Serve At Church

You've Got Skills

Being a teammate is fun! Did you know that God has uniquely created you and given you gifts, and it’s important to use those gifts to serve others? We are here to help you experience your Life Purpose and find the place to make that happen! Don’t just sit on the sidelines – everyone gets a chance to play at The Village because our church would not be possible without the help of MANY teammates.

Each one of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

What You Can Do

Check out the options below then use the button below to get started or contact the Team Leaders in the specific area you’re interested in! We promise it will be fun!

Do You Have To Serve Every Week?

The short answer is NO. Many of the serving opportunities can be scheduled monthly or whatever works for your schedule. When you join a team you are not locking in to serve every week…unless you want to!

Welcome team is one example of how Everybody serves at The Village Christian Church

Welcome Team

Can you smile and say hi? The welcoming team is the first impression of our church. 

Contact:

Minooka Campus:  Connie for the 9 AM or 10:30 AM services

Seneca Campus: Joan for the 9:30 AM service 

Coal City Campus: Mike for the 9 AM or 10:30 AM services 

The online chat team at The Village Live

Online Chat Room Team

Chat teammates are a key part to our Online Campus. They connect with online church family, answer questions and guide them through the service. Be on the Facebook, YouTube or live.thevillagechristianchurch.com Chat Teams.

Volunteers check-in 10 minutes before service starts and serve until 10 minutes after service end. Contact Patrick Erzinger to find out more!

Tech Team at The Village Christian Church, a place where everybody serves

Tech Team

This team operates our audio/visual system. You can help with video, production slides, lights, or sound at the Minooka, Seneca, or Coal City Campuses. You’ll need to invest a few hours getting to know the software and then you’ be good to go! Contact Sarah Windham to find out more.

The worship team, also know as the church band has many options to serve

Worship Team

Check out this team if you’re a musician or vocalist at the Minooka, Seneca, or Coal City Campuses. Joining the band requires an audition. If you’re interested, contact Sarah Windham

Coffee Center & Baking Team

This important ministry creates a friendly atmosphere by providing a fresh cup of hot coffee or sweet lemonade before each service! Contact Joanne Kelly for the Minooka Campus, Tracy Read for the Seneca Campus and Mike Strunga for the Coal City Campus.

Kid Village volunteers at The Village Christian Church

Kid Village Team

Our Kid Village team ensures infants – 3rd grade students are safe while parents are in church. There are different classrooms based on age at the Minooka, Coal City and Seneca Campuses. Contact Amy Pehlke for Minooka Campus, Megan Morris  for the Seneca Campus or Sara Hurt for Coal City Campus.

Pulse Students is a place to volunteer with students from grades 4 through high school.

Pulse Students Teams

Pulse Students is a place where we connect students in a fun community. There’s a group for grades 4-5 (Pulse 45), a group for grades 6-8 (Pulse Jr.) and Pulse Sr. is our high school students. If you’re interested in helping with this ministry, contact:

Amy Pehlke – Pulse 45 Minooka Campus
Cailey Walker – Pulse Minooka, Coal City and Seneca Campuses

Sign Team

Many people find our church because of the community signs. If you’re on the Sign Team, you would put a sign out in your neighborhood on Friday night and pick it up on Sunday afternoon/evening. It’s easy and has a huge impact! Contact Cailey Walker if interested.

Social Media / Photography Teams

Like to take pictures? We love to capture moments as they happen and share them to celebrate all that God is doing. Join the Photography Team if you like to have fun while snapping pics. You don’t need a professional camera.

Are you on Facebook or Instagram? We are! We love to share what we’re doing on social media and are looking for volunteers to help! If you’re creative, the social media team is for you!

Contact Cailey Walker if you’re interested in any of these teams! You can be at either the Minooka, Seneca, Coal City or Online Campuses.

Administrative Team

If administration is your thing and you would like to help in the Minooka church office, then contact Shannon Wujek. You may help with mailings and special projects.

Building Maintenance / Landscaping Teams

The Building Maintenance Team helps keep our campuses in tip-top shape. If you’re handy and like fixing things, then this is the team for you! During the winter months we also need help shoveling snow and salting the sidewalks to keep everyone safe.

Contact Tim Juskiewicz to join the Minooka Building Maintenance Team.

Contact Patrick Ugolini to join the Seneca Building Maintenance/Landscaping Team. 

Our Coal City Campus is currently being taken care of by the property manager of the building. 

The Minooka Landscape Team keeps our grounds looking great. If you have a green thumb and want to share your gift, contact Susan Juskiewicz.

Prayer Team

We have a team that is praying throughout the week for all requests. Contact our Prayer Pastor Lilye Sease.

Serve In The Community

Check out the options here…

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

  • Events and Updates

    RESCUE SUNDAY CHALLENGE

    Slavery is at a global high. We’re talking about child exploitation and trafficking. 

    We are the church, and we are going to do something about it.  The goal for 2024 is to raise $45,000 and rescue 30 children from human trafficking in the month of February. We are partnering with Destiny Rescue and Reclaimed to find these children, rescue them, and set them free. This is what the Destiny Rescue Journey to Freedom looks like.

    Stay tuned for the total raised in the month of February.

    3/17/24 Update – So far $41,000 has been raised. We are so close to reaching our goal!

    DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

    The Village Christian Church loves to celebrate our community! Dance The Night Away, a free prom for guests with special-needs will be hosted at the church, 8965 South Bell Road in Minooka on Friday, April 19 from 4:30-9 pm.

    Guest spots have been filled. You can contact Patrick Erzinger to be put on a guest waitlist. Please provide your name and phone number along with the name of the guest.

    SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

    2024 Mobile Food Pantry Updates

    Minooka Mobile Food Pantries @ Minooka Campus:

    Monday, May 6 @ 5 PM
    Monday, June 17 @ 5 PM
    Monday, July 29 @ 5 PM
    Monday, August 26 @ 5 PM
    Monday, September 30 @ 5 PM
    Monday, October 28 @ 5 PM


    Seneca Mobile Food Pantry @ Seneca Elementary South, 410 South Main St, Seneca:

    Monday, May 13 @ 5 PM
    Monday, June 24 @ 5 PM
    Monday, August 5 @ 5 PM
    Monday, September 16 @ 5 PM
    Monday, November 4 @ 5 PM


    Braidwood Mobile Food Pantry @ Reed Custer Middle School, 407 Comet Dr, Braidwood. (West Parking Lot)

    Monday, April 15 @ 5 PM
    Monday, June 3 @ 5 PM
    Monday, July 8 @ 5 PM
    Monday, August 12 @ 5 PM
    Monday, October 14 @ 5 PM

    Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Dates

    Volunteers meet at the Minooka Campus at 8 am. Safety equipment is provided by the Village of Minooka (gloves, safety vests). Safety guidelines will be reviewed before clean-up begins. Volunteers contact Shannon.

    2024 Clean Up Dates
    Saturday, May 11
    Saturday, July 13
    Saturday, August 31
    Saturday, October 26

    Helping Hands

    Helping Hands is about pairing people up to make our community better. It matches people’s skills and resources with people that have a need. If you have a need or are ready to help.