Opportunities to Serve at BMBC

Worship

Amy Cordle and Matt Hannan

Musician/Vocalist

What is it? Helping lead the congregation in worship during services.
Frequency: As often as you’d like.
Time Commitment: An 8pm practice on the Wednesday night before the Sunday you’re playing and an 8.30am arrival on the day.

Sound Desk

What is it?: Helping lead the congregation in worship during services by mixing the sound for the musicians/vocalists. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: An 8pm practice on the Wednesday night before the Sunday you’re playing and an 8.30am arrival on the day.

Data Show

What is it?: Helping lead the congregation in worship during services by ensuring everyone can see the words to sing, playing videos, etc. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: An 8pm practice on the Wednesday night before the Sunday you’re playing and an 8.30am arrival on the day.

Flower Arranging

What is it?: Creating a beautiful worship space for our community. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: Depends a bit on the arrangement – up to you!

Setting up Communion

What is it?: Preparing communion for the community. Frequency: Once a month. Time Commitment: 20 minutes or so before the service

Bible Reading

What is it?: Reading the assigned Bible passage during a service. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: You’ll receive the passage during the week from the service leader, then it’d be good to look through it before you read on Sunday.

Creative Ministries

What is it?: Developing creative means of engagement in our services.
Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: Up to you!

Spiritual Growth

Senior Pastor David Sterrey

    Prayer Ministry

    What is it?: Praying for others in our community. Frequency: The team meets before services and some people are rostered on after services too. Time Commitment: Will fluctuate a bit depending on how many might seek prayer, but perhaps 10-30mins after a service.

    Small Group Hosting

    What is it?: Opening your home for a small group to meet. Frequency: Depends on how often the group meets, but most meet once a fortnight. Time Commitment: Depends on how long the group wants to meet, but usually a couple of hours. You might like to provide some food or hot drinks too.

    Small Group Leading

    What is it?: Leading or coordinating leaders for a small group. Frequency: Depends on how often the group meets, but most meet once a fortnight. Time Commitment: If you’re leading every group, it might take some time preparing for a discussion, maybe as much as an hour beforehand. Material can be provided for you though. If you’re coordinating the rotation of leaders, this time commitment would be much less.

      Connecting & Caring

      Senior Pastor David Sterrey

        Morning Tea After Services

        What is it?: Providing hospitality to our community after services Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: Roughly 45mins after services

        Barista (Beaumaris Only)

        What is it?: Providing hospitality to our community after services by running the coffee machine. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: Roughly a half hour before the service and 45mins afterward.

        Welcoming

        What is it?: Providing hospitality to our community by greeting people as they arrive and catching up with new people after the service. Frequency: As often as you’d like. Time Commitment: Roughly 15mins before the service starts and perhaps a half hour afterward.

        Meals Care Ministry

        What is it?: Providing care to those in our community who are going through a difficult time. Frequency: Relatively infrequent, but might require a couple of meals in a row as the need arises. Time Commitment: Depends on what you’d like to cook, but doesn’t need to be anything too elaborate.

        Visiting Lonely or Unwell People

        What is it?: Providing care to those in our community who might not be able to make a service because of their age or health. Frequency: As often as you’d like, but not less frequent than once a month. Time Commitment: Perhaps an hour at a time.

          Youth Ministry

          Youth Worker Tom Kenneally

          Mentor a Young Person 
          (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this)

          What is it?: Providing unconditional friendship to a young person. Frequency: As often as the two of you agree upon, but not less frequent than once a month. Time Commitment: An hour at a time.

          Youth Lifegroup Team 
          (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this)

          What is it?: Helping lead the Friday night youth lifegroup. Frequency: Every two weeks during the term. Time Commitment: Roughly three hours a fortnight.

          Outreach

          Associate Pastor Andy Mitchell

          Playgroup

          Set up/Pack up

          What is it?: Supporting the playgroup ministry by setting up and packing up the equipment. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: Either 9-9.30 before a session or 11.30-12 after session, Monday-Thursday

          Morning Tea

          What is it?: Caring for playgroup families by providing morning tea. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: From 10-11am, Monday-Thursday.

          Story-telling

          What is it?: Reading to playgroup kids during a playgroup session. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: From 10.30-11am, Monday-Thursday.

          Crafts

          What is it?: Providing a craft activity for kids during a playgroup session. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: From 9.30-11.30am, Monday-Thursday.

          Grandparent Roles
          (A WWCC is required for this)

          What is it?: Providing a grandparent-type relationship to young families in playgroup Frequency: 2-3 times a term during the playgroup sessions, but ideally the relationship might grow with one family to include some time spent outside playgroup. Time Commitment: From 9.30-11.30am, Monday-Thursday, but may also include some time outside playgroup sessions.

          Catalyst Team

          What is it?: Catalyst partners with Baptist World Aid to advocate for social justice issues within our church community. Frequency: The team meets once a term and tries to bring one focus to the church a term as well. Time Commitment: Roughly an hour and a half meeting once a term, plus some other activities as required.

          Support Services

          Ministry Leader Jane Braham

          Communications Team

          What is it?: Developing a communications strategy for the church including branding, signage, etc. Frequency: Unsure at this point in time. Time Commitment: Initially it may require some regular meetings, but this will taper off as a strategy becomes implemented.

          Property – Odd Jobs and Handiwork

          What is it?: Helping out with odd jobs that need doing around the church property. Frequency: Will vary depending on the need. Time Commitment: Depends on the job at hand.

          Mowing/Gardening

          What is it?: Helping maintain the church properties. Frequency: Depends on the season and the number of other volunteers. Time Commitment: Depends on which property you’re working on, but usually a couple of hours when rostered on

          Finance 
          (A Police Check and SCAW is required for this)

          What is it?: Supporting the finance ministry area by counting offering, depositing it in the bank, potentially other things depending on level of financial experience. Frequency: Weekly offering needs to be counted, and other things as need arises. Time Commitment: A small time commitment with room for more time depending on level of financial experience.

          Children’s and Families’ Ministry

          Children’s and Families’ Worker Michelle Sterrey​

                Generational Links
                (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this)

                What is it?: Building a prayer partnership with a young person in our church community. Frequency: Greeting your partner at every service and asking for prayer requests from their parents regularly, as well as regular time spent in prayer for them. Time Commitment: Perhaps a couple of ten minute conversations a week and then some time in prayer

                Bubbles Creche
                (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this) (Beaumaris only)

                What is it?: Caring for small children during the service. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: 9.15am until the end of the service, plus some small preparation. All material is provided.

                Ripples (Kinder-Grade 1)
                (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this) (Beaumaris only)

                What is it?: Running a program for children during the service. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: 9.15am until the end of the service, plus some small preparation. All material is provided.

                Breakers (Grades 2-4)
                (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this) (Beaumaris only)

                What is it?: Running a program for children during the service. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: 9.15am until the end of the service, plus some small preparation. All material is provided.

                Compass (Grades 5-6)
                (A WWCC and SCAW is required for this) (Beaumaris only)

                What is it?: Running a program for children during the service. Frequency: 2-3 times a term. Time Commitment: 9.15am until the end of the service, plus some small preparation. All material is provided.

                Prayer Support Team

                What is it?: Praying for the kids’ ministry. Frequency: You’ll receive a monthly email of prayer requests and come to a meeting once a term Time Commitment: As much as you’d like to dedicate to it, plus an hour long meeting once a term.

                Kids’ Talks in Services
                (Beaumaris only)

                What is it?: Running a five minute kids’ talk during a service. Frequency: Once a term. Time Commitment: Some time spent in preparation of a talk based around the theme of the sermon, plus the time running the talk