Serving
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Jesus Came to Serve & Calls Us to Do the Same

The local church, or “the monastery”, is a unique place where believers lovingly and joyfully serve one another. Serving the monastery is an outward expression and stewardship of Christ’s love, grace and mercy, that we have experienced for ourselves. As we serve, we do so in a manner that is humble, generous, and hospitable. Every Sunday, it is the seemingly small and behind the scenes works of service by faithful volunteers that help Terra Nova fulfill its mission to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ. We hope all our volunteers know how grateful we are for their service.

If you attend Terra Nova regularly we encourage you to serve and connect with others in the process. We hope our volunteers are able to serve on a team where they may utilize the gifts God has given them.

Service

Serve Terra Troy

Atmosphere

Set-Up

Each week two volunteers are scheduled to set up all atmosphere supplies and communion elements. A binder is provided with pictures of the current atmosphere set up. Volunteers will use the pictures as a guide for setting up each week.

Tear-Down

Each week two volunteers are scheduled to tear down all atmosphere supplies and communion elements in the worship space and lobby.

Is Set-Up For Me?

We are looking for individuals who would enjoy setting up the atmosphere for the entire church. Individuals who enjoy design and creativity are encouraged to join this team.

Is Tear-Down For Me?

We are looking for individuals who are organized as that is an important part of tear down and we encourage those who join to be gifted in this area.

Specifics
Set-Up Serve Time
7:30
Tear-Down Serve Time
12:30 - 1pm
Frequency
Once or twice per month

Backline

Set-Up

Each week two people are scheduled to set up all equipment for the band on stage. They will arrive the church 2.5 hours before service starts. We ask that these volunteers arrive early so that they can set up the stage and still allow time for the band to rehearse that morning. There will be a stage layout sheet to help with set-up and no audio or musical knowledge is required.

Tear-Down

Each week two people are scheduled to tear down all equipment on the stage. Tear down begins right after the service and takes about 30 minutes. There is minor heavy lifting involved.

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals who are able to arrive early and/or stay later after the service. These volunteers do not need to have any musical or audio knowledge. Rather we are looking for volunteers who can do minor heavy lifting and have a heart to serve not only the congregation, but specifically the worship band playing that Sunday.

Specifics
Set-Up Serve Time
6:30 - 7:30am
Tear-Down Serve Time
12:30 - 1pm
Frequency
Once a month

Communion

Description

Each week two volunteers are scheduled, for each service, to serve communion to the church body. They will stand in the front of the worship space and hold the matzo and wine and juice. As each person comes forward and dips their matzo in the wine or the juice, those serving communion will reinforce its meaning by saying “the Lord’s body broken for you” and “the Lord’s blood shed for you”. 

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals or couples who are comfortable standing in front of the congregation, looking each person in the eyes and clearly and loudly speaking words to each person who comes forward to take communion. We hope those serving communion can have a warm and welcoming presence to those who come forward.

Specifics
Serve Time
During the 9 or 11am service
Frequency
Twice a month

Counting

Description

Each week two volunteers are scheduled, per service, to count the offering. Those serving will collect the pails after they have been passed around at the end of the service. They will then count the money in a designated area and will out a spreadsheet.

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals who are comfortable handing cash and large amounts of money alongside another volunteer. We ask that these individuals are detailed oriented and able to keep confidence regarding the giving of others. Counters are never asked, nor allowed to handle money individually.

Specifics
Serve Time
After the 9 or 11 am service; approximately 15 minutes
Frequency
Twice a month

Facility

Set-Up

Since Terra Nova rents its worship space, we need 2 volunteers to arrive early to set up the facility for the service. These volunteers are in charge of setting up all tables, chairs, signs, rugs and anything else that Terra uses during the service. This team is essential to Sunday services. They set up the entire place so that we can worship our God together in a place that cultivates an atmosphere of worship and presents the values of Terra Nova.

Tear-Down

Terra Nova wants to be good stewards of the space we rent This means that after we are done using the building for the day we want to put it back into the condition it was before we got there. This means tearing down chairs, signs, and rugs. As well as putting other furniture back to where it was before we entered the building for the day. This team has a great opportunity to witness to those who we rent the building from. We want to show those who use the building that we are thankful for hosting us and be an example of Christ’s kindness and love by cleaning up after ourselves well and in an timely manner.

Is Set-Up For me?

We are looking for volunteers who we can depend on to be at Terra Nova early in the morning. This team is essential in the set-up process and must be done with set-up in a timely manner. Volunteers should know that there will be minor heavy lifting involved. If you are a single young man, we encourage you to consider serving on this team. As it can be difficult for those who are married and have kids to serve on this team.

Is Tear-Down For Me?

We are looking for volunteers who don’t mind minor heavy lifting involved in tear down. We encourage these volunteers to have a friendly demeanor as they may interact with others who do not attend Terra Nova, but will be using the space once we are finished. Having a heart that desires to be a reflection of Jesus by our simple actions is beneficial in serving on this team.

 

Specifics
Set-Up Serve Time
7 - 8:45am
Tear-Down Serve Time
12:30 - 1pm
Frequency
Once or twice per month

Hospitality

Description

Each week multiple volunteers are scheduled to welcome people to the church and hand out GuidePages.  These volunteers will typically be serving the church during the first 2-3 worship songs, and for a period of time after the service at the welcome desk.

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals or couples who have a friendly demeanor and enjoy interacting with meeting new people. We ask those greeting to have a genuine sense of warmth and welcome about them. These volunteers must be comfortable going out of their way to introduce themselves to those they do not know and by gifted at hospitality.

Specifics
Serve Time
At the 9 or 11am service
Frequency
Twice a month

ProPresenter

Description

Each week there is one person scheduled to run the ProPresenter, per service. This volunteer will arrive 15 minutes before the service starts. They will be given an order of service as well as a que sheet for the sermon.

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals who are willing to sit at the ProPresenter computer during the service. It is important for these individuals to keep close attention to what is occurring on stage, as we want the screen images to be displayed at the correct time.

Specifics
Serve Time
During the 9 or 11am service
Frequency
Twice a month

Service Turn Around

Description

Each week two volunteers are scheduled to prepare the worship space for the next service. The volunteers should begin turn around no later than 10 minutes after the first service. They will take down extra chairs and re-stock any atmosphere supplies that are low. Turn around will be completed 15 minutes prior to the start of the next service.

Is this for me?

We are looking for individuals who are able to stay after the first service for about 15 minutes (or arrive 30 minutes prior to the 11am service). Volunteers on this team will have a check list to complete in order to prepare the worship space for the second service. Those who are detailed oriented are well equipped to serve on this team.

Specifics
Serve Time
Between the 9 or 11a
Frequency
Twice a month

Terra Kids

Description

Each week in our Terra Kids a number of people serve our children in a variety of ways in our Children’s space. This includes, teaching, assisting, cleaning, greeting and serving as a door watch.

Is This for me?

We would love for people who are willing to serve the generation of the church join us as we care for our ever growing Kids program.

Specifics
Serve Time
During the 9am service
Frequency
Once or twice per month.

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