One of the ways we can make a difference in the world is by giving ourselves away. Jesus tells us in Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you.” This is a principle that touches every condition of man, whether spiritual or physical. It is a principle of sowing and reaping. This law of reciprocity is a principle of the Kingdom of God and applies to every area of our lives – giving of our time, our talents, our treasure. We give our time in the Word, we give our talents to be a blessing to others, and we give our treasure to support the Kingdom of God here on earth.
Serving is another aspect of giving. Acts 20:35 tells us “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” You have been created with specifics giftings from the Lord that can be used as you serve. There are a number of ways that you can serve or give yourself away at Sojourn Church. We encourage you to sign up for an area where you can make friends, be a blessing and give yourself away while using your natural and learned abilities.
Blessing people through your service and gifting, as a volunteer or being part of a ministry team for the community of Sojourn Church
HAVE YOU COMPLETED NEXT STEPS?
Next Steps is a 4-week class — at 11 AM on Sundays — focusing on one area each week (Encounter, Discover, Connect, Make A Difference). Each one is a step designed to help people grow spiritually and become a disciple that makes a difference. During the course, you will learn about areas in which you can serve. You will need to complete the Next Steps Class before you sign up for serving. Register Here
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."Jesus in Matthew 25:40
AREAS YOU CAN JOIN QUICKLY (A QUICK TRAINING IS ALL YOU NEED)
Preparing and hosting the Baptism experience.
Facilitating product sale for guest speakers during services and conferences.
Preparing the elements of Communion during services, usually the 1st Sunday of the month and for Pre-Service Prayer each week.
SERVE TEAM CHECK-IN
Assisting volunteers during corporate services.
Serving at conferences and church-wide event by setting up decorations and facilitating meals and snack.
Welcoming members and guests to Sojourn Church by opening front doors, assisting guests to Children’s Ministry, etc.
NEXT STEPS TEAM
Hosting Next Steps classes, greeting guests and poviding materials and facilitating the Next Steps process.
CONNECT DESK TEAM
Welcoming guests by collecting their information, giving a welcome gift, and answering any questions, and communicating the Next Steps process.
Setting up refreshments for Worship Team and Speaking team during corporate services or conferences.
Using their gift of giving to support major projects and facilitate overall vision of the church through strategic financial offering.
SOJOURN KIDS TEAM
Investing in the lives of children through worship, Biblical Teaching, videos small group and games on Sunday Mornings and during connect group meetings during the week.
SOJOURN KIDS CHECK-IN TEAM
Facilitating smooth check-in process for families to ensure children are cared for effectively and efficiently.
Caring for young children through Bible stories, worship, prayer, hands-on activities and personal interaction.
Assisting in the production of the overall worship experience, using lights, cameras and other visual elements. Also, serves in post-production elements of messages and posts to social platforms.
Facilitating serving opportunities through serve projects and other outreach expressions in and around the community.
Serving as first impression for those coming to Sojourn by welcoming people on and off the property and by providing a safe and efficient parking experience. This team also serves to coordinate overflow parking during some conferences.
RELATIONAL CARE TEAM
Ministering to Sojourn families who are navigating significant life events. Occasionally includes hospital and nursing home visits.
YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM
Helping students get connected to Youth ministry through Wednesday worship experiences, small groups and conferences.
Assisting people to their seats and helping to maintain a distraction-free service environment. Also serving as back up to the Safety/Security Team.
AREAS WHERE EXPERIENCE OR SPECIALIZED TRAINING IS NECESSARY
ALTAR PRAYER TEAM
Providing prayer for people during the Corporate services.
HEALING PRAYER TEAM
Praying for members and guests the first and third Saturday of each month. People receive prayer for physical, emotional, and relational healing.
CONNECT GROUP LEADERS
Facilitating Connect Groups and building relationships while helping group members grow in their walk with the Lord and others.
SOJOURN WORSHIP TEAM
Engaging in powerful worship experiences through vocals, instruments, and audio engineering.
PERSONAL FREEDOM MINISTRY TEAM
Trained in Restoring the Foundations Ministry, these members are providing 3-hour ministry sessions to members and guests who have completed the Personal Freedom Orientation. Offered throughout the week.
Men and women who serve as either safety or medical personnel to help keep the campus secure and safe for Sojourn families during weekend services, weekly meetings and other special events.