Serve Here
Serve Here

 

Serve in the Church

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are taught to love one another and we are called to be servants. We believe that when we live, serve and love sacrificially our lives and others are changed.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.”  – 1 Peter 4:10

Serving at Christ Church is a great way to get to know others and make a difference. It’s also a great way to make a big church feel like home. We encourage you to explore the many opportunities available.

OUR TOP SERVE OPPORTUNITIES:

 

  • +

    Butterfield Campus

    Faith Mentors | Sundays 9:30–11:30 a.m. 
    Join the rotation of incredible people who lead the Children's Sunday School at Butterfield! You’ll be part of a team that disciples our youngest by exploring God’s Word, leading games, and engaging in activities. Email Cathy Fiala at cfiala@ChristChurch.us to talk about how you can join the team.

    Worship AV | Sundays 8:30–11:30 a.m. 
    Behind the scenes each Sunday are a team of volunteers that orchestrate lighting, slides, confidence monitor, cameras and even sound. If you have experience in this area, we would love to put your gifts to work. If this is new to you, but seems interesting or exciting - consider shadowing to learn more. Email Beth Garza at bgarza@ChristChurch.us to learn more.

    Children's AV | Sundays 9:30–11:15 a.m. 
    In order for our Faith Mentors to deliver a successful Sunday experience to our youngest disciples, we need someone behind the scenes supporting them with AV needs. Our team can train you in this small but vital role! Email Cathy Fiala at cfiala@ChristChurch.us to schedule a time to train.

    Brew Crew | Sundays 9:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
    We love that we can provide coffee (and tea!) on Sunday mornings, but it requires a small team to make it possible. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. to make the coffee and set up the coffee counter or be part of the clean up after worship. We will train you on the specifics. Email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us to join this team.

    Greeters | Sundays 9:30–10:15 a.m. 
    Join the rotation of greeters who welcome our church family, neighbors and new friends each Sunday. Greeters welcome at the entrances as well as inside our worship space. They answer questions, help direct families to Children's Ministry and make folks aware of anything special for that Sunday. Have the gift of hospitality? Email Cathy Fiala at cfiala@ChristChurch.us to join the team.

    Safety Team | Sundays 9:15–11:15 a.m. 
    Consider using your skills on our safety team. We are always looking for nurses, EMTs, and those with law enforcement background as well as anyone who might have an interest in taking their hospitality skills a step further. This team compliments our Greet Team, welcoming folks in the park lot, monitoring other entrances and keeping eyes open for any medical needs or assistance. Email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us to talk about the possibility of joining the team.

    Set & Reset Team | Sundays immediately following worship & Wednesday immediately following Rooted groups.
    Many hands and feet make light work! Join in by stacking chairs and moving tables to set-up for our Wednesday Rooted Groups (after worship on Sunday). Stick around on Wednesdays after our group time to re-set the room for worship on Sunday. Email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us to raise your hand for this team or just plan to stay and help!

    Photographer | Sundays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. 
    Help us tell our story through pictures. If you have a camera (or a good one on your phone) and an eye for detail we could use your help capturing photos for use on our website and other digital and print platforms. If interested in serving in this capacity please reach out to Cindy Ferencak at cferencak@ChristChurch.us

    Online Hosts | Sundays, 9:45–11:15 a.m 
    Know your way around a computer and Facebook? Consider serving as an online host during our worship service streamed live each Sunday via Facebook. Please email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us for more information.

    Prayer & Care Team | Sundays & Ongoing 
    Our weekly prayer cards are an opportunity for our friends and church family to share their prayer needs and praise. Behind the scenes there is a team of prayer warriors praying for each and every request, following up with those in need, connecting folks to our pastors and more. Members of the team meet for prayer on Sunday morning before worship and stay connected throughout the week in various ways. Please email Cathy Fiala at cfiala@ChristChurch.us and share your heart for joining the prayer team.

    Middle School Bible Teachers | Sundays 10:00–11:00 a.m. 
    Join the rotation of incredible teachers who lead the Middle School Sunday School at Butterfield! You’ll be part of a team that works with our middle school students to explore God’s Word, lead games, and have some fun worshipping with our 6th–8th graders. Email Steve Noble at snoble@ChristChurch.us to talk about how you can join the team.

