Getting plugged in to serve is very important here at our church. We don’t want you to just sit on the sidelines – everyone gets a chance to play! Everyone playing makes The Village what it is, and our church would not be possible without the help of MANY volunteers.
There are many different types of ministry teams to get you plugged in where you’re interested and gifted. Serving is an opportunity to use what God has uniquely given to you to serve Him and the needs of others. That’s what it’s all about!
Here’s what you can do:
- Check out the different options below, then click on “Get Plugged In To Serve” to get started! You can also contact the Team Leaders in the specific area you’re interested in!
- Stop by the “Get Plugged In” station just outside of the worship room at church. You can charge your cell phone while you look over all of the different options to serve. We promise it will be fun!
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. – John 12:26
Where To Get Plugged In:
This is our welcoming team. It’s an important team because they are the first impression of our church, and you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We’re looking for friendly faces to be door openers, greeters, hand out bulletins, direct visitors, and anything else to help welcome people to our church. Contact Pam Wilson if you’re ready to join this team!
Another area in First Impressions is our Cookie Baking & Delivery Team. We bake homemade cookies and deliver to visiting families. If you’re interested in helping in this area, contact Sarah O’Sullivan.
There are many choices in this area – from musician or vocalist to operating our audio/visual system. Joining the band requires an audition, but all other spots are easy to learn and don’t require any previous experience. See the different areas below to get the details and find out who to contact if you’re interested. You can serve as little or as often as your schedule permits!
Musician / Vocalist
Musician and vocalists spots are open to anyone high school age and older. New players and singers will have to audition. Contact Luke Windham if you’re interested!
Help with video, production slides, or lights. You’ll need to invest a few hours getting to know the software and then you’ be good to go! Contact Jared Baker to get plugged in here.
If you’re interested in helping with sound, contact Bob Porter.
This important ministry creates a friendly atmosphere by providing a fresh cup of coffee, lemonade, and treats after service! It’s a place to connect with old friends and meet new friends. This is the ministry for you if you enjoy serving others! Contact Joanne Joutas to get plugged in here.
Do you love kids? Want to make a difference in the lives of littles? If you answered yes, then Kid Village is the place for you! You’ll have the opportunity to connect with kids through Christ by loving on babies, entertaining toddlers, helping out in preschool, or leading a small group with our school agers. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a child on fire for God!
If you want to help and guide kids on their own spiritual journey, contact Amy Pehlke.
Another area to serve is Kid Village Security. If interested, contact Mike Condon @ 815-343-3085.
Pulse Student Ministries
Pulse Student Ministries is a place where we connect students in a fun community. It’s a community designed to help them grow in their relationship with the Lord. Pulse Jr. is for 5th – 8th graders and Pulse Sr. is for high school students. If you’re interested in being a leader or helping with this ministry, contact Nick Sandeno to see if it’s right for you!
Community Sign Team
Many people find our church because of the community signs we put out in the community on the weekends. These are a great way to spread the word about our church in Minooka, Channahon and the surrounding communities.
If you’re on this team, you would put a sign out in your neighborhood on Friday night and pick it up on Sunday afternoon/evening. It’s really easy and has a huge impact!
Contact Karol Scott if you’re interested!
Assist with bulletins, handouts, special event planning, and execution. Contact Sarah O’Sullivan if you would like to serve in this area.
Building Maintenance Team:
This team helps keep our church home in tip-top shape. If you’re handy and like projects or fixing things, then this is the team for you!
Contact Tim Juskiewicz if you’re interested!
Be a first responder to assist with medical emergencies and other situations requiring a plan of action. For the medical team, volunteers need to be trained in First Aid and CPR certified. Contact Heather Houck if you’re interested!
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. – Matthew 9:37-38