Get Plugged in to one of our Volunteer Teams
Serving isn’t just what we do at Connect Christian Church. It’s part of our DNA.
Our goal is to have every person who calls Connect home plugged in and serving in some way. At the same time, we aren’t out to abuse anyone. That’s why we build in breaks and ask our volunteers to limit their involvement to two teams. If you get involved, most of our teams are on a three or four-month rotation, which means you’ll typically only serve a few months out of the year.
When you jump on board with one of our dedicated volunteer teams, you’ll become part of a bunch of passionate and committed people who are growing together. Plus, our directors will keep you trained and informed so you’ll never have to wonder what you are doing.
Find where you fit
Directors: Mike and Sherri Everett
At times life will get hard, and we all need some extra help. We need others to care for us, to show up, to help relieve and share in some of our stresses in practical ways. If you are someone who is gifted at loving others, this could be an ideal team for you. This committed group is available after every service to pray with, listen to and encourage those who attend Connect. The Care Team also steps in to support our church with meals following the birth of a new baby or after health complications.
Director: Nicki Edmisten
This team is the first impression of Connect and is filled with energetic, smiling, friendly and talkative volunteers who have a heart for helping people and who love to demonstrate God’s love with every connection. The goal is to be sure every single guest feels welcome, informed and loved from the time they enter the parking lot to the time they leave. We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure first-time guests know exactly where to go and what to expect as well as hear from us afterward.
Director: Jay Hess
This behind-the-scenes team is here to maintain an effective and efficient financial system that enables Connect to carry out its mission. Volunteers on this numbers-loving team pay close attention to detail, respect confidentiality and embrace the power of Biblical generosity in a church. We don’t just count the offering. We write the procedures for our counting process, help present the annual budget, develop financial reports and consult closely with the leadership team when it comes to major expenditures. In addition, we encourage our partners to experience spiritual growth through tithing and develop methods for helping them to give generously.
Director: Melissa Hess, Kids & Family Pastor
This team creates a high-energy experience where children from birth through fifth grade will be able to get to know Jesus in a safe, fun and exciting environment. This ministry presents some awesome opportunities for people gifted to lead worship and teach kids or for those who are more comfortable assisting or running media. Our goal is to partner with parents to build young servant leaders who love Jesus.
Director: Damon Rinehart
Volunteers on this team are visible, alert and proactive as they monitor all our spaces, including the Connect Kids areas. Members of this team help ensure safety while not sacrificing a warm and welcoming environment.
Director: Cory Vinson
This team of unsung heroes is responsible for turning the school into a church every Sunday by creating (and tearing down) all the environments where both our adults and kids worship each week. With both super-light and heavy-duty needs, this team lends itself to men and women of all ages. If you aren’t fond of the spotlight but want to make a difference for the Kingdom, this is the ministry for you.
Sports Camp Team
Sports Camp Director: Julie Bach
Sports Camp is the one week every summer when an army of passionate volunteers shows up at Batavia Township Park each night to serve literally hundreds of kids from our community by teaching them sports, telling them about Jesus and having a blast with them. We’re not gonna lie. The week is incredibly exhausting, but we promise you this: When it is all said and done, it will be one of the highlights of your summer, and you might just introduce a child to Jesus for the very first time! Check out sportscamp.cc for more details or to get involved.
Director: Matt Messenger, Student Pastor
Connect Students exists with one simple mission: to connect middle and high school students to Jesus. Our volunteers have a blast with students and partner with parents to lead their students toward spiritual maturity. This team meets with 6th through 12th graders on Sunday nights. They also put on special events for our teens to give them plenty of opportunities to hang out and have a blast together.
Worship & Creative Arts
Interim Director: Max Andrews
This team — whether on stage or assisting with production — are here to bring people closer to Jesus. We demand a high level of excellence, and our goal is to create an atmosphere that prepares hearts to receive God’s Word. This team has several positions including musicians, sound engineers, camera operators, lighting operators as well as graphics and video editors.