SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Adopt-A-Block Adopt-A-Block is an initiative sponsored by South Side Mission, which partners with churches all over Peoria in a door-by-door, street-by-street, block-by-block, neighborhood-by-neighborhood effort to bring relief, hope and, most importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the 61605 zip code area. The plan is simple and proven.  It means adopting whole city blocks at a time and focusing energies for the long term.  It mean establishing real, tangible relationships with the poor -- sowing seeds, nurturing tender shoots, and yielding an abundant harvest when the time comes. Adopt-A-Block Concepts
     •     Groups convene at the mission and disperse to neighborhood blocks
     •     Groups meet residents door-by-door telling them about Adopt-A-Block and build relationships with residents through community service.
     •     The goal is to win 61605 for Christ.  This is a Body of Christ effort, not specifically tied to any one Church or organization.

The St. Paul Adopt-A-Block team serves every second and fourth Saturday.  Please plan to arrive at the mission by 9:30 a.m.   If you would more information, contact adoptablock@spbaptist.org.

CCCD
Montego BayMissionEach October, a team of volunteers from St. Paul travel for one week to The Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf in Montego Bay, Jamaica.   There they serve the school by working on a number of building projects, participate in worship services with the staff and students, and share the love of Christ with each child they encounter. 

For more information about the mission of CCCD, please visit their website http://www.cccdjamaica.org If you would like more information about joining the St. Paul CCCD Mission team or make a donation to the school, please contact us at cccdmission@spbaptist.org.

CONNECTION
The Connection team facilitates the assimilation of new members into the life, work, and faith of the St. Paul community.  Connection counselors serve as the first point of contact for new members after each morning worship service and are available to pray and guide new believers and new members during their first year at St. Paul.  This team also staffs our ConnectionCenterto answer questions and assist visitors and members each Sunday.   As Ministry Connectors, they provide information about the various fellowship and ministry opportunities available at St. Paul. 

Opportunities to Serve:  Connection counselor, Connection Desk, Follow up team, Ministry Connector If you would like to serve on the Connection Team please contact: connection@spbaptist.org

CULINARY
The Culinary team serves on Sundays to help prepare coffee and refreshments following 8:00 a.m. services.  They also prepare and serve Wednesday afternoon Lunch & Learn meals, provide breakfast service for the Leadership trainings, special dinners and other ministry events where meals and refreshments are provided.

Opportunities to Serve: Food prep, food servers, set-up, cleanup, pantry organization. If you like to serve on Culinary Team contact: culinary@spbaptist.org


FACILITIES & GROUNDS
The church grounds team provides a wide variety of skills to keep the church landscaping, parking lot, signage, and other non-building aspects of the church facility in excellent condition. Serving teams also meet at the church every other Monday evening for miscellaneous building maintenance projects. 

Opportunities to Serve:  Lawn mowing, weeding, planting, snow removal and other ground beautification tasks. Individuals with Carpentry, Plumbing, or Electrical skills. If you like to serve on the Facilities and Grounds Team contact: grounds@spbaptist.org

GREETERS
When a visitor or member enters the doors of St. Paul, a greeter is waiting to provide a warm and genuine word of welcome. Greeters serve on the frontline of the church’s hospitality ministry and provide a positive first impression for guests and a “glad to see you again” feeling for regular attendees of St. Paul.  They also assist with distribution of welcome packets and other information during our visitor’s welcome time at our morning services.   Greeters team meet on 1st Monday each month,  6:30 p.m.

Opportunities to Serve:  Greeting teams are need Sundays, during the week, and for special Events  If you would like to serve on the Greeters Team please contact: greeters@spbaptist.org

MEN STREET MINISTRY
St. Paul Men gather to share the gospel and pray at various locations throughout the city.  Team members convene at the church 4:30 p.m. each Friday.  If you would like to join, please contact us at streetministry@spbaptist.orgPARKING This team greets people as they arrive in the parking lot assisting with traffic and pedestrian access to the church before and after the 8:00 am and 11:00 am services. 

If you would like to serve on the Parking team, contact: safetyandsecurity@spbaptist.org

SAFETY & SECURITY
When God’s people crossed the Jordan River, SOLDIERS were ordered by God to lead the way! (Joshua 1:13, 14)  Security is responsible for providing a safe and tranquil environment in which to worship.  They are in charge of general safety precautions, responding to medical emergencies, fire and tornado evacuation plans.  Workers are strategically placed throughout the facility as “watchmen” to guard and maintain order. 

Opportunities to serve:  Security oversight for weekend services and during our weekly evening church activities. If you would like to serve on the Safety & Security team, contact: safetyandsecurity@spbaptist.org


USHERS
Church ushers serve on the frontlines of welcoming people to the church’s worship services and special events.  Ushers welcome congregation members and guests and provide them with information, materials they need to enjoy and benefit from the worship service, and help ensure a hospitable, fulfilling, and smooth-flowing worship experience on a personal level.  Usher meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Opportunities to Serve:  During our weekend services, weekly activities and special events. If you would like to serve on the Ushers team, contact ushers@spbaptist.org


VAN MINISTRY
On our daily “walk” with God, someone has to DRIVE!  The St Paul Transportation team works to provide transportation to and from our 8:00 and11:00 Sunday services, Wednesday bible class and various outside church events.

Opportunities to Serve:  Van drivers, maintenance If you would like to serve on the Van Ministry please contact: vanministry@spbaptist.org




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