Pastor's Blog

Get Involved: From Sidelines to Service (November 2015 Edition)

We wanted to share a couple of opportunities we have for you to use your knowledge, gifts, and abilities to serve here at CCE on a weekly basis.  As many of you know we only have one worship service a week.  This is by design so that we can put our resources into making it impactful and sustainable.  Therefore if we are going to continue our growth and reach we will need to continue to develop volunteers and offer opportunities for people to serve.  I wanted to share a few needs and offer a way for you to get involved.  These needs are very specific and if they aren’t for you but you would like to volunteer then please reach out via email at online@churchcentral.cc or call 478-456-0712 to see how you can get involved.  As a new and growing church, these positions are volunteer, however if you are exactly what we need and we need to help reimburse you for any costs it takes to be a part of CCE please let us know.  There will be training for each of these so don’t feel like you will be walking aimlessly should you choose to volunteer in this position.   If you would be interested in helping us out please contact us at online@churchcentral.cc, through Facebook, or call/text our pastor at 478-456-0712.  I will also work on having a form on our website.

As a side note if you are reading this and are not a part of CCE right now this may be a good chance to get connected with us.  If you are currently serving in another church then I hope you will continue serving there faithfully, but if you are just sitting on the sidelines and think it is time to get in the game then please feel free to get in touch.

The current needs and opportunities we have are (qualifications and requirements will be listed below):

1.       Hospitality Director

2.       Greeters

3.       Piano/Keyboard instrumentalist or musician

4.       Bass instrumentalist or musician

5.       Sound/Video tech

6.       Kid Central Assistant Teachers

7.       Nursery Volunteers

Qualifications and Requirements

1.       Hospitality Director

a.       Must be able to lead a team of greeters each Sunday morning.

b.      Must be able to look for areas to improve our welcoming experience.

c.       Must be able to develop ideas to make first time visitors as well as returning visitors feel at home.

d.      Must be able to work with our Hospitality Crew to get these ideas accomplished. (Hospitality Crew is the team we have that does the behind the scenes work)

e.      Must like people and not be a jerk

f.        Requirements: A weekly 15 min phone conversation with Pastor (timing is flexible), attend a monthly meeting on a Wednesday with our other church leaders, and lead a monthly meeting with our Hospitality Crew. 

2.       Greeters

a.       Must know how to smile and shake hands

b.      Must not be over-bearing or annoying

c.       Must know how to say “welcome, we’re glad you are here.”

d.      Ideally we will need about 3-4 each week

      i.      One greeter will be at the front door (no guest should have to open the door themselves)

      ii.      One greeter will be at the welcome center

     iii.      One or Two greeter(s) will be able to show newcomers where to go as well as help those with small children get checked in and introduce them personally to our Kids Central leaders.

e.      Requirements are to be at church on a weekly basis or let our Hospitality Director know you will not be there so they

3.       Piano/Keyboardist

a.       Currently our pastor plays the keyboard and isn’t that great.  Must be able to play as good as or better than him (again if you can play the keyboard or piano then you probably can).

b.      Must be able to work with worship leader and under his direction

c.       Must not fall asleep on stage

d.      Seriously, really you just need to know how to play the piano well and want to use your abilities to lead others in worshipping.

e.      Requirements: Must faithfully attend the worship services as well as practice unless otherwise noted by worship leader.  Singing is optional.

4.       Bass Instrumentalist

a.       Must be able to play the bass guitar (hopefully you have one that you can use)

b.      Must be able to make it all about that bass without it being all about the bass player

c.       Must have a little rhythm

d.      Requirements: Must faithfully attend the worship services as well as practice unless otherwise noted by worship leader.  Singing is optional.

5.       Sound/Video Tech - In the world today, people need the service to tell a story.  This can be greatly improved through utilizing sound and video technology to tell that story.

a.       Must be a little bit of a nerd or gadget geek

b.      Must know how to push buttons, turn knobs, and slide sliders correctly.

c.       Must have an ear for good sound

d.      Must know how to work an Apple computer

e.      Must be able to communicate needs to the pastor

f.        Must be able to pay attention to what is going on in the service.

g.       Requirements:  Attend church each Sunday during warm-up and stay for the service.  During the service look for ideas we can utilize technology to tell the story.

6.       Kids Central Assistant Teachers – We have a great Kids Central leader but even she needs help.  We are looking for 8 people that can rotate on a weekly basis (one per week) in helping with Kids Central.  You will only have to help once every 8 weeks.

a.       Must like kids

b.      Must assist in whatever our Kids Central leader has planned

c.       Must not yell or raise your voice when kids aren’t paying attention

d.      Must have plenty of patience

e.      Must have a smiling face and welcome children into the room

f.        This can be male or female.

g.       This is one position where we need to trust you.  That means for this position you must come highly recommended or have been a part of our church for some time.  We cannot and will not let just anyone around our children.  We want to make Kids Central a safe place and a fun place.  In other words, you will have had to gain our trust befor

h.      Requirements: Attend church when it is your week to help or communicate with others if you need to swap.  Be available to help wherever is needed during the service.

7.       Nursery volunteers – We are looking for another 8 people so 16 all together, that can rotate in this position and help our parents with looking after their little ones on Sunday mornings.  You will not need to make a curriculum or lesson but giving them a chance to learn about Jesus is making the most of the opportunity.

a.       Must like kids

b.      Must not yell or raise your voice when kids aren’t paying attention

c.       Must have plenty of patience

d.      Must have a smiling face and welcome children into the room

e.      This can be male or female.

f.        Must be able to change diapers, warm bottles, or whatever else is needed to take care of the needs of babies and toddlers.

g.       Requirements: Attend church when it is your week to help or communicate with others if you need to swap.  Communicate ideas on how our nursery can be improved.