Serving FAQ

IS THERE A PLACE AT CROSSWINDS FOR ME TO VOLUNTEER?                                                                   Absolutely!  While we understand that many people look at the size of CrossWinds and think that they can’t possibly make a difference, the truth of the matter is that you can.  You don’t have to look very far to see that ministry opportunities abound, while people resources are in short supply.  God is calling this church to make an impact.  It will take all of our efforts together to fulfill this potential.

WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER...DO YOU REALLY NEED ME?                                                                        
Volunteers are the heartbeat of CrossWinds.  Every week it takes hundreds of volunteers to make ministry happen, so YES...we need you! Serving allows you to be used by God to make a real difference in people’s lives - at CrossWinds and Beyond These Walls.

Our primary goal is for each person to be serving in a way that fits their God-given strengths and spiritual gifts.  With that mindset, we encourage you to look for serving roles that allow you to do just that.  We do realize, though, that some people simply want to serve where there is the greatest need.  We always have room for more volunteers in our Children's Ministry, as well as our Usher and Greeter teams.

HOW DO I BEGIN SERVING?                                                                                                                          
Each serving entry point may look a little different, but the most important first step is to let us know you are interested.  Once you’ve narrowed down what ministry you are interested in, we will connect you with the appropriate ministry leader to take your next steps.  For some ministries you will be invited to check out that ministry in action.  For others, you may need to first complete an application or interview.  Either way our desire is to make it easy for you to get involved.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW GOD HAS WIRED ME TO SERVE HIM?                                                          
For some it may be best to jump in and get your feet wet in a few different areas until you find one that works for you.  We welcome you to explore our ministries with no obligation to commit.  For others, our Knowing Your Design class is the best place to start.  This class helps you discover how God has uniquely designed you to serve Him.  We also have Volunteer Advisors who are available to meet with you to answer any additional questions you may have and help suggest a ministry that best fits your passion and giftedness.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A VOLUNTEER?                                                                                           Expectations will vary from role to role, however you can rest assured there is a process in place to ensure that you are equipped and trained.  Every role has a team leader whose responsibility is to set you up to win.  The most important thing you can do is to show up and be ready to go when you say you will.  Should you ever have any questions about what is expected of you be sure to talk with your team leader.  Good, open communication is the best method to ensure the serving opportunity is a good fit for both you and the ministry.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?                                                                                                              
Whether you have one hour or ten hours to give, we have an opportunity that fits your availability.  We have monthly, by-weekly and weekly options varying by ministry and your level of commitment.  We will do our best to be flexible with your schedule and are committed to finding a place that will work for you.

STILL UNSURE?                                                                                                                                              
If you’re still not sure which ministry would be a good fit for you or if you are interested in finding out more about how God has designed you uniquely to serve Him, check out our upcoming Knowing Your Design class.

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