Leading people to trust and follow Christ by equipping them to live a life of worship, a life in community and a life on mission.
It is a great honor, privilege, and responsibility to serve our Lord. Our hope is that every member finds a place to serve this next year. Seek the Lord on where He would want you to serve from Aug 2017-Aug 2018.
Leaders will train and prepare you for your area of service. You are welcome to serve in the same ministry you are currently serving or sign up for more than one area. We only ask that whatever you choose, you serve with a high level of commitment and faithfulness.
Check out the many areas you can serve by using the drop down menu below.
Parking Lot Greeter
Offer directions and assistance to visitors and members walking in to church. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis.
Provide parking service at the main entrance of the church before and after the service. Valet attendants must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis.
Drive people to and from Valley Trails Apartments on Sunday mornings. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis.
This team is responsible for warmly greeting every person entering our church. Offering a friendly welcome to those that come in helps prepare their hearts for worship.
Offer pertinent information to people who have questions or need directions. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis.
Be available to meet with guests to answer questions and assist them in connecting with the church. You will also help those looking for resources in their walk with Christ. Volunteers serve after the service in the Hospitality/Resources room.
Community Group Guide
Walk guests to the Group that is an appropriate fit for them, help them feel welcomed and introduce them to the Shepherd Leaders. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis.
Coffee Bar Ministry
Volunteers are needed for Sunday morning coffee bar. The duty is usually one Sunday per month during the following times: 7:45–8:10, 9:00–9:25, 10:30–10:55 a.m. Volunteers will be responsible for replenishing coffee and juice and some cleanup.
This team serves our members and guests who attend on Sunday morning and other special services, to ensure they have the best possible worship experience. They welcome and assist the congregation in finding seats in the Worship Center.
Sing in the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship service and lead people to praise our great God. Rehearsals are Sundays, 4:30–5:45 p.m.
Orchestra & Band
Play an instrument for both Sunday services and The River. You should be proficient on your instrument and able to read music. Rehearsals are every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7–8 p.m.
Run the slides in service for songs, Scripture reading and announcements.
Provide proper lighting for worship services and special events.
Set up and capture the services for the lobby and web live feed.
Front of House Sound Tech
Mix the live audio elements of the service (i.e. instruments, etc.).
Kids at Praise
A musical learning and training experience to engage and equip children for meaningful worship through singing. Serve on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays during The River.
Pray with individuals as they come to the altar during the invitation. If needed, be prepared to share the Gospel with them. Also serve four or fives times a year listening to testimonies in our New Member Class.
Prayer Ministry Team
Receive weekly prayer requests through e-mail and devote yourself to powerful and effective prayer.
Assist the candidates and Pastors during baptism. Make sure that all necessary baptismal equipment and facilities are available and ready prior to each baptismal service. Perform necessary cleanup after the baptism.
Provide a safe environment for our members and guests to worship.
Overflow Worship Band
Students that want to assist leading out on the worship team during Overflow. Overflow meets almost every week August-May. This team will practice on Sundays at 5 p.m. and serve at Overflow at 6 p.m.
Preschool Ministry Check-in
Help young families feel welcomed, secure and confident as they place their child in our care.
Preschool Shepherd Leaders
Shepherd preschoolers in Community Groups. Help lay foundations in preschoolers’ lives creating a loving and secure environment, helping a child learn foundational biblical truths, and fostering a sense of community even among young children.
Preschool Worship Care
Care for young children during your usual worship service or Community Group time. Volunteers serve once every other month (six times a year), in classes ranging from birth through preschool.
Children’s Ministry Check-in
Assist visitors as they register for Community Groups and guide registered children to the appropriate group.
Children Shepherd leaders and Substitutes
Shepherd children in Community Groups. Encourage children to develop unique Christ-centered relationships with each other around the Word of God through The Gospel Project and prayer.
Special Needs Support
Minister to a child with special needs as they attend their Community Group. This would be on an as needed basis.
Student Shepherd Leaders
Lead a student Community Group to trust and follow Christ by ministering the word, cultivating community between students, and working alongside parents.
Student Ministry Leader
Serve in Student Ministry programs (e.g. Discipleship Groups, Overflow) and events (e.g. camps, trips, activities, etc.).
Adult Shepherd Leaders
Lead an adult Community Group to trust and follow Christ by ministering the word to the group and leading them to live in community together.
