LIFE Foursquare Church
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Team Ministries


Volunteer Areas

We have multiple areas for volunteer involvement in our adult ministries at LIFE. We have organized our team ministries into categories that we call LIFE Welcomes, LIFE Cares, and LIFE Serves. As you browse this page, if you see any area where you would be interested in helping, please contact Heather Whicker at the church office (217-875-2300). Please leave contact information and area of interest. Heather will get back to you to get you connected and serving the Lord in practical ways here in this church family. Thank you for your interest in serving together at LIFE Foursquare!

LIFE WELCOMES

Welcome Center
Ushers
Greeters
Guest Follow-up

The LIFE Welcomes Team is the face of LIFE Foursquare Church. Through these ministries we strive to leave a friendly and lasting impression on first-time visitors and members alike. Individuals who serve within this area are very enthusiastic about our church family, are sensitive to anticipate the needs of those entering our facility, and strive to create a warm and welcoming “home” to all.

Welcome Center

Location: Welcome Center
Contact Person: Lonni Newcome

We want to provide a welcoming and loving environment for all visitors and our congregation. As members of this team, we greet and direct people as needed. We want to be available to answer questions and make sure visitors feel welcome and supported.

Ushers

Location: Welcome Center
Contact Person: Stan Fritz or Stan Fritz, Jr.

We strive to serve the members and guests of Life Foursquare Church by ensuring a safe environment where all can worship God. We assist in pre-service preparations, locate, and/or create available seating for attendees, and collect offering. There is occasional need for helping with the parking lot during special events.

Greeters

Location: Atrium
Contact Person: Lonni Newcome

We desire to provide a welcoming and loving environment for our visitors and members. Our volunteers open doors and welcome people with a friendly smile as they enter the church. We pass out bulletins and help direct guests by answering questions or escorting them to the Welcome Center for more information. We often direct visiting parents to the KidConnect check-in center.

Guest Follow-up

Contact Person: Heather Whicker

As a team, we provide a point of relational contact and follow-up for first time guests. There is an opportunity within this team to meet visitors, welcome them, and then take an extra step to deliver a welcome basket with homemade cookies to thank them for visiting Life Foursquare.

LIFE CARES

Hospital Recovery Meals
Funeral Dinners
Shut-in meals
Panera Dough-nation
C-HOPE
Care Team
Healing on the Streets

What we do to the least of these we do unto Jesus Himself. Because LIFE Cares, these teams are busy taking care of our friends and our families who need timely, tender loving care through very practical acts of service. We assist our families with meals during challenging times, like hospital recoveries and loss. If your compassion is stirred, consider the following ministries.

Hospital Recovery Meals

Contact Person: Peggy Middleton

Our goal is to provide practical help by supplying meals to those in our church body who are recovering from a hospital stay. You cook (or purchase) and deliver a meal to the home of those recovering.

Funeral Dinners

Contact Person: Janice Endrizzi

We help to provide food in a comfortable atmosphere for grieving families so they are able to relax with family and close friends. Team members either bring a homemade dish or pick up something to bring to the church before the funeral OR on the day of the funeral are at the church during the day to help set up, serve, and clean up after the meal.

Shut-In Meals

Contact Person: Carolyn Greenwell

We deliver meals to those in our church body who are homebound which keeps people feeling loved and connected even when unable to attend church. The meals are picked up from the church on Thursday mornings and delivered to those in need.

Panera Dough-Nation

Contact Person: Shannon Lucas

This team helps to meet issues of hunger through supplying bread to those in need. Our volunteers pick up bread from Panera on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 pm, separate the bread into individual portions (as directed by individual shelters), and deliver the bread to the shelters on Thursday mornings.

C-HOPE

Contact Person: Susan Bishop

The heart of this team is to provide support and encourage any person currently undergoing cancer treatment. The responsibilities vary with the wishes of the person in treatment, and may include sitting with a person during treatment, setting up meals for him/her, sending a card, running an errand, etc. These responsibilities are coordinated through the team leader.

Care Team

Contact Person: Lonni Newcome

We help to care for our church family Sunday mornings by helping to minister to people within our assigned section of the worship center. We want to ensure every person who is here on a Sunday morning has someone who will welcome and care for them throughout the Sunday service as needed.

Healing On The Streets (HOTS)

Contact Person: Phebe Bell

HOTS is a gentle, non-confrontational model of prayer for healing. Starting in March 2018, we will begin to go into the community Saturday mornings to pray for healing with people on the streets.

