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com (740) 235-4525 5550 Lancaster-Newark Road Pleasantville, OH 43148

We believe a healthy church family functions just like a healthy family at home: when everyone chips in and helps, it lightens the work load, the work gets done more quickly and each family member develops a sense of ownership and accomplishment. Just like at home, teens are also encouraged to serve. We need your help. Please carefully consider these important ministry areas and thoughtfully choose one or two. A Team Leader will contact you and explain the particulars of each job. Because Life Church doesn’t have “membership,” volunteering is one way you can say, “I want to help this church family.” Thank you from the Life Church Leadership Team, Ron & Marilyn Grubb Jason & Becky Grubb Joe & Michelle Edwards Don & Shirley Ignaszewski David & Amy Lively Mitch & Lara Price

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The DNA of Life Church Volunteers
This church is our spiritual family, and every person who attends our services is a guest in our home. Everyone who encounters a Life Church Volunteer should sense our humble excitement that they have chosen to be here with us. Jesus told his volunteers, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:25-28 NIV

Life Church Volunteers lay down their rights to ensure that others are accommodated. Our volunteers are not simply people meeting a need, they are people who see their service as an act of worship to our humble servant-king, Jesus.

Table of Contents
Greeters .................................................................................................. 4 Welcome Center .................................................................................. 5 Ushers ...................................................................................................... 6 Fellowship ............................................................................................... 8 Prayer ...................................................................................................... 9 Worship ................................................................................................. 10 Nursery .................................................................................................. 11 Life Kids ................................................................................................. 12 Teen Volunteers .................................................................................. 13 Media.................................................................................................... 14 Communications ................................................................................ 15 Housekeeping ..................................................................................... 16 Home Meals......................................................................................... 17 Funeral Dinners .................................................................................... 18 Small Group Leaders & Hosts ........................................................... 19
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Greeter Volunteers
What does a Greeter do?

7th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide a cordial, personal welcome to anyone entering and provide any printed materials or directions for each event.

What does a Greeter look like?
Greeters are people who like people. When they see people coming into the church, they want the visitor to know that everyone here is grateful they’ve come. Although Greeters would enjoy a long conversation, they realize they must focus on every person coming through the door. Greeters believe everyone needs a personal greeting from a genuinely interested person, confirming they have made a great choice by coming to share Life with us. Greeters are fresh-breathed people who like to smile and shake hands and/or give hugs to those who lean into them (by the way, Greeters get very good at recognizing who enjoys a handshake, who enjoys a pat on the back, and who enjoys a hug AND who doesn’t enjoy a hug). Greeters enjoy making everyone who enters Life Church feel like a VIP.

Greeter Team Leaders:
John Altop Ellen Altop 740-653-1024 jraltop@yahoo.com 740-974-4586 ealtop@yahoo.com

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Welcome Center Volunteers

7th Grade - Adults

What does a Welcome Center Volunteer do?
Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they answer questions and provide any printed pamphlets and/or information available to our guests from a centralized information center.

What does a Welcome Center Volunteer look like?
The welcome center is information central for Life Church. A Welcome Center Volunteer possesses a good overview of everything that Life Church is doing and/or provides for our guests. Welcome Center Volunteers are able to patiently direct people to the right location or give them the right information. A Welcome Center Volunteer has printed materials available and if they can’t answer a guest’s question, they direct them to someone who can. A good Welcome Center Volunteer avoids prolonged conversations with friends and politely gives quick attention to anyone who approaches their station. A pleasant disposition and smile are vital elements to ensure the right experience for our guests.

Welcome Center Team Leader:
Marilyn Grubb, Administrator 740-235-4525 ext. 2 marilyn@lifechurchohio.com

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Ushers
What does an Usher do?

9th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide seating assistance for our guests, tend to the offering baskets and offering, and actively manage the overall guest accommodations within the sanctuary.

What does an Usher look like?
Ushers are people who love to see anyone come into the sanctuary and they convey that. Ushers smile, open doors, greet people and quietly direct guests to available seating. Ushers understand they are a fixture of the entire sanctuary setting; they see themselves as the “keepers” of that room. Ushers see themselves as servants who are there to provide anything a guest may need. They envision themselves with a servant’s towel folded neatly over their arm, poised like the servant of a King at his banquet table. Ushers dress neatly and maintain an appearance of casual alertness to everyone’s needs. Ushers are always “onduty” while everyone else is treated as a guest.

