The care Team works to coordinate meals or others needs during times of need, such as hospital stays, new babies, injury or illness, tragedy, etc. Every little bit will help someone in need.
- Meals: Provide short-term meals for people after a hospital stay, birth of a new baby, death in the family or other emergency situations, or provide a meal for our worship & media team before a weekend gathering.
- Prayer: Pray for the needs of those in our church during the week.
- Hospital Visitation: Visit those who are in the hospital to offer encouragement and prayer.
- Infant & Toddlers:
No one is too young to learn about Jesus’ love! Get your baby fix as you nurture these little ones ages 0-15 months or 16-2 1/2 years. While some babies just need to be held and loved for the hour or so their parents are in church, others are ready for songs, prayer and a lesson! Teachers will be given all the resources needed to meet these precious ones where they are at developmentally. **Commitment – one Saturday or Sunday each month or once every 8 weeks.
A preschool teacher teaches children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years old using the Think Orange Curriculum. Lessons include a Bible Verse, DVD lesson, game and craft ideas. Teachers also lead children in worship and prayer. We will have all the supplies ready for you to equip you to teach these little ones about Jesus! **Commitment – each Sunday at the 9am or 10:30am gathering or Saturday night for 4 months or substitute as often as you’d like.
- Rangers & Mpact Helper:
Assist Commander or Sponsor with lesson preparation and presentation, crowd control and activities. **Commitment – every Wednesday evening.
- KidConnect Helper:
Assist weekend director with game, crowd control and small group time. **Commitment – one weekend gathering (Saturday or Sunday) per month or once every 8 weeks.
- Zone 45:
A Zone 45 teacher teaches the 4th & 5th grade students using Think Orange curriculum and power point presentation. The presentation has game time, a memory verse, video lesson and then discussion questions about the story. All materials and supplies will be provided for you to create an engaging environment for the students to learn more about a relationship with God. **Commitment – a 4 month time frame during Saturday night, Sunday 9am or 10:30am. Or once a month in a selected weekend gathering.
- Zone 45 Helper: Assist the teacher during game time, crowd control, and discussion time. Great position for parents or teenagers who enjoy hanging with kids. **Commitment once a month or once every 8 weeks during one of the weekend gatherings.
- Teacher’s Helper: Assist one of our infant & toddler or preschool teachers. This is the perfect position for teenagers who love babies and kids! **Commitment – one Saturday or Sunday each month or once every 8 weeks.
- Young Families Check-in & Greeter: Be one of the first friendly faces people see as they come in the doors each week! Assist families as they check their children in at one of our three check-in stations. You can also help ensure that visiting families feel welcome and get their children to the right classroom. **Commitment – one Sunday each month from 8:30 – 9:20am & 10:10 – 10:50am or one Saturday each month from 5:00 – 5:50pm.
All children’s volunteers must complete an application and a background check.
Media (training is provided)
- Stage lighting tech: Responsible for stage and house lighting utilizing the lighting board and digital programs to control the mood and atmosphere of the auditorium during the worship time, teaching time and in between services. Requirements include dress rehearsal at 4pm on Saturdays through the Saturday evening gathering, and then both gatherings on Sunday morning.
- Media computer tech: Responsible for running the media computer during the weekend gatherings. Duties include running worship song lyrics, welcome videos, teaching notes and any other video or media required to be run through the computer during our regular weekend gatherings. Requirements include dress rehearsal at 4pm on Saturdays through the Saturday evening gathering, and both gatherings on Sunday morning.
- Camera Operator/Video producer (NEW TEAM LAUNCHING APRIL 2013): We are making steps this year to upgrade our current process for recording the weekly video message of our gatherings. In an attempt to create a better quality video, we will be forming a team to man the cameras during our Sunday morning gatherings, as well as a producer to run the video switcher and record the message.This is a new team at Grace and more information will be available soon.
