Serve – Avon Lake Campus

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Explore the service opportunities below that are available through the Elyria Campus. Use the Volunteer button and complete the form to indicate your willingness to serve. Feel free to try serving in a few ministries to discover what is the best fit for you. The corresponding Ministry leader(s) will contact you and help you get connected and start serving in your selected ministries.

Christmas Dinner Helper

Role Description

  • Assists pastor with set up and take down of decorations
  • Helps in the kitchen with washing serving utensils

Service Frequency

  • Once a year (1 hour before dinner, 30 minutes after dinner)

Characteristics

  • Reliable
  • Willing to serve others

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Hospital Visitor

Role Description

  • Visits those in the hospital

Service Frequency

  • Once a week (15-30 minutes per visit)

Characteristics

  • Love for Christ
  • Love for People
  • Ability to read a scripture and pray

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MOPS – Childcare Provider

Role Description

  • Welcome moms and children to MOPS
  • Cares for preschoolers

Service Frequency

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Other Required Qualifications

  • Passed the Open Door background check

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MOPS – Hospitality Helper

Role Description

  • Sets up and serve breakfast and coffee
  • Cleans up

Service Frequency

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

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MOPS – Mentor Mom

Role Description

  • Offers support and wisdom to younger moms

Service Frequency

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

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Shut-In Visitor

Role Description

  • Visits elderly or infirmed at their house or nursing home

Service Frequency

  • Once a month (15-30 minutes per visit)

Characteristics

  • Love for Christ
  • Love for People
  • Ability to read a scripture and pray

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Christ University Teacher

Role Description

  • Completes interview
  • Participates in teacher training
  • Affirms and defends Open Door’s doctrine, mission, and vision
  • Organizes weekly meetings for one four-week class at a time
  • Receivesand learns the curriculum
  • Prepares for each teaching
  • Identifies students to raise up teachers
  • Sets an example for others
  • Maintains relationship with the ministry leader
  • Provides attendance reports

Service Frequency

  • Weekly Schedule While Teaching:
    • Two hours for class meeting time
    • 3-4 hours for preparation and follow up
    • Class Duration varies between 4 and 8 weeks

Skills Required

  • Spiritual Gifts:
    • Teaching
    • Leadership
    • Administration
    • Shepherd
    • Creative
    • Communication
  • Heart/Passion:
    • Holistic discipleship
    • Humble Orthodox
    • Christian Education
    • Biblical and dialogical praxis
    • Equipping believers for ministry
  • Abilities:
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Leading Discussions
  • Public Speaking
  • Experience:
    • Experience leading discussions
    • Teaching in a classroom setting
    • Formal biblical-theological training

    Characteristics

    • Well organized
    • A student of the Bible
    • Seeks to apply truth to life
    • Concerned for others
    • Effectively lead a group discussion

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Must be a church member

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    DIG Leader

    Role Description

    • Disciples a group of 2-3 others
    • Prayerfully invites 2-3 men or women into a DIG
    • Prays for those in your group
    • Organizes and communicates a weekly meeting schedule Walks through curriculum with group
    • Sets an example for others
    • Encourages group members to begin their own DIG

    Service Frequency

    • DIGs should last 9-18 months
    • 1 hour a week during the meeting
    • 1 hour a week outside the meeting praying and meeting one on one with group members

    Skills Required

    • Spiritual Gifts:
      • Leadership
      • Administration
      • Shepherd
      • Mercy
      • Discernment
      • Encouragement
      • Helps
      • Hospitality
    • Heart/Passion:
      • Holistic discipleship
      • Intentional community
      • Spiritual growth of believers
      • Equipping believers for ministry
    • Abilities:
      • Organization
      • Counseling
      • Communication
      • Listening

    Characteristics

    • Well organized
    • A student of the Bible
    • Seeks to apply truth to life
    • Concerned for others
    • Effectively lead a small group discussion

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Church membership is strongly encouraged

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    Financial Coach

    Role Description

    • Meets with individuals
    • Helps them navigate finances and build budgets

    Service Frequency

    • As need by appointment

    Skills Required

    • Good listener
    • Trustworthy
    • Confidential
    • Have an understanding of basic personal finances and Budgeting

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    LifeGroup Host

    Role Description

    • Completes Basic Training
    • Participates in further training
    • Prepares for each LifeGroup
    • Provides environment for group
    • Organizes refreshments
    • Pray for group members
    • Invests in relationships with group members
    • Sets an example for others

