20 Ways To Serve

Teach a Class

It is a great honor to teach a class of children or adults. See what the requirements are for you to teach a class and get involved. Ask to help you find the best class suited for your teaching abilities.


You may have a greater impact in a one-on-one teaching opportunity. Many young people today are growing up without good role models. Find a young person in your church (with the guidance of Bro. Greg and permission of the parents) and invest your life into theirs.

Discipleship Ministry

We would like to have an effective discipleship ministry. Talk with Bro. Greg about teaching the basics of Christian growth to others in your church. This is a ministry which people feel unqualified to do, yet discipling others is also one of the best ways to grow to spiritual maturity.

Greet People

If you are outgoing and can strike up a conversation with others you can became an official, or unofficial, church greeter. Seek out visitors and do what you can to help them feel welcome and comfortable. Help them find their proper class and get them the things they need to have a good experience at your church. You do not have to be given a title to be friendly.

Visit People in the Hospital

Find out who is in the hospital and would like a visit and go visit them and have prayer with them.

Help Widows

Jump in and volunteer to help widows. Don’t forget those who have been widowed for many years. While they have probably learned to handle certain situations on their own, they may still have a need.

Send Cards and Letters

timely card can be an encouragement to someone who has had to be out of church for a while. This may be due to illness, discouragement or an extended trip. Of course, a phone call or email are appropriate too even if they are not as long lasting as a handwritten card or letter.


Those who have lost a family member appreciate having a church family who can provide a few meals. This gives them one less thing to worry about when dealing with so many other needs and emotions. Single parents could probably use some help trying to provide regular nutritious meals for their children.


Even if we don’t have a bus ministry, you can volunteer to give people a ride to your church services and activities. Many times people who are interested in a ministry like this already have people that they are bringing to church, but if you do not, then ask if there is someone you could pick up. There may be a homebound person who would love to come to church if they only had a way to get there.

Invite Others to Church

We should all be involved in sharing our faith. One of the best ways you can do this and serve the church at the same time is simply invite your friends and acquaintances to attend a church service with you. Invite your neighbors and the people you meet in the store to any special activities your church may be presenting.


Volunteers are needed to help keep the property looking nice. Again, this does not have to be an official position. Take it upon yourself to tidy up when you notice something needs cleaning. Find out if there is a day you can come in and straighten up before the next public service in the church.

Lawn Care

Lawn care can include anything from mowing the grass to pulling weeds.


Don’t assume others will notice or fix something that is broken. If you see a need to repair something at church take the initiative and fix the problem. This is an area where you don’t necessarily need to get permission to fix something that is broken. However, you should clear any big changes with the leadership of the church.

Set Up for Events

There is always a need for people to arrive early at events and help with decorations and setup. Don’t assume that you will be called “if you are needed.” Many times, whoever oversees setting up the event may not want to bother others to help them with the work. Take it upon yourself to contact those in charge and offer to help with setup or cleanup after an event.


The ministry of prayer should not be taken lightly. It is often said, “I can’t do much, but I can pray.” That is a sad way to think about prayer. The truth is, not everyone will pray. And, prayer is never the “least you can do,” but should always be thought of as the most important thing you can do. Pray for the church, its leadership, and those in the church who have needs. Don’t just pray for situations to be resolved in a positive way but pray more deeply than that. Pray that people will be changed and become spiritually stronger. Read the first chapter of each of the books that Paul wrote. He prayed less for situations and more for people to become strong in the Lord.

A/V Ministry

It is easy to sit back and criticize that the audio is too loud, or too quiet. Or that guy running the projector seems to be asleep half the time. Volunteer to help with the A/V ministry in your church. Even if you don’t have much experience with audio and video, you can probably learn all you need to know if you have any interest in helping your church do better in this area.


Ushering is more than passing the plate! We need those who we can count on to take the offering, but also scheduling and making sure those positions are covered.

Worship Team

Let Gwen know you would like to sing on the praise team if you are a gifted vocalist. We want to do plays and skits throughout the year. May be you lead this.


A church full of young couples with babies is a good sign of a healthy church. No one wants to be pulled out of every church service to tend to the needs of others. However, the more people who will volunteer for this needed ministry, the less likely it is that you will have to miss too many services in your church.

Church Security

It will be necessary to have a small group of folks dedicated to the security of our services.