There are a number of ways to serve and share your gifts at Trinity Churches.
We want to encourage everyone who joins the family here at Trinity Churches to get involved in some area of church ministry and there are plenty to choose from! Each of us has a role to play in growing the Kingdom of God at Trinity Churches and getting involved is also a great a way of meeting new people and learning more about what God is doing here.
Across the parish there are already about 200 people involved in regular serving on a Sunday alone which is brilliant. It is so encouraging and quite humbling to see different people serve in so many different ways. From school governors to Trinity Table helpers, cafe volunteers to Holiday at Home, youth clubs to Trinity Kids, people are using their gifts, building the Kingdom and blessing the community.
Some of the specific roles are as follows:
- The Welcome Team get to look out for newcomers and visitors, and help them feel part of the Church. Some of our welcome team are children & young people, so all welcome!
- Stewards are those who stand at the doors to give out books etc, and to work with the wardens in helping with some practical things before and after a Sunday service.
- Music Groups help lead the music and worship life
- Bible Readers are those who read Scripture at each of our services. Those leading Prayers help us all to focus our prayers for the church, community and the world
- The Children’s team have the privilege and responsibility of helping younger generations grow in their faith. The youth team get involved with Pathfinders and Anon on a Sunday morning. Both these roles require a DBS check.
- Prayer Ministers are available during and after the service to pray for people and to ask for God’s grace and love in their lives.
- Those helping with refreshments have the task of making teas, coffees, drinks etc after the services, and are a really essential part of our hospitality.
- Those doing sound and projection have the crucial role in ensuring that we can hear the service well, and can see everything on the screen at the right time.
- The Car Parking Team are often the first people who drivers meet when coming to church, and are part of helping us be welcoming to new people and good neighbours in the community. Those helping with transport can make a huge difference for those unable to get to church by other means.
A reminder that stepping out into something new requires faith and prayer, but isn’t’ being “thrown into the deep end on your own.” Training and full support will be provided in all these areas as appropriate….