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly/Biweekly

    Skills Required

    • Spiritual Gifts:
      • Leadership
      • Administration
      • Shepherd
      • Mercy
      • Discernment
      • Encouragement
      • Helps
      • Hospitality
    • Heart/Passion:
      • Holistic discipleship
      • Intentional community
      • Spiritual growth of believers
      • Equipping believers for ministry
      • Hospitality ministry
    • Abilities:
      • Organization
      • Communication
      • Listening

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Must be a church member

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    LifeGroup Leader

    Role Description

    • Completes Basic Training
    • Participates in further training
    • Prepares for each LifeGroup
    • Provides environment for group
    • Organizes refreshments
    • Pray for group members
    • Invests in relationships with group members
    • Sets an example for others

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly/Biweekly

    Skills Required

    • Spiritual Gifts:
      • Leadership
      • Administration
      • Shepherd
      • Mercy
      • Discernment
      • Encouragement
      • Helps
      • Hospitality
    • Heart/Passion:
      • Holistic discipleship
      • Intentional community
      • Spiritual growth of believers
      • Equipping believers for ministry
    • Abilities:
      • Organization
      • Counseling
      • Communication
      • Listening
    • Experience:
      • Leading discussions and as a LifeGroup member

    Characteristics

    • Well organized
    • A student of the Bible
    • Seeks to apply truth to life
    • Concerned for others
    • Effectively lead a small group discussion

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Must be a church member

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    Prayer Team Member

    Role Description

    • Prays with the Pastor on Sunday mornings
    • Prays with campus staff
    • Receives weekly prayer requests
    • Is part of prayer events

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly

    Skills Required

    • Passion for prayer

    Characteristics

    • Confidential

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    Open Door Kids – Coordinator

    Role Description

    • Has knowledge of Sunday morning routine (training provided
    • Helps to prepare rooms (if needed) on a Sunday mornings
    • Has knowledge of weekly volunteer schedule
    • Welcomes volunteers and assists with any questions they may have upon arrival
    • Assists teachers in a room when needed
    • Assists teachers when accompanying a children to the restroom
    • Has knowledge of what to do in the event of an emergency (training provided)
    • Welcomes new and existing families and if necessary directs them to the appropriate classroom

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)
    • Every other week (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)

    Skills Required

    • Can solve problems quickly and independently
    • Loves Kids
    • Love Meeting and greeting new families

    Characteristics

    • Friendly
    • Loves to meet new people
    • Good problem solver
    • Patient under pressure
    • Able to think quickly under stress
    • Multitasker

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – Event Planning / Event Volunteer

    Role Description

    • Helps to plan an event and/or volunteers

    Service Frequency

    • 3-4 times a year

    Skills Required

    • Creative
    • Organized
    • Able to multitask
    • Able to work well under pressure
    • Self-starter
    • Able to see a need and step in to help
    • Does not need a lot of direction

    Characteristics

    • Loves to plan events
    • Loves to serve at an event
    • Loves people/kids
    • Organized
    • Loves to have fun

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – First Impressions: Check In

    Role Description

    • Welcomes families
    • Assists families with check-in
    • Assists new families with filling out the new child paperwork
    • Introduce new families to the Kids Ministry Director and the Coordinator
    • Addresses and writes welcome postcards to first-time visiting children
    • Understands check-in and pick-up procedures
    • Prints out name tags for volunteers serving that Sunday

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)
    • Every other week (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)

    Skills Required

    • Has some knowledge of computer operations
    • Able to troubleshoot

    Characteristics

    • Loves people
    • Friendly
    • Welcoming

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – Material Prep for Sundays/Events

    Role Description

    • Helps prepare activities for Sunday lessons
    • Helps with paper admin work

    Service Frequency

    • Monthly

    Skills Required

    • Enjoys working behind the scenes
    • Enjoys cutting, copying, organizing

    Characteristics

    • Enjoys planning, organizing, preparing for events

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – Nursery & Toddler Teacher

    Role Description

    • Arrives 20 minutes prior to scheduled time
    • Welcomes each family and child when they arrive
    • Assures that each child has been signed-in
    • Maintains a safe environment for all children
    • Knows what to do in the event of an emergency (training provided)
    • Cleans up and sanitizes classroom areas
    • Wears your T-shirt (when required) and name tag
    • Lets us know in advance if you cannot serve
    • Engages with parents during drop-off and pick-up times
    • Builds relationships with the kids in your room
    • Attends the adult worship services on a regular basis
    • Attend all events, meetings, and gatherings for volunteers

