a client couple is there to provide hospitality and confidentiality.
  • Grocery shopping - time commitment is 2 1/2 hours each time to keep supplies on hand.
  • Grocery list, supply inventory, overseer - organize shopping list, plan meals, schedule shopping, track inventory
  • Office help - general administrative work as needed.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

The Vine Bookstore
  • Register Clerk - greet customers, operate the register, assist customers with products & questions as needed.
  • Register Assistant - greet customers, assist the clerk, help answer questions as needed.


Possible hours of service:

Sun 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 9 am - 3 pm, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed, Thu - 9 am - 3 pm
Sat - 5:30-8 pm.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Wedding Coordinator

The purpose of a Wedding Coordinator that is responsible for a wedding held at Faith Church and/or with a Faith Church Pastor is to...

  • Coordinate all participants of a wedding including bride and groom, pastor, sound technicians, custodian, and assistant.
  • Communicate necessary details such as dates, times, special requests and financial information to appropriate Faith Church Staff.
  • Plan and execute a wedding rehearsal and ceremony to ensure a flawless and stress-free day for the bride and groom.
  • Assist in finalizing the ceremony including communicating with Staff Marriage Ministry Director.

 

Wedding Coordinator Assistant
The primary responsibility of the Wedding Coordinator Assistant is to be at the rehearsal and wedding to aid the Coordinator in presenting a stress-free day for the bride and groom and to make sure that the Wedding Coordinator follows her checklist.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Wednesday Night Meal Team
  • Prepare - helps prepare the meal at church throughout the afternoon for the 5:30 meal.
  • Serve - from 5:30 on to keep the serving lines filled with food.
  • Clean-up - at 6:30 to clear off the serving lines and help clear the kitchen before the 7 pm worship service.

The Dishwashing Team helps clean up following a meal served prior to a Wednesday night worship service. Servers are at the Dyer Campus Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7 pm and are finished in time for worship.

  • Kitchen - stacking trays & putting away all clean items coming out of the dishwasher as well as washing, drying & putting away the items that can't go into the big dishwasher.
  • Scrapers - scrape trays and take them back to the dishwasher.
  • Helper - fills in wherever needed, occasionally picking up trays from the tables & taking them to the scrapers.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Well Greeters
  • Greet people & make them feel welcome
  • Hand out programs
  • Take Collection
  • Assist anyone in need of help

Time Commitment:

1 Sunday or Saturday night per month

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.

 

Worship Department

Choir Ministry
Description: A large ensemble of vocalists who assist in leading worship.
Time commitment: 2 rehearsals prior to singing at weekend services (3 at Dyer campus, 2 at multi-site campuses) throughout the school year (September through May)

Dance Ministry
Description: A team of creative dancers who enhance musical elements through choreographed creative movement in worship services.
Time commitment: as needed for rehearsal in preparation for worship participation.

Drama Ministry
Description: A team of actors/artists who present a variety of dramas, skits & readings to enhance worship services as requested. Audition required.
Time commitment: as needed to prepare and rehearse.

Instrumental & Vocal Ministry
Description: Vocal and instrumental teams who are involved in leading worship through a variety of music styles at services on the weekend and for mid-week worship. Participants are expected to be spiritually authentic, emotionally mature, and genuinely gifted.  
Time commitment: can vary, but commonly involves 2 times per month rehearsal and participation at all weekend services of a particular campus. Audition required.

Sign up to serve by completing the Serving Application.