What is it:
Each Sunday School class, CG, or small group chooses a Sunday to serve as a group to fill the volunteer positions happening each Sunday morning. Smaller groups will be paired so that everyone can participate. The group does not do Sunday School in their room on this day. They are doing ministry to their whole church outside their room.

 

Why is it:
We get one chance to make a great first impression and each of our volunteer spots is intentionally designed to make that positive impact. More importantly, Jesus demonstrated that serving one another is our way of loving one another. Loving others is the best thing we can do, especially when we gather.

 

Our Covid procedures will remain in place. All volunteers will wear face masks and observe social distancing while they serve. 

 


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Inside Sanctuary Greeter, Outside Entrance Greeter, Welcome Center GreeterTV Broadcast Telephone Prayer ResponseWorship Prayer Team

Inside Sanctuary Greeter

Purpose:
Opening doors, greeting, handing out bulletins; these are not the purpose. They are the methods by which we fulfill our purpose of making a great, welcoming impression on everyone.
Location:
Inside the Sanctuary—1 front right, 1 back right, 3 at the back center
Responsibilities:
  • Welcome and greet each person as they enter the room
  • Offer a bulletin or children’s worship packet
  • Escort or direct them to open seating or to the balcony access
  • Answer any questions about bathroom locations, water fountains, concerns about small children or babies, or other curiosities
Time Frame: 8:45 to 9:15 AM and 11:15 to 11:45 AM
Arrive:  Pick up a lanyard/badge in the Sunday School office on the 2nd floor (the same place to return the badge at the end of the day). Go to your service location and meet with other volunteers to make sure all the bases are covered.

 


Outside Entrance Greeter

Purpose: 
Opening doors, greeting, pointing out entrances, escorting guests to the Children’s Building; these are not the purpose. They are the methods by which we fulfill our purpose of making a great, welcoming impression on everyone.
Location:  
Sidewalks and steps outside the sanctuary, the Main Building entrance, Children’s Building entrance and the Fellowship Hall entrance — 2 at Children’s Bldg, 2 to 4 at the Sanctuary, 2 at the side Sanctuary/Office entrance, 2 at Fellowship Hall entrance
Responsibilities: 
  • Welcome and greet each person as they cross the street
  • Identify if they need directions, and if so, escorting them to their final destination then returning back to your station
  • Escort guests to the Children’s Building, taking them inside and handing them off to a Children or Preschool worker for sign-in, being cordial along the way, **learning their names and their kids names as you go**
  • Answer any questions about where to enter, get information or find people/resources.
Time Frame:
8:45 to 9:15 Worship,
10:00 - 10:30 Sunday School,
11:15 to 11:45 Worship
Arrive:
Pick up a lanyard/badge in the Sunday School office on the 2nd floor (the same place to return the badge at the end of the day). Go to your service location and meet with other volunteers to make sure all the bases are covered.

 


Welcome Center Greeter

Purpose:
Handing out Sunday School directories, pointing out Coffee Stations, restrooms and being an information center; these are not the purpose. They are the methods by which we fulfill our purpose of making a great, welcoming impression on everyone.
Location: 
Welcome Center Stations (near the Library) and in the Sanctuary Foyer — 2 or 3 at hallway station and 2 at Sanctuary station.
Responsibilities:
  • Welcome and greet each person as they access the hallways or the Sanctuary Welcome Center
  • Provide a first time visitor gift bag in exchange for their contact card
  • Identify if they need directions, and if so, escorting them to their final destination, learning their names as you go, then returning back to your station
  • Escort guests to the Children’s Building, across the sky bridge or outside, taking them inside and handing them off to a Children or Preschool worker for sign-in, being cordial along the way, **learning their names and their kids names as you go**
  • Answer any questions about where Sunday School groups are meeting, room #s, finding out if they know someone at Columbus already, learning their names along the way
  • Offering and taking them to a Coffee Station and ultimately to their destination and then handing them off to someone in the room, learning their names along the way so as to make a proper introduction.
Time Frame:
Hallway Welcome Center 8:45 to 10:30 and 11:00 to 11:45.
Sanctuary Welcome Center 8:45 – 9:45 and 11:15-12:45
Arrive:
Pick up a lanyard and badge in the Sunday School office on the 2nd floor (the same place to return the badge at the end of the day). Go to your service location and meet with other volunteers to make sure all the bases are covered.

 


Worship Prayer Team

Purpose:  Praying, sensing the Holy Spirit’s movement, lifting up worship leaders and the children of God praising his name, praising God; these are the purposes.
Location:  Individuals on the prayer team gather in the Library, located on the 2nd floor next to Guest Central. The Library is open on Sunday mornings, but is not generally accessed during the worship hours except by the prayer team.
Responsibilities:
• Prayer-minded persons gather to pray as a group and as individuals during the worship service. Prayer prompts may be shared with each other if desired. Sometimes the prayer is silent and at other times may be quietly vocalized as the group prays together.
• Worship Prayer time is usually self-directed. On occasion a known worship related prayer need may be shared with the group. Worship prayer is sometimes expressed through the reading of scripture in support of the worship activities, prayer for worship leaders, prayer for the gathered church and prayer which is praise and glory to God.
Time Frame: 9:00 to 10:00 and 11:30 to 12:30
Arrive: Pick up a lanyard/badge in the Sunday School office on the 2nd floor (the same place to return the badge at the end of the day) and head to the Library.

 


 

Nursery & Preschool Extended Teaching Care

 

Purpose:  Caring, rocking, feeding, teaching, playing and loving on infants to four-year-olds; these are not the purpose. They are the methods by which we fulfill our purpose of making a great, welcoming impression on everyone, regardless of age.
Location: The Children’s Building first floor is the place where extended worship care of preschoolers begins.
Responsibilities:
• You will be paired with a trained, experienced person in your room according to child/adult ratios. Your teammate will be able to offer instruction on any needs and the appropriate processes to meet our childcare responsibilities. Your role is to play, sing, hold, tell Bible stories and other fun things the kids love.
• ETC Preschool volunteers must have passed a background check every two years. If you have not had one, you will receive an email link a week or so prior to your Serve Sunday which you must follow to complete the online security check. If you do not complete the check or if you volunteer with short notice and do not have a check in our system already, you will be asked to serve in a different capacity on Serve Sunday.
• Every effort will be made to assign you to an age group you are most comfortable with. Sometimes lots of kids show up in a particular age range and extra help is needed there. • Teenagers may serve only in a room with their parent and are not considered an extra adult in determining ratios. Our child security guidelines do not permit immediate family members to be the only persons assigned to a classroom.
Time Frame: 8:45 to 10:10 and 11:15 to 12:40
Arrive: Pick up a lanyard/badge in the Sunday School office on the 2nd floor (the same place to return the badge at the end of the day) and head inside the Children’s Building main entrance.