What Is the "Body of Christ?"
The local church is referred to as the "body of Christ" in the scriptures. Christ is the head of the church and gives direction to His body. He does so through the Holy Scriptures, the leading of the Holy Spirit, and believers that he calls and equips. The local church is made up of many parts— all working together to accomplish God's will on the earth.
We believe that serving in the church from a sincere heart is an act of worship. For this reason every Christian should spend the necessary time and effort it takes to learn about their particular area of giftedness and commit to using it for God's glory.
Check out a video series meant to help you discover your Spiritual gift(s) here: View S.H.A.P.E Series
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to serve at Hope, see the list of ministry opportunities below and/or contact the Pastor or any of the Elders.
How Can I Serve At Hope?
The two primary opportunities are:
- Hosting a weekly Bible study in your home
- Leading a weekly Bible study through active participation with attendees and leading the discussion during the Bible study time.
Hope Connects Greeters
Greeting and assisting people as they enter the building for church services.
Hope Connects Hospitality Team
Caring for guests who attend a service by talking/sitting with them, introducing them to others, and providing information about the church. Team members may also greet/interact with guests who visit the Guest Information table.
Participating in a service designed for kids (5-11 years old) during the Sunday service. (Activities may include the following: interacting with the kids; singing fun worship songs; making crafts and teaching an age appropriate Bible lesson.)
Weekly kids discipleship program. Participants assist kids during game time and Bible memory time.
Providing loving care and instruction to little ones (newborn-4 years old) during church services.
Participants may serve in one of more of the following areas: food bank; prayer chain; new baby visits; providing dinners for new moms or after surgeries; providing for funeral dinners; military blessings; baby showers and fellowship teams.
Getting the Word Out
Sharing our faith with others who need Jesus can be a scary proposition. Come learn the basics of doing so and also get an overview of our weekly outreach ministry.
Passing out the weekly bulletin, assisting guests, and helping gather the offering.
theCENTRE Student Ministry
Assisting in weekly and periodic activities designed for Junior and Senior High students.
Building Cleaning & Maintenance
There are many service opportunities to keep our church building up to par. We have the weekly cleaning ministry, which consists of 2 or more persons cleaning the inside of the church. Cleaning is done on a Friday or Saturday morning, with rotations about every 6 to 7 weeks.
We also have the general maintenance ministry, which consists of minor repairs inside and outside the church. This ministry is on an as needed basis and is assigned according to your skill.
Singing or playing an instrument during our services or special music events, operating the sound board or video presentations during church services.
Most of the ministries listed here have dedicated pages with more in-depth information and ministry specific content that can be browsed by clicking on the Ministries page and using the section navigation.
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to serve at Hope, contact the Pastor or any of the Elders.