Serve At Church

You've Got Skills

Being a volunteer 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 volunteers.

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:

Erin for the 9 am service / Minooka Campus
Connie for the 10:30 am service / Minooka Campus
Joan for either service / Seneca Campus
Mike for either service / Coal City Campus

The online chat team at The Village Live

Online Chat Room Team

Chat volunteers 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 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, Sarah O’Sullivan for the Seneca Campus and Mike Strunga for the Coal City Campus.

Do you like to bake? Share your gift, we serve baked goods the 4th Sunday of each month. A plate of cookies or brownies is a great way to serve! Contact Shannon Wujek for the Minooka Campus, Sarah O’Sullivan 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 both the Minooka 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
Savanah Jones – Pulse Seneca Campus
Sara Hurt – Pulse Coal City Campus
Cailey Walker – Pulse Jr. / Sr. Minooka Campus

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 Karol Scott 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 Karol Scott 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 if you’re interested!

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

    Banquet To Invest In Our Local Communities

    Fun, great food, and raising money for our communities through Reclaimed is what it’s all about. The event goal is to raise $40,000 in 2023 to provide help to those in the Minooka/Channahon, Seneca, Coal City, and surrounding communities. Mobile food pantries, free oil changes for single moms, the Channahon-Minooka School Backpack Program, and more!

    When:  Monday, June 26; Doors open at 6:30 PM, Dinner/Auction at 7 PM

    Where: Dinner/Auction – Morris Country Club, 2615 W. Rt 6, Morris

    Cost: Dinner is $25/person

    Golf Outing Happening Before The Banquet

    When:  Monday, June 26; Golf starts at 5 PM

    Where: Golf –  Nettle Creek ‘The Creek’, 5355 N. Saratoga Road, Morris

    Cost: Golf – Golf 9 holes with dinner ($75). See Banquet info above for more info on dinner. 

    Helping Families Locally

    The Village cares about Minooka/Channahon and the surrounding communities. A lot of families are struggling. 247 kids were served at The Big Give For Kids event in 2022 to help families provide gently used clothes for the new school year for free. Thank you to everyone who donated, sorted and volunteered for this event!

    Stay tuned for information about the Big Give For Kids in 2023.

    Mobile Food Pantry 2023 Update

    Minooka Mobile Food Pantries @ Minooka Campus:

    More dates to be scheduled. Stay tuned.

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

    Monday, June 5 @ 5 pm

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

    Monday, June 12 @ 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.

    2023 Clean Up Dates
    Saturday, July 15
    Saturday, August 26
    Saturday, October 28

    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.