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Ushers are people with peripheral vision for people and needs, like a hawk watching over their domain. They are aware of seats that are available and seats that are not available but should be. Ushers don’t relax and lean on walls, chatting with friends, but enjoy being a soldier at their post. Is someone looking for a seat? Is there a parent who needs to know about the crying room? An usher is embarrassed if any guest must open their own door even after the service has begun. Ushers know how to quietly communicate to one another in a whisper at all times. Great ushers tune in on the platform during the service and anticipate any needs the worship leader or the speaker may have and feel empowered to meet that need or alert the right person to meet that need. Ushers are the stewards of the offering. They are completely aware of the baskets and the information that must be available in the baskets. They anticipate and honor the offering time as an act of worship for our guests by making certain the baskets make their way throughout the sanctuary with as little commotion as possible. Ushers may also be asked to help direct traffic in the parking lot.

Usher Team Leader:
Joe Edwards 740-503-9478 jedwar19@columbus.rr.com

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Fellowship Volunteers
What does a Fellowship Volunteer do?

9th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they perform all the planning and preparation to provide the refreshments for the Fellowship time after each service.

What does a Fellowship Volunteer look like?
Life Church sees our Sunday services as having three primary functions: worship, fellowship and teaching. Fellowship Volunteers are responsible for that second important part of ministry—the fellowship time. A Fellowship Volunteer has a heart to serve others. They quietly create an attractive reception area while our guests are enjoying the service in the sanctuary. They offer to serve the prepared snacks to our guests and maintain the serving tables. Fellowship Volunteers encourage and facilitate the interaction of our guests with one another by acting as servants, dispensing drinks, and offering to serve snacks. Fellowship Volunteers are on duty while everyone else is enjoying the casual atmosphere of the Fellowship. They remain after the crowd has dispersed to clean up and stow the supplies and equipment. Clean up includes washing any utensils and appliances and reset the area to its original setting.

Fellowship Team Leaders:
Don & Jo Ann Shahan 740-503-5678 landlord22@frontier.com

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Prayer Ministry Volunteers
What does a Prayer Ministry Volunteer do?

Adults

Prayer Ministry Volunteers give time to others through their prayer life outside Life Church and during the services of Life Church as directed by the Prayer Team Leader.

What does a Prayer Ministry Volunteer look like?
They are people who pray often—some almost continually, others as the Lord brings situations and people to mind. They are humble people who believe in prayer as a force in and of itself, a force that never manipulates or demands things of God but lifts others up before the Lord, interceding on their behalf that His will is carried out in their situation and their lives. They are people who are willing to be trained to pray (and will be trained) with others personally. They are willing to come early and pray and stay after a service and pray with others. They are people who willingly submit to the leader of the service. They are willing to pray one on one or in pairs with guests who request prayer. They are fresh-breathed people who are pleasant and encouraging. They are able sense the Spirit moving during a service (or are willing to be further trained to sense the movement of the Spirit) and respond according.

Prayer Ministry Leader:
Ron Grubb, Pastor 740-235-4525 ext. 1 ron@lifechurchohio.com

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Worship Volunteers
What does a Worship Volunteer do?

9th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, Worship Volunteers practice and produce musical and worship arts segments for presentation from the platform as requested by the pastor.

What does a Worship Team Volunteer look like?
Worship Volunteers are musically gifted people who love to worship the Lord with their art. They are a worshipper in their natural element. Worship Volunteers understand the importance of humility and know that worship is not a performance but an experience. They dress humbly and modestly to avoid calling attention to themselves. A Worship Volunteer is a Spirit-filled, Spirit-led individual who desires to only glorify Christ by their participation. They see themselves not as someone to be admired or applauded but as someone who humbly points others to praise and worship of our Savior Jesus Christ. A Worship Volunteer recognizes that musical excellence, talent and presentation are as important as their spiritual walk and spiritual condition.

Worship Team Leaders:
Michelle Edwards, Team Leader 740-503-7534 letmepenciluin2@aol.com Ron Grubb, Pastor 740-235-4525 ext. 1 ron@lifechurchohio.com

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Nursery & Preschool Volunteers

9th Grade - Adults

What does a Nursery & Preschool Volunteer do?
Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they cheerfully greet parents and watch over the safety and happiness of children age 0-24 months (Nursery) and 2-4 years (Preschool). They interact and direct their play, which releases parents to participate fully in the Life Church experience.

