Ministry Within The Church
Volunteer to Serve in the Church.
Our church family includes more than 2,000 members, hundreds of children, and around 100 visitors every week, not to mention the countless groups that use our church facilities plus the Pumpkin Patch Child Care Center and Preschool. With so many people touched by this church, we all need to be a part of helping out. The only way a church can function properly is with the help of volunteers. The information included here is just a snapshot of the opportunities for service and needs of the church. Please contact the church at (308) 237-3158 and let us know what areas you would like to help in or fill out our general volunteer form.
Ministry Teams and Programs
Media Ministry Team
The Media Ministry Team is responsible for the audio, visual, and broadcast elements for our Sunday services. If you are interested in pushing buttons while praising the Lord, then this is the team for you! Open to volunteers middle school age and up. Volunteering can count for Confirmation hours.
Children's Ministry Team
The Children's Ministry Team is responsible for Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, and two sessions of Vacation Bible School in June and July for children infant through 5th grade. They help the spiritual development of children. We are a Safe Gatherings church meaning all staff and volunteers are asked to complete training and pass a background check. Read more here!
Youth Ministry Team
The Youth Ministry Team is responsible for the middle school and high school youth groups and Confirmation classes. They are a part of the transition from Sunday School faith to becoming young church leaders. They help youth understand what they believe and why so they may be ready to take the next steps in their faith.
Read more here!
Music Ministry Team
The Music Ministry Team is comprised of many branches working together to praise God through music. We are blessed to have a Praise Band, Choir, Vocal Ensembles, Accompanists, and the Acclamation Hand Bell Choir. If you would like to share your musical talents, please fill out the volunteer form and let us know!
Usher and Greeter Team
The Usher and Greeter Team is perfect for those who enjoy saying good morning and being a friendly face to those coming into church. They are the face of the church. Their warm welcomes are the first impression visitors have which sets the tone for worship. If you have a heart for hospitality, this is the team for you!
Wednesday Meal Fundraiser
A freewill offering meal is served Wednesday nights throughout the school year from 5:15-6:45 PM in Fellowship Hall. It is a time for food and fellowship and is popular with those attending a Wednesday night activity. Others stop in for the food and fellowship on their way home. If you or a group you are a part of would like to provide a meal as a fundraising opportunity, please contact the church office for more details.
Children's Ministry Council
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM First Tuesday
of each month
This group is responsible for Sunday School, Kingdom Kids, and other areas of children’s ministry. They plan special events such as Fall Festival, Eggstravoganza, Vacation Bible School, Christmas Events, Trunk-or-Treat, and special mission opportunities. This committee resources and supports our Children's Ministry Director.
Evangelism and Hospitality
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM First Wednesday of each month
The Evangelism and Hospitality group is made up of people who are passionate about helping our church be inviting, welcoming, and hospitable to persons who visit, or who are potential visitors. Their focus is on persons who have not yet become members or active constituents of the church. It also has the responsibility for promoting, conducting and evaluating advertising, usher/greeter training, visitor's materials, evangelism programs, etc.
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM First Tuesday
of each month
This group keeps in contact with our graduates who are continuing their education. It also establishes contact with UNK students who worship here. It works cooperatively with United Campus Ministries at UNK.
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM First Tuesday of each month
The Missions Team is comprised of persons who are passionate about missions. It discovers and promotes mission activities both locally and beyond Kearney, and leads our church in responding in appropriate ways. It is an advocate for conference and district mission shares, appropriate special offerings, and mission special projects.
Youth Ministry Council
Meets: as needed
The council is the advisory group to our Youth Ministries Coordinator(s). It assists in planning, recruitment of volunteers, and evaluating the youth ministry. It is a "sounding board" for the coordinator(s), the youth, and their parents; and is an advocate to the congregation for our church’s youth ministry program. Volunteers with a passion and interest in our church’s youth are desired.