MY FAITH IN ACTION

SERVANT OPPORTUNITIES AT LCM

The following descriptions of servant opportunities are designed to assist you in determining where you would like to use your gifts in service, both inside and outside the walls of our church building. Please use this to complete the personalized “My Faith in Action” form.
 
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Bible Study Groups – There are many Bible studies available at various times, days and locations. See this page or the monthly newsletter for current options.
 
Foyer Groups – Small groups of singles or couples that get together on a regular basis monthly for fellowship and food.
 
Sports Teams – Whether it is our LCM softball team, our men’s golf, or you’d like to start something new, this is a chance to get together and have some fun!
 
Couples – Coed Connections is a weekly (Thursday) Bible Study group for couples or those who enjoy connecting in a co-ed environment.
 
Families – Families & Neighbors Small Group meets monthly for a meal, Bible study and fellowship. This group meets off campus.
 
Parenting – The Parenting Teens Group meets Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
 
Men’s Breakfast Group – A group of men who meet at 6:30 am every Tuesday morning at West Campus for a catered breakfast and lesson.
 
Men’s Golf – This group meets in the summertime on Monday mornings or Thursday afternoons and is hosted by Pastor John Lewis.
 
Baptismal Boxes (woodworking) – Assist in making wooden boxes given to baptized individuals.
 
Women’s Bible Study – A variety of women’s groups are offered at various locations, times and days of the week. They offer fellowship, study of the Word and some have food and service projects. See the monthly newsletter for groups that are currently meeting.
 
Mom’s Group – A group of moms who meet for fellowship, support, Bible Study and service projects.
 
Circle Group – A group of women who meet (monthly) for fellowship, a Bible study and discussion.
 
Horizons – This group of retired (55 & older) adults meets monthly (except January and February) for fellowship, food and a program of interest.
 
Senior Care Ministry – This group gets together weekly or monthly to visit residents of an assisted living environment for companionship, sing-alongs and a short devotion. Substitutes are also needed.
 
Game Day – This group gets together on the fourth Wednesday of the month (2nd & 4th Wednesdays from December to February) to play a variety of games. Friends are welcome.
 
Stephen Ministry – A caring ministry at LCM that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those in our congregation during time of need. Training is held every two years.
 
Funeral Luncheons – Serves a meal after a funeral service. You can work in the kitchen, help serve, or clean up or donate bars or cookies.
 
Prayer Group – A group of people who meet on Wednesdays at 4pm at West Campus for a time of prayer together.
 
Prayer Chain – Our Prayer Chain includes prayer requests for our church family to incorporate into their prayers. While the communication of these requests is completed primarily by email, some participants also communicate via telephone.
 
GriefShare – A friendly, caring group to walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This group that meets on Sundays at East Campus.
 
Hurting Parents – A support group for parents experiencing the pain and sadness of estrangement from an adult child. This group meets monthly at the West Campus.
 
Divorce Care – A support group for those who have experienced divorce or separation.
LCM KIDS: Sunday School Volunteers – An individual who facilitates the Bible lessons and activities, as well as serve as a role model forming loving and caring relationships to the children in their classes on Sunday morning. No preparation is required, as all lessons are prepared for you.
 
LCM KIDS: Sunday School Assistants – Assist the teacher with attendance, keeping children quiet and in their seats, and helping children with lessons and activities.
 
LCM Kids: Sunday School Substitutes – An individual who fills in when the regular volunteer is unable to teach on a Sunday. The lesson is already planned and ready to go when you arrive to teach.
 
LCM Kids Welcome Volunteers – Their job is to provide oversight to the Sunday School welcome area, greet families and check-in children for Sunday School.
 
LCM Kids Music Volunteers – These individuals provide general leadership to the Children’s Music Time on Sunday mornings. No music background is required, just a love to share music with children.
 
LCM Kids: Wednesday Teachers/Assistants – Individuals who facilitate Bible lessons and activities on Wednesday Evenings. They serve as a role model forming loving and caring relationships to the children in their class. Lessons are prepared for you.
 