Worship Team (auditions required)
- Parking Lot Attendants: Arrive one half hour before service. Assist elderly, and young families with children from the parking lot to the front doors. When raining, assist people with umbrellas from car to the front door. Help with any snow removal from sidewalks when needed.
- Greeters: Arrive one half hour before service time to welcome guests and visitors as they come in the front doors of Grace. Direct new visitors to the TOG Cafe’ for a free beverage. If assistance is needed, introduce them to the Floater who can further help them find a classroom, restroom, etc.
- Ushers: Arrive one half hour before service time to help pass out bulletins in the auditorium. When needed, help people find a seat in the auditorium. Stand at the auditorium doors after service and thank guests for coming.
- Head Usher: Arrive one half hour before service time to help pass out bulletins in the auditorium. When needed, help people find a seat in the auditorium. Assist with any chair, table, etc. that would need to be put on or taken off the platform. Stand at back door during service to assist with people coming in and out of the auditorium. Be on the lookout for anyone needing assistance during the gathering. Stand at the auditorium doors after service and thank guests for coming.
- Floater: Arrive one half hour before service time. Assist in the atrium with anyone needing general information, finding classrooms, restrooms, etc. When needed, take guests to the classroom they are looking for. Direct new visitors to the TOG Cafe’ for a free beverage.
- Security: Arrive 15 minutes before service time. During the gathering, patrol hallways, atrium, and outside grounds.
- TOG Cafe’ Hospitality Team:
Barista: Commit to barista/cash register training – one evening for 2 hours. Arrive 45 minutes before service time. (Cafe’ opens 30 minutes before each gathering) Make specialty drinks before and 15 minutes into the gathering. Help with clean up.
Cash Register: Commit to cash register/barista training – one evening for 2 hours. Arrive 45 minutes before service time. (Cafe’ opens 30 minutes before each gathering) Help with clean up.
- Be A Blessing Initiative: Our blessinginitiative.org →
website allows us to facilitate local needs with local answers. This is a portal for you to connect with other people – whether you have a need or want to fill a need. Legitimate needs are posted on a regular basis, so be sure to check back often and see how you can help.
- Church Projects: Occasionally our GCC building is in need of some TLC. If you have a background in construction, paint, landscaping or other useful trade and would like to volunteer your time and energy, please let us know!
- Local Outreaches: We partner with several local ministries, primarily with Urban Outreach Denver, to provide GCC with monthly local outreach opportunities for several hours on a Saturday or weekday evening. These are announced through church announcements and on the Blessing Initiative website.
- Mission Trips: In 2013, Grace is sending two mission teams to Uganda, Africa. The first in March is a construction-oriented trip meant to help improve the facilities of Africa Harvest Mission, the ministry we partner with in Uganda. The second team will be leaving in late June and will focus on evangelism and education. This team will be led by Pastor Terry and you are welcome to join!
VIVE comes from the term “Vive la Vida” meaning ‘Long Live Life’. We want to encourage middle and high school students to live life together with Christ, engaging one another on this journey as a movement to change our world.
We want to inspire students to look outside of themselves in order to make a difference in their world. This is accomplished through a team environment where every student belongs to the Connect, Creative, or Global Teams.
- Global Team: Raise up students to reach our world through serving, not just seeing the needs but taking action. This team is committed to identifying projects & opportunities that empower students to reach students for Christ!
- Connect Team: Resourcing students to build relationships with one another as well as connecting with their world. This team is committed to create an environment where all are welcome to be who they are while experiencing and sharing the love of Christ together. This team’s primary responsibility is to connect students to activities, projects, and follow-up on new and missing students through social media, personal contact and group activities. They are the “glue” of the movement.
- Creative Team: Releasing students to express their creativity in an ever changing environment in order to achieve our commitment to reaching and being relevant to a student’s world and mindset. This team is committed to the planning, developing and implementing of the “arts” as an avenue to attract students. This is accomplished through drama, music, video and additional media.