Thanks for your interest in playing a part in what God is doing at Church of the City. Click below to learn more about serving opportunities. If you are interested in joining a team or learning more, please click the interest button for the appropriate role(s).

Guest Services

 

In Guest Services we like to think of our opportunities to serve as a small commitment that has a big impact!  And with so many places to plug in, you’ll find a spot that stirs your passion while serving God, His mission and His people!  Browse our teams below and contact us for more information.

Coffee

This amazing team loves people through coffee – and they have a lot of fun in the process – sharing in community with each other and our entire congregation! Choose from one of two shifts: Prep and Service (8:15 – 10:30 am) OR Service and Wrap (10:30am – completion during second service).  Volunteers are asked to remain through their selected shift, and have the option to serve 1 to 4 times a month. You really have flexibility…but be warned, once you’ve served once you’ll want to come back again and again!

Communion

Looking for a more behind the scenes opportunity?  Our communion teams serve 1 – 3 times a month and provide mission critical work for our Sunday morning services. Communion is a true act of worship in our church, and the teams that set up and/or clean-up are a vital component of our volunteer ministries.  Commitment is pretty simple – arriving at 8am for set up, or staying 30 minutes past a morning service to clean trays.

Connection Team

This team is in the know! At our connection desks on Sunday mornings you’ll find team players committed to serving our congregation through the gift of gab!  When those doors swing open they are eager to meet congregants seeking further information on the happenings around COTC each week. Team members are asked to serve a minimum of 2 times a month, and arrive a half hour before each service (overlapping between the 9 and 11am).

Parking

We’re a big church!  And that means a lot of people to assist in finding those parking spots quickly and getting settled before services begin.  Here’s a role to simply wave hello as guests enter our campus, and best direct them when they arrive…and when they depart.  Opportunities to serve are open for both the 9am and 11am service.

Medical Response

If you’re a medical professional or first responder, this may be just the spot for you!  Team members serve 1 to 4 times a month, and are on-call during the regular service they attend should a need arise. This team is not often called upon, but greatly appreciated!

Mid-Week/Special Events

Have a heart to serve, but a schedule that makes it difficult?  We’ve got a spot for you! Throughout the year we have opportunities to serve for special events and mid-week moments.  Whether it’s prepping candles for a Christmas Eve service or joining for a special project, this is a great way to serve God and others as your schedule permits; and for families, it’s an awesome way to serve together – especially those with homeschooled kids.  We’ll simply keep you on the list and email you with the details when an opportunity arises.

Security

The COTC/Franklin Security team provides a layer of protective services for the Franklin campus – keeping people safe during worship services, weekly classes and special events.  This rockstar team must be able to pass the background check and attend continuing education classes – but they have a lot of fun completing them! Certifications are mandatory for some security processes and equipment maintained by security team members.  Team leads will advise all new team members during training on any required certification. No previous security or law enforcement experience required – just good observation skills and a willingness to learn!

Worship Hosts

Serving as a worship host is where it’s at!  This high-impact team provides the opportunity to greet our congregation with a warm smile, assist those looking for a seat in the sanctuary, serve communion/offering and count the attendees in your section.  Hosting is a great way to serve God, serve others, and still attend service! Opportunities are open for both the 9am and 11am service.

Welcome Team (Greeters)

Our greeter team has the privilege of being that first face when stakeholders and guests arrive!  The simple act of saying hello and welcoming our congregants into the building goes a long way in sharing our hearts…in sharing the heart of Jesus!  Whether you’re stationed at a main door, inside the church auditorium or with Kid City, you’re the welcoming face that simply says good morning and how can I best guide you! Opportunities are open for both the 9am and 11am service.

Pastoral Care

Help when life is hard. We all have defining moments in our lives – challenging circumstances, relational pain and transitional seasons. How we respond and who we surround ourselves with during these times has a direct impact on our futures. We want to be people that help marriages, families and relationships thrive by pointing them to the hope found in Jesus.

Response Pastors

Jesus calls the church to be an agent of support and healing for His people. Our Response Pastors provide spiritual, emotional, and relational support to guests looking for assistance and/or prayer. Response Pastors serve Mon-Thursday from 9AM-5PM.

Premarital Mentors

SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) equips premarital mentors and guarantees a personalized and profound process for helping newly engaged couples start smart.