What does a Nursery & Preschool Volunteer look like?
Nursery & Preschool Volunteers love children and love to serve the child as well as the parent. They recognize the vital role they play in providing a safe and fun environment for the children while providing an essential atmosphere of uninterrupted focus for the adults during the services.

Nursery Team Leaders:
Kelly Johnson Marilyn Grubb, Administrator 740-277-8971 pkcjohnson3@yahoo.com 740-235-4525 ext. 2 marilyn@lifechurchohio.com

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Life Kids Volunteers
What does a Life Kids Volunteer do?

9th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide directed play and instruction to our kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade during the adult services. They ensure the children’s spiritual growth, emotional well being and ultimately their desire to come to Life Church each week.

What does a Life Kids Volunteer look like?
They love kids in general and recognize the tremendous potential each child has to be a healthy child of God. They are faithful people who feel the responsibility to prepare and present quality activities and teachings. They are light hearted people who don’t take themselves too seriously and enjoy the laughter of children. They empathize with each parent and enter into the individual needs of each child.

Life Kids Team Leaders:
Cassie Emrick Marilyn Grubb, Administrator 740-969-3120 or 740-243-8090 dillecassie@yahoo.com 740-235-4525 ext. 2 marilyn@lifechurchohio.com

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High Life Student Ministries
What does a High Life Volunteer do?

Adults

Under the direction and training of the High Life Team Leaders, volunteers will use their unique gifts and abilities to participate in and oversee the spiritual and social development of our young people 7th grade through the 12th grade. This important ministry is focused on capturing the attention and ensuring regular participation of our young people, with the direct purpose of inspiring and coaching them toward spiritual maturity.

What does a High Life Volunteer look like?
High Life Volunteers come from every age category. What they have in common is a love for young people based on their love of Christ and expressed through their love for life. Our High Life Student Ministry Volunteers are forward thinking, fun loving, committed Christians who love to laugh and mix it up with young people. Through the commitment of our High Life Team Leaders, volunteers are trained, mentored and encouraged to use their gifts to participate with our young people in spiritual training, social interaction as accomplished through regular meetings and experienced through activities and events.

High Life Student Ministries Leaders:
Nate Schisler 740-969-3630 nateschisler@columbus.rr.com 740-969-3630 elisag_7@msn.com

Elisa Schisler

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Media Volunteers
What does a Media Volunteer do?

9th Grade - Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they produce and provide video projection, sound, stage management, CD recordings and duplication.

What does a Media Volunteer look like?
Media Volunteers get to play with equipment they love. Media Volunteers think “digitally” and seem to have an inborn ability to speak technologically. Media Volunteers enjoy the responsibility to provide the worship and preaching experience without being seen themselves. They arrive early and leave late to assure that the worship leader and the speaker have everything they need to present their ministry to the people. Media Volunteers remain alert at all times to the technology that is in operation, scanning the platform to respond quickly to any problem and feel empowered to assert themselves in order to maintain or restore the best possible communication from the platform. Media Volunteers choose background music to play as the congregation prepares for worship. They understand that a wellplaced video or slide creates an atmosphere for the congregation before and after the service. Media Volunteers study the use of media by other professionals and appreciate its artistry.

Media Team Leader:
Jason Grubb, Pastor Dave Bickham, Sound Preston Johnson, Video 740-235-4525 ext. 3 jason@lifechurchohio.com 740-974-6161 davidbickham@att.net 614-374-8877 pej.77checkitout@yahoo.com

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Communication Volunteers

9th Grade - Adults

What does a Communications Volunteer do?
Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide vital information and encouragement to the congregation through verbal, written, printed and electronic media.

What does a Communications Volunteer look like?
They are storytellers who use words, pictures and videos to move people and creatively tell a compelling story, provide instruction and encourage participation. They use a variety of tools from old fashioned pen and paper to newfangled graphic design, desktop publishing, video and photo editing. They understand the power of social networking and are willing to be trained to update our Facebook page and website. They are people who love to help design and promote events. They have a propensity for knowing what needs to happen weeks or even months beforehand in order to ensure everyone is on the same page. They tend to be creative yet organized, and they love to learn and utilize the newest methods to “get the Word out.”

