What makes any church, and ours especially, an incredible place to gather, worship, and build relationships – are the people. Not the hired staff; but the moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who are willing to give of themselves on a regular basis. We encourage our people to find at least one way each week to serve the local body of Christ, even if that means you decide to belong to Community Group instead of attending Sunday School so that you can serve during Sunday School hours.
We also understand that it can be easy to say “Yes” to so much in serving a church, that other obligations and relationships suffer. We give and encourage all of our volunteers to take a week off as needed. Especially if you have family/friends visiting that week, we can find help to allow you to worship with them.
Here are just a few of our regular opportunities to volunteer:
–Usher/Greeter – Our ushers are often the very first point of contact for visitors, and first time attenders. Their friendly smile and welcoming spirit goes a long way to communicate the love of God for all His children! If you currently serve, thank you for all you do.
– Nursery/Children’s/Youth: For obvious reasons, we set a standard of having attended Moundford for at least 6 months, and completing a background check to work in our nursery, children and youth departments. But once you’ve attended for a while, and been involved in the life of the church – we’d love to help you find a place to serve!
– Worship Team – Those who pray, sing, play an instrument, etc. are invited to connect with our worship ministries. From hymns both modern and ancient, to contemporary worship songs, to multi-cultural arts; there are plenty of places to get involved. If you’re currently serving here, be sure to connect with us on “Planning Center Online” to make sure you know when you’re scheduled or let us know your preferred availability.
– Weekly Food Pantry – Moundford comes together to offer food assistance to hundreds of families each week on Mondays from 11:30am-1:30pm. We often need volunteers to help give out foot, organize before and after, and unload trucks throughout the month as they arrive. We also offer a special worship service on Monday mornings at 11am. We’d love to have you join us!
– Ben Franklin School Partnership – We’ve partnered with local elementary school “Ben Franklin” here in Decatur, IL. They often need volunteers to read/listen to children, serve at events, help collect supplies, and be a presence at special days.