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Why we "say yes" to serving

We love to serve. This stems from the good news that Jesus became a servant for us and we follow him. God utilizes various people with an array of gifts and abilities to bless this world. He also specifically develops a local congregations with a variety of gifts to serve that local church.

At Via, we've crafted some statements that put on display the reason why we serve. As you can see, everything stems from what Jesus has done for us!

In preparing to serve at Via, we would ask that you'd take a few minutes to ponder each of these statements and the biblical significance to serving. There is a vital distinction to be made–we aren't just a non-profit organization in need of volunteers, but rather, we are a local expression of God's Church and we get to serve one another, reflecting the way Jesus has served us!


 
 

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We say yes because blessing is found is serving out of a heart that has been served by Jesus.

When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
John 13:12-17 ESV

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We say yes because serving embraces the needs of others above our own.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:3-8 ESV

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We say yes because the Church is a family and we all contribute.

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:8-10 ESV


We say yes because God is glorified when we use the gifts he's given us to serve others.

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4:8-11 ESV

We say yes because serving displays our deep love for others.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:13-14 ESV

 

Areas of serving

Café
Serve in our cafe by providing a welcoming presence and a spirit of hospitality to those coming into the Cafe.
Days: Sunday morning

Cares Ministry
Assist with meal preparation when we host funerals or help provide meals for those who recently underwent surgery, birth of child, or a death in the family.
Days: Varies

Cart Transportation - First Impressions Ministry
Transport and welcome people from our south parking lot to our main campus.
Days: Sunday mornings

Elementary
Serve our kids by helping to facilitate these services. There's a wide range of roles from organizing to leading a small group of kids to storytelling.
Days: Sunday mornings and/or evenings

Greeting - First Impressions Ministry
Provide a welcoming presence and smile for those coming to Sunday services and/or special events.
Days: Sunday mornings (occasionally Sunday evening)

Information Center - First Impressions Ministry
Serving those are looking for general information on our church and/or events.
Days: Sunday mornings and/or evenings

Nursery
Serve our youngest by holding, playing with and comforting our infants and toddlers.
Days: Sunday mornings and/or evenings

Office Assistant
Assist our office by working on projects (stapling, cutting, organizing, etc.) and helping with other various communication needs.
Days: Flexible during the general office hours of Monday - Thursday (9am - 5pm)

Photography
Help us to capture special moments at Via Church through images – we will provide training for you.
Days: Mainly on Sundays and occasionally for special events

Prayer Partner
Pray at our services with those coming forward for prayer.
Days: Sunday mornings

Preschool
Serve these little ones through games, activities and a lesson.
Days: Sunday mornings and/or evenings

Production Team
Serve by helping with audio, lighting, camera, stage, or video projection during services– we will provide training for you.
Days: Sunday mornings (and occasionally Sunday evenings, or other special events)

Proofing
Assist our office by proofing documents - this can be done from home.
Days: Flexible - these documents are available online, so you can usually operate remotely

Teacher
Prepare and teach a class for our adults on Sundays.
Days: Mostly Sunday mornings and/or evenings (we do also have women's studies on Tuesday mornings)

Usher - First Impressions Ministry
Help to facilitate our services with the offering, passing out needed items, and helping people find a seat.
Days: Sunday mornings

Videography
Help us in the area of capturing footage and editing videos – we will provide training for you.
Days: Varies depending on the project - this role is more project oriented

Visitation Team
Visit, encourage, and pray for those who are homebound.
Days: Varies depending on the need and on your schedule

Wheelchair Assistant
Welcome and help people into the services and/or events.
Days: Sunday mornings

Worship Team
Help to lead our congregation in worship by playing an instrument or singing.
Days: Sunday mornings, Tuesday nights (most rehearsals are Wednesday evenings)

Youth Ministries
Serve our youth (grades 6-12) by helping to facilitate, lead games, chaperone or lead a small group.
Days: Sunday evenings

 

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