At The Church

Serving God by serving others is something we desperately need in order to be spiritually whole and healthy. A distinguishing mark of a follower of Christ is a life marked by service to others.
 
God has given every Christ-follower specific spiritual gifts that allow us to serve each other and grow closer to Him. These gifts are unique expressions of His grace to us, ways we can encourage one another and be the church.  
 
Our volunteer opportunities are broken down into various categories, based on the gifts, skills, and personalities we each have. 
 
• If any opportunity resonates with you, pray about it, if you decide you would like to learn more or sign up, contact the individual listed with that opportunity, or fill out a serving form.
 
• If you are unsure about whether the position is a good fit for you, ask the contact person if you can shadow a current volunteer. This will give you a better idea of what your position would be like.
 
 
 

 

Connect with others as they grow in their faith… 

Connect with others as they grow in their faith… Come alongside our children and students as they learn about God during Sunday morning services, youth group, or special events. These volunteers enjoy getting to know those in our younger generations – listening to them, interacting with them, and helping them understand what God’s Word says.

Biblical Examples:
 
• Jesus welcomed the children, allowing them to come near and praying over them (Matthew 19:13-14)
 
• Paul invited young Timothy to join him during his missionary journey and became a mentor to him  (Acts 16:1-5)
 
Women’s Ministries Child Care Volunteer
Help care for little ones so that moms are free to enjoy their time at Mom’s group or morning Bible Studies without distraction. Contact: Andria Crawley, x238
 
Student Ministries Small Group Leader
Be involved in the lives of 6-10 middle school or high school students of the same gender as you encourage and direct them on their journey with God and others. Contact: Leslie Lentz, x114
 
Sonlight Small Group Leader (1hr every Sunday, during school year)
Shepherd a small group of children by building relationships with them, modeling Christ’s love and encouraging them to follow Christ. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251
 
Sonlight Summer Small Group Leader | (7 Sundays this summer)
Shepherd a small group of children by building relationships with them, modeling Christ’s love, and encouraging them to follow Jesus. Volunteers serve every other week during the summer for a total of seven Sundays, for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251
 
Sonlight Early Childhood Volunteer | (1x per month, ongoing)
Provide a loving, warm, and nurturing environment for our infants through 3-year-olds. Volunteers serve once per month, for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

 


Use your creative side… 

Use your creative side… Partner with our ministries as they strive to incorporate technology and the arts through graphics, words, lights, music, and sound. These individuals often work behind the scenes to 
provide materials and resources that help others grasp the message being taught.
 
Biblical Examples:
 
• Bezalel and Oholiab, along with many other craftsmen, came together to build the Tabernacle (i.e., church) in Moses’ day – weavers, embroiderers, builders, metal workers, wood workers, and more (Exodus 35:30-36:2)
 
• Mattaniah and his brothers led the Israelites in songs of praise and thanksgiving (Nehemiah 11:17)
 
Sonlight Prop & Scenery Creator | (as needed per event)
Help Sonlight provide a fun, inviting atmosphere for the teaching of large group through props, sets, verse signs, banners, etc. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Sonlight Audio Visual Tech | (1x per month, ongoing)
Provide assistance with sound and lighting, as needed, to support Sonlight Large Group. This is a once per month position, all weekend services. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251
 
Sonlight Music Leader | (first 15 minutes of service, ongoing)
Enthusiastically lead children in worship songs each week. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Production Team - Audio Tech | (1x per month, ongoing)
Run the sound board and mix the audio for weekend services. Some prior knowledge of running a sound board is preferred. This is once per month position includes Thursday evening rehearsal and all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237

Production Team - Camera Operator | (1x per month, ongoing)
We have 2 camera operators on stationary stands being directed by the service producer and 1 floor camera operator to get closer shots. There is training provided for this volunteer position. This once per month position includes Thursday evening rehearsal and all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237