    Facilities Team | Flexible Schedule 
    Share your skills to upkeep the church building and grounds. From basic maintenance, projects, and painting to pulling weeds, trimming branches or mulching, we are all called to care for the space that God has provided us. If serving in this way is meaningful to you, email Bob Stephansen at stephansen@sbcglobal.net

    Food Pantry Team | Flexible Schedule
    The Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to sort donated food and other items at our Butterfield campus each Tuesday morning from about 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Have just an hour to share or looking to serve with your family or a small group? This may be a great option for you! Email Team Lead, Carol Stolt at Butterfield@ChristChurch.us to sign up for this team.

    Weekly Reset & Admin Team | Flexible Schedule
    We have a group of people who support the church and our staff team throughout the week by resetting the worship space, prepping materials for the week ahead, resetting rooms for the next event as well as other helpful odds and ends. Does this sound fun to you? We'd love to have your help! Email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us to talk about how you can join the team.

    Outreach/Neighborhood Gathering Crew | Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
    Currently our Neighborhood Gatherings/Food Trucks are our outreach focus. A team of energetic people own the set up or take down each Wednesday. It is a simple set up and it is followed by fellowship & fun. Email Amy Moran at amoran@ChristChurch.us to learn more.

  • +

    Children’s Ministry

    Children’s Early Childhood Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Help children experience and know God’s love and grace. Join us in creating a place where kids feel safe and secure. And littles can participate in worship and learn from God’s Word. Email Jan Barker at jbarker@ChristChurch.us to discover how you can serve.

    Children’s Elementary Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    You can help create a space where kids, kindergarten through grade 5, feel welcomed, known and loved. Each week we bring our best to helping kids worship and learn the Bible and how it applies to their lives. Email Colleen Guisinger at cguisinger@ChristChurch.us to learn more.

    Early Childhood and Children’s Elementary Bible Teachers | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Each week we open God’s Word with our kids, introducing them to God’s life-changing love. Our Bible storytellers bring to life the stories of the Scripture. Email Colleen Guisinger at cguisinger@ChristChurch.us to get more information.

    Buddy for Children with Special Needs | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Provide one to one support for a child with special needs, helping them experience God’s love and offering appropriate support. Email Colleen Guisinger at cguisinger@ChristChurch.us for details.

    MOPS Kids Team | Wednesdays, 8:45–11:30 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Support moms seeking to grow in their faith by providing a safe and engaging place for their children, infants through kindergarten. Email Colleen Guisinger at cguisinger@ChristChurch.us to take the next step.

    Family Welcome Booth Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Welcome parents and kids, helping them feel safe and offering information and direction as needed. Email Colleen Guisinger at cguisinger@ChristChurch.us to sign up.

     

  • +

    Communications

    Photographer | Sundays, 8:30–10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    9:30–11:30 a.m. | Butterfield

    Help us tell our story through pictures. If you have a camera (or a good one on your phone) and an eye for detail we could use your help capturing photos for use on our website and other digital and print platforms. If interested in serving in this capacity please reach out to Cindy Ferencak at cferencak@ChristChurch.us

    Online Hosts | Sundays 8:45–10:15 a.m. & 10:45–12:15 p.m. | Oak Brook
    9:45–11:15 a.m | Butterfield

    Know your way around a computer? Consider serving as a chat room host during our various worship services streamed live each Sunday. Please email Bonnie Simmons at bsimmons@ChristChurch.us for more information.

     

  • +

    First Impressions

    Front Desk Team | Sundays, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. & 12:00–3:00 p.m. | Oak Brook 
    Welcome guests, answer questions and provide administrative assistance for projects and tasks. Email Jay Schommer at jschommer@ChristChurch.us to learn more.

    First Impressions Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m., Weekday morning & evenings and special events | Oak Brook 
    Serve as a greeter or an usher and help us create a warm and welcoming environment for guests visiting Christ Church. Email Suanne Camfield at scamfield@ChristChurch.us if you’d like to learn more.

