“As each of you has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace... In order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him be glory and dominion forever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:10-11)
One of our 4 Core Values at The River is Contribution, embracing God's call to strengthen the church and her mission through the thoughtful stewarding of our time, gifts/passions, and material resources. We believe that God has gifted every person with skills, passions, and abilities, and that both individuals and the church are at their best when there are opportunities to exercise those in a meaningful way.
Whether you are new to serving in a church or have years of experience, we would love to find a place that’s a good fit for you and where you will thrive. There are many many opportunities to serve, but here are a few to get you started.
If you are pretty new to either The River or to church, you could serve as…
Greeter or Usher on the Hospitality Team
We are looking for friendly faces to help us greet, usher, and welcome folks into our community on Sunday mornings.
Time Commitment: once or twice a month for either 1st or 2nd service (you would need to arrive 15 mins before service).
Contact: Lisa Wiltjer at
Tech Team Volunteer
Support our Sunday services by serving in the Audio/Video/Lights booth.
Time Commitment: Once a month for both services, 1 year minimum commitment appreciated
Contact: Angela Aviles,
If you are more experienced, you could be a...
Infant/Toddler Volunteer, Godly Play Storyteller, Godly Play Doorperson, 4th/5th Grade Teacher
Teach or assist in our classrooms and build relationship with kids.
Prerequisites: Must be fingerprinted and attend at least one training
Time Commitment: 3-5 hr/week for 1 year (prefer ongoing)
Kids' Community Roamer
Support our children's ministry by assisting with children’s bathroom trips, parent calls, greeting families, assisting new families in the lobby before service.
Prerequisites: Must be fingerprinted
Time Commitment: 2 hr/week for 1 year
Regular volunteer, mentor, and leader within the youth group
Prerequisites: Fingerprinting Required. Quarterly training meetings
Time Commitment: Weekly - 3 to 4 hours per week, 1 year hard commitment, 3 year soft commitment
Small Group Leader
Take ownership and oversee leadership for a group of 6-15 adults who meet weekly or bi-weekly for the purposes of shared life and spiritual formation. A small group leader should be familiar with and able in the various components of group life (facilitating discussion and prayer, 1:1 follow-up/mentoring, mobilization of a group toward mission) but is not expected to lead out in all of them all the time.
Prerequisites: Prior participation in a River small group. Willing to be coached by a River Pastor or Senior Leader.
Time Commitment: 2-5 hrs/week depending on frequency of group meeting and whether you teach/lead the content for 1-year (renewable).
Contact: Michelle Manley,