Thank you for your desire to serve at Calvary Chapel! At a recent orientation meeting, Pastor Tim Molter shared a vision for our volunteers. Here are some keys points he shared:
- The way people connect with serving at Calvary Chapel is to either ask to serve or when a volunteer senses someone has a gifting in an area where they could help the church family to ask them to pray about serving.
- Ministry flows from your relationship with Jesus. Make sure your spending time with God each day. Your love for Jesus will overflow into the way you serve.
- You are not “just” a volunteer. You are family, and you’re helping people in a real way.
- We want you to serve where you will thrive. We want you to enjoy the area of serving.
- We pray you look forward to serving each week. If not take a week off or two to help avoid burn-out. The more we have someone who can fill-in for us the better we can remain healthy.
- We want to know what is going on in your life. Ministry here is a family, we bear each other’s burdens and rejoice in other’s joys. We can’t do that, however, if we don’t know what’s going on in your life. Connect with other volunteers during the week.
- If you have a question–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 feedback with us.
- 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.” Make sure you serve in response to the Lord and your love for Him and others.
We are adding a Volunteer Handbook that we trust will help to better inform our volunteers and help us all keep on the same page to ensure safety and efficiency in serving. Please take time to read and review the information below:
- Orientation Meeting
- Philosophy of Ministry & Core Values
- Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Handbook
- Shadow an Experienced Volunteer & See How To
- Serve & Get Feedback from Experienced Volunteer
- Ongoing Training