Throughout the Bible, we see God’s followers referred to as ‘servants.’ This is true throughout all of Scripture but culminates in Jesus who demonstrated the ultimate act of service in his self-sacrifice on the cross. Jesus himself said that he came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
As a church, we depend heavily on Sunday Ministry Teams made up of volunteers who serve our church by creating an environment where others are loved and where we can worship God in the Spirit and in truth (John 4:4). Creating such an environment requires numerous very practical areas of service, whether that’s the behind-the-scenes work of setting up chairs, or whether it’s organizing stations to partake of the Lord's Supper. All of this aims to create a hospitable environment as we seek to fulfill the biblical command to love one another (John 13:34).
If you regularly attend Reality, we'd love if you would consider serving by joining a Sunday Ministry Team. All teams operate on a rotating schedule, allowing volunteers to maintain regular rhythms of serving and resting.
Teaches our children an age-appropriate biblical lesson with crafts and games.
Children’s Ministry Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 9:30 am-12:30 pm once every 3 Sundays on an ABC team rotation for a 4 month minimum time period.
Sets up and tears down the stations for the Lord's Supper.
Communion Team Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at least once a month.
Seeks to create a hospitable environment through coffee, snacks, and other means.
Hospitality Team Serving Commitment:Team members serve from 8:30AM-1PM or 10AM-1PM (before and after the service) approximately twice per month. One Sunday per month is also an option.
Various teams pray both before and during the gathering.
Prayer Team Serving Commitment: Team members are asked to commit to praying faithfully for our congregation for a six month period, consisting of monthly prayer nights and being available for prayer before/during/after gatherings. Members self-schedule and we ask that members commit to being fully available for one gathering at least every 4-6 weeks.
Runs the slides for song lyrics, communal prayers, sermon notes, etc.
Projection Team Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, approximately once a month, on a rotating basis for an 8 month minimum time period.
Leads musical worship in the gatherings. Auditions are usually held each Fall.
Musical Worship Team Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 8 AM-12:30 PM approximately 1-2 times per month.
Seeks to create an elevated worship environment through the art of stage lighting.
Lighting Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM once every 4 weeks for a 6 month minimum time period.
Serving the Servants
Prepares breakfast food for all Ministry Teams that arrive early on Sunday morning.
Serving The Servants Team Serving Commitment: Team members deliver breakfast between 8:30-8:45am every Sunday and serve once every 4-6 weeks.
Arrives before the first gathering to set up everything we use during a Sunday.
Set-Up Team Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 8:00-9:30 AM every other Sunday.
Stays after the gathering to tear down everything we use during a Sunday.
Tear Down Ministry Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 12-1:30pm after the gathering every two weeks.
Creates a friendly and welcoming environment through greeting and ushering.
Welcome Team Serving Commitment: Team members serve from 9:45-11 AM twice a month.
Seeks to build relationships, connections and authentic community within our church body and the city by providing care and support within the church and serving the needs of our local community.
Community Engagement Serving Commitment: Team members serve approximately 1-2 hours per week throughout the week in planning, hosting events, or fostering community through various team activities.
Serves the church by promoting safety and minimizing distraction during the gathering.
Serving Commitment: Team members serve on Sundays mornings once every three weeks from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. At times, team members will be asked to participate in group trainings from 9-10 am on Sundays.