finding a place to Serve

We value not just growing in our faith but doing something with our faith! Serving within the walls of this church and (even more importantly) going out into the community and the world is a vital part of what God created us to do.


At Crossview, we have an ever-growing passion to serve in our community.  We do this because it is our response to God’s love for us.  Jesus tell us in Matthew 25:37-40

  “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Responding to God’s Word does not have to be complex, it is often very clear, however it does require effort.  In our church, we are cultivating a heart for others because that is what Jesus did.  Below you will see the four practical ways you can respond to Jesus’ words in Matthew 25 by serving in our community today!

How can I get involved in serving locally?

- Choose where you want to make an impact.

  • Shelter & Housing (Emergency Shelter at Crossview & building benches for Partners for Affordable Housing)
  • Food & Clothing (Volunteer at the Neighborhood Thrift Store & serve fresh produce at Food for All)
  • Immigrant & Refugee (Help people learn English & how to drive)
  • Seniors & Inmates (Gentle Shepherd Ministries & Broken Chain Fellowship)

- Sign-up online or in the lobby or contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

- Or even better, grab a friend or two and sign-up together.  Make it fun!  Maybe even your small group could serve together!!


Use your gifts and talents at Crossview! We are all wired in a unique way to serve. Let us know what areas you might be interested in hearing more about.

Some of the places you can serve at Crossview:


  • Elementary Lead Teacher (Sundays): Engage & excite children as you lead them through the main Bible story & topic of each lesson. Openings in K - 5th grade rooms. 
  • Small Group Leaders (Wednesdays): Lead and engage a small group of kids in a way that takes the large group message and makes it personal in their lives.
  • Large Group Preschool Lead Teacher (Sundays & Wednesdays): Engage & excite preschoolers as you lead them through the main Bible story & topic of each lesson. Openings in our 3 year old room & 4/5 year old room.
  • Preschool Assistant (Sundays): Lead and engage preschoolers through crafts and activities that help make the Bible story stick. Openings in our 3 year old room & 4/5 year old room.
  • Arts & Classroom Prep: Organize the weekly crafts for Wednesday Night and/or Sunday mornings.
  • Infant & Toddler Volunteers: Work as a team with other caregivers to facilitate a great Sunday morning experience for our church’s youngest attendees.


  • Wednesday Night Small Group Leader: Lead and engage a small group of male or female students to take the large group message and make it personal.
  • Hospitality Team: Interact with students throughout the night to make each Wednesday a positive experience.
  • Café Crew: Run and operate the café in the youth lounge each Wednesday night.
  • Fellowship/Activities/Games Director: Lead the students in activities and games during their fellowship time.
  • Confirmation Mentors: Be present with an individual confirmation student on a weekly basis to help them understand scripture as well as have meaningful faith conversations.
  • Special Events Volunteers: Interact and lead students during special events such as lock in and game nights that are scheduled throughout the year.
  • Retreats: Assist in leading bi-annual retreats for both middle school and high school students to various camps and retreat centers across the state.
  • Summer Trips: Assist in leading and engaging with students on summer trips, like mission trips or youth conferences.


  • Info Desk Team: If you are passionate about guests and attendees having a positive experience at Crossview, you can be one of our warm & friendly hosts on Sunday mornings.
  • Greeters: Provide a friendly “welcome” for all who enter Crossview. This is a great “first serve” opportunity and families can serve together.
  • Ushers: Help our guests & congregation feel welcome, assist with seating, take the offering and be observant for crowd needs. We need ushers for Sunday services & special events.  
  • Sunday Hospitality Team Members: Serve with a Team Captain to provide coffee and refreshments on Sunday mornings. Families can serve together if there is room on the team.
  • Special Events Hospitality Team Member:  Be part of a team that helps serve hospitality for smaller special meetings and classes at Crossview. If you enjoy serving meals and light interaction with others, this team is for you!
  • Parking Lot Team Member: Warm and friendly people needed to direct traffic and welcome guests into our parking lot, and direct traffic during bigger events. A lead team member will provide direction as needed.


  • Crisis Meal Team: Join this team if you love to cook. We provide occasional meals to Crossview folks in need.
  • Pastoral Care Team: When people in our church & community go through difficult times, the Pastoral Care team provides prayer, a listening ear, connections to resources, or a meal.
  • Prayer Team: These folks lift up other people’s burdens through prayer under the cross after each Sunday service.
  • Bus Drivers: Use the church bus to help provide transportation for youth trips and 5Cs preschool.
  • Team World Vision Group Run Volunteers: Support our TeamWV runners & walkers by volunteering at our “home base” during a Saturday morning group run (July-October).


  • Worship Team: Do you play acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano/keys, percussion, or are you a vocalist? Contact us to learn more about ways to serve.
  • Production: Help in the tech booth, with media during the week, or with set-up during the week.
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