WHY DO WE SERVE?

The Lord demonstrated service when He served up His life on a Cross to free us to start living again. Christian service is not self-serving, attending to someone’s needs for the sake of what you will get out of it. Christian service is defined not by the needs of the one serving but the needs of the one being served.

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Serving within Faith

 

  • in WORSHIP: greeter, lay reader, usher, communion assistant, acolyte, Altar Guild, sound operation, media operation, choirs, Praise Band, banner ministry 

 

  • in EDUCATION: Bible study leader, small group facilitator, Sunday School teacher/helper, Youth Ministry, VBS, WOW

 

  • in the CHURCH: Church office volunteer (daytime). Money counter, building/lawn maintenance

 

  • in LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY: serve on a Ministry Team or Lay Leadership Council, ad hoc committees, Prayer Chain, visit homebound, etc.

 

If you are interested in serving in anyway, contact the church office.

Serving in the community

 

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters  Positive Pathways Program (P3) provides youth who have been involved in Juvenile Justice the support and guidance needed in order to be successful and prevent future involvement. 

  • CASA  Volunteers act as advocates for children and youth involved in the court system.

  • Christmas Bureau  Assists low-income families in Topeka to have Christmas presents and dinner during the holiday season. Volunteers "adopt" family screened by Volunteer Center of Topeka coordinators.

  • Doorstep  Provides families in crisis with food, clothing and shelter. Volunteers needed to staff food/clothing pantry and services delivery.

  • Habitat for Humanity: Faith Build  Partnering churches provide volunteers and financial support  for local Habitat for Humanity projects. Click here to sign up.

  • KVC Health Systems  Committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of children/families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.

  • Let's Help  Volunteers work with households to break the cycle of poverty through food/clothing distribution, education and counseling.

  • Meals on Wheels  Volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound citizens Monday through Friday.

  • Ronald McDonald House  Provides away-from-home residence for families of seriously ill children.

  • Sunshine Connection  A drop-in center founded and run by mental health consumers for consumers. (785) 232-0315.

  • Topeka Rescue Mission  Christian-based organization provides food and shelter to the homeless.

Serving beyond Topeka

 

  • T.I.M. Missionary: Benjamin Helge. Read his update here.

  • Food for the Poor  Provides food, clothing, shelter, education and micro-development loans for the poorest of the poor in Latin America and the Carribean.

  • Feed My Starving Children Provides nutritionally complete meals for malnourished and hungry people in 50 countries.

  • LeadaChild  Sharing the love of Jesus Christ with children around the world through Christian education.

  • Lutheran World Relief  A non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.

  • Groundwork Guatemala Taking the Living Word, Jesus Christ, to the lost of Guatemala and equip the found for a life of service to their Savior.

  • Enrich Missions  Enriching schools in Nicaragua, helping the poorest kids engage their education.

  • Ysleta Lutheran Mission  Based out of El Paso, Texas and responds to the physical and spiritual needs of those living in the border region of El Paso and Norther Mexico.

  • Lutheran Bible Translators  Helps train those going into the mission field around the world.