Volunteer for a Team
Every weekend, people of different ages, backgrounds, experiences, and skills volunteer their time and effort so that someone else can find hope in Jesus. We do this for three reasons:
- First, Jesus was the ultimate servant who gave up his privileges to serve people who couldn't pay him back. Because Jesus served us, we serve others (Mark 10:45, John 13:12-15).
- Second, we believe every person has been given individual abilities for the purpose of serving other people in the church (Ephesians 4:11-12, Romans 12:3-8).
- And third, serving is a great way to become part of our church family. By contributing and serving alongside others, you will grow in your connectedness to the church.
We believe that serving is better when we do it together. Teams are groups of people with a common interest and common goal. Below is a list of our current teams with a brief description of what they do:
SETUP / TEARDOWN: This team prepares physical spaces for the church to gather and changes them back again.
HOSPITALITY: This team helps everyone feel at home with One Hope Church.
KIDS: This team cares for and teaches kids about Jesus.
SAFETY: This team keeps people safe and stands at the ready to respond to emergency situations.
MUSIC: This team creates space for worship with music. Learn more about this team here.
PRODUCTION: This team operates audio and video systems to create an environment for worship.
NEXT STEPS: This team helps people move toward Jesus and the church.
ACCOUNTING: This team counts and handles financial donations.
GROUPS: This team leads Community Groups and Discipleship Groups.
COMMUNICATIONS: This team determines why, what, how, and when anything is communicated digitally, verbally, or in print by One Hope Church.
MISSIONAL LIVING: This team leads community outreach initiatives and coordinates serving opportunities beyond Sunday morning.
OFFICE ADMIN: This team assists the Pastors and Staff with office administrative tasks.
What do you expect of me?
Our overall hope for you is that you'd discover your gifts and the joy of sharing them with other people. To help you do that, we ask that you:
- Have Fun
- Keep Your Word
- Finish Strong
How Will I Be Scheduled?
We use a program called Planning Center Services to schedule volunteers and coordinate details for our gatherings at One Hope Church. The first time you sign up to serve, you should receive a welcome email inviting you to create a free profile that will allow you to receive scheduling requests, manage your availability, and view other serving details. Requests are sent at least 5 days ahead of any event. The best way to use Planning Center Services is via the free app (iOS or Android).
How often will I be scheduled?
For most positions, we ask that you'd be ready to serve at least twice per month. If there is an exception to this or a special circumstance, your Team Captain or Team Director will let you know.
Who should I talk to?
You have a voice and we want to hear from you. For most questions, this is the following chain of communication:
YOU > Team Captain > Team Director > Worship Pastor > Elders
When in doubt, ask your Team Captain. Their job is to be the on-the-ground leader for their specific team.
How do I learn?
We'll teach you! More specifically, your Team Director and Team Captains will train you and help you every step of the way.
In addition, we try to provide anything we can (diagrams, checklists, pictures, etc) to make your job easier to learn and do.
Can I serve on two teams at once?
We recommend volunteering for one team at a time. You'll be less stressed, more flexible, and less likely to burn out if you commit wholeheartedly to one team at a time.
In addition, this makes it easier to manage your schedule, to build relationships with the people you serve and serve with, and allows you to learn the ins and outs of the team.
How can I become a leader?
The fastest track toward leadership is to first become the best volunteer possible. Meet the expectations, learn the role, and be consistent.
After you've served consistently (at least 6 months), communicate your desire to lead to your Team Captain or Director.