Production Team - Lights Tech | (1x per month, ongoing)
The lights for the service have already been created in a que, the tech is simply following the timing and clicking through the preset que. There is training provided for this volunteer position. This is a once per month position includes all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237

Production Team - Visual Slide Tech | (1x per month, ongoing)
Utilizing Pro-Presenter, the Visual Tech clicks through pre-programmed slides for worship and the message. There is training provided for this volunteer position. This once per month position includes Thursday evening rehearsal and all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237

Production Team - Service Video Producer | (1x per month, ongoing)
Operating as the producer, you’ll run the video switcher providing the shots seen from the camera operators and the pre-programmed slides. There is training provided for this volunteer position. This once per month position includes Thursday evening rehearsal and all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. 
Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237 

Photography | (as needed per event)
Capture special events via camera; to provide visuals for weekend services, websites, and communication pieces. Teens and adults who are skilled with a camera and have a creative eye are encouraged to join us. Contact: Lia Geiger x105

Drama Team (Adult) | (as needed per event)
Act, write, or work behind the scenes with our drama team as they perform during worship services, special events, and in Sonlight. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237.

Writing | (as needed per event)
Use your creativity and storytelling skills to help write articles, develop stories and scripts for various mediums and purposes, including; dramas, life change videos, blog articles, newsletter articles, etc. Contact: Amber Gelbaugh x107

 


Greet others when they first walk into the building...   

Greet others when they first walk into the building and guide them wherever they need to go… Whether people are first-time visitors; looking for Sonlight, the bookstore, or a specific Bible study; or wanting to learn more about upcoming events and classes at the church, greeters find out their need and then connect them with the appropriate people and resources.
 
Biblical Examples:
 
• Barnabas was one of the first believers to welcome Paul into the faith, coming alongside him, introducing him to other believers, and getting him connected (Acts 9:26-27)
 
• Abraham, when he saw three men standing outside of his tent, went out and welcomed them, offering to get them something to eat and drink (Genesis 18:1-5)
 

Program Greeting | (1x per month, ongoing)
Extend God’s kindness and compassion to everyone who enters the doors of the auditorium while you distribute the weekly program or other materials. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

Front Door/Tour Host | (1x per month, ongoing)
Greet people as they enter church and offer assistance regarding information or ministry locations if needed. Escort first-time guests to various ministry locations. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

Student Ministries Host Home
Open your home for a middle or high school small group to meet during Sunday night youth group. Contact: Leslie Lentz x114

Women’s Ministries Event Hostess
Create a welcoming atmosphere by setting up a table with beverages for women’s Bible studies.Contact: Andria Crawley, x238 

Women’s Ministries Event Greeter
Greet women with a warm, friendly smile at Bible studies and women’s events. Contact: Andria Crawley, x238

Sonlight Check-in (4x per month, 1 service, every other month)
Enthusiastically welcome and register children and parent(s) into Sonlight. May also escort visitors to rooms, monitor safety of Sonlight hallways, and report concerns to the Sonlight Administrator. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Admin Office Front Desk (as needed per event)
Fill in for the receptionist on an as-needed basis by directing calls to the appropriate staff member and greeting guests. Contact: Leah Fraley, x101

Auditorium Seating Team | (1x per month, ongoing)
Welcome guests as they enter the auditorium and assist in finding available seats. Help collect offering, and pass communion elements when needed. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

Coffee/Tea Serving | (1x per month, ongoing)
Serve coffee and tea and make people feel at home at WCC. It is our goal to show God’s love through serving people well. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

Info Center Team | (1x per month, ongoing)
Help welcome new guests, answer general questions, manage distribution of various resources, assist in event registration/money collection, or distribute special event materials. Volunteers serve once per month, either for Saturday evening service or Sunday morning services, for approximately 2.5 - 3.5 hours, based on their availability. Contact: Amber Gelbaugh, x107