Communication Team Leaders:
David Lively Amy Lively 740-415-3192 david@thelivelymerchant.com 740-235-4525 ext. 4 amy@lifechurchohio.com

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Housekeeping Volunteers

6th Grade - Adults

What does a Housekeeping Volunteer do?
Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide weekly cleaning of the facility.

What does a Housekeeping Volunteer look like?
They are people who enjoy using their hands to honor the Lord. They see dust where others may not. They enjoy the smell of Pinesol, Pledge and Sani-flush. They are able to sit back and smile while others are enjoying a clean and neat environment, knowing that the Lord saw every moment of their personal ministry and dedication. They somehow get a kick out of setting up and tearing down tables and washing Nursery toys… they are truly wonderful people!

Housekeeping Team Leaders:
Jim & Jeni Young 740-415-5234 henijeni@aol.com

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Home Meal Volunteers
What does a Home Meal Volunteer do?

Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they provide meals to those who are ill, recuperating from surgery or have lost a loved one.

What does a Home Meal Volunteer look like?
They are compassionate people who desire to care for other s by providing a meal. They are willing to transport food to the individual’s home. They are people who know how soothing a prepared meal can be, whether it’s homemade or from their favorite restaurant, to those with more pressing needs than preparing dinner.

Home Meal Leaders:
Melody Perault Ginger LaVeck 740-415-3313 melsheart69@aol.com 740-200-4104 sammiegrma@yahoo.com

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Funeral Dinner Volunteers

7th Grade - Adults

What does a Funeral Meal Volunteer do?
Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, they help prepare a meal after the funeral for family and friends who have lost a loved one.

What does a Funeral Meal Volunteer look like?
They look like anyone who has lost a loved one and understands the strain of performing the most basic functions during this stressful time. They recognize that the immediate family is not only grieving but must make funeral arrangements, attend a viewing and ultimately the funeral itself. They are kind-hearted men and women willing to purchase, transport and prepare food as well as set up and clean up for the funeral banquet.

Funeral Meal Team Leader:
Sherry Wetzel 740-654-2224 law3332@peoplepc.com

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Small Group Leaders & Hosts
What does a Small Group Leader or Host do?

Adults

Under the direction and training of the Team Leader, a Small Group Leader guides their group throughout their personal and individual Christian journeys by conducting regular meetings and immersing the group in relevant, biblically-based studies. A Small Group Leader may join with a Small Group Host who opens their home as a meeting place.

What does a Small Group Leader & Host look like?
A Small Group Leader looks like the shepherd for a small flock of “sheep” (in our case, people!). They effectively facilitate meaningful discussions within the group and encourage heartfelt prayer. A Small Group Leader has a capability for compassion and understanding. They make people feel comfortable and welcomed in a small, informal setting. They spend time in personal preparation and prayer so that they can conduct meaningful group discussions. A Small Group Host doesn't look anything at all like Martha Stewart. They don’t have mini-mansions or know how to fold napkins into swans, but they do have spacious hearts and an eagerness to share the home God has given them. They keep house neatly enough to make others comfortable, yet are relaxed enough to put everyone at ease. They delight in anticipating their guests’ needs and making their Small Group feel welcome.

Small Group Team Leaders:
Ron Grubb, Pastor 740-235-4525 ext. 1 ron@lifechurchohio.com

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How To Sign Up
There are three ways you can sign up to help: 1. At church Sign up during a Volunteer Fair or flag down any Team Leader for assistance. 2. By phone Call the church at 740-235-4525 or call the Team Leader directly (their numbers are listed at the end of each section). 3. Online Visit www.LifeChurchOhio.com/volunteer or email the appropriate Team Leader.

What Happens Next?
Thank you for considering how you can serve the Lord at Life Church. Please prayerfully decide upon one or two areas where you can help, then sign up at church, by phone or online (see above). You’ll be contacted by the Team Leader who will tell you exactly what is involved. You will be asked how often you can serve and for any dates you are unavailable. Whether you commit to every week, every other week or once a month is up to you, and we appreciate every minute of your time. Your Team Leader will schedule a time to train you and make sure you’re comfortable with your role. You will be placed on a rotating schedule that is prepared well in advance so you’ll know when you’re needed to serve. Your ministry team will become, in essence, a Small Group of friends who serve, worship and fellowship together. We pray that your entire family will find a place to serve and that you will be blessed as you bless us with your service.
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