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)
    • Every other week (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)

    Skills Required

    • Love babies and toddlers
    • Able to sit or kneel on the floor

    Characteristics

    • Loves babies and/or toddlers
    • Playful
    • Patient
    • Kind
    • Gentle

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – Security

    Role Description

    • Remains at Security Post during all of Sunday services
    • Watchs the security cameras for any emergencies
    • Enforces Kids Ministry access protocols
    • Knows how to emergency situations (training provided)

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)
    • Every other week (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)

    Skills Required

    • Attentive
    • Able to think quickly under pressure
    • Able to enforce policies and a kind, yet firm manner

    Characteristics

    • Friendly
    • Good at enforcing rules & policies in a kind, yet firm manner

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Kids – Teacher/Co-Teacher

    Role Description

    • Prepares for classes
    • Arrives 20 minutes prior to scheduled time
    • Engages with parents during drop-off and pick-up times
    • Assures that each child has been signed-in
    • Maintains a safe environment for all children
    • Knows what to do in the event of an emergency (training provided)
    • Cleans up and sanitizes classroom areas
    • Lets us know in advance if you cannot serve
    • Wears your t-shirt (when required) and name tag
    • Leads and participates in the Open Door Kid services
    • Builds relationships with the kids in your group
    • Attends the adult worship services on a regular basis
    • Attends all events, meetings, and gatherings for volunteers
    • Reads, follows, and enforces all policies and procedures

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)
    • Every other week (Sunday morning – 8:40-10:45 am)

    Skills Required

    • Loves kids
    • Passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with kids
    • Kind
    • Patient
    • Enjoys helping teaching

    Characteristics

    • Loves kids
    • Passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with kids
    • Fun
    • Can be silly

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Completed Open Door Kids Ministry application
    • Passed the Open Door background check
    • Understands the Open Door Kids Ministry policies and procedures

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    Open Door Students – Advisor Role

    Role Description

    • Interact with Students
    • Help lead/facilitate small groups
    • Disciple students through conversations and meetings
    • Help with tech/worship

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly (Wednesday nights)
    • 5 hours per week (3 on Wednesday night, 2 to prepare throughout the week)

    Characteristics

    • Willing
    • Wise
    • Discerning
    • Loving

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    Open Door Students – Helper Role

    Role Description

    • Cooking/Baking Snacks
    • Set-up/Clean-up
    • Greeting/Registration
    • Help with Games
    • Concession Stand

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly (Wednesday nights)
    • 1-5 hours a week

    Characteristics

    • Willingness to serve

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    Open Door Students – Leadership Role

    Role Description

    • Preaches
    • Leads games/announcements
    • Leads Student events when Director can’t attend
    • Brainstorms about future of student ministry

    Service Frequency

    • Multiple times a week
    • up to 10 hours a week

    Characteristics

    • Willing
    • Wise
    • Discerning
    • Loving
    • Encouraging
    • Communicative

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    Cornerstone Pregnancy Center Cleaning Crew

    Role Description

    • Cleans their facility

    Service Frequency

    • Once a month on a weekday night

    Skills Required

    • Pick things off the floor
    • Use a vacuum cleaner, duster, cleaning spray etc.

    Characteristics

    • Willing to serve

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    English Language Tutor

    Role Description

    • Tutors Ukrainian refugees

    Service Frequency

    • Weekly (Friday for 1-2 hours or as scheduled)

    Skills Required

    • Must be fluent English speaker
    • Teaching background
    • Languages background

    Characteristics

    • Listener
    • Slow to speak
    • Kind
    • Culturally aware

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Passed a background check

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    Generation House – Donate Food

    Role Description

    • Drops off meals
    • Provides pizza

    Service Frequency

    • As desired

    Skills Required

    • Likes to cook
    • Likes to bless families

    Characteristics

    • Giving

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    Generation House – Family Mentor

    Role Description

    • Mentors one family at Generation House
    • Helps set attainable goals
    • Cheerleads for success

    Service Frequency

    • Biweekly

    Skills Required

    • Social work background preferred

    Characteristics

    • Works independently

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Provides own transportation to and from Generation House

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    Generation House – Garden Spruce-up Leader

    Role Description

    • Weeds
    • Prunes
    • Plants flowers

    Service Frequency

    • At your convenience

    Skills Required

    • Likes to garden
    • Green thumb

    Characteristics

    • Works independently

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Bring own garden tools
    • Provides own transportation to and from Generation House

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    Generation House – Maintenance

