Thank you for your desire to serve at Calvary Chapel!
At a recent Volunteer Training / Orientation Meeting, Pastor Tim Molter shared a vision for our volunteers. Here are some keys points he shared:
1. We want people who are born-again Christians (John 3:3-7,16) called by God to join us in this work. We ask that you attend regularly for 6 months before serving. This not only helps you know that this is your church home, but also allows us time to get to know you.
2. Serving flows from your relationship with Jesus. Make sure you’re spending time with God each day. Your love for Jesus will overflow into the way you serve. You can’t give what you don’t have. You’ll need to read/listen to your Bible, pray regularly, and be in church fellowship.
3. You are not “just” a volunteer, but family, and helping people in a real way. Together we are the church, the Body of Christ. We bear each other’s burdens and rejoice in each other’s joys.
4. You’ll need to be in attendance as often as your schedule allows for participating in the work of the ministry, and also watch/listen to the Sunday Sermons as often as you are able to. This keeps you up-to-date on events and ready for answering questions. Most teams have a rotation dependent on the immediate needs.
5. We want you to serve where you will thrive and enjoy the ministry of serving. We train by having you observe and then serving with supervision (I do, you watch -> I do, you help -> You do, I help -> You do, I cheer). We trust God has called you, and that He will sustain you, even in the hard times, as we help each other.
6. We want you to look forward to serving. If not, take a week off or two to help avoid burn-out. Family is our first ministry, and we don’t want anyone to feel obligated to do church ministry over family ministry. The more we have someone who can fill-in for us, be on a rotating schedule, the better we can all remain healthy. This is why we desire to equip teams and do the work of ministry together.
7. You agree to not use, possess, distribute, sell, or purchase any illegal drug or paraphernalia (including all forms of marijuana), or abuse the use of alcohol (we recommend abstaining from drinking alcohol). Serving on some teams require a background check and additional interview processes. Church discipline will be applied to those that exhibit behaviors of sin and refuse to repent (Matthew 18:15-20).
8. If you are going to be absent, we would like to find a replacement or notify your ministry team coordinator ahead of time. This helps us with not having those last minute surprises. For teams that serve during service, serving once a month is ideal, giving you an opportunity to regularly attend the service.
9. If you have a question, please ask! We want to make sure you have everything you need. You also have a perspective that we need to hear, so please share your input for decision-making.
10. God sees your acts of service. Hebrew 6:10 says, “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” When you serve the Lord, stay motivated by His love for you.
Church Ministry is for those who are reliable, trustworthy, faithful, and loving. We trust this information will help better inform our volunteers and help us stay on the same page in serving the Lord and His people.
You can also review the opportunities with the sign-up button below.
You can receive updates on events, encourage one another, and share prayer requests through the Volunteer Team communication group: Join the Volunteer Team Group
Please take time to read and review the information below:
- Church Ministries
- Volunteer Training / Orientation Meeting (video/see below — click here for the notes)
- Statement of Faith and Philosophy of Ministry
- 10 Leadership Core Values
- Volunteer Application / Background Check (Needed for Children’s Ministry Workers and Church Leadership Team)
- Shadow an Experienced Volunteer & Serve with other Volunteers (see image for 4-step process)
- Worksheet with Bonus Growth Resources