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Embark Church is growing and has several key ministry opportunities!  Serving in one of these positions is an opportunity to help grow and further Embark’s ministry to the congregation as well as the community.  Please prayerfully consider if this is right for you.



Volunteer Teams – Sunday Morning

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Sets up the worship area for Sunday AM. Consisting of mostly men, they literally roll out the equipment from a 40′ container located in the back of the YMCA and set it up. It takes approximately 1 hour to both setup and teardown. Team partners serve once every 3 weeks.

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Sets up the lobby area.  This includes making the coffee, setting up the visitors tent and arranging the physical arrangement to receive visitors.  It takes approximately 45 minutes to both setup and teardown. Team partners serve once every 3 weeks.

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Greets, orients and tracks visitors, hands out gifts, mans the red guest services tent. Team partners serve once every 3 weeks.

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Administers audio/ visual needs for the worship service to include setting up speakers, TVs and flipping song lyrics. Team partners serve once every 3 weeks.

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Puts up and take down all the exterior signs and flags at the front of the YMCA. Takes approximately 30 min.

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Facilitates a lesson as either a teacher or teacher’s assistant for children of various ages under 11. Team partners serve once every 3 weeks. A background check is required.

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Works closely with the pastor in helping administer and/or creative speak into the worship service. Team partners serve as needed.

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Administers the vital background tasks necessary with conducting Next Steps immediately following worship. Team partners have an opportunity to meet and shape the “feel” of Embark for those exploring Embark. Partners serve as needed.

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Team prays before and during the worship service. Partners serve as needed.


Volunteer Teams – Weekly

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Team consists of musicians and vocalists that seek to bring people into the presence of God during Sunday morning worship. Rehearsal is every Wednesday and play on Sunday morning. An audition is required.

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Team consists of adults who have a passion for connecting with and discipling young people. Consists of leading the youth program on Sunday evenings.

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Administers the vital background administration necessary to keep Embark functioning. Team has various positions depending on interest and skill.

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Team visits / communicates with congregation members in various ways depending when care / celebration is needed.

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Plans, coordinates and implements the various congregational events. Team partners serve as needed.

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If you have a particular gift, skill or passion that you would like to use, we want to hear about it! Turning your gift, skill or passion into an opportunity to make a difference is the goal!


Serving connects you with others, the church and God.

One of the mantra’s you will hear around Embark is that the church is “not a building.  It’s just people.”  This is true.  Attending a Sunday morning service in a particular building is not church.  Instead, Church consists of people intertwined, connected and dependent on each other in such a way that they become a “people.”  This community of people establishes their own unique culture, value system and love for one another.  Only when this is understood can church really be what it is supposed to be – a verb that we do and be, not a noun associated with simple attendance.  Serving begins the process of being knit into this “people.”

Serving gives life.

God has provided you with a set of gifts and skills that are unique to you.  Using them for His purpose and glory brings a level of connection, freedom and purpose.  At Embark, we help YOU discover your unique gifts and skills in Next Steps and “plug you in” to a service area.  When your gifts and skills are employed in a meaningful way, serving is life-giving rather than life-draining.  It provides you energy and you become, NOT PART of the church, but THE CHURCH.

Serving keeps Embark in action.

Not only does serving provide life, it is critical for furthering Embark.  YOU and YOUR SERVICE keep Embark going.  We are a “church plant” or startup church.  This means we are smaller, more flexible and constantly changing.  It means we don’t have the staff we need.  It means Embark needs YOU.  Currently we setup and meet in the Orangeburg YMCA every Sunday morning.  It takes one team of over 25 people to setup curtains, setup chairs, prepare for visitors, run the children’s ministry, brew the coffee and sing songs.  Using a rotation of 3 teams, we meet and transform the YMCA every Sunday morning.  You serving makes Embark happen.

 

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Embark Church Welcomes You to serve your community! If you live in Bamberg, Bowman, Branchville, Cameron, Cope, Cordova, North, Orangeburg, Saint Matthews, Swansea, Rowesville and Swansea we invite you to come and join us!