Volunteer Opportunities


COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Join the Church Audio Team.  Click here for a job description.  Training will be provided.
  • Join the Church Podcast Team.  Click here for a job description.  Training will be provided.

Click here to contact Bob Warren for more information or to volunteer.

 


WORSHIP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Contact Terry Rudolph for more information or to volunteer.


BUILDING AND GROUNDS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mowing and lawn care rotation – Our church grounds are mowed once per week during the growing season. We’re always looking for more volunteers to join the rotation. Contact Bruce Raymond
  • Minor church repairs – Help keep the church building in proper condition. Contact Bart Holtz
  • Remembrance Garden weeding – We need people who are able to regularly weed and tend to our Remembrance Garden.
  • Church workdays – Building and Grounds holds biannual workdays to perform cleaning and landscaping upkeep. We announce these events ahead of time, and everyone is welcome to come!

For general questions or clarification, contact Karen Atkins


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are position descriptions for volunteers working with Christian education.  If you are interested or would like to know more, contact Joelle Brummitt-Yale.

Nursery Volunteer

CITP offers two nurseries to provide safe, nurturing childcare to our youngest members and visitors. The infant nursery cares for children ages birth through age 2.  The toddler nursery is designed for children ages 2-4. Nursery volunteers assist the paid nursery workers.   (NOTE: The CITP child protection policy requires that two adults be present for all children’s and youth activities.) The volunteer may be asked to play with children, hold babies, assist children with activities, and help to pick up toys. Nursery volunteers are needed during the Sunday worship hour (10:15-11:30AM). Most volunteers are scheduled for 6 Sundays a year (once every 2 months).

Godly Play Storyteller

CITP’s children’s Sunday school program employs the Godly Play curriculum. This program engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

Each Sunday, the adult storyteller uses a Godly Play script along with handcrafted wooden figures to share a sacred story with our young people. Storytellers prepare their stories in advance, closely following the Godly Play story script. During the class period, the storyteller presents the weekly story, invites the children to engage with it through “I wonder…” questions, and encourages them to “work” with the
story using arts and crafts materials. At the end of the class period, the storyteller offers a blessing to each of the children as they exit the classroom. An adult door helper will also be present in the room to assist the children.

Two Godly Play classes run each Sunday: one for children 4-8; another for children 9+. The classes are held in two specially designed classrooms down the education hall and they run from 9:15-10:15AM. Training is provided for all storytellers. Most storytellers are scheduled once a month.

Godly Play Door Helper

CITP’s children’s Sunday school program employs the Godly Play curriculum. This program engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

Each Sunday, the adult storyteller uses a Godly Play script along with handcrafted wooden figures to share a sacred story with our young people. To comply with CITP’s child protection policy and to provide assistance to the storyteller, an adult door helper is present in each Godly Play class. The door helper helps children prepare to enter the Godly Play classroom in a calm manner, supports the storyteller by redirecting children having difficulty following the story, assisting children during the arts and crafts time, and handing out the “feast” (snack patterned after communion).

Two Godly Play classes run each Sunday: one for children 4-8; another for children 9+. The classes are held in two specially designed classrooms down the education hall and they run from 9:15-10:15AM. Training is provided for all door helpers. Most door helpers are scheduled once a month.

Children’s Sermon Volunteer

The children’s message is an important element of worship at CITP. Following the passing of the peace, children gather at the front of the sanctuary to hear a message drawing on the Scripture lesson of the day that is tailored for young people. Those offering children’s sermons prepare these messages in conjunction with the Director of Children’s Ministries to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate and align with the week’s Scripture and the focus of the sacred art table activity that follows the sermon. Beginning in September, children’s sermon volunteers will assist the Director of Children’s Ministries at the sacred art table following each sermon to continue discussion of the children’s message and to facilitate their engagement in an art project that expands their understanding of the week’s Scripture.

Children’s sermon volunteers are generally scheduled to offer messages 6-8 times per year. Advance notice is given of the date the person is scheduled for, along with a detailed description of the Scripture focus for the week and the sacred art table activity.