Lobby Host/Hostess | (1x per month, for 6 months)
This role is for an out-going person who has the gift of engaging and helping people. The host/hostess is assigned to the main lobby, and; trained to recognize people who might be new and/or need assistance, willing to ask information gathering questions, guide and direct people to different locations in the building, give information about new guest opportunities, and in some cases, follow-up with people by phone, email, or notecard. This role requires a six month commitment, but you can recommit for additional terms.
• Sunday Service Host/Hostess: attend a 1.5 hour training; work one Sunday per month, and a “fifth Sunday.”
Contact: Lori Early, x219 

Parking Team | (1x per month, ongoing)
Create a friendly welcome to guests as soon as they enter WCC's parking lot, ensure safe, efficient traffic flow and help guests find parking spots as needed. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

 


Help others in practical ways... 

Help others in practical ways… Many of these volunteers work to keep things running smoothly – providing snacks, planning events, or pitching in during special events. These volunteers generally prefer to work behind the scenes and help others complete the work that needs to be done.

Biblical Examples:
 
• John Mark assisted Barnabas and Paul on their missionary journey (Acts 13:5)
 
• Seven men were chosen to distribute food daily to the widows in their community so the Twelve Disciples could focus on prayer and preaching (Acts 6:1-6)
 
• The Levites were in charge of the Tabernacle (i.e., church) – tearing it down when the Israelites moved from camp to camp, setting it back up

Women’s Ministries Food Donation
Provide food and snacks for specific women’s ministries events. Contact: Andria Crawley, x238
 
Women’s Ministries “Compassion & Justice” | (as needed per event)
Partner with Women’s Ministries as they serve in the community through events like the Community Kitchen, Home Help Days, and more. Contact: Stephanie Bibler at (574) 551-4423

Sonlight Sonsation Helper | (every 6 weeks, during school year)
Assist with the children during the Sonlight program while regular Sunday small group leaders gather for training and prayer. A great opportunity for parents or grandparents! Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Student Ministries Youth Group Cook 
Help prepare a meal for students on Sunday nights before youth group. Contact: Leslie Lentz x114 

Student Ministries Event Chaperone 
Help prepare a meal for students on Sunday nights before youth group. Contact: Leslie Lentz x114 

Building Clean-up Team | (1x per month, ongoing)
Help pick up trash throughout the building and empty all trash receptacles. Volunteers serve once per month for approximately 45 minutes after the second service on Sunday. Contact: Robert Cunningham, x222

Program Assembly | (Friday Mornings, ongoing)
Join us on Friday mornings at the Main Campus in the Fireside Room as we meet to assemble programs for the weekend services. Contact: Amber Gelbaugh, x107

Espresso Bar | (1x per month, ongoing)
Serve made-to-order and specialty drinks in a retail coffee shop atmosphere. Strong people skills and ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Contact: Francie Harrold, x224

Grounds Keeping Team | (2x per month, through the summer)
Help mow the lawn, spray for and pull weeds, remove trash on the grounds, and other property maintenance tasks. Volunteers serve twice per month, every other Thursday, from 5- 7pm during the summer, based on your availability. Contact: Robert Cunningham, x222

Construction Projects | (as needed per event)
Put your skills to good use on projects such as general construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, painting, and carpentry. Work varies by need. Contact: Robert Cunningham, x222

Helping Hands | (as needed per event)
Assist people with minor home repairs and maintenance, minor auto repairs, and helping people move. Contact: Jeff Pfeifer, x104

 


Help lead ministries or other volunteers...

Help lead ministries or other volunteers… Come alongside staff as they plan events or manage regular programming. These leaders catch the vision and purpose of the ministry they serve under and partner with staff to guide others. It is helpful if you have previous experience helping in these ministry areas.

