Serve

Every member a minister.

At Mercy Hill we believe that ministry is not something for a select few, but for all who are in Christ.  Every member is a minister.  There are no second-string, no bench-warming Christians.  All have been given gifts through His Spirit and all are called to operate those gifts in service of His body, the church.   It is only when each member functions in this way that the body as a whole can be healthy and effective in her mission (cf. 1 Cor 12:4-7, 14-20; Eph 4:11-16).

Pressing Needs

While there are always ongoing opportunities to serve at Mercy Hill, here are those opportunities we would highlight as particularly pressing.  Please pray and ask God if He might be calling you to jump in!

Mercy Hill Kids Teacher

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Teachers are responsible for leading their classes and teaching from the Scriptures in such a way that the kids might come to know and grow in the grace of Christ.

QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Deep commitment to a personal relationship with Christ and the mission of the church; (2) Love for children and a willingness to teach; (3) Knowledge of child development or a willingness to learn; (4) Submission to a criminal background check; (5) Completion of onboarding process and training. (Note: This position is open only to adults [18 and over].)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of Mercy Hill Church; (2) Commit to serve as a volunteer every 4 weeks or so as assigned on the schedule for at least a six month time frame; (3) Prepare lesson and activities (don't worry, we give you curriculum to use) prior to class for your scheduled Sunday (approx. 1 hour); (4) Arrive no later than 9:30am in order to be prepared for children to arrive at 9:45am; (5) Be available to talk with parents about any questions/concerns they may have. (Note: Some of the following responsibilities may not apply to every classroom [esp. the Nursery].)

If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please fill out the Serve Form below or email us at .

Mercy Hill Kids Helper

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Helpers are responsible for assisting the Teacher of their particular class to ensure that the environment is safe, ordered, and conducive to learning and growing in the things of God.

QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Deep commitment to a personal relationship with Christ and the mission of the church; (2) Love for children and a willingness to serve; (3) Knowledge of child development or a willingness to learn; (4) Submission to a criminal background check (for youth this may be replaced with an interview); (5) Completion of onboarding process and training (Note: This position is open to youth [12-17].)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of Mercy Hill Church; (2) Commit to serve as a volunteer every 4 weeks or so as assigned on the schedule for at least a six month time frame; (3) Arrive no later than 9:30am in order to be prepared for children to arrive at 9:45am; (4) Help the kids follow the directions of the Teacher (e.g. listen to the Bible story, help with crafts, serve snacks, monitor playground)

If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please fill out the Serve Form below or email us at .

Table-Setter

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Table-Setters help set the table for communion. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A servant's heart.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Arrive before the Sunday Service to prepare the elements (bread and juice); (2) Stay after the Sunday Service to clean up. (Note: This team currently has a rotation where you would only be scheduled to serve in this way one time per month.)

If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please fill out the Serve Form below or email us at .

Ongoing Opportunities

We have a number of teams that work together on Sundays and throughout the week to help fulfill the broader mission of Mercy Hill.  If you are interested in joining one of these teams or simply want to get more information, please fill out the Serve Form below or email us at .

Desires and Dreams

God says that, as a result of the outpouring of His Spirit through Christ, His people will "dream dreams" (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17).  So what's yours

We do not want you to think that the only way you can serve with our church is by somehow squeezing yourself into the systems and structures we already have in place.  To be sure, we do have many pre-defined positions for you to serve in and teams for you to join, and we trust that many will feel called to these things.  But we are also aware that God may be calling you to pursue something else entirely—something we haven't thought up or "dreamed". 

We want you to know that we welcome your new ideas—your desires and dreams for ministry "outside the mold".  In fact, one of our greatest joys is getting to hear the things God has placed on our members' hearts and then coming alongside them in an effort to help their visions flourish.  This is how many of our ministries have started—not as top-down initiatives from the leadership, but as something much more organic, growing up and out from the hearts of our people.  We believe that God has uniquely gifted and called you to serve His body and the world.  The only question is: How? !

If you have ministry ideas that you would like to pursue together, please fill out the Serve Form below or email us at .


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Place Team

"Preparing our place for the arrival of God."

Hospitality Team

"Bringing the hospitality of heaven down to earth."

Productions Team

"Getting to the heart through the eyes and the ears."

Mercy Hill Kids (0 yrs thru 5th grade)

"Partnering with parents to reach and raise the next generation for Christ." (Phase 1)

Mercy Hill Youth (6th thru 12th grade)

"Partnering with parents to reach and raise the next generation for Christ." (Phase 2)

Worship Team

"Shaping our affections for God through song."

Share your desires and dreams for ministry with us!