Opportunities to Serve

  • Welcome Team

    GREETER

    You can be the first smiling person everyone sees when entering the church. Greeters also guide visitors to the sanctuary, point out the children’s sign up, and location of the rest room as necessary.

    Commitment – Greeters arrive 20 minutes prior to 9:15 and 10:45 services. Greeters also check in with the Usher to see if they need assistance. Greeters can sit with their family, or with the Usher near the door after completing their duties.

    Greeters will serve one Sunday per month.

    Contact Tommy Simms | tommy@bethanycolumbia.org

    USHER

    You can welcome everybody into the sanctuary and make sure they find a great seat. Ushers also let families with children know about Children’s Church and point out the children’s sign up. Ushers also help people find the restroom and send everybody home with a smile.

    Commitment – Ushers arrive 20 minutes prior to 9:15 and 10:45 services. Ushers can sit with their family, or with the Usher near the door after completing their duties.

    Ushers will serve one Sunday per month.

    Contact Tommy Simms | tommy@bethanycolumbia.org

  • Coffee Bar

    SET-UP TEAM/CLEAN-UP TEAM

    Our Coffee Bar is very popular and there are two ways you can volunteer. We need people who can set up and clean up the coffee bar station. Both set-up and clean-up teams will also greet those who are getting coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

    Commitment – Set-up Team arrives at 8:45 and sets up all the items needed for the Coffee Bar. This team stays at the Coffee Bar until 9:15 right when the service starts.

    The Clean-up Team checks on the Coffee Bar at 10:30 to make sure everything is replenished, attend the service, then stay 15-20 minutes after to clean everything and put back into storage.

    Greeters will serve one Sunday per month.

    Contact Monique Kitrell | mkitrell@gmail.com

  • Event Support Team

    If you like to make sure meetings and events at church are supported well with decoration, tables, chairs, and providing the needed food or drinks, this is a great place to serve. Bethany Church has around 6-8 events throughout the year that require the talents of the Event Support Team. These events include Belong Luncheons, our Annual Meeting, funerals, and classes.

    Commitment – Work with the organization that is responsible for the event to figure out how best to serve that event. Help with event set-up and clean-up along with providing food and drink.

    Event Support Team will serve as they are needed.

    Contact Monique Kitrell | mkitrell@gmail.com

  • Music Team

    MUSICIANS

    The Music Team is looking for those who have a specific gifting for music (instruments and/or voice) and want to use that gift to Glorify God.

    Commitment – Music Team members are expected to spend time outside of Sunday morning to review the music for the week, practice their part, and make Thursday evening (7:30-8:30pm) and Sunday morning (8:30am) rehearsals. Additionally, each team member is expected to serve both services for weeks they are scheduled.

    Music Team members typically serve two or three Sundays a month.

    Contact Anna Ahn | music@bethanycolumbia.org

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  • Women's Ministry

    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

    The Women’s Ministry is looking for an individual who loves social media.

    Commitment – The Social Media Manager will post and respond on Facebook on the Women’s connections page with encouragement and inspiration, funny or thought- provoking posts.

    The Women’s Ministry Social Media Manager is expected to spend less than one hour per week posting.

    Contact Chris Woodford | women@bethanycolumbia.org

    EVENT PLANNERS

    The Women’s Ministry is looking for a few people to coordinate events like, lunch/dinner, book club, concerts, health workshop, axe-throwing....the sky is the limit.

    Commitment – The Coordinators will help plan as many events as they would like, and the time commitment is determined by the complexity of the event.

    Contact Chris Woodford | women@bethanycolumbia.org

  • Safety Team

    VOLUNTEERS

    The Safety Team is looking for volunteers to make sure the congregation is safe during church services. For each service, one member of the Safety Team is roaming the facility, and another is inside the sanctuary. Members of the Safety Team could be called on to approach suspicious activities and/or respond to a medical emergency.

    Commitment – Safety Team Volunteers can serve one or both services on a Sunday. Safety Team members typically serve two or three Sundays a month.

    Contact Drew Pecora | atpecora@yahoo.com

  • Children's Ministry

    TEACHERS

    The Children’s Ministry is looking for those who love to teach Children about God.

    Commitment – Children’s Ministry Teachers must be members of Bethany Church and have completed Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, passed a Background check, and be interviewed by the Children’s Ministry Director. Teachers are expected to spend time preparing the lesson before Sunday morning. They are expected to be in the classroom at 10:35. All lessons, activities, and materials are prepared for the teachers by the Director.

    Children’s Ministry Teachers members typically serve one or three Sundays a month.

    Contact Sabrina Grudzinski | sabrina@bethanycolumbia.org

    ASSISTANT

    The Children’s Ministry is looking for those who love to make sure children are having fun in the classroom while supporting the teacher.

    Commitment – Children’s Ministry Teachers no not have to be members of Bethany Church, but they must complete Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, pass a Background check, and be interviewed by the Children’s Ministry Director. Assistants can be Middle School aged and up. Assistants are expected to help out the lead teacher wherever needed (help set up supplies, assist children with crafts/activities, clean up after class).

    Music Team members typically serve one to three Sundays a month.

    Contact Sabrina Grudzinski | sabrina@bethanycolumbia.org

  • Meal Team

    COORDINATION

    We are looking for a team of people we can contact to prepare meals for people who are experiencing a major life event. These meals can include home cooked meals as well as delivery services such as Door Dash.  

    Commitment – We can't predict when these services will be needed, but needs like this have happened 3-4 times a year. Just because you are on this team does not mean you have to participate in every meal preparation. 

    Contact Paul Harbison | pharbiso@gmail.com

  • Tech Staff

    PLAYLIST CREATION

    The Tech Staff is looking for people who can learn ProPresenter, prepare the weekly playlist, and attend rehearsal on Thursday evenings.  

    Commitment – Learn ProPresenter, prepare playlist, and operate slides during worship team rehearsal. Playlist Creators will serve once a month.

    Contact Chris Allen | christine.allen3@icloud.com

    SLIDE OPERATOR

    The Tech Staff is looking for people who can learn ProPresenter, set up the equipment, and operate everything so present visuals during worship. Slide Operators will also make necessary adjustments to the weekly playlist such as importing the sermon presentation.  

    COMMITMENT – Each Slide operator will serve once a month and will volunteer for both services on their Sunday. 

    Contact Chris Allen | christine.allen3@icloud.com

    VIDEO SWITCHER

    The Tech Staff is looking for people who can prepare streaming services which include restream and Facebook. Video Switchers will also operate the Blackmagic ATEM Mini video Switcher during the second service. Training will be provided.

    Commitment – Video Switchers will volunteer once per month and must be at church by 10:15 to for set ups.  

    Contact Joe Ahn | jahn077@gmail.com