Jesus once said that “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NIV84
That sets the tone for everything that happens within the church. We form Impact Teams to serve our local communities and Ministry Teams to meet the needs of our church families.
We have ministry teams for everything from worship to children to compassion-based ministries. Everything we do, is led and served by teams of people who use their passions and gifts to serve others in needed ways.
1. Guest Service Team
On any given Sunday, any number of visitors or guests may be visiting with us on a Sunday morning. We would like to make it a high priority to greet them with a warm, friendly smile, provide them with a equally warm cup of coffee, and help answer any questions they may have about our church and its mission
2. Usher Team
It may seem like a small way to serve, but no worship experience would be complete without the help of ushers who help distribute communion and receive our offerings.
3. Children’s Ministry Team
We have a very dedicated team of volunteers who provide classroom experiences and nursery care for our children, birth through seventh grade. Programs are offered during our 9:00 Bible class time and our 10:15 worship service on Sundays.
4. Hope Team
Sometimes people need extra help. We would like to provide those in need with encouragement and resources to get back on their feet and onto a path of healing and wholeness.
5. Life Group Team
At the heart of our church are our Life Groups. Volunteers are needed to serve as Life Group leaders and new volunteers are needed to train as apprentice leaders for future Life Groups.
6. Kitchen Team
Throughout the year we host a number of church events that one way or another involve food. Our Kitchen Team is awesome at preparing meals and hosting these events.
7. Praise and Worship Team
Every week a dedicated team of musicians and singers lead us in worship. Hours of preparation are given as each service is planned, rehearsed and led. Members of this team must audition to serve.
An important part of our mission is to “impact our local communities.” We want our church to make a real difference in our unique communities. A lasting difference. The kind of difference that matters.
Presently, we have five primary impact teams.
1. Neighborhood Services Team
Our HOPE Team is designed to offer meaningful help to people in their times of need. We work closely with Neighborhood Services in providing meals and other resources people need to through a tough time and get back on their feet. Click HERE to learn more about how you can become involved in helping with Neighborhood Services.
2. Tree of Life Team
Tree of Life is a Christian elementary school that meets in our Indianola campus. Some of our children come from homes that need extra support and encouragement. Our Tree of Life Impact Team these special needs. Click HERE to learn more about the Tree of Life Christian School.
3. Coffee Underground Team
One of the more creative ways we can serve our neighborhood is by providing a safe, fun, relaxing place to hang, make new friends, and deepen old friendships. Trained volunteers are needed to work in our cafe, assisting the paid staff. Volunteers are also needed to just hang out, meet our neighbors, and make new friends with those who frequent our cafe!
4. Zach’s House Team
Zach’s House is located just west of the Indianola church parking lot. This three-bedroom home is located on Norwich Avenue–one of the most densely populated streets in all of Columbus. Nearly all of our Zach House neighbors are college students enrolled at either OSU or Columbus State.