“For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not be- long to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” – 1 Cor. 12:14-20

The members of DRBC all have different gifts that can be used for the one body. Praise God for the diversity of these gifts that are not all “an eye” or “an ear.” Our DRBC Church Covenant reminds us that, “We will cheerfully and regularly contribute to the support of the ministry, the needs of the church, and relief of the poor.” One way to practically live that out is by serving in one or more of the ministry areas in our church. The following is a list of different ministry areas where members can use their gifts to serve the needs of the body and glorify our Creator and Giver of those gifts. We would encourage you to take some time to look over these ministries and contact the Ministry point of contact to start getting involved in that area.

 

***If you are interested in serving in one of the following areas, please contact the church office at info@delraybaptist.org, and someone will direct you to the appropriate contact.***

 

Childcare

Children’s Ministry at DRBC is an area of great need and great gospel opportunities. DRBC members have over 100 children under the age of 18, and we also welcome many visiting families with children. The children’s ministry of DRBC exists to glorify God by supporting parents in making the whole counsel of Scripture known to children, praying for the children, and modeling faithful Christian discipleship for them. Our church does this primarily by offering God-glorifying, gospel-centered, biblical instruction for children ages 2 through 6th grade and by providing nursery care for young children. There are many opportunities to serve both for people experienced in working with children and those new to children’s ministry. Sunday school teachers serve for one month at a time every other month; morning service volunteers serve once a month; and evening service volunteers serve once every three months. All volunteers are screened, trained, and must be DRBC members for six months before serving.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Serving in our childcare either one service a month or during The Equipping Hour hour every Sunday for a month
» Teaching, discipling, and protecting the children entrusted to our care

Hospitality

The Hospitality Ministry is one way we make visitors feel welcome and serve one another through fellowship. On a weekly basis, the hospitality team is responsible for setup and cleanup of the hospitality table where coffee, tea, water, and light refreshments are served after the service. Additionally, the team coordinates potlucks and other occasional special events and oversees the Care Calendar ministry for families who need meals delivered. It is also responsible for maintaining food and event supplies. Training is provided to new volunteers as needed, often on the first day they are scheduled to serve.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Set up Sunday morning hospitality table during The Equipping Hour
» Clean up Sunday morning hospitality table after the service
» Set up for potlucks and special events: receive, label, and appropriately store food; turn on the oven to reheat/warm dishes; set up tables and chairs; fill drink carafes; set food and supplies on serving tables
» Oversee flow and refill supplies as needed during events
» Clean up after potlucks and special events: put away tables and chairs, wash dishes, return or dispose left over food, launder dirty linens
» Cook and deliver meals for families in need

Greeters/Ushers

Greeters/Ushers are the first people that members and visitors meet when they attend DRBC on Sunday mornings. It is essential to meet members and visitors alike with a welcoming and hospitable spirit. Greeters ensure visitors and members receive the bulletins and assist with carrying items, provide physical assistance to those who need it, answer questions about the services and church family, and direct visitors to wherever they might need to go.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Greet and welcome members and visitors starting at 9:30 a.m.
» Help orient visitors to our building and services

Finance

Every week, immediately after the morning service, a group of two to three volunteers meets in the church office to open and count the offerings and other income that the church receives. This serves the church by ensuring the quick deposit and recording of the funds that are donated through the generosity of the members. The entire pro- cess typically takes 20-30 minutes depending on how many items there are to count.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Opening envelopes, making notes, and counting contributions
» Preparing bank deposit slips

Member Care

The Member Care team is responsible for helping serve our body through the administration of the benevolence fund and coordinating efforts to help meet practical needs of church members. The deacon of member care helps coordinate meeting non-financial needs of church members through facilitating volunteers and being involved in the lives of members. In this capacity, the deacon regularly coordinates with the elders on how the church ought to care for members in need and helps organize primary points of contact for each Member Care case.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Serving members with occasional needs like babysitting, repairs, rides, errands, and more
» Serve as the primary point of contact for ongoing cases of member care

Community Care

Community Care is a ministry of mercy that reaches out to people in DRBC’s community and beyond who are in crisis or in challenging circumstances and offers help in assessing their needs and working together to find solutions. The deacon and team members pray and focus on deed ministry by extending mercy and compassion. Our purpose is to show God’s love and mercy by trying to help people out of difficult circumstances and to be facilitators of the work God is doing in their lives. Community Care practically assists and encourages regular attenders (not necessarily members) and external individuals or families who are in challenging circumstances in many ways.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Job search assistance
» Care for difficult life events such as divorce and aging
» Prayer, spiritual guidance, and accountability
» Preparing meals and other material care for community members in dire circumstances
» Biblical stewardship and budgeting guidance
» Links to support services throughout the city

Weddings

The deaconess of weddings is the official representative of the church for couples who are getting married at the DRBC facilities. She helps ensure that all requirements of the church’s wedding policy are met before and during weddings, works directly with the couple’s coordinator, and recruits and leads volunteers.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Setting up and breaking down Main Hall and Fellowship Hall decorations, chairs, tables, etc.
» Occasionally, volunteers are requested to help with set-up a day or two before a wedding.
» Volunteers for handing out programs, ushering (men), and performing other tasks on the day of the wedding

Ordinances

The ordinances team is responsible for ensuring that DRBC can regularly and seamlessly perform the two ordinanc- es given by Christ to His body; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. This includes recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers to help in the setup, service, and cleanup of the ordinances; filling the baptismal the day before a scheduled baptistery and emptying it after the service has concluded; and ensuring that the elements and Lord’s Table are setup prior to service.

Typical volunteer duties:
» Prepare the elements and table on 2nd and 4th Sundays 35 minutes prior to service.
» Collect communion cups from the pews and clean up element trays following service
» Wash towels used for baptistery

Church Administration

» Members’ Meetings
» Membership Interviews
» Church Directory
» Office or Hospitality Supplies
» Facilities Management

Other Ministries

» Building Reservations
» DRBC Emails
» Newsletter
» Expense Reimbursement

General Inquiries

» Music: Sing or play instruments during Sunday services | Chris Disch
» Bulletins: Help design, edit, and print Sunday bulletins | Chris Disch
» Slides: Help operate the slides during Sunday services | Chris Disch
» Pre-Service Prayer: Meet w/ members to pray for DRBC | Garrett Kell
» Sound: Operate soundboard and edit sound/video files | Chris Disch
» Post-Service Prayer Room: Pray with any who feel the need | Mark Butman
» International Student Ministry: Meet w/ students for evangelism | Kelton Zacharias
» Community Groups: Gather w/ members for fellowship | Chris Disch
» Women’s Bible Study (Tuesday PM) | Jill Hamilton
» Women’s Bible Study (Thursday AM) | Carrie Kell
» Men’s Retreat: Annual time for men to fellowship | Chris Disch
» Women’s Retreat: Annual time for women to fellowship | Rachel Belter
» Bible Bootcamps: Occasional intensive Bible studies | Garrett Kell
» Special Seminars: Occasional special events | Kelton Zacharias