Special Needs Buddies – They are individuals that are matched one-on-one with children who might need extra attention and assistance during Sunday School. An ideal Special Needs Buddy is anyone with a heart for individuals with disabilities and a desire to see them included in the body of Christ.
 
Summer Sunday School Volunteers – Provide a season of rest to the full-time volunteers throughout the summer. Because the summer is more of a short- term commitment, it’s a great way to try out serving at LCM Kids.
 
Administrative Volunteers – Individuals that serve throughout the week in order to help the coordinator execute the LCM Kids Ministry. Roles might include preparing materials for Sunday school classes, decorating classroom environments or organizing materials and supplies for weekly needs or large events.
 
Vacation Bible School Volunteers – Many individuals are needed to put on this amazing event for the kids in the summer. Some areas you can volunteer by leading or assisting in are: Registration, Welcome and Hospitality, Kitchen, Music, Preschool, Bible Story, Crafts, Small Groups, Administrative, Preparation and Clean Up.
 
Special Events Volunteers – Provide assistance to the Children’s Ministry Coordinator in organizing, planning, promoting and executing the children’s ministry special events. You can help with multiple events or one event per year.
 
Sunday School – Middle School and High School groups meet at both the East and West Campus every Sunday morning. A facilitator leads each group in Bible Study, discussion and fellowship.
 
EpiCenter – This high school ministry meets on Wednesday evenings (both campuses) for a lesson, discussion and fellowship that is led by a Small Group Leader who builds long-lasting relationships with the youth members.
 
Aftershock – On the 2nd Sunday of the month, high schoolers meet offsite for a time of fun and fellowship. Activity times and locations vary each month. Adult Volunteers help with setting up, tearing down, driving, serving, and most importantly creating long-lasting relationships with the young people inside and outside of our congregation.
 
Confirmation Small Group Leader – During Confirmation classes, small group leaders facilitate discussion, ask for prayer requests, and build a long-lasting relationship with their small group. Confirmation is on Wednesday evenings at both the East and West Campuses.
 
Youth Mentor – Youth Mentors connect with students (especially those unable to attend other events) on their own schedule and pray for their students regularly, as well as other forms of connection such as an occasional text or monthly meet-up.
 
Camp/Mission Trip Leader/Partner – Camp and mission partners help lead young people through the camp and mission process; including pre-trip meetings, and post-trip follow-ups.
 
Young Adult Study – This group of young adults meet every Sunday morning for Bible study and fellowship at the West Campus.
 
Care Packages – Care packages containing a variety of items are shipped once per semester to our young adults away from home to show our love and support.
 
Special Events, Cards, Mailings (Birthday, Christmas, Graduations, etc.) – It can mean so much to our young adults who are away from home (college, military duty) to receive a card or brief note periodically.
 
Maintenance Help (Construction, Handyman) – Help with occasional fix-it jobs or small construction jobs at church and/or simple repairs for our elderly, widows or single parents within LCM.
 
Landscaping – Help with weeding, planting, pruning, maintaining flower pots and laying down mulch.
 
Office Assistant/ Volunteer – Assist with collating newsletters each month, special bulletins, special projects, collect/enter informational forms – as needed.
 
Church Board Member – Serves and represents congregation in this leadership position. Works with the pastors and lay staff to accomplish the mission and vision of LCM.
 
Equipment/Appliance Repair – Work on large or small appliances and equipment within our facilities.
 
NE Licensed Teacher/Substitute – Substitute teach in our Alleluia! Preschool and Kindergarten classes as needed. Current Nebraska certified teachers with experience in preschool/kindergarten needed. Without certificate, can assist as a para.
 
CPR/First Aid Volunteer – CPR/First Aid certified. Willing to help with special events such as Summerfest, VBS and/or in emergency situations.
 
Medical Volunteer – Help with emergency situations, as needed. Willing to coordinate CPR/First Aid training for staff, ushers and/or key volunteers.
 
Security (non-armed) – Willing to attend safety/security meetings on behalf of LCM and lead volunteers in monitoring/patrolling campuses during high-volume events/worship. Also, take proper action to report suspicious activity/individuals.
 
Transportation – Pick-up/drop-off individuals for church activities/worship, carpool.
 