Monday Night Rhythm Support

Monday Night Rhythm is a weekly time that’s dedicated to creating a space for people to gather together for worship and support within our Pastoral Care ministries. Join our Monday Night Experience team and help us set up/tear down, join our Pastoral Care team for prayer before the night begins, and welcome guests as they join us for Monday Night Rhythm.

KidCity

In KidCity, we have the privilege of investing in the next generation of our church! Far from just being childcare, instead we are partnering with parents in the discipleship of their children. We have multiple opportunities to serve, across a variety of age groups and would love to talk with you about how you can be involved in seeing the fame and deeds of God made known to the next generation!

Host Team

Welcoming new families and ensuring they find their way to the appropriate classrooms and the main auditorium, assisting with snacks and passing out curriculum.

Point Person

Assisting with the logistics flow of an environment and helping to ensure each small group leader has what they need in terms of resources and supplies.

Classroom Leader

Our infants, crawlers, and walkers need caring men and women to hold them and play with them and ensure that even at the youngest of ages, they see, hear and feel God’s love for them.

Small Group Leader

In ages 2 years old – 5th grade, we need men and women who are willing to be with a small group of kiddos and engage in conversations, ask questions and work through a few curriculum activities to help engage their understanding of God’s love for them as well as travel with them to and from large group to participate in worship and hear the Bible Story. We will equip you with everything you need to be successful and no theology or teaching degrees are necessary!

Small Group Assistant

This role is perfect for middle and high schoolers as well as adults who may not feel entirely confident leading out in the small group, but are willing to sit in and provide support for the small group leader.

Women’s Ministry

At COTC Women, we exist to disciple women in the way of Jesus. In order to accomplish this, we provide both weekly and monthly gathering opportunities so that women have a chance to connect with other women and grow in their faith. We want to provide authentic community, refreshing experiences and deepening discipleship. We have opportunities for volunteers for set up and clean up of experiences and as we grow,will have more and more chances for you to be involved! If you’d like to talk about how you can be involved with COTC Women, contact us!

Production Team

Are you tech savvy or interested in learning more about the live-production world? We have several serving opportunities!

ProPresenter Operator

This role operates the computer that fires all lyric and message slides. Helpful skill: Familiar with general functions of iMac/ProPresenter, and can identify and follow along with worship songs.

Camera Operator

We have three video cameras in the room that require operators. Previous experience is not necessary, you will be on a headset receiving instruction from the video director.

Lighting Operator

Our team creates the lighting designs during the week. Previous experience not required, you will be on a headset receiving instruction from the producer to cue the lights.

Stage Manager

We often have special elements in our service that require extra hands to help things run smoothly backstage. For example: Baptism Sunday, Stakeholder Graduation, Holidays etc. Helpful Skill: Organization/Communication skills to help direct people.

Broadcast Audio Engineer

Previous experience required, we mix the broadcast audio on a Yamaha PM5D. Helpful Skill: Experience in ProTools.

Video Director

Previous experience required, we utilize a Black Magic switcher. Helpful Skill: Ability to direct beginner camera ops.

Front-of-House Audio Engineer

Previous experience required, we mix on a Yamaha CL5. Helpful Skill: Experience with Dante Networked Audio.

In-Ear Monitor Audio Engineer

Previous experience required, we mix on a Yamaha PM5D. Helpful Skill: Experience with Sennheiser G3 IEM packs, and troubleshooting Dante Networked Audio.

Overflow Team

We will soon be staffing the overflow room with a Front of House Engineer, and a ProPresenter Operator.

City Students

If you are interested in serving with students in grades 6-12, then please read below for our serving opportunities. Our main student programming takes place on Wednesday nights, however, we do offer a middle school class on Sunday mornings during the 11am service.

Middle School Small Group Leaders (Grades 6-8)

Responsible for attending middle school worship/teaching and facilitating discussion for our middle school small groups on Wednesday nights. Time commitment includes Wednesday nights from August – May as well as Winter Retreat and Summer Camp.

Middle School Table Leader (Grades 6-8)

Responsible for facilitating table based discussion for our middle school class on Sunday mornings during the 11am service.

High School Small Group Leader (Grades 9-12)

Responsible for attending high school worship/teaching and facilitating discussion for our high school small groups on Wednesday nights. Time commitment includes Wednesday nights from August – May as well as Winter Retreat and Summer Camp.

Operations Team

This role is responsible for staffing our concession stands and information tables on Wednesday nights during our City Students programming. You can volunteer as much as every week or as little as once a month.