OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School is committed to providing excellence in opportunities for growth to be fully alive in Jesus. In light of that goal, we also recognize that reaching that level of excellence cannot be achieved alone. Bethlehem has been blessed to have many volunteers who are committed to our ministry and mission. But as you can imagine, this work of ministry is never finished. That is where you come in.
If you have an interest in using your unique gifts and abilities to partner with us in ministry, we are excited about having you as a part of our team.
Below are a list of the several service ministries we have at Bethlehem. Take a look through the ministries and their descriptions. If you see one you think might fit well with your passions, gifts, and abilities, click on the “contact…” button and get connected to a team lead that will guide through the next steps of getting involved.
We are so grateful for your willingness to serve Jesus alongside us and we look forward to getting to know you and the unique ways God has blessed you to partner with us in ministry
Altar Guild is a service group that supports the ministry through preparing the altar for communion and worship. They meet Saturdays at 10:00 AM to prepare and then during worship services. Members rotate weekend responsibilities.
ALL GOD’S RINGERS (BELL CHOIR)
We are blessed here at Bethlehem to have five full octaves of hand bells. If you can count, we can teach you to ring. It’s a delightful sound! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm in the balcony, and we help to lead worship as frequently as we can.
If you love babies, toddlers and Jesus, the Nursery is a great place to volunteer. Small and large group leaders are needed to nurture kids in their faith formation in our Preschool, Elementary and Level UP rooms. The commitment is every other week.
Volunteers here help connect people with the information they need about our ministry. One Sunday a month, all morning long.
CONNECT TEAM - WELCOME
This group consists of warm and welcoming members who greet at each of our services on Sunday mornings and for special services. Each member is responsible for one Sunday per month.
DISCOVERY GROUP LEADER
Lead a variety of these 8 to 12 week studies and topics. Subjects cover a wide range of Christian living including leadership, marriage, becoming a more godly man or woman, and even personal finance programs. Sunday mornings primarily, but may be offered other days as well.
Drivers are needed for school field trips, and The Table ministry on Thursday evenings. Training provided.
FAMILY EVENT TEAM
Plans family events for the year including:
- Daddy Daughter Dance
- Mother Son Amazing Race
- Easter Eggstravaganza
- Faith Day at the Rockies
- Trunk or Treat
- Journey to Bethlehem
The Grief Ministry provides care for people who are grieving through providing a powerful series of books given to those who have lost loved ones, one-on-one conversations, or personal notes and cards during the first year after a loved one dies.
Prepare our campus for Christmas, and Easter. Join the fun on the last Saturday of November and the Saturday before Easter to decorate and prepare for wonderful worship experiences.
Level UP is a ministry focused on helping kids transition to a whole new level of faith and life as they move through 4th-6th grade. Recognizing that this is a critical time in their lives, Bethlehem is dedicated to giving these students a fun space where they can bond with friends and a safe place where they can freely ask questions about God. With dedicated leaders and a Christian community surrounding them, it is our goal to give your 4ht, 5th or 6th grade student a strong foundation to grow together in faith and in life. Leaders needed Sundays at 10:30 am to walk with middle schoolers in their spiritual formation.
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)
Bethlehem’s Lutheran Women in Mission seeks to assist women in affirming their relationship with the Triune God so that they are enabled to use their gifts in ministry to the people of the world. LWML is an official auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has been in existence for more than 60 years with a membership of nearly 200,000 worldwide.
MAINTENANCE-INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
Our maintenance team meets as needed to do various projects, landscaping, and clean up around campus.
MARY MARTHA SOCIETY
Mary Martha provides women an opportunity for Christian growth and Christian service. Each group meeting is opened with a devotion followed by an inspirational speaker or hands-on project to be given to shut-ins. This group also serves funeral luncheons, receptions, helps with the up-keep of the vicarage, offers bake sales and fundraisers. Members also minister to shut-ins by writing notes, making phone calls and visits. Mary Martha meets the 3rd Thursday of the month Sept-May.
1-2 Sundays a month, assist with sound, video and projection. Video projection and sound enhances our worship experience. Be a part of the team that helps do that.
Miracle Workers is a coalition of west-side churches who, in partnership with Thrivent Builds and Habitat Metro Denver, they have combined their efforts to finance and provide volunteers to help build Habitat homes for families who cannot afford one. Volunteering can be in the form of financial contributions or helping one or more days to build the home (which is definitely a hands on experience WITH NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED).
PRAYER AND PRAISE
Thursday mornings. Pray for requests of our community.
These ladies and men cover the reception desk and phones during the work day from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. They volunteer for 4-hour shifts (morning and afternoon). If you like to greet visitors, answer the phones, assist with office projects and be the first impression at Bethlehem, please contact Kim Musselman.
The Stephen Ministers walk along side people who are in need of support and to talk through difficult life circumstances.
Once a week, volunteers are needed on the playground, library, kitchen and helping students with reading.
The security team monitors and assures the safety of worshippers.
Section hosts greet people as they arrive for worship, getting to know guests and regular attendees in their section.
1-2 times a month, the trailer needs hosts to welcome guests, or to drive the trailer. Living Well Shower trailer provides weekly showers (during warm months) to those who would like one. Host, cleaners and drivers are needed.
“THE TABLE” GREETERS
Weekly on Thursday night. Welcome worshippers.
This team assists with communion and other worship functions every Sunday. They assist with offering, worship and communion on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.
WORSHIP MUSIC TEAMS
These groups serve in worship and consist of the musicians for all Thursday and Sunday worship services. Auditions are offered as openings become available.
Impact 912 (high school) meets weekly on Sundays at 5:00 pm. Impact78 (middle school) meets once a month. Volunteers welcomed to lead discussion and activities.