Ministry Opportunities

Administration

Office Support:  Serves various ministries within the church through general administration, word processing, desktop publishing and/or reception.

Web Site:  Developes and updates the Praise Church website in order to communicate opportunities and information that promote connection.

Building/Maintenance

Interior Facilities:  Supports the ministry of the church by doing minor projects and repairs.

Exterior Facilities:  Preserves the beauty of the facility by maintaining the lawn, landscaping and sprinkler systems.

Set-up/Tear-down:  Helps with the preparation of rooms for special events.

Special Projects:  A seasonal team that focuses on special projects in and outside the church such as: spring cleaning, planting and building care.

Children's Ministry

Promiseland:  A dedicated team that focuses on helping children understand that they are precious to God during the weekend service.  Creative tools like music, teaching, drama and multimedia are used to communicate Gods love to children up to the 5th grade.

Sunday School:  Immediately following the morning service, this team offers a deeper learning experience for children from K-5.

Family Ministries

Marriage Enrichment:  A ministry which promotes healthy marriages by offering small groups and mentoring that encourages Christ centered homes.

Parenting:  This ministry offers support and resources to parents through topic based training and events.

Pre-marital:  These individuals walk new couples through the process of preparing for marriage.

Step or Blended Families:  This team rallies around people who are dealing with the special challenges step-families face by offering small groups and events that encourage and support.

Healing Ministry

Divorce Care:  This ministry is designed to help people who are hurting because of separation or divorce. 

Grief Share:  Focused on comforting those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, this team offers hope and healing to individuals on a weekly basis.

Celebrate Recovery:  A group of people who encourage others to experience God's healing from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors.  Offers biblical principles and friendship.

Stephen's Ministry:  A ministry focused on training and organizing lay people to provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation.

Helping Ministries

Library:  Trisha Woods leads a group of people who provide and maintain God centered resources in Praise's library.  Contact church office for more information. 

Change Makers:  Sally Rich leds this small group/team which exists to "Make a Change" in peoples lives by supporting various ministries in and outside the church.  Special fund raising events such as: selling cookbooks, holding garage/yard sales, collecting change jars, participating in coats drives and other mission based opportunities are what this team does. Contact church office for more information.

Men's Ministry

Men's Breakfasts:  Monthly breakfasts provide an opportunity for connection and accountability; this team serves breakfast to men so they can talk and interact.

Retreats/Conferences:  This team supports Men's ministry by planning and organizing various retreats and conferences.

Additonal Opportunites: A number of opportunities exist for anyone who wants to be involved in things like Sporting Acitvities, Camping, and Car Clinics. 

Missions Ministries

Connecting Team:  Assists in communicating the overall vision of Connecting Ministry at Praise.  This team promotes home, regional and world mission ministries.

Mission Trips:  This team plans and promotes short-term missions trips.

Missionary Support:  A group of people who provide encouragement and care for the missionaries that Praise supports.

Church Planting:  Two church plant teams have been sent out by Praise Church to Delhi and Merced and they always welcome anyone who wants to contribute with open arms. 

Singles Ministry

Common Ground:  This ministry offers a healthy place for singles of any age or life experience to connect with God and others on Sunday mornings. 

Welcome Ministries   

Greeters:  This team focuses on welcoming people with a warm smile and friendly greeting as they come on campus for services or events. 

Ushers:  These individuals care for those attending Praise services by helping them find a seat, answer questions and taking the offering. 

Coffee Ministry:    This group provides coffee and cookies at the morning service; adding to an atmosphere that invites people to stay and get to know one another. 

Information Center:  Information (about small groups; events, ministries) and assistance is offered by this team, who aim to be friendly and helpful to people attending Praise.

Follow-Up Team:  A group of individuals who are passionate about making people feel cared for; they make phone calls, send cards and some make personal visits if needed.

Women's Ministry

Retreat Team:  This team plans, prepares and presents the annual Praise Women's Retreat.  They oversee all the aspects of the event, including publicity, carpooling, decorations, hospitality and activities.

Special Events:  Conferences, seminars, and special events are organized by this team, who want to bring opportunities for growth and friendship to women of all ages.

Worship/Arts

Band:  Vocalists and musicians offer inspiration and encouragement through song, while leading the congregation in worship during the weekend service.

Creative Arts:  This team provides the church with different kinds of creative expression; visual arts, paintings, and sculpture.

Drama:  Actors, writers and prop assistants make up this team; working together  to enhance the weekend teaching through drama.

Tech Team:  These individuals improve the atmosphere of the weekend service and special events by providing quality sound and lighting.

Administrative Support:  Organizational support is provided by this group.

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