    Role Description

    • Completes general maintenance
    • Oversees and helps maintain grounds

    Service Frequency

    • Monthly (2-3 hours)

    Characteristics

    • Works independently

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Discuss cleaning supplies needed with Generation House Director
    • Provides own transportation to and from Generation House

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    Generation House – Reader to Children

    Role Description

    • Reads to children
    • Interacts with children

    Service Frequency

    • One Saturday a month (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Skills Required

    • Likes to read
    • Good with children

    Characteristics

    • Gets along well with others

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    Generation House – Spring Cleaning Assistant

    Role Description

    • Cleans downstairs

    Service Frequency

    • Biweekly/Monthly

    Skills Required

    • Likes to clean

    Characteristics

    • Works independently

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Discuss supplies needed with Generation House Director
    • Provides own transportation to and from Generation House

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    Good Knights Volunteer Lead

    Role Description

    • Leads a group to serve

    Service Frequency

    • Second Tuesday of each month

    Skills Required

    • Uses power tools and protective equipment
    • Calls and organize a group to attend on Tuesday evenings

    Characteristics

    • Willingness to serve

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    Local Ministry Council Member

    Role Description

    • Partners with our local ministries
    • Helps run our local ministries at campus

    Service Frequency

    • Monthly (1 hour team meeting)
    • One year time commitment

    Characteristics

    • Willingness to serve
    • Devoted to prayer

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    Missions Council Member – Social Media Coordinator

    Role Description

    • Manages social media pages
    • Attends monthly missions council meetings
    • Posts on our social media

    Service Frequency

    • Monthly missions council meeting
    • Weekly social media posting
    • One year time commitment

    Characteristics

    • Good social media presence
    • Creative person

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    WeCare – Data Entry

    Role Description

    • Enters data about people who received food boxes

    Service Frequency

    • Two Fridays per month

    Skills Required

    • Have computer skills

    Characteristics

    • Dependable
    • Confidential

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    WeCare – Driver

    Role Description

    • Delivers food boxes about 12 people

    Service Frequency

    • Twice a month

    Skills Required

    • A vehicle
    • GPS/phone to find addresses

    Characteristics

    • A smiling face
    • A servants heart

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    WeCare – Phone Calls

    Role Description

    • Calls 10-12 people

    Service Frequency

    • Twice a month

    Skills Required

    • Phone
    • Kind voice

    Characteristics

    • Kind
    • Polite
    • Good listening skills

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    Tech Team Member

    Role Description

    • Contributes to the overall worship team through helping with sound, lights, lyric presentation, camera operator, and video director
    • Dedicated to working within the worship team dynamic, and encouraging others to worship through their serving
    • (Training will be provided)

    Service Frequency

    • 1-3 times a month
    • Available for all Sunday morning services

    Skills Required

    • A servant’s heart
    • Has basic computer skills

    Characteristics

    • Attends Open Door regularly
    • Feels gifted and called by God to serve the church
    • Has a servant’s heart
    • Ready and willing to use their servant’s heart to honor God
    • Eager to share God’s love with others

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    Worship Band Member

    Role Description

    • Contributes to the overall worship team through playing instruments with passion and clarity
    • Dedicated to learning instrumental parts, working within the worship team dynamic, and encouraging others to worship with their playing and posture of worship

    Service Frequency

    • 1-3 times a month
    • Available for mid-week rehearsal as well as all Sunday morning services

    Skills Required

    • Leads others in worship whether playing or not
    • Competent musician in both learning the parts and not overplaying
    • Understand the basics of their instrument and music

    Characteristics

    • Attend Open Door regularly
    • Feels gifted and called by God to serve the church
    • Has a servant’s heart
    • Ready and willing to use their playing to honor God
    • Eager to share God’s love with others

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Potential band members will go through an audition process

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    Worship Vocalist

    Role Description

    • Ccontributes to the overall worship team through singing lyrics with passion and clarity
    • Dedicated to learning vocal parts, working within the worship team dynamic, and most importantly, encouraging others to worship with their voice and posture of worship

    Service Frequency

    • 1-3 times a month
    • Available for mid-week rehearsal as well as all Sunday morning services

    Skills Required

    • Leads others in worship whether singing or not
    • Competent singer in both pitch and tone
    • Hears vocal parts in both harmony and melody

    Characteristics

    • Attend Open Door regularly
    • Feels gifted and called by God to serve the church
    • Has a servant’s heart
    • Ready and willing to use their voice to honor God
    • Eager to share God’s love with others

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Potential vocalists will go through an audition process

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