Serving others not only makes a difference, but it is incredibly rewarding, that’s why Jesus calls us to follow his example and do it. At LifeSpring we encourage everyone to find a way to get involved and give back, whether through the church or in the community. You might be brand new to church or maybe you’ve been on that track for years. Either way, it’s fulfilling to serve God and others while doing something you like and are good at. Here are some examples of opportunities to make a difference.
It takes a big team of volunteers to create a worship service that leads all ages to connect with God. This includes…
Friendly greeters welcome guests while the café team makes sure there’s always a fresh cup of coffee waiting for you. Folks at the Welcome Center provide needed information and resources. Whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, and whether you’re brand new or you’ve been around for awhile, the First Impressions team provides an opportunity for anyone to plug in. For more info, contact Jerry Varney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This amazing group of volunteers helps kids up through 5th grade grow to love God and love people. Attentive hosts meet families at the Check-in Station. Teachers and their helpers connect with kids to provide a safe, fun learning environment (they serve on a rotation so no one burns out). A worship team puts energy and passion into the kids worship time. Special events are planned and pulled off by event coordinators, and behind-the-scenes helpers provide prayer support, prepare materials, and organize/clean classrooms. For more info about how to join this team, contact Angela Calabrese, email@example.com.
When the worship team is leading people to praise God, the tech team is running the sound, lighting, and slides. During the week, computer savvy and artistic types use software, photography, videography, and stage sets to build creative communication channels. For more info on the worship and tech teams, contact Caleb Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org. To hear more about the Creative Team, contact Jeff Duerler, email@example.com.
Another “behind-the-scenes” team, the set-up/clean-up crew prepares the worship area before and after each service to make sure communion is ready, rows are straight, information is in the racks, and everything is tidy. This ministry is a great way for newcomers to test the waters in serving. For more info, contact Mike Rucker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ushers helps folks locate seating, collect the weekly offerings, and count attendance. They are ready to add rows if the worship area fills up or offer an umbrella in the parking lot on a rainy day. They double as our Emergency Response Team, being there to help wherever necessary, preventing problems if possible, and responding to emergency situations as they arise. If you are looking for ways to help people and are available to serve at weekend services, this team might be for you. For more info, contact Gordon Hehe, email@example.com.
All throughout the week, various groups of approximately 6-12 adults meet together to learn and grow. It takes a committed leader and apprentice to facilitate a healthy spiritual community like this, but without a good host, people don’t feel as comfortable there. If you are interested in making disciples or just making people feel welcome and included, then leading or hosting a LifeGroup may be a perfect fit. For more info, contact Jeff Duerler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week LifeSpring provides a place for middle and high school students to connect with their peers to have a blast and learn about following Jesus. Small group leaders, event planners, drivers, administrative types, and good role models all work together to create a thriving community of young people who are learning how much they matter to God and how they can change the world. For more info, contact John Calabrese, email@example.com.
Caring tutors meet once a week, one-on-one, with students from Harrison Elementary during the school year. This is a partnership between City Gospel Mission, Legacy Christian Church, and LifeSpring. For more info on how you can help one child and your life be changed in the process, contact Sherri Huff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers with the “Manna From Heaven” food pantry team purchase needed products and transform the church gathering area into a welcoming, empowering place where folks in need get a “hand-up” not a “hand-out.” For more info, contact Autumn Coots, email@example.com.
Annual “Saturday Serve” events bring volunteers together and then send them out to meet tangible needs in the community. From painting a nearby playground or picking up trash to raking leaves and cleaning gutters, these groups of jazzed up volunteers rally together to do something great. For more info about impacting the community like this, contact John Calabrese,
Volunteering at community events is not only a great way to get to know others and have fun together, it’s an easy way to introduce people to LifeSpring and shatter some negative stereotypes about God and the church. Whether we are passing out free water bottles during the 4th of July parade, running kids’ games at Tuesday night concerts, or helping make local holiday and special sports events a success, being there as a friendly face with a blue LifeSpring t-shirt shows people that God is generous and the church is alive. For more info on volunteering at or coordinating events, contact John Calabrese,
Having well cut lawn in the summer, a well-cleared and salted parking lot in the winter, making sure the building is a safe, secure place for ministry and a clean resource for groups to use, the Facility Teams are there behind the scenes making sure that other ministries run smoothly. Volunteers supply a large portion of the manpower needed for this to happen. For more info on mowing, landscaping, seasonal décor, building maintenance, and facility management, contact John Calabrese, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a group of folks who look for opportunities to write encouraging cards to individuals who are facing challenges or going through struggles. A prayer ministry team is available to pray with anyone searching for greater freedom and wholeness. Undercover prayer warriors are consistently and fervently praying for God to change lives and for special needs that arise. For more info on any of these ministries, contact Jeff Duerler, email@example.com.
To minister to those who are unable to attend Sunday worship services, the caring, friendly members of the pastoral visitation team provide a personal visit to those who are hospitalized, homebound, incarcerated, or otherwise prohibited from coming to LifeSpring to worship. They pray with them and offer communion, if desired. For more info, contact Jim and Lois Knox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifeSpring Community Christian Church
803 E. Broadway St. | Harrison, OH 45030Corner of Harrison and Broadway