    New Guest Experience Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. and special events | Oak Brook 
    Welcome new guests, helping them find their way around our facility, make connections and answer questions. Email Victoria Georgelos at vgeorgelos@ChristChurch.us if you’re interested.

    Brew Crew | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m., Midweek mornings & evenings and special events | Oak Brook 
    Help us create a warm and welcoming place for people to connect and feel at home by prepping coffee service. Email Suanne Camfield at scamfield@ChristChurch.us if you’d like to talk more.

    Parking Lot Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Be the first person to greet and welcome those who are seeking to know Jesus and learn how to follow Him. Whether assisting with traffic flow, holding a door or simply offering a friendly smile, you can help create the kind of experience that will make people feel at home. Email Suanne Camfield at scamfield@ChristChurch.us to take the first step.

    Women’s Hospitality Team | Weekday mornings & evenings and special events | Oak Brook 
    Use your gifts, talents and abilities to create an inviting and engaging atmosphere for women seeking to grow in their faith. Whether you prefer serving behind the scenes making coffee, creating a beautiful aesthetic or welcoming others at the door, you’ll be helping create a place where women can be welcomed, known and loved. Email Suanne Camfield at scamfield@ChristChurch.us to join this thriving community.

    Prayer Ministers | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    If you are interested in praying with people after Sunday morning worship services you are a vital member of God’s change agency.  As His “change agents”, we pray in effect for God’s kingdom to come into the life of individuals, our church, and our community and for His will to be done ….right here and now on earth just as it is in heaven.  Email Jean Blidy at jblidy@ChristChurch.us for more information.

    Safety Team | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m., Midweek morning & evenings, & special events | Oak Brook 
    Let your experience as an EMT, doctor, nurse or first responder serve our church community during a guest’s time of need. Email Chris Sward at chris.sward@comcast.net to get more details.

    Connexion Team | Mondays & Thursdays | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
    The ASK Connexion Team is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with those over 80 years old. The team connects people through phone calls, written notes, and personal visitation. Email Jean Blidy at jblidy@ChristChurch.us to join us in helping our older adults stay connected with their church community.

    A.S.K. | Mondays & Thursdays | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
    The ASK Team is a ministry composed of members and friends of Christ Church of Oak Brook who provide Advice, Support and Knowledge for adults, caregivers, and those with special needs from the church and the community. Email Jean Blidy at jblidy@ChristChurch.us to join the team.

  • +

    Groups

    Friendship Bible Mentor | Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in person |  1:00–2:00 p.m. online | Oak Brook
    Mentor adults with disabilities helping them find a place of belonging at Christ Church. Come alongside them sharing God’s love and goodness. Friendship Bible class meets alternate weeks from September through April. No experience is needed and training is provided.  Email Sallie Barre at salliebarre1@gmail.com to learn more.

    Rooted Group Leader | Opportunities available throughout the week | Oak Brook and Butterfield
    Get a front row seat to life change! Be a part of what God is doing in the lives of people around you. Take the next step in exploring what it means to lead a group. Learn more here

     

  • +

    Student Ministry

    Middle School Small Group Mentor | Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    Walk alongside students as they explore what it means to follow Jesus. Mentors play an important role in helping our middle school students feel known, loved, and cared for through the course of their time in Christ Church’s Middle School ministry. Students and adults have an opportunity to worship God together, and dig into what it means to follow Him together! Email Steve Noble at snoble@ChristChurch.us to discover how you can serve.

    High School Small Group Mentor | Sundays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    Help provide meaningful mentorship to our 9th–12th graders as they explore what it looks like to make their faith their own. Mentors walk alongside students as they figure out how to live out what they believe. They worship, study the Bible, have meaningful conversations and lots of fun. Email Aaron Foster afoster@ChristChurch.us to learn how you can make an impact.

    Middle School Bible Teachers | Sundays 10:00–11:00 a.m. | Butterfield
    Join the rotation of incredible teachers who lead the Middle School Sunday School at Butterfield! You’ll be part of a team that works with our middle school students to explore God’s Word, lead games, and have some fun worshipping with our 6th–8th graders. Email Steve Noble at snoble@ChristChurch.us to talk about how you can join the team.