GET INVOLVED

THE GROVE – COTTAGE GROVE

Get Involved

FIND YOUR PLACE to FIT AND FLOURISH

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, use your gifts and passions, and welcome the people who arrive after you.

We have lots of opportunities — requiring a variety of skills and time commitments — that help grow goodness!

 

Jump to a team to explore opporunities:

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WORSHIP ARTS

The Worship Arts Team helps us connect with God in worship — planning and leading worship services from the front, running sound and video from the back, and creating the environment.

Team Lead: Katie Eckeberger, Worship Arts Director

Music

+ Vocalist

Primary responsibility: singing

Provide background and/or lead vocals for Cottage Grove worship services. Knowledge and skill are preferred, but we can work together to grow experience.

Commitment: Sundays (2.5 hours) + personal practice time // on rotation

+ Instrumentalist

Primary responsibility: playing

Provide lead or support instrumentation for Cottage Grove worship services. Knowledge and skill are preferred, but we can work together to grow experience.

Commitment: Sundays (2.5 hours) + personal practice time // on rotation

Tech Team

+ Sound Tech

Primary responsibility: running the soundboard

Create and maintain mix for both in-person and online audiences. Knowledge and skill are preferred, but we can work together to grow experience.

Commitment: Sundays (2.5 hours) // on rotation

+ Livestream Tech

Primary responsibility: capturing video

Use livestreaming equipment and software to broadcast worship services to online audience. Knowledge and skill are preferred, but we can work together to grow experience.

Commitment: Sundays (2.5 hours) // on rotation

+ ProPresenter Tech

Primary responsibility: running slideshow

Run worship slides with ProPresenter on Mac. Knowledge and skill are preferred, but we can work together to grow experience.

Commitment: Sundays (2.5 hours) // on rotation

Worship Leadership / Facilitation

+ Service Leader

Primary responsibility: creating welcoming in-person experience

Help be “the face” of The Grove during worship services. Greet congregation. Read announcements. Help serve communion.

Commitment: Sundays (2 hours) // on rotation

+ Online Host

Primary responsibility: creating welcoming online experience

Help be “the face” of The Grove during worship livestream. Engage with viewers. Generate conversation. Ask and respond to questions. Share announcements and links. 

Commitment: Sundays (1 hour)  // on rotation

+ Sunday Morning Coordinator

Primary responsibility: making worship run smoothly

Be the point person for all logistics on Sundays and help everyone stay on task. Be present and available from beginning of rehearsal until “packed/closed up” to ensure worship space is ready. Troubleshoot if challenges arise before or during worship. Make sure volunteers have everything they need.

Commitment: Sundays (3 hours)  // on rotation

Creative Arts

+ Artist

Primary responsibility: creating visual worship elements

Create elements for each worship series. Help imagine and design interactive worship wall. “Artists” might include but are not limited: makers, crafters, visual artists (sculptors, painters, mixed media), performing arts (dance, poetry, spoken word, actors), design (lighting, digital, spacial).

Commitment: Sundays or midweek asynchronous // 2 hours per month + worship service

+ Liturgist

Primary responsibility: creating written worship elements

Write prayers, poems, and/or other liturgical elements for use in worship services.

Commitment: midweek asynchronous // 2 hours per month

+ Reader

Primary responsibility: reading written worship elements

Read prayers, poems, and/or other liturgical elements in front of the congregation or via video recording from home.

Commitment: Sundays or midweek // on rotation

KIDS MINISTRY

The Kids Ministry Team creates a safe, nurturing environment where every child knows how much God loves them.

Team Lead: Chelsey Peters, Kids Ministry Director

Young Kids

+ Nursery Lead

Primary responsibility: caring for babies and toddlers

Staff nursery during worship service. **Requires background check.**

Commitment: Sundays (1.5 hours) // on rotation

+ Nursery Helper

Primary responsibility: playing with babies and toddlers

Provide support in staffing nursery during worship service. **Requires background check.**

Commitment: Sundays (1 hour) // on rotation

+ Preschool Playtime Helper

Primary responsibility: helping run crafts and activities

Attend Preschool Playtime events. Helping set up, lead, and clean up activities. **Requires background check.**

Commitment: Friday mornings (2 hours) // on rotation

Older Kids

+ Storyteller

Primary responsibility: retelling Bible story

Read Bible story. Following curriculum, facilitate age-appropriate discussion and learning activities during worship service. **Requires background check.**

Commitment: Sundays (30 minutes) + personal prep time // on rotation

+ Helper

Primary responsibility: assisting with curriculum and activities

Provide support in staffing kids space and curriculum during the worship service. **Requires background check.**

Commitment: Sundays (30 minutes) // on rotation

Support

+ Clean-up Crew

Primary responsibility: preparing space for following week

Help clean the children’s ministry space once children have left.

Commitment: Sundays (15 minutes) // on rotation

+ Prep Worker

Primary responsibility: getting curriculum and supplies ready for Sundays

Work on printing, cutting, coloring, and/or organizing. 

Commitment: midweek asynchronous  // about 1 hour per week

HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality Team helps to create a truly welcoming space — preparing the building, greeting new and returning guests, and performing duties to assist with Sunday morning operations.

Team Lead: Dianna Knack

+ Welcome Host

Primary responsibility: preparing the space

Prepare coffee and food. Sweep space to ensure cleanliness. Check-in with pastors regarding any needs before service.

Commitment: Sundays // on rotation

+ Greeter

Primary responsibility: welcoming people into the space

Stand at hello & welcome desk to greet and encourage name tags. Stand at Worship Center entrance to greet people with worship handouts. Close/open doors or adjust lighting as needed. Take an attendance count. Organize offering and inserts.

Commitment: Sundays // on rotation

+ Designer

Primary responsibility: imagining and creating the space

Assist with planning, implementing themes within Worship Center and in Commons Area to create welcoming, inviting, engaging experiences.

Commitment: midweek // infrequent

COMMUNITY CONNECTS

The Community Connects Team plans and promote events which introduce The Grove to the broader community — increasing awareness we exist, providing opportunities to learn more, and creating relationships which encourage people to engage more deeply.

Team Lead: Rachel Henzen

+ Planning Committee

Primary responsibility: creating engaging events

Attend monthly planning meetings. Perform various assignments outside of meeting times. Brainstorm for a variety of events over the course of the year. Participate in planning events. Attend and execute events.

Commitment: midweek asynchronous // about 2 hours per month + events

+ Event Host

Primary responsibility: making events happen

Work in cooperation with the Planning Committee to implement Community Connect events. Provide food or drinks. Run games and activities. Be a welcoming presence that represents The Grove.

Commitment: midweek or weekend // day or time of event

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications Team ensures that people of The Grove and the community at large know both who we are and what we are doing.

Team Lead: Justin Wilson

+ Social Media Manager

Primary responsibility: sharing what’s important

Create, write, and/or schedule posts to The Grove’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok). Know the difference between the platforms and adapt content as necessary.

Commitment: midweek asynchronous // about 1 hour per week

+ Photographer

Primary responsibility: capturing visuals

Take photographs and/or videos that can be shared on website or social media. Equipment and prior experience preferred but not required.

Commitment: Sundays and/or midweek // as needed for events

+ Newsletter Updates

Primary responsibility: updating the church and community

Help write and/or share the most important updates about The Grove – Cottage Grove. Send monthly updates directly to community members via MailChimp. Share monthly updates with The Grove’s main office for distribution in Insites newsletter.

Commitment: midweek asynchronous // about 2 hours per month

Find a role where you think you could fit and flourish? Let us know so we can connect you to the ministry team leader!

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