Serve at The River

“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.

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There are many opportunities to serve, but here are a few ideas.

If you are pretty new to either The River or to church, you could serve as…

Usher on the Hospitality Team

We are looking for friendly faces to help us usher 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).

Cafe Team Member

Help prepare the coffee and tea, or pick up the donuts, bagels, and fruit, for The River cafe.
Time Commitment: once or twice a month for either 1st or 2nd service (you would need to arrive 15 mins before service).

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

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

Youth Worker

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).