Biblical Examples:
 
• Joshua was appointed leader over the Israelites after Moses died, leading them with courage, wisdom, and faith (book of Joshua)
 
• Joseph helped lead the country of Egypt, coming alongside Pharaoh during a time of famine and ensuring that people would survive (Genesis 41:37-41, 53-57)
 

Worship Team - Keys, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals | (1x per month, ongoing)
All instrument positions must be able to play from chord charts. If interested in serving on the Worship Team, we will contact you to schedule an audition. This is once per month position includes Thursday evening rehearsal and all weekend services. If interested, you can also help with special events. Contact: Stephanie Cloud, x237

Sonlight Coach | (1x per month, ongoing)
Assist the Sonlight staff by helping with the flow of the morning program. Responsibilities include greeting kids, making announcements, maintaining safety, assisting with small groups (as needed) and assisting with dismissal.
This is a once per month position all weekend services. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Sonlight Early Childhood Coach | (1x per month, ongoing)
Maintain consistency and effectiveness in a specific Early Childhood room by shepherding volunteers, greeting parents and children, maintaining safety, and providing care to children.
This is a once per month position all weekend services. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

 


Support and encourage others during difficult times..

Support and encourage others during difficult times or situations... This may involve praying for them, bringing food, or helping to care for a specific individual over a period of time.

Biblical Examples:
 
• Epaphras was a prayer warrior for the 
Colossian believers, constantly praying for them and interceding on their behalf (Colossians 4:12)
 
• Dorcas (also known as Tabitha) was a woman who was known for constantly doing good works and helping others (Acts 9:36, 39)
 
• Friends of Mary and Martha gathered with them to mourn their brother’s death, consoling and supporting them during their time of grief (John 11:31)
 
Sonlight Special Friend | (every Sunday, 1 hr)
Assist children with emotional, physical and/or developmental needs during regular Sonlight programming. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Helping Hearts | (as needed per event)
Come alongside families during a time of illness, birth, death in the family or any other time of need. Involvement may include any or all of the following: sending cards, preparing meals, house cleaning, and helping with funeral dinners. Contact: Jeff Pfeifer x104

Hospital/Extended Care Visitation | (varies depending on situation)
Visit and encourage individuals within our WCC family. This could include hospital, nursing home, or home visits. Contact: Jeff Pfeifer, x104
 
Women’s Ministries Prayer Partner
Support Women’s Ministries by praying for various aspects of events and classes. This is vital to our ministry. Prayer needs are shared through email. Contact: Andria Crawley, x238

Community Care Prayer Partner | (weekly)
Partner in intercessory prayer for the specific needs of the Community Care Ministry; i.e.: healing, strength, comfort, and encouragement. Contact: Jeff Pfeifer x104

Share God’s Word with others… 

Share God’s Word with others… These volunteers teach or lead discussion with the curriculum provided for specific adult Bible studies or children’s classes. They usually love to learn, research, and communicate God’s truth to others, teaching them what the Bible says and how it is relevant to our lives today.

Biblical Examples:
 
• Aquila and Priscilla were a husband and wife teaching team who made sure that others understood the Gospel correctly (Acts 18:26)
 
• Paul often spoke boldly about the Kingdom of God, staying in one place for a period of time 
until he was able to appropriately teach the 
individuals there (Acts 19:8-10)
 
• While Ezra the priest read the Law, several men stood throughout the crowd of Israelites to help people understand what the Law meant (Nehemiah 8:7-8)
 
Woman to Woman Mentor
Come alongside another woman as she grows in her relationship with Christ. This is a one-on-one relationship designed for encouragement, support, and spiritual growth. Contact: Andria Crawley, x238

Sonlight Large Group Leader | (1x per month, ongoing)
Share God’s truths in fun and creative ways in a large, age-divided group setting. Curriculum and teaching support are provided. This is a once per month position all weekend services. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Sonlight Early Childhood Storyteller  | (1x per month, ongoing)
Teach basic Bible concepts to Walkers or 2-year olds with a fun hands-on curriculum using familiar nursery rhyme tunes. Curriculum and teaching support are provided. This is a once per month position all weekend services. Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251