 
Habitat for Humanity – A volunteer opportunity to help build simple, affordable homes for local people in need. A variety of skills are welcomed.
 
Stephen Center – A group that prepares and serves a meal once a month at the Stephen Center.
 
Assist in Time of Emergencies – Assist during or after a disaster or an emergency situation or help organize a food or supplies drive.
 
Prayer Shawl Group – This group knits and crochets Prayer Shawls given to those seriously ill or receiving medical treatments, dealing with a loss or adjusting to a care facility. Prayer is incorporated every step of the way. They meet on Mondays at East Campus.
 
Quilting Group – This group gets together the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at East Campus to make and tie quilts.
 
Special Outreach Events – Throughout the year, special events are held at both campuses and many hands are needed to plan and implement these events. They are meant to reach out into our community and show the love of Christ. (Examples include Block Parties, SummerFest and Trunk or Treat).
 
Help for Hospitalized/Home Bound – Individuals willing to visit those confined who appreciate having someone from their church home coming to visit. Confidentiality is a must for this assignment.
 
Donate Items for Various Service Projects/Organizations – Project examples include Thanksgiving bags, Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child, Project Hope, God Will Ministry, South Lutheran Pantry/Iglesia Cristiana. Watch the monthly newsletter for details.
Greeter – Greeters provide a welcome smile to those attending service and can help direct visitors to the Welcome Table. If you currently serve as a greeter, or would like to serve in this way, please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Usher – Ushers welcome those attending, pass out bulletins, take an attendance count, collect the offering and tidy up after the service is over. They also assist as needed before, during and after the service. If you currently serve as an usher, please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Communion Assistant – Assist with Communion by distributing bread or wine or by collecting used cups. If you currently serve as a communion assistant, please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Scripture Reader – Scripture readers read the passages in front of the congregation during the service. If you currently serve as a Scripture reader, please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Altar Guild – Helps with many tasks each week such as changing banners, setting up for communion and baptisms, filling candles, and decorating for church holidays. Volunteers are rotated so this only requires a small amount of time every few months.
 
Choir – The Chancel Choir is open to adults and high school students (who will earn Service Learning hours for participation). They sing primarily at the 9:15 AM service at East Campus and rehearse on Thursday evenings.
 
Hand Bell Choir – The Master Ringers (hand bell choir) is an intergenerational group of men and women (high school to adult) who rehearse on Wednesday evenings and participate in worship services usually once a month from September to May. Though experience is not required for regular members or substitutes, it is helpful to be able to read music. High School members earn Service Learning hours for participation.
 
Special Music – Members present offerings of special music, either vocal or instrumental at our East campus during the summer months and at special times such as Easter.
 
Instrumental Music – If you have experience with a particular instrument, we’d like to know about it. You may be called upon to help in special services or programming.
 
Worship Team – Members who would like to be a part of the contemporary (West campus) Worship Team may audition with Galen Greer. If you currently serve on the Worship Team, please indicate the time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Audio-Visual Operator – During services and special occasions, this person operates the audio-visual equipment/computer that guides the slides used. If you currently serve as an Audio-Visual Operator, please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
Baptismal Banners – Baptismal banners are made for each baptism in the church and hung at the altar area during the service.
 
Welcome Ministry – Volunteers at the Welcome Table at each campus welcome guests, provide information or directions, and answer questions about LCM as needed. If you currently serve on the Welcome Ministry Team please indicate the campus and time you attend so we can update our records.
 
The following items are self-explanatory,
but are skills called upon as the need arises
  • Cooking/food preparation
  • Computer (IT or Word/Excel, etc.)
  • Receptions (prepping tables, kitchen, dishwasher, etc.)
  • Art Ministry/Crafts (sewing, needlework, painting, etc.)
  • Customer Service
  • Construction/Handyman/Landscaping
  • Teaching or mentoring
  • Sports coaching or playing
  • Counseling/Care Giving
  • Dance/Drama/ Music Performance
  • Driving/Delivering
  • Sign Language/Sign Language Interpreter
  • Special Events Planning/ Project Management
  • Substitute Teacher/Para
  • Clean Church Kitchen(s)
  • Social Media and Print Communications/Graphics/Marketing