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 | (various times, dates, and frequencies – see details below)
Provide a caring environment for children of various ages, so moms’ can participate in specific ministry opportunities.
Contact: Laura Robertson x217

Welcome to the Neighborhood | (third Monday of the month, Sept. through May, 9-11am)
MOMS | (second Tuesday of the month, Sept. through May, 9-11:15am)
The River | (third Saturday of the month, Sept. through May, 9:45am-12:15pm)

Student Ministries Small Group Leader | (every Sunday evening, during school year)
Shepherd a small group of 8-12 middle school or high school students for the school year. Volunteers will lead group discussions on Sunday evenings and encourage students occasionally during the week. This role requires two and a half hours of time on Sunday evenings, a mature and growing faith, and a desire to share Christ with students. All Small Group Leaders must pass a background screen, be interviewed by our Student Ministries Staff, and abide by policies of the ministry.
Contact: Ryan Langeland x108

 

Sunday Night Childcare Volunteer | (once per month, every other month) 
Help us free up some could-be Small Group Leaders who have not been able to serve because of their own childcare needs. Volunteers will provide a caring environment, serve in teams of two, watching 6-8 kids of various ages, for 2.5 hours once per month, every other month. 
Contact: Ryan Langeland x108

Sonlight Small Group Leader | (one service, 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 Jesus. Volunteers serve the same service time, every Sunday during the school year for a total of nine months, for approximately 75 minutes. Plus, 30 minutes during the week to review the upcoming weekend lesson.
Contact: Beth Fehlmann, x251

Sonlight Early Childhood Volunteer | (one service, once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once per month, ongoing)
We have two 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 Greeter | (once 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

Youth Group Host Home Provider | (once per month)
Each school year, our small groups meet one Sunday evening a month outside of WCC at various Host Homes. Volunteers would open their home for one middle school or high school group. At least one adult from the home should be present when groups meet there and expect groups to stay for about two hours. Providing dinner for these groups is not expected. ;Contact: Ryan Langeland x108

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: Jodi Behling, x101

Seating Team | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once per month, ongoing)
Provide 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

The River Food Donation Volunteer | (third Saturday of the month, Sept. through May)
Provide a dish for moms’ participating in The River’s monthly gathering. Sign-ups to provide meals are scheduled online. Contribute as often as you’d like. Deliver meals by 9:30am.
Contact: Laura Robertson x217

 
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

Meal Cook Team Members | (3-5x per school year)
WCC provides meals on Sunday nights to Youth Group students and volunteers, a total of about 100 people. Volunteer cooks provide a portion of this meal, 3-5 times per year. Cook teams are often small groups who know each other and work well together, but we will also connect new cooks to existing teams. This is a great service to our students, some who need to have a meal provided in order to join us for Youth Group.
 Contact: Ryan Langeland x108

Building Clean-up Team | (once 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 | (once 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

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

Community Care 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 | (once 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 | (once 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 | (once 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

Community Care Helping Hearts Volunteer | (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: Monna Baum x102

Community Care Hospital/Extended Care Visitation Volunteer | (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: Monna Baum x102

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 | (once 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  | (once 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