We are all different and that is the beauty of the community of believers. At Concordia, there is a service area for every personality type, skill level, and time availability.

We know that your faith grows when you serve, so we want to make it easy for you to get started. We also know that life changes, so we want to make it easy for you to stop when you want to.

Check out the list of possibilities, and Melissa Salomon, our Community Life Coordinator, will contact you and together you can explore where you would like to try serving to see if its fits your style, and to discover if you find joy in doing it.

Volunteer

Office

Assist with various admin needs and projects. Qualifications: Flexible and willing to help. Frequent email availability
Assists with various admin/office projects. Qualifications: Able to volunteer a half day a week, where possible.
Assists on various small projects of repair or maintenance (technical/computer)
Enter data from communication cards into web based database (can be done from home). Qualifications: computer skills, attention to detail.
Proof and edit communication deliverables for typos, flow and context. Qualifications: Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills. Deadline driven, strong with spelling/grammar and loves cutting fluff to keep things simple. Frequent and consistent email availability.
Fold and prepare Sunday communication cards, clipboards and anything else needed for the Sunday worship service. Qualifications: Able to come to church on Friday morning to prepare these items (approx 1 hour)
Work on design/decoration of worship center for special services (for example, Easter and Christmas) to compliment the message. Qualifications: design background or interest/experience.
Help design printed materials, community pieces, online pieces, etc. Qualifications: Interest in graphic design, computer skills, willingness to be trained on graphic design software, frequent user of email.
Collaborate to provide communications, promotions and marketing insight and support to ministry initiatives, community engagement and outreach to various audiences. Qualifications: Marketing or sales skills, deadline driven, frequent and consistent email availability.

Facilities

Assist on various small projects of repair or maintenance (mechanical/tool based repair).
Touch-ups or small areas that need painting. Qualifications: Enjoy painting and have some experience painting, attention to detail.

Sunday Hospitality

Set up tables and linens on Sunday morning at 7:30am. Qualifications: Able to lift 20 pounds.
Coordinate with team leader to come in at 7:30am on the Sunday mornings you are available. Prepare food and drink items for the hospitality tables. Qualifications: Handy in the kitchen and a willingness to serve in this area.
After FAM JAM at noonish, take hospitality items to kitchen (and clean up) and break down tables and store tables and linens.
Break down hospitality items and take food items to kitchen. Tables and linens are stored and patio area is left tidy. No kitchen clean up included.
Man the information table for either Classic worship or FAM JAM. You will be by the Guest Services table on Sunday morning after church for 15-30 minutes. You will work with the Community Life Coordinator.

Classic Service

Help pastor with whatever is needed before and during the service. Arrive at least half an hour before the service. Alert throughout the service to assist people. Collect the offering/communication cards. Take a count of attendance. Tidy up the worship center after the service. Qualifications: Naturally friendly and warm people that love being around people and serving others.
Greet and welcome people who come to Concordia and distribute the programs. Be available to help guests with any needs they may have. Arrive a half hour before the service and continue at post 15 minutes after the service begins. Qualifications: Naturally warm and friendly people who enjoy being around people and serving them.
Stand at the entrance of the worship center to greet those who do not go out to the playground and hospitality center. This way they have another friendly encounter before they leave Concordia. Be ready to answer questions (or help find the answers) or comments. Be present from five minutes before the service ends to five minutes after the service ends. Qualifications: Naturally warm and friendly person who smiles easily and enjoys being around people and serving them.
Prepare communion, care for linens, alert staff when communion supplies/wine need to be ordered.

FAM JAM

Help pastor with whatever is needed before and during the service. Assist in pulling out chairs as people come in and monitoring the easy flow of people. Be alert to needs or questions people have before, during or after the service. Qualifications: Naturally friendly and able to lift 10 pounds.
Child and adult teams to collect offering and communication cards. Also assist in tidying up the worship center after the service. Qualifications: Naturally friendly and smiles easily.
Children/youth/adults to assist in the worship center. Hand out clipboards and perform any other tasks assigned. Qualifications: Willingness to serve and smiles easily.
Be a friendly and the first person a guest sees when they park in our lot. Direct people to the entrance is and answer general questions they may have. Your goal is to greet them as if they were a friend you haven't seen in a while! Arrive a half hour before the service starts. Qualifications: Naturally warm and friendly people who enjoy being around people and serving them.
Greet and welcome people who come to Concordia and distribute the programs. Be available to help guests with any needs they may have. Arrive a half hour before the service and continue at post 15 minutes after the service begins. Qualifications: Naturally warm and friendly people who enjoy being around people and serving them.
Stand at the entrance of the worship center to greet those who do not go out to the playground and hospitality center. This way they have another friendly encounter before they leave Concordia. Be ready to answer questions (or help find the answers) or comments. Be present from five minutes before the service ends to five minutes after the service ends. Qualifications: Naturally warm and friendly person who smiles easily and enjoys being around people and serving them.
Participate in a short skit or drama during FAM JAM. Qualifications: Acting ability and able to memorize lines.
Participate in a short skit or drama during FAM JAM. Qualifications: Acting ability and able to memorize short lines. Some practice before the presentations will also be necessary.
Clean up communion ware after communion.

Music

Perform during Classic Service/FAM JAM and special musical offerings. Qualifications: Proficient in a musical instrument. Audition with Worship Lead Sam Perez, who can provide more information. Practice times vary.
Perform during Classic Service/FAM JAM and special musical offerings. Audition with Worship Lead Sam Perez, who can provide more information. Practice times vary.
Assist in balancing sound levels for worship/music. Qualifications: Knowledge (or aptitude or willingness to learn) basic sound engineering. Time will vary depending on availability and needs. Be willing and able to devote time to training and practice. Talk to Tech Lead Jon Anthoni Nieves for details.

Special Services

Sew keepsake handkerchiefs for baptisms as needed. Qualifications: Know how to sew, and if you embroider, it's a plus!
Plan and serve a luncheon for the new member information class as well as clean up afterward. Qualifications: Enjoy planning, decorating and serving a special casual meal 2 or 3 times a year for the Concordia Orientation class.
Serve as part of a team to host at a memorial service and help set up refreshments as an assistance to a grieving family. Qualifications: Enjoy serving in a bereavement situation with mercy and grace.

Outreach

Research service/mission opportunities. Gather data to support outreach, service or mission project. Qualifications: Comfortable using internet and writing short descriptions of information that is found.
Show care for elderly shut-ins by calling/visiting them. Qualifications: You feel comfortable and feel it is a special privilege to serve the sick and elderly. A short training orientation will be given to those serving in this ministry.
Provide rides for elderly who need assistance. Qualifications: Enjoy serving the elderly.

Preschool

Purchases snacks and supplies weekly for the preschool. Work with the Preschool Director to create a shopping list and make purchases early in the week. Organize and document the expense so that clear records can be kept. Qualifications: Great for someone who is organized and enjoys going to Costco and Walmart!
Read to children weekly. You will need to be fingerprinted. Qualifications: Teaching background is helpful. Know how to to make a story come alive and love being around children.

Special Projects

Collaborates with preschool director or volunteer coordinator to work on special projects throughout the year. If volunteering on campus, you will have to be fingerprinted. There are many tasks that can be completely at home though. Qualifications: Comfortable with internet and frequent use of email.
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