There are hundred of volunteer opportunities to serve Christ at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Every ministry program and event at St. John’s depends on dedicated members who volunteer their time, talent, service, and gifts to God. There are also several committees, councils, and teams that focus on specific needs essential to the life of the church.
Children & Family Ministries
We are interested in speaking with you if you have a heart for children and a desire to see a child grow in his or her love of the Lord. We have opportunities for volunteers to help with Kingdom Quest Sunday School, mid-week programming, administrative and office tasks, special programming, and with our special Summer activites, such as Vacation Bible School and SMART Camp.
If God has gifted you in music, drama, movement or dance, science, art or crafts, leadership ability in games or small group activities and discussions, or teaching in a large group setting, then we have a place for you in Children and Family Ministries. We will provide you with opportunities for on-going training and we will support you in your ministry call to children. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out Volunteer Information Sheet and return it to the church office.
Attention All Volunteers!
Each year, all volunteers that work with children or vulnerable adults in our congregation are asked to take a one-hour safety course, called Safe Sanctuaries. St. John’s has now joined with our Conference office and “Protect My Ministry” to offer this training ONLINE! This online course will replace the in-person training that has been offered in the past.
To begin the process, please fill out a “Volunteer Application Form” found here, or pick one up in the church front office, and return it to the church office. Church staff will run your background check, and once that’s complete, you will be e-mailed a link from “Protect My Ministry” to complete the training online. THEN…you’re done! An e-mail will be sent to the church letting us know you’ve completed the training, and you will be certified for another year to work with children and vulnerable adults in our congregation.
The background check and training will still be required each year by every volunteer and staff person. If you have questions, do not have access to the internet, or are having problems with the link, please contact Brandie (883-9717, ext. 133). And thank you for volunteering!
United Methodists believe that faith and good works belong together, and love of God is always linked to love of neighbor. Reaching out to those who need extra help, support, or attention in our city and extended community is an important part of our ministry. St. John’s United Methodist Church participates and works with several local organizations committed to providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, supplies, and services to those most in need.
The Roadrunner Food Bank, Project Share, The Storehouse, Love In the Name of Christ, Interfaith Hospitality Netowrk, and the Four Corners Ministry are just a few of the organizations St. John’s supports. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
Very few of us can travel to distant places to share our faith and minister to the sick and needy. However, it is possible to support the work of those dedicated servants who spread the good news, offer hope, and help others around the globe. St. John’s United Methodist Church sponsors several programs, missionaries, ministries, and relief groups devoted to carrying out Christ’s work around the world. Good things happen when we give generously to support these missions.
Every other year, the youth of St. John’s United Methodist Church embark on a special Music and Mission Trip to somewhere in the country where people need their help. In the summer of 2014, they went to Washington, D.C, and New York City.