As a church, we commit to serve as
ONE PEOPLE, with ONE MISSION, for ONE YEAR.
It is an honor, privilege, and responsibility to serve the Lord through the local church. We desire for every member to find his or her place to serve for the Aug 2018-Aug 2019 year. Earnestly ask the Lord where you should serve and then submit a commitment form by May 20.
Leaders will train and prepare you for your area of service. You are welcome to continue in the same ministry you are currently serving or sign up to serve in more than one area. We only ask that whatever you choose, you serve with a high level of commitment and faithfulness.
In addition to completing the Serve One Commitment form below, all weekly volunteers in Preschool, Children, and Student Ministries will complete a Volunteer Application, Background Check, and Child Protection Training.
Check out the many areas to get involved
Parking Lot Greeter
Offer directions and assistance to visitors and members walking into 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.
Minister to passengers on Sunday mornings or evenings. 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.
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 services.
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.
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.
Welcome and assist people in finding seats in the Sanctuary. This team serves on Sunday mornings and other special services, to ensure the best experience.
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 services and The River. Rehearsals are one weeknight a month.
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 front of the sanctuary during the invitation.
As individuals respond during the invitation, be prepared to share the Gospel. You will also listen to testimonies in the Membership Class (Sunday mornings, 4-5 times/year).
Prayer Ministry Team
Receive weekly prayer requests through e-mail and devote yourself to powerful and effective prayer.
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.
Preschool & Children’s Check-in
Help young families feel welcome and secure as they register for Community Groups. Volunteers also guide registered children to the appropriate group.
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 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 preschooler, child, or student with special needs as they attend their Community Group or support their family during worship.
Student Shepherd Leaders
Lead a student Community Group to trust and follow Christ by ministering the word, cultivating community among students, and working alongside parents.
Student Host Homes
Host events, sleepovers, Bible study or even provide food for certain events. This would be on an “as needed” basis.
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.
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.
Senior Adult 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.
Love Muslim Neighbors
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.
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.
Overflow Leaders for Students
Be present on a weekly basis to assist with programing and small groups on Sundays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Event Drivers for Students
Assist with driving students to events outside of Sundays. This would be on an “as needed” basis.
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).
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.
Sunday-Wednesday, July 22-25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.
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.