Local Service Opportunities
God has shaped you uniquely to serve through your spiritual gifts, a heart with certain passions, abilities, personality, and personal experiences. One of the best ways to develop relationships with others who attend Brandywine Valley Baptist Church is through serving together. There are many Service Opportunities to choose from.
Here are some teams that need additional volunteers. To learn more about these opportunities please contact the designated person.
MOPPETS are the adults who provide childcare during the MOPS meeting. Can you play a game with a preschoolers, rock a baby or read a child’s book? If yes, you have the skills needed to be a MOPPET! MOPPETS volunteer on the second Thursday of each month 8:45-11:15 a.m. To volunteer: send an email or call Nancy Weaver at 302-275-0314.
JAVA Hospitality & Food Donation – Volunteers are needed for 20-30 minutes before the first service to set-up Java or at 10:30 a.m. to clean up. Can you serve once or twice a month? Benefits include first dibs on coffee, pre-tasting all snacks, and extra social time! Contact Andrea Bradley to volunteer. Food donations of coffee/tea and snacks are also needed. Write “Java” on the items and leave them in the kitchen.
Awana – Two types of volunteers are needed on Wednesday nights: Listeners and Leaders. Listeners hear children recite Bible verses during the first 30 minutes of Awana (6:30-7 p.m.). Leaders guide the children from activity-to-activity and build relationships with the kids (6:30-8 p.m.). They are not responsible for teaching Bible lessons. To volunteer: signup online.
Wednesday Work Ministry – Join a group of handymen and handywomen who every Wednesday work on renovation projects at BVBC. The team is looking for people with general home improvement skills but especially want people with drywall installation/finishing skills and painters (if you’ve painted a wall before you qualify). To learn more contact Joe Pasquarella.
ESL Hospitality and Food Donations- English as a Second Language (ESL) needs hospitality assistance with setting up and cleaning up refreshements for class participants. ESL also needs donatations of coffee/tea and individually wrapper snacks. Write “ESL” on the items and leave them in the kitchen. Contact Lisa G. to volunteer with hospitality.
Ushers– Ushers help set the stage for the worship experience. They are one of the first people that a worshiper encounters. A friendly greeting and a few words of conversation can help set the right tone. Ushers also hand out the Ministry News (bulletin), help people find seats and take up the offering. Church members and non-members, men and women of all ages, including teenagers, are invited to volunteer. Contact Rick Hammond for more information.
Video Team– The video team records the service each Sunday to make the preaching of God’s word accessible for our congregation and to provide a tool for evangelism and outreach. Volunteers are needed who enjoy creating videos or have experience with editing videos. For more information contact Christy Lapp.
Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry– Teachers and Assistants are needed for various ages/grades. Contact Kristi Pullig about any of the below children’s serving opportunities.
- Nursery – Volunteers are needed to watch children in the nursery during both services. The nursery volunteers play with, hold, cuddle and entertain the children. No planning or prep work is required.
- Preschool – Assistants are needed to help the head teacher. Assistants distribute the snack, keep an eye on the children or help the kids with the craft. No prep work is required. Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m.
- Grades 2-5 – Teachers are need to teach lessons to the elementary children at 9 a.m.. Lessons are based on a teacher’s guide.
- 10:30 a.m. Class – Assistants and Head Teachers are needed, however, head teachers do not teach, a DVD series is used. Head Teacher and Assistants are responsible for the children in the classroom.
If there are other ministries in which you are interested in serving, please contact the church office and you will be directed to the leader of that ministry.
Besides serving within the church Brandywine Valley Baptist Church partners with other local organization. See a list of the organizations.