SUNDAY MORNING TEAMS
Greeters/Ushers/Guest Services/Parking Lot
The Sunday service teams do exactly that— they joyfully serve our church family and first-time guests on Sunday mornings. Be it parking lot attendants, the first friendly face people see; to greeters, extending a welcome hand and warm smile as people enter the building; to ushers, always happy to guide and direct; to our guest services team, who meet and greet our first-timers. But even more, know the impact you can and will make goes beyond Sundays, as your kind service helps people know they have a place to belong!
Join our Cafe team! Help is especially needed second service.
MEDIA + COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
Online Engagement Team
Do you like to make people feel welcome? Become part of our Online Engagement Team and be a host on our Church Online platform or on our Facebook page. This team offers great flexibility- you can serve from home or serve from church.
WORSHIP + TECH TEAM
Sunday Morning Media / Lights
Has God gifted you with musical talent? If you desire to use it for the glory of God on one of our worship teams, we’d love to hear from you for a possible audition. Also, we are always on the lookout for people who are tech-savvy, especially experienced (or with a willingness to learn), in the area of sound, lighting, and/or production.
Participation in church-led projects within the community, as well as assisting church family members by providing meals, help around the home, and other practical activities. This also includes assistance with various projects at the church buildings from time to time.
We will offer a food pantry every third Wednesday of the month.
There will be a variety of non-perishable foods, as well as fresh produce, milk (when available), and specialty items.
400 Elwood Road, East Northport
For those with a heart to minister to children, this is an opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities, from small group leader in PromiseLand, to assisting in Sunday School or being a nursery helper. Our goal is to minister to our kids by sharing the love of Jesus with them and their parents. You can also choose to serve in our kids’ clubs which meet on Wednesday nights.
Work alongside the Youth Pastor with the vision of providing a safe environment for the development of Christ-centered relationships with and between students. A great opportunity to personally disciple and have a lasting impact on the next generation of students and disciple-makers! Youth groups meet on Wednesday nights (middle school) and Friday nights (high school).
We are building a team to work with the children and families at the CHI in Commack to help share Christ’s love! Van drivers, homework helpers, mentors, sports/game coordinators are needed.
So vital to the ongoing mission of Island Christian and the overall advancement of the gospel. Making disciples of Jesus Christ is indeed the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20). This is accomplished through discipleship training, connecting with and perhaps leading a Life Group, and/or participating in classes and growth groups—so essential in plugging into the life of the church.
EXPECTATIONS FOR THOSE SERVING AT ISLAND CHRISTIAN:
Membership is encouraged for all and is required for ministries of teaching and leadership. We believe that service to the Lord at Island Christian begins with coming under the spiritual authority of the church through membership.
Volunteers for children/youth ministries must fill out an 18+ Volunteer Application and background check for the protection of those in our congregation (17 and under must fill out the Teen Volunteer Application. They do not need a background check). Results of this check are kept between the ministry leader and the pastoral staff. To be considered for ministry to children/youth, you must be a regular attendee of Island Christian for at least 6 months.
Volunteers for any other ministry are asked to willingly sign the Island Christian’s Volunteer Agreement which states the expectations of the church in serving with excellence and in seeking to live in a way that glorifies Jesus Christ, in every area of life.
Know your Spiritual Gift: Spiritual Gifts are grace endowments from God in the form of skills, talents, and abilities. While it’s not a mandatory requirement, knowing your Spiritual Gifts can open up all kinds of opportunities to serve the Lord. If you are interested in finding out more about your own Spiritual Gifts, we’d love to help! Just indicate so by emailing us.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS:
Connect with ministry leaders about getting involved!
If you are volunteering for the first time, fill out the 18+ Volunteer Application or Teen Application (Adults must renew their application every 3 years, teens must renew their application every 2 years.)
If you are 18+, once you have completed the application a background check will be emailed to you. Please complete it as soon as possible!
If you have volunteered before, your ministry leader will let you know if you need to renew your application. If you do, fill out the Renewal Application and when it is complete we will email a background check for you to complete.
If you are unsure what forms you need to fill out, please contact your ministry leader or the background check, coordinator.
WHY DO I NEED A BACKGROUND CHECK?
As a church, it is our responsibility to make sure our children are protected! All staff and volunteers are required to have a current background check on file. It is our legal obligation to be sure we know who is representing our organization and caring for our kids. We use a completely safe and secure screening company called VerifiedFirst. We do not screen for motor vehicle reports or credit history.
Any questions contact the Background Check Coordinator: Genny.Seifert@islandchristian.com