LIFE SERVES

Communion Preparation Team
Communion Service Team
Visual Team
Galley Crew Special Events
Galley Crew Wednesday Nights
Connection Café
Baptism
Merchandise

LIFE Serves Team members know that ministry is our goal and their dedication to the operations of our services is unmatched. Preparations for communion services, baptismal celebrations, visual technology, and even shared meals are top priority for these hard workers. 

Communion Preparation Team

Location: Church Kitchen
Contact Person: Heather Whicker

We prayerfully prepare the elements of communion for our church family to partake. We prepare the first Saturday of each month for the Sunday service as well as clean up after the service.

Communion Service Team

Location: Sanctuary
Contact Person: Damon Waterhouse

We distribute the elements of communion during our service on the first Sunday of the month.

Visual Team

Location: Visual Booth and Side Cameras
Contact Person: Doug Bishop

We serve by making the visual aspects of the service a worshipful experience. The goal is to serve in all or in particularly desired areas of the visual ministry and to give our best to the Lord in our service.

Galley Crew Special Events

Location: Kitchen and Fellowship Hall
Contact Person: Betty Mixell

The team serves members and guests by preparing and serving refreshments and/or meals for special occasions that occur throughout the year at LIFE Foursquare Church. We prepare, serve and clean up before and after each special event. Our events can include baking cookies or making snacks for Easter, Christmas, or VBS, or preparing a meal for any special event that is scheduled throughout the year.

Galley Crew Wednesday Nights

Location: Kitchen
Contact Person: Tina Decker

We strive to provide a quality meal to our church family and visitors on Wednesday evening before our scheduled classes. Our volunteers prepare, serve, and clean up before or after Wednesday night dinner.

Connection Café

Location: Café
Contact Person: Vicky Gray

We serve by providing an atmosphere where people can enjoy relationships over a donut or cup of coffee from 9:00-9:50 am on Sundays. We prepare and joyfully serve food and beverages, then clean up the café.

Baptism

Location: Worship Center
Contact Person: Heather Whicker

We seek to support those choosing to be baptized by meeting with baptismal candidates, providing them with a t-shirt, and praying with them as they publicly declare their faith in Jesus as Savior.

Merchandise

Location: Atrium
Contact Person: Starla Street or Sesha Shonkwiler

We want to provide an opportunity for people to feel connected to Life through providing various items that give people the chance to show they love our church. We lovingly serve the body by keeping the merchandise area neat and organized and collecting the sales money to turn in after each session.

LIFE NEXT GEN

Awana
Children
Special Needs
Youth

Awana (Nursery-5th grade, Wednesdays)

Location: Children’s wing
Contact Person: Michelle Kapper

We lead students through Awana lessons every week to help them grow in the Word of God. We want them to get the Word in their hearts so they will always have it as they grow older.

Children (Nursery-5th grade, Sundays)

Location: Children’s wing
Contact Person: Lauren Johnston

We lead our students through curriculum that seeks to plant seeds of the Gospel in their hearts. As teachers, helpers, check-in staff, and other workers, we make sure students are properly checked in and out for each service. We answer any questions parents may have, and we encourage our children to grow in the ways of the Lord.

Special Needs

Location: Children’s wing
Contact Person: Lauren Johnston

We work individually with students who have special needs to ensure they can participate in our normal Sunday morning, Awana, and/or youth activities as much as possible. We love our families by ensuring every child has a place.

Youth

Location: Youth Room
Contact Person: Carol Havener

We spend time pouring the Word into students through worship, a message, and meeting in small groups. Our leaders meet with 4-10 students each Wednesday night to discuss in detail the topic for the evening. We pray with students, build relationships with them, and mentor our students as they grow in relationship with Christ.

LIFE CREATIVE ARTS

Choir
Dance Team
Flag Team
Life’s Lens
Worship

Choir

Contact Person: Ted Hesse

We lead our church into a time of worship through song. We do this on several Sunday mornings throughout the year and at special events at Christmas, Easter, and Independence Day.

Dance Team

Contact Person: Karen Sandel

We long to lead our church in worship through dance. We want people to experience the power of God through movement.

Flag Team

Contact Person: Suzanne Kubat

We strive to lead our church family in worship through music and flag presentation. We long for people to experience God’s presence by the expression of praise and worship offered through flags and dance.

Life’s Lens

Contact Person: Adrienne Sandel (Photography); Rod Rambo (Video)

The photography team strives to capture moments at our events to archive pictures for future use. The video production team serves our church family through filming and editing video footage at our events as well as videos for Sunday morning announcements.

Worship

Contact Person: Christian Sandel

We lead our church in a time of worship through music and prayer. Preparation through practice is essential to leading the congregation on Sunday mornings.

If you are interested in serving in an area not listed, please let us know. Ministries such as graphics, office, or campus upkeep are among the many other areas we would love to plug you into!

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