Kingdom Academy Teachers
Leading topic-based classes designed to equip people to live a life on mission. Classes typically last 8-12 weeks.
Member Care Team
Assist the pastors in contacting and pursuing members who have not been attending church. The goal is to do all we can to see that our members are faithfully attending, actively involved and walking with the Lord.
Forerunner Care Team
Regularly contact select Senior Adult members of our church who are unable to attend a Community Group to assure they are physically, emotionally, and spiritually well; you will make the Deacons aware of any needs.
Cultivate inter-generational discipleship among the women of MacArthur Blvd through personal discipleship, facilitating classes, and serving at women’s events.
Mentor couples within MacArthur Blvd who seek premarital, marriage enrichment, or marital crisis mentoring. Training is provided.
In consultation with the pastoral team, plan and schedule Church-wide social events, Semiannual Member Meeting and Ron Dunn Encourager Conference by setting tables, assisting with food service, and cleanup.
Provide a funeral meal for the family of a member who has passed away. Volunteers are sometimes needed for shopping, preparing, and collecting food, but on every occasion for serving and cleanup.
Assist as a Compassion Counselor or a Financial Coach. Work as a team to provide short-term assistance with long-term spiritual and financial freedom. The goal is that each candidate will know the Lord and walk faithfully with Him and understand Biblical stewardship principles.
First Contact Ministry
Make personal home visits to first-time guests to show appreciation, provide information, and answer questions that they may have about Christ or our church. Volunteers try to see guests within two days of their first visit to our church.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Share the love and truth of Jesus with internationals and immigrants while helping them learn English: teaching, teacher support, hospitality, fellowship, prayer group, administration, security, etc.
Join us on mission as we actively intercede for, naturally encounter, and intentionally engage the ever-growing population of Muslims within our community.
Mission Action Teams
Oversee and/or assist the missions efforts of our church for a specific geographic location. We currently support or work with people in Montenegro, East Asia, and North America. A Team is also needed for the work we do in Valley Ranch.
BBMOI – Crisis Ministry
Assist individuals and families with food, spiritual counseling and other needs. Volunteer opportunities during the weekday, some summer evenings or Saturday mornings in downtown Irving. Additional limited opportunities to assist from your home.
Love Asian Indians
Knowing the number of Asian Indians in the Irving area, we desire to express our love by building relationships. Provide practical ways to help them adjust to life in America. Time commitment varies based on the activity or need.
Volunteer in a variety of areas from age group teacher to game time assistant. Help children work through their handbook, complete scripture memory, and special projects. Classes range from 3 year olds through 5th grade. Sundays, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (September–May).
Community Celebration: Hero Training Camp
Connect with families in our community through this VBS-style event. Workers needed for set-up and take-down, greeting, registration, snacks, teaching, music, games and activities.
Sun-Tue, July 23-25, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Valley Trails Apartments
and Wed, July 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at church.
Special Events for Children
Give your time to help oversee children as a sponsor at one of our retreats, camps or field trips.
Mentoring at Barbara Bush Middle School
Share your love of Christ with a middle school student. Many of these kids come from broken families and just need someone to be consistent in their lives. Mentors meet with their student once a week at school during lunch.
Prayer Partners at Barbara Bush Middle School
Intercede through prayer on behalf of the mentors engaging with the middle school students.
Teacher Appreciation at Barbara Bush Middle School
Bless the teachers and faculty through providing snacks, treats, or small gifts. The first week of May.
Service Project at Barbara Bush Middle School
Once a year volunteers focus on beautifying their campus through organizing, painting and cleaning.
Kids Beach Club & Good News Club
Meet in neighborhood schools on Mondays, 2:45-4:15 p.m. Volunteers lead games, provide snacks, teach Bible lessons, and build relationships with elementary students. (late Sep-early May)
Church Office Volunteers
Help the staff when there is a need during the week. Duties may include answering the phone, making telephone calls, or assisting with large mailings. These positions are on an “as needed” basis.
Offering Count Teams
Assist at the beginning of the week (usually Monday) to process the weekly offering. Volunteers serve on a rotating basis.
Answer phones and sign for packages. Needed for the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a few other times during the year. These positions are on an “as needed” basis.
Event Set-up Team
Set up chairs and tables for special events that take place periodically throughout the year.
Work with the staff to maintain our building and grounds.
Assist the church body by hosting events at the church (baby showers, bridal showers, and other non-church events). Volunteers will open and close the building, answer questions and ensure the event runs smoothly.