For Parents and Adults
Service is a huge part of our DNA. Below are ways that both parents and students can serve here at Faithbridge. Please review the options below and contact Pastor Andrew Sturdy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more about this service opportunities.
Facilitate discussions during breakout groups at Merge, be a positive role model for the students in our ministry, get to know the students at our weekly meetings and follow up with them outside of Merge. 12 month commitment, attend Merge weekly, along with monthly leader meetings from September-May.
Small Group Leader
Lead a weekly small group of 6-12 students middle school or high school, through facilitating small group discussion with provided curriculum, attend monthly leader meetings. Prepare and review curriculum prior to small group meeting time, arrive on Sunday mornings 15 minutes prior to service time, build relationships individually with the students and pray for them.
Creative Design Team
Are you a gifted artist or designer? Do you like creating things? Creative Design Team is responsible for all props, backdrops and other elements of design for Merge and special events throughout the year.
Help with these major events during the year: Merge Backdrop (September), Murder Mystery (December), MS Winter Retreat (February), HS Winter Retreat (February), Volunteer Appreciation Banquet (May)
Drama, skits and human videos. We're looking for students who are comfortable acting, being up front, using your expressions, and improvising.
Help with these major events during the year: Merge (September-May), MS Winter Retreat (February), HS Winter Retreat (February), Dessert Derby (March) Practice is Wednesday nights before Merge.
Do you like the behind the scenes stuff? Are you creative and good with technology? Use your gifts in media to help on Wednesday nights at Merge and other special events. Each team member must know how to do their specific jobs—Media Shout, video editing, lights, sound, etc…
Help maintain the Merge Facebook page.
Are you passionate about serving others? Serve Team works specifically with special service events throughout the year both locally and outside of Racine, in order to do just that. Responsibilities include brainstorming, planning and helping to lead the events.
Do you believe in the power of prayer? Do you like caring for others? Join together to pray for the students and leaders in our ministry on a weekly basis. Pray for each student in our ministry by name on a regular basis. Take prayer requests that are left at the “Prayer Wall” and pray for them as a team the following week. Working together and with Adult Leaders to help meet the needs and care for those requests. Students will pray before Merge each week (5:30-6 p.m.). Pray for specific events coming up in both the youth ministry and the life of our church.
First impressions mean everything! Be the people in our youth ministry—who are on the look out for first-time guests and make them feel welcome. Show them around the 3rd floor. Make the guests feel welcomed and “a part of the group.” Gain as much contact information as possible from all first-time guests and make sure that information gets passed to the appropriate places so it will be recorded. Hospitality Team meets for every Wednesday night Merge.
Youth Worship Team
Are you a musician? The youth praise band is a group of students who serve others by leading in worship. If you are passionate about worship, music or a particular instrument, then the youth praise band might be for you. Each participant is required to fill out an application and have an audition. Applications and auditions take place in May of each year.