God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!

-The Message (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)


If you need volunteers or help with a particular task or project related to the church, let us know your volunteer needs by filling out our Request for Volunteers form.

We have many serve opportunities in our church, our community, and beyond our community for you to serve. Serving is very important to us at gracespring and we encourage everyone to be involved and serve in some way. Below is a list of all the opportunities we offer:

Opportunities in the Church

Kidz Ministry

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Volunteers are needed to serve twice a month in our gsKidz Ministry. We welcome you to sit in with one of our gsKidz volunteers on a Sunday morning and observe. We can help you decide which area would best fit you… whether it is holding tiny babies or running around with our preteens, there is a spot for you!  Our gsKidz Ministry team would love to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Email us at kidz@gracespringchurch.org or call us at 269.629.9622 ext. 248.

Worship Arts Ministry

Interested in being part of our Worship Team on Sunday mornings? If you have any musical talent / skills then this area is for you!

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact our Worship Arts Pastor: Andy Six // 269.629.9622

Coffee Shop

Have you ever wanted to work at a coffee shop? This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer at Gracespring’s own Coffee Shop! You will be making and serving a lot of the same kind of espresso drinks that the franchise coffee shops offer! You will be assigned to one of the “Coffee Shop Teams” and will volunteer one Sunday a month either during 1st or 2nd service (not both).  We will train any volunteers on all of the tasks performed in the coffee shop!

Opportunity available: on going
Location: gracespring Coffee Shop
Age Restriction: Adults & High School Students
Experience required: none (1-2 hr training session required)
Jobs: Cash register operator, Espresso Maker, Steamer, Brew Pot operator, Clean-up Crew

Please contact: Michelle Halley at halley5@me.com // 269-377-3993

Greeters

Are you a person who is friendly and likes to met new people?  Joining the friendly team of greeters is a great step in getting connected!  Our greeters are on the front lines of greeting people on the sidewalks outside, greeting people at the doors, and especially helping guests and people with limited mobility.  Greeters typically serve one service per month (2 hours) and occasionally for special services such as Easter and Christmas.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 16+
Experience required: experienced “smiler”

Please contact: Todd Moore // 269.760.3067

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry exists to help families having difficulty putting food on the table. Available by appointment only. Drop off donations of unexpired, non-perishable food items in the marked container next to the reception desk or at the Response Care Center itself. You can become involved and help out with our Food Pantry by calling the Response Ministries office at 269.629.9622 ext 241. Thank you!

Photos / Videos

We hope to build a team of volunteers who could take photos or videos at certain events throughout the year and, depending on experience, let them edit the photos, and create promotional videos or countdowns. We would provide the equipment. You need to be at least 16 yrs old. This would be great experience for anyone interested in photography or videography.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 16+
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact: Destry Kiser // 269.629.9622 ext. 222

Counting / Finance

We are looking for people to add to our Counting Team.  This consists of trusted Gracespring attendees to count the offering every Monday morning.  Our goal is to have a team of 14 people…8 who commit to a regular turn once/month (serving with another person-teams of two), and 6 on a standby/substitute list to plug in the holes as needed.  We have a few volunteers who are snow birds, so we need a couple more that hang around Michigan throughout the winter months.

It is a fairly simple operation which includes counting the cash and running a tape on the checks.  The primary qualifications are confidentiality and accuracy.  If you think that you would be someone who would fit that requirement, contact Becky Banaszak at 269.62.9622 ext 254.

MOPS / Childcare

Invest in young moms by playing with their kids (under 5yr old) on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opportunity available: During the school year
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 18+
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact: Jen Schaap //269.779.4322

Youth Ministry

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Volunteers are needed to serve twice a month in our gsYouth Ministry.  We welcome you to sit in with one of our gsYouthvolunteers on a Sunday morning and see what our gsYouth Ministry is all about.  We can help you decide which area would best fit you… whether it is middle school or high school, there is a spot for you!  Our gsYouth Ministry team would love to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Email us at youth@gracespringchurch.org or call us at 269.629.9622 ext. 1-223.

Care / Ministry

If you are interested in our Food Pantry, Counseling, Prayer, and other areas of care then our Response Care Center is for you!

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: Response Care Center
Age Restriction: 18+
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact: Sandy Cook // 269.629.9622 ext. 241

Tech Ministry

Volunteers are needed to serve one Sunday/month on the Tech Team.  We welcome you to sit in with the Tech Team during the Sunday morning service and see what Tech is all about.  We will give you a tour of the tech booth before the service starts and then have you experience the service in real time.  After the service, you can ask questions regarding specific areas of Tech that interest you.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: middle school, high school & adults
Experience required: none

Most of the volunteers currently on the Tech Team had little or no experience when they joined.  They just have a heart to serve and were willing to be trained in an area they were unfamiliar with. We desire to help you succeed, so training will be provided at a pace you are comfortable with, should you decide to join.  We are a TEAM and we love to work together and “cover each other’s backs”.

Specific jobs: Camera Operators, Recording Technicians, Character Generators, Light Technicians, Sound Technicians, GraphX Directors, IMAG Directors, Video Editors

Please contact: Scott Jepkema // 269.998.7888

Receptionist

If you have a spare day or half a day and would love to answer phones and greet people who come into the church during the week then we have a great opportunity for you to serve and do so. We need a receptionist on any day of the week so if you have time and are interested, please let us know!

Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday thru Thursday
Choose to volunteer a full day from 8:30am – 4:30pm; or half day from 8:30am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 18+
Experience required: none

Please contact: Julie Johns // 269.629.9622 x1229

Ushers

Are you a person who is friendly and likes to met new people?  Do you enjoy helping people?  Joining the usher team might be for you!  Our ushers are on the front lines of greeting people upon entering the celebration center and seating people inside.  Ushers typically serve one service per month (2 hours) and occasionally for special services such as Easter and Christmas.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 16+
Experience required: experienced “smiler”

Please contact: Paul Barber // 269.267.4862

Welcome Center

Volunteers answer questions, give directions/escort new people to the site they are looking for, hand out forms/information, receive “found” items, and are a welcoming presence. We need volunteers to work with others in the Welcome Center before, between or after Sunday services. Volunteers will be scheduled to work one Sunday a month. People who can substitute for regular workers are also needed.

Opportunity available: beginning March 13, 2012
Location: gracespring Concourse
Age Restriction: Adults
Experience required: none

Please contact: Sally Tanner // 269.962.7469

Building & Grounds

Lots of ways to serve, such as mowing our grass, cleaning bathrooms or the kitchen once/month, helping start a new property improvement team, helping start a new HVAC team, etc.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 18+
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact: Gary VanDeWeert // 269.629.9622 X 212

I.T. / Geek Squad

As we work to upgrade the technology needs throughout our campus, we need people who have a “bent” in this area to serve.

Opportunity available: ongoing
Location: gracespring
Age Restriction: 18+
Experience required: depends on role

Please contact: Scott Jepkema // 269.629.9622 X 247