Our desire is to minister to all families and individuals, no matter what age. To accomplish that goal, we have several ministry teams, and you can choose which one you’d like to be a part of!

We try to rotate our volunteers on a weekly or monthly basis so that each volunteer is still able to enjoy the worship service on a regular basis. This also helps each volunteer avoid burn-out.

Read about each ministry team below to get an idea of where you’d like to volunteer. Serving together is a great way to meet new friends and grow deeper in your faith!

SET-UP TEAM
The set-up team arrives early on Sunday morning to help set up the room for our worship service (i.e. backdrop, banners, tables, etc.). They carry many items in from our storage shed and help to really transform the space to the personality of our church.

Skills Involved:
mobility (i.e. lifting, crouching down, climbing), early-riser/morning person, enjoys physical work, enjoys working “behind-the-scenes”

Serving Time: 9:00am – 9:45am

CLEAN-UP TEAM
This team helps put everything away that our set-up team utilized to transform the space for our worship service. Items are stored in our shed and returned to their rightful place.

Skills Involved:
mobility (i.e. lifting, crouching down, climbing), early-riser/morning person, enjoys physical work, enjoys working “behind-the-scenes”

Serving Time: about 11:45am – 12:15pm

GREETERS / HOSPITALITY
Greeters help everyone (especially NEW guests) feel welcome at OCC. They are also responsible for reminding regular attenders to get their name tags or helping guide a guest to the name tag desk. Greeters should be friendly and outgoing, and have a desire to meet new people and help others feel at home. These volunteers will continue serving 15 minutes after the service starts.

Skills Involved:
hospitality, friendliness, outgoing personality, helpful (going “above and beyond”)

Serving Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

NAME TAG / INFORMATION DESK
Volunteers at the name tag / info desk help to greet our guests and help them create name tags. They should also try to collect contact information from and present a gift to every guest. These volunteers will set up their station when they arrive and will remain at the desk 15 minutes after the service starts.

Skills Involved:
hospitality, friendliness, outgoing personality, helpful (going “above and beyond”)

Serving Time: 9:30am – 10:45am

COMMUNION SERVERS
Those serving Communion sit in an area easy to get up from and will meet in the foyer when the Communion Leader begins speaking from the front. A Communion Captain will direct each server where to go, and servers will simply pass the trays of bread & juice.

Skills Involved:
physical balance/mobility, awareness of other servers, and a willingness to serve (servers should also have an understanding of Communion and be immersed believers)

Serving Time: About 10 minutes during the service

COMMUNION PREP
These volunteers help unpack the Communion supplies and prepare the bread & juice for the service, placing them into the trays. There is also some clean-up involved after the service.

Skills Involved:
a steady hand, cleanliness, enjoys working “behind-the-scenes”

Serving Time: 9:30am – 10:15am & 10 minutes after service

AUDIO / VISUAL
Our A/V tech team helps to run the sound board and the computer (slides, video, etc.) during our worship services. They are also required to be at mid-week rehearsals when scheduled.

Skills Involved:
works well under pressure, troubleshooting, understands basic technology, critical listening (audio), focused, proactive

Serving Time: Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm & Sun. 8:45am – 11:45am

WORSHIP BAND / VOCALS
The worship team helps to create an atmosphere where people can connect with each other and with God. The instrumentalists and vocalists must engage the congregation without becoming a distraction. We are always looking for musicians with both the skill and passion to serve! We do not hold auditions but there is a relaxed process to go through before jumping up on stage.

Skills Involved:
basic musical talent, able to listen and adjust with other musicians, positive attitude, willing to be in front of others, always open to improvement

Serving Time: Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm & Sun. 9:00am – 11:45am

NURSERY TEACHER
Nursery teachers work with infants & toddlers, helping keep them entertained and comfortable during the entirety of the worship service. And yes, you might come in contact with some dirty diapers! All children’s volunteers are background checked before being scheduled to serve.

Skills Involved:
basic infant care/babysitting skills, enthusiasm, patience, compassion, able to sit/crawl on floor

Serving Time: 10:15am – 11:45am

KIDS' SUNDAY CLASS
Assistant teachers in our kids’ Sunday class will help our Children Director, Patti Russ with activities and other creative elements for the day. They also help to keep children engaged and paying attention. All children’s volunteers are background checked before being scheduled to serve.

Skills Involved:
basic childcare/babysitting skills, enthusiasm, patience, compassion, mobility

Serving Time: 10:15am – 11:45am

TEEN / STUDENTS
We are currently working on providing some activities and a “place to belong” for our middle & high school students. If you have a passion to be a support role in the life of teenagers, let us know!

Skills Involved:
gracious, understanding, offers appropriate Godly counsel, confident, able to take criticism, humble, offers love without bias

Serving Time: TBD

OTHER
If you are unable to serve consistently on Sundays, we’d love to talk to you about other opportunities to serve throughout the week!