Take the next step at TMBC by serving in one of the areas below! 


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Welcome Ministry


Purpose We exist to make each person who walks through our doors during a weekend service feel welcome, wanted, and at home at Ten Mile, whether it’s their first visit or hundredth visit.


WhySimply put, the Gospel! Jesus set the example of sacrifice to make all welcome. We serve because we’ve been served well; love because we’ve been loved well; We do both in order to move people towards a relationship with Christ. Colossians 4:5 & 6 says, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”


Who Who do we consider a guest? Everyone! Everyone who walks through the doors for a weekend service needs to feel welcome and wanted. A “regular” needs to feel at home at TMBC, just like we want our own home to feel like a good, safe place to walk into each day. People new to TMBC, and especially first-time guests, absolutely must feel welcome the first time. They came because God was at work in their life, and we want to do everything we can to help them keep moving toward what He is doing!

  • A typical first-time guest will decide whether or not to come back again within the first ten minutes.
  • In growing churches, there is a 16% chance a first-time guest will come back for a second visit, but an 85% chance a second time guest will come back a third time or more!


What First, pray! Pray for you to be just what someone needs that morning as they enter. Prayer is powerful! Practically speaking, how do you make people feel welcome? Smile, greet the people as they come in (Good morning, welcome, we’re glad you’re here). You may offer a handshake & a bulletin, but don’t force it on people. If you don’t recognize someone, don’t say, “Who are you?” or “Is this your first time here?” Instead say, “Hi, I’m _____. I don’t think I’ve met you. How long have you been coming to Ten Mile? If you find out they are a first-time guest, one greeter accompany them to the Welcome Center for their gift (It will be staffed with a volunteer who will get their info, give them a guest bag, & help them from there). It is important as a greeter to avoid distractions. Don’t get so tied up in conversations with friends that you neglect people coming in. Also, be on the lookout for people who may need help (elderly, handicapped, moms with babies) moving from car to the door. Help them!

When

You will be assigned an entrance, either MAIN, SOUTH, or FELLOWSHIP CENTER. 

  • If you welcome those entering for morning Bible Study, be in place by 9:15 am.
  • If you welcome those entering for morning worship, be in place by 10:10 am.
  • If you serve for morning worship, quietly move back to your place during the end of service so you can say, “Have a great day!” as people exit.



Thank you for your desire to serve! Your warm greeting and smiling face as you welcome all guests to the weekend services is an important part of worshiping God through Christ at Ten Mile Baptist Church.

 



Safety & Security Team


WHY?

Being a good steward of the gathered body of Christ means that we must take the safety and security of the hundreds of children and adults who gather at Ten Mile each weekend seriously. It is important that we provide a safe and secure environment for all, and especially for those most vulnerable.

 


WHAT? 

Serve with a team of trained and background checked volunteers. Be part of a team that monitors security cameras, patrols the buildings during services, leads protocol in case of emergency situations, and is prepared to assist with first aid as needed.


WHEN?

Sundays during one service: 8:15am / 9:30am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis. Also possible to serve during special events a few times per year. Attend in person training at least once per year and online as requested.

 




Nursery

WHY? We love babies! A parent’s first experience at a church is often the nursery. We want to show the love of Jesus to babies and toddlers, and allow their parents to worship and focus on the Word of God.


WHAT? Serve with a team of trained and background checked volunteers to care for children ages birth through their third birthday. Read books, play, cuddle infants, change diapers, & provide safe environment.


WHEN? Sundays during one service: 8:15am / 9:30am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis, usually no more than once per every two months. Attend training luncheon at least once per year.

IGNITE Kids

WHY? 

We love kids! Jesus highly values kids. At Ten Mile, we believe that a person’s love for Christ, the church, and their faith is best built in the early childhood years. That is best cultivated in an environment with age appropriate teaching, music, and activities that point them toward Jesus and teach them the principles and values needed to love God well as they grow. 


WHAT? 

Serve with a team of trained and background checked volunteers to facilitate our children’s worship service for children ages 3 years through fourth grade. Volunteer opportunities range from extras to help with activities, walk kids to the restroom, or run audio/visual technology.


WHEN?

Sundays during 10:30am service. Serve on a rotating basis (once per month) or weekly (can attend 8:15 service and serve in 10:30 service). Attend training luncheon at least once per year.



Worship Technology

Sound Board Operator


WHY? – God honoring singing, music, and a message are only effective in corporate worship if people clearly hear them. Excellent quality sound honors God and helps connect people’s hearts and minds to Him. 


WHAT? – Serve as part of the Worship Technology Team in the balcony. Run the sound mixing board during worship service. Control and adjust sound channels for microphones, instruments, and media as needed. Participate in training before starting (in person or online).


WHEN? – Sundays during one of the weekly worship services: 8:15am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis with other volunteers.


Lighting Control Operator


WHY? – Appropriate lighting helps set the tone for different aspects of a worship service, allowing participants to worship and reflect more freely, view a projection screen more clearly, or read along in their Bibles more easily. 


WHAT? – Serve as part of the Worship Technology Team in the balcony. Run the lighting control board during worship service. Cycle through preset channels at the appropriate times as the worship service progresses. Adjust lighting as needed. Participate in training before starting (in person or online).


WHEN? – Sundays during one of the weekly worship services: 8:15am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis with other volunteers.


Video Livestream Operator


WHY? – Modern video streaming technology allows churches to reach an audience beyond just the building on Sundays. Streaming live services as well as recording and replaying sermons allows Ten Mile to better minister to people who are traveling, sick or infirmed, or simply far from God. 


WHAT? – Serve as part of the Worship Technology Team in the balcony. Control video camera or video streaming and capture studio software during worship service. Participate in training before starting (in person or online).


WHEN? – Sundays during one of the weekly worship services: 8:15am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis with other volunteers.



Visual Media Projection Operator


WHY? – Large screen visual projection helps connect the whole congregation with the words to a song, scripture passages in a sermon, as well as images and video clips that help make ideas, ministries, and missions come alive in their hearts and minds. These images need to be displayed at just the right time during a service to be effective rather than a hindrance.


WHAT? – Serve as part of the Worship Technology Team in the balcony. Control the media projection software during worship service. Participate in training before starting (in person or online).


WHEN? – Sundays during one of the weekly worship services: 8:15am / 10:30am / 6:00pm. Serve on a rotating basis with other volunteers