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JOIN A SERVE TEAM!

Beginning September 9 & 10, we will be adding a fourth weekend service to make room in stewarding the growth that God has given us. It will take approximately 300 people to make our weekend services run smoothly.

So join the movement! Whatever your gifting, interests, or schedule— there is a place for you on Ephrata Community Church SERVE TEAMS!

Below is a list of opportunities during one of those weekend services. From the parking lot to the pulpit, everyone serves. Each role is different, but they are all equally important. Click on a title to learn more about that Serve Team and to sign up.

As part of the Audio Tech team, you will help set an atmosphere that is pleasing and enjoyable. A good mix of the audio brings understanding of the spoken word and the engagement in praise and worship.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Be willing to serve the pastor or speaker
  • Have good ears to hear and EQ sound
  • Be comfortable working with a digital mixer
  • Enjoy listening to contemporary music

The team coordinator for the audio tech is Mark Ulrich. You can contact him at muoct28@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

As part of this team, you get to enhance relational connections by providing delicious drinks and pastries to people! What an important role you get to play in helping people connect with one another.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Be friendly and work well with people
  • Be eager to learn and follow procedures for making hot and cold drinks with excellence
  • Be neat and clean, be polite to everyone, learn QuickBooks Point of Sale software.

The team coordinator for the café is Stephanie Eshleman. You can contact her at stephanieeshleman@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

As part of this team, you get to play a vital part in setting the atmosphere of what people will see at our weekend services. You also play a part in getting the message out to the lobby, nursing mother’s room, and out to the nations when we are live streaming the service.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Be alert at all times
  • Have a steady hand

The team coordinator for the camera operator is Mark Ulrich. You can contact him at muoct28@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

As part of this team, you get to be one of the friendliest first impressions as people enter our church doors! What an incredible role you get to play as you soften the hearts of so many, establishing an environment for them to encounter Jesus.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Welcome each person with a smile, eye contact, and appropriate comment or gesture (handshake, hug, warm greeting)
  • Be familiar with our church ministry areas in order to help others build a connection
  • Have the willingness to assist ushers if needed in accommodating the needs of people

The team coordinators for the greeters are Wes & Marsha Petery. You can contact them at petery@ptd.net or at 717.330.8155 if you have any questions about this position.

Children are precious to God, and your willing heart to serve and disciple them has a BIG impact. By serving, you are making a difference in their lives for years to come. Whether your heart is to serve in the nursery, teach the young boys and girls, or help families get acquainted with our children’s ministry at the Kingdom Kids Welcome Center, your service is very valuable. Kingdom Kids children’s ministry is looking for additional servants with the heart to help disciple the next generation.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Have a heartfelt desire to see children encounter the living God and grow in their faith
  • Comply with PA background checks
  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Be a member of Ephrata Community Church

The children’s pastor is Neil Beatty. You can contact him at nbeattyecc@gmail.com or 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about these positions.

The Kingdom Kids Serve Team is divided into four teams: Nursery, Preschool, K-4, and Welcome Center.

Nursery Team: Infant Nursery and Toddler Nursery

Infant Nursery:

Provide care for infants, birth to 1 year or until walking well and ready for Toddler Nursery. Expect to do lots of cuddling, rocking, getting on the floor, and playing with the babies.

Toddler Nursery:

Provide care for toddlers 1 yr. old (or when walking well) until they turn 2 years old. This group needs plenty of play interaction and direction. A very short and simple lesson is taught, but the primary role is to love, bless, hug, read books, and encourage.

Preschool Team: 2’s Class, 3’s Class, and 4’s Class

Preschool Team members serve a very important part of the spiritual training for our little ones.  You are also serving parents when you provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for their children to learn more about what it means to be a child of God!

Preschool children are busy little ones! They are learning so much as they play and interact with others. Please consider your time with children as precious and worthwhile, not as simply babysitting or free-play time. Direct their play, engage with them, and talk together.

Three main truths are taught throughout the year: God made me, God loves me, Jesus wants to be my friend forever!

2’s Class:

Provide care for 2-year-olds in a more structured environment. There is still plenty of playing and reading books, but you will have a simple short lesson to teach.

3’s Class:

Provide care for 3-year-olds in a structured environment. There is some playing and reading books, but you will have a simple lesson to teach.  This class also watches a Bible video story and makes a take home craft.

