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

Volunteers provide a way for people to connect with one another and for guests to feel welcome. Our coffee shop volunteers make lattes, mochas and expresso drinks to order for our guests. We also provide self-serve coffee, hot chocolate and powdered cappuccino drinks as well as snacks and water.

Time commitment: One Sunday per month first or second service. First service team serves from 8:10-10:15, second service team serves from 10:15-12:00.
Duties: Cash register operator, Espresso Maker, Steamer, Brew Pot Operator, Clean-up Crew
Experience: No previous experience needed, 1-2 training session required
Age Requirement: High school and adults (Younger possible with desire and motivation)

Team Leader: Michelle Halley at halley5@me.com // 269.377.3993

Greeters

Our greeters contagiously welcome people on the sidewalks outside, and at the doors. They are especially excited to help guests with limited mobility or who just need an extra hand. With smiles and encouraging words, Greeters demonstrate the love and warmth that reflects our unique community.

Time commitment: Once a month, first or second service, 30 minutes prior to service, 10 minutes into service, 10 minutes post service
Duties: Greet guests as they arrive and offer a kind farewell as they exit the main doors
Experience: None needed, smiles required
Age Requirement: 16+

Team Leader: Jason Ramer at jasondramer@live.com // 269.760.0777

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

Parking

We are looking to develop a team of Parking lot attendants who are on the front line of welcoming guests to our campus.  They are excited to be the first impression at gracespring and know that their joyful welcome and smile may be the first our guests receive that day.

Time commitment: Once a month, first or second service, 30 minutes prior to, and 10 minutes into service
Duties: Cheerfully greet guests as they drive into the lot, direct first-time guest to main doors
Experience: None needed other than a willingness to work in ALL Michigan weather
Age Requirement: 16+

Team Leader: Gary VanDeWeert at gary.vandeweert@gracespringchurch.org // 269.629.9622 X 212

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

Our usher volunteers provide the third line (if not more) of welcome to our guests. In addition to a warm welcome and handing out programs at auditorium doors, they eagerly look for people needing help and kindly seat people so hearts are open for worship.

Time Commitment: One Sunday a month, one service, occasionally for a special service or outreach event. 20 minutes prior to service, 10 minutes into service, 10 minutes post service
Duties: Welcome each person as they walk into the auditorium, hand out programs and any other pertinent information for the day, assist people in finding seats, pass the offering buckets, may help with communion, offer a kind farewell as guests leave the auditorium
Experience: None required
Age Requirement: 16

Team Leader: Mike Smith at gazelledad1976@gmail.com // 269.352.9233

The Hub / Welcome Center

Volunteers provide an inviting presence where guests can find information regarding ministries, community groups, classes, and upcoming events. Our Hub volunteers are excited to look for new people and offer assistance in any way, escort them to an area of the church or answer questions they may have.

Time commitment: One Sunday a month, 30 minutes before, and 20 minutes post service
Duties: Welcome guests and joyfully answer questions, share ministries, events and opportunities to get connected as well as give directions/escort new people to the site they are looking for
Experience: Joyful, welcoming personality
Age Requirement: High school and adults

Team Leader: Becky Banaszak at becky.banaszak@gracespringchurch.org // 269.209.9282

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

Do you have any questions about our Serve Opportunities?

If so, contact our Connections Coordinator, Debbie Koenig, at debbie.koenig@gracespringchurch.org or at 269-629-9622 x249.