Serve

‘Have this attitude in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant…’ (Philippians 2:5-7).

As followers of Jesus Christ one of the most important values that we should express is servant-hood. We are all servants of God, and as His servants we should find ourselves serving both His people and His purpose here on earth.

 

In ICF we want every church member to know the fulfillment of serving God. Please browse through it prayerfully, and feel free to talk with any of the leadership team for more information.

You can get involved in any of the prayer and community activities mentioned on other pages.  There are also the following aspects of our church life that you can get involved in.

Hall Prep. The Hall Prep Ministry ensures that the hall and Sunday School / Crèche areas are set up each Sunday morning ready in time for our Worship Service. Then, after the service, it involves putting the hall / other areas back to the school’s requirements and ensuring all rooms used that Sunday morning (hall, classrooms and/or dance studio) including the storage area are tidy. It involves moving chairs, tables and equipment, meaning some lifting of reasonably heavy items.

Tea & Coffee. Serves tea, coffee, and light refreshments after our Sunday morning service and occasionally at Sunday evening / mid week events. Being part of the team involves preparing tea / coffee at home and carrying it to church in large thermos flasks, or just being willing to help serve these refreshments at church. It means working along with a small team who ensure that they are set up before church, serve people after church, and clear up.

Welcome Team. Being on the welcome team is a very important as it means that you are the first person people meet when they come into ICF.  Two people are part of the welcome team at the door, and two in the MacReadie suite helping people to their seats.  It ensures that every person who comes into ICF receives a very warm welcome. It involves working with another person to hand out the weekly notice sheet and a encouraging visitors to sign the visitor book.

Being part of the welcome team also means helping with the taking up of the tithes and offerings, the serving of communion and being on hand to help with any other practical matters during a Sunday morning service.

Communion Preparation. Preparing communion involves collecting the communion bag after the service (prior to the week you are preparing for) from the person on duty that Sunday. Once home you need to wash the cups and make sure the napkins and tablecloths are washed and ironed. You also need to purchase one loaf of bread and one litre carton of red grape juice. On the morning of the service that you are preparing for you need to make sure that the bread is cut into cubes, the cups are filled, and the communion table is set. After the service you need to clear up the communion items and fill the bag ready to give to the person on the following week.

Sound Desk. This involves being on duty throughout a Sunday morning service (and occasionally other services). Operating the PA desk requires some knowledge and experience of the technology involved. It also requires an ear for sound. If you would like to be involved, but don’t feel you have the ability to operate the equipment, training can be provided.

Laptop. This involves being on duty throughout a Sunday morning service (and occasionally other services). The laptop is used to operate the data projector to display songs during worship, record sermons, display church notices and occasionally sermon outlines. Operating the laptop requires some knowledge and experience of the technology involved. If you would like to be involved, but don’t feel you have the ability to operate the equipment, training can be provided.

Sunday School Teachers.  This involves working as part of a team to teach children during part of the Sunday morning service. See our Children’s page for details on the classes.

Sunday School Helpers.  This involves being on hand to assist a Sunday School teacher. This will include helping the children with their activities as well as providing practical support to the teacher.

Creche.  This involves working as part of a team to look after the one to three year olds during part of the Sunday morning service. There are normally two workers scheduled to work each Sunday. Depending on the numbers and ages of the children present, it is not always necessary for both workers to stay in crèche.

Youth. This involves being part of a team who help lead the weekly youth group and associated activities. Our programmes are fun filled, action packed evenings, which aim to help young people develop their faith in relevant and creative ways. An ability to relate to young people is necessary.

Worship Team.  This involves working as part of a team to lead the church in worship. You will need to be a good singer or musician and above all have a heart to serve the Lord as a worshipper.