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Opportunities to Serve

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”

Opportunities to Serve

There are so many areas that you can use your spiritual gifts and talents within the church, and to help the advancement of the Kingdom. Below are some of the many areas we have available to serve, here at Starnes Cove:

  • The church nursery

  • Teaching a Sunday School class

  • Serving in the Kid’s Cove Ministry

  • Serving as a Youth Leader in the Youth Ministry

  • Serving on the Hospitality Team (cooking)

  • Parking Lot Team

  • Security Team

  • Event set up & take down

  • Being a member of the finance committee

  • Serving in the Service Ministry (local hands-on mission projects)

  • Serving on the church’s Social Media Outreach team

  • Building and grounds maintenance

  • The church Praise Team

  • Wednesday Night Supper Teams

  • The Great Commission Team

  • The church decorating team

  • Serving as an usher

  • Serving on the Audio Visual Team

  • Singing in the choir

  • Leading a small group

  • Groundskeeping

  • Volunteering at seasonal & outreach events

  • Bereavement team

  • Benevolence team

  • Serving in the church library

  • Serving on the church Photography Team

  • Prayer Ministry Team

  • And so many more!

Sounds Great, So What's the Next Step?

  1. You can take the spiritual gifts test if you aren’t sure what your spiritual gifts might be, then fill out the Service Interests Form above to help us learn more about what your passions and talents might be. Also, think about where the Lord might be calling you to serve and pray for Him to show you where you can make a difference. And lastly, consider your experience. Maybe you worked at or owned a landscaping company at some point in your life, or just love doing yardwork, therefore you might just be interested in helping the groundskeeping team.

  2. Once you’ve completed those three things above, reach out to find out more about where there there are needs in the church that you might be able to help serve in using a combination of your spiritual gifts, talents and passions, and we will work with you on finding the perfect place for you to be a part of building God’s Kingdom.

  3. We will provide you with some information on the opportunities that we have available relative to your strengths, passions, background, experience, and where you feel called, and we’ll put you in contact with the people that lead up those different ministries within the church, so you can get more detailed info about those teams or committees and get a better idea of what it looks like to serve in these positions.

  4. Once you’ve had a chance to talk with those team leaders, and you’ve found somewhere that you think you’d love to serve in, you’ll be given the opportunity to try that position out on a Sunday, Wednesday, or event, whatever that specific area may be, and get a better feel for that position. If it is an area of service you’d love to pursue, you’ll be added to that roster of volunteers and will be provided additional training before we turn you loose! Don’t worry, we will help make sure you’re prepared! :)

Current Needs for Volunteers

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Nursery Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to add to our Sunday Nursery rotation… In this position, you’d be serving with one other person in the church nursery, on rotation, serving every 5 weeks. Serving in this capacity consists of caring for and playing with babies anywhere from 6 weeks old, to 2 years old, during our Sunday morning service, between 10:50am - 12pm. Serving in the church nursery is one of the most cherished and rewarding positions, and is greatly needed and appreciated. Please contact Laura Smathers, or call the church office with questions or to sign up (828-667-1193).

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Audio Visual Team

The church audio-visual team is in need of several volunteers to help with coordinating the music, slideshows, and recording of our live stream services on Sunday mornings. If you’re interested, please contact Shannon Fox or call the church office (828-667-1193).

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