4’s Class:

Provide care for 4-year-olds in a structured environment. There is limited playing and reading books, but you will have an interactive lesson to teach. This class also watches a Bible video story and makes a take home craft.

K-4 Team:  Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade

K-4 Team members have the opportunity to teach more and provide input into the hearts and minds of these growing boys and girls. The curriculum focuses on three main points throughout the year: I need to make the wise choice; I can trust God no matter what; I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Each class has a step-by-step curriculum guide with video Bible stories, application activities, scripture memory activities, prayer times, and time for you to speak into their lives. There is prep time needed to watch the videos in advance and read through the curriculum. The children love the curriculum, and everything you need is provided for you in the class.

Kindergarten:

Kindergartners are just learning to read. There is more time given to coloring, take home crafts, and interactive activities to teach the verse of Scripture or Bible story.

1st & 2nd Grade:

This class has a video Bible story, memory verse, interactive activities, and they start the God Encountering Tools program.

3rd & 4th Grade:

This class has a video Bible story, memory verse, interactive activities, and they continue with the God Encountering Tools program.  They are taught  to apply and live out what they are learning.

Kingdom Kids Welcome Center Attendant

Greet children and families as they come to check in. Help first-time guests check their children in and direct them where and when the children will go. You are the first point of contact for our guests and will have an important role in helping them feel welcome. You will have radio contact with the Kingdom Kids Coordinator if you need assistance.

As part of this team, you get to use your creative skills in relating what is happening in our services to those in our community. Your role is important in capturing the heart of what God is doing so others can encounter God by watching live or at a later date.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Have an eye for mixing multiple cameras
  • Be a multi-task person

The team coordinator for this position is Mark Ulrich. You can contact him at muoct28@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

As part of this team, you get to help set the atmosphere in our worship service. You will help people engage with God in the songs we sing. Visual learning is an important part of how we communicate.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Be comfortable with computers
  • Have an eye for details and be able to follow the worship leader and the speakers as they lead songs, teach or make announcements

The team coordinator for projection is Mark Ulrich. You can contact him at muoct28@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

This team has many different avenues for you to connect and serve, including, but not limited to, weekend classroom teachers, small group leaders, event and trip chaperones, mentors, childcare, and snack team members. All of these roles require:

  • A heartfelt desire to see students encounter the living God and grow in their faith

Any role involving the direct oversight and or spiritual development of students also requires:

  • Compliance with PA background checks
  • An interview process with the children’s pastor
  • That you be at least 19 years old
  • That you be a member of Ephrata Community Church

The student pastor is Chris Weber. Please feel free to reach out to him at chrisweberecc@gmail.com or 717.733.4071 if you would like to know more about becoming involved in student ministry leadership at Ephrata Community Church.

As part of this team, you get to play a vital role in helping create a distraction-free environment where people can receive all that God has prepared for them. Your role is so important because you literally get to help set the atmosphere for people to experience powerful encounters with God.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Welcome each person with a smile and eye contact, being attentive to any need
  • Graciously distribute weekly worship guides and sermon notes, lead folks to their seats, collect the offering, and minimize distractions
  • Be ready to attend to any special needs that occur during the service

The team coordinators for the ushers are Wes & Marsha Petery. You can contact them at petery@ptd.net or at 717.330.8155 if you have any questions about this position.

As part of this team, you get to be one of the friendliest faces to serve guests and attenders as they have questions or need to get better acquainted with our wonderful church home! What an incredible role you get to play in being a helpful presence for those who have questions.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Greet each person that approaches with a smile, eye contact and, “Welcome, how may I assist you?”
  • Be familiar with the church ministries and the building in order to answer questions, provide direction, and assist in signing up for upcoming events
  • Be efficient in navigating the church website in order to confidently provide resourcing

The team coordinator for the Welcome Center is Bonnie Greiner. You can contact her at greiner10@windstream.net or at 717.202.5292 if you have any questions about this position.

Our mission is help people experience life-changing connections with God in our services and to equip and empower them to live as Spirit and Truth worshippers in their overall lives. We envision an ever-maturing and an ever-expanding community of passionate worshippers who desire to use their gifts, talents, skills, and abilities to increase and advance the Kingdom of God in our region and beyond.

Individuals who would like to serve on this team are required to:

  • Fill out a Worship Ministry Application and drop it off at the Welcome Center (application is attached)

The team coordinator for the worship team is Mark Ulrich. You can contact him at muoct28@gmail.com or at 717.733.4071 if you have any questions about this position.

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