Ministry Teams

There are many ways a person can serve the Body of Christ at Hillcrest Baptist Church! One who desires to serve is accomplishing some portion of the Great Commission by being the hands, feet and voice of Jesus.

The Committee for Ministry Teams

Hillcrest encourages every member to be engaged in service. The Committee for Ministry Teams (CFMT) is made up of members of the church body from a broad range of age and ministry experience so that we can reach out across the entire spectrum of those willing to serve. It is the responsibility of the CFMT to fill vacancies for all ministry teams.

While it is true that one must be a member of the congregation to serve on a ministry team, there are many opportunities for persons who attend HBC to engage in service. You will find a listing of some of those opportunities below. If you are interested in serving please contact phyllis@hbce.org for further information.

Compassion Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  To demonstrate on behalf of Hillcrest Baptist Church (HBC), compassion toward any active member of HBC or his/her family that is bereaved due to a death in their family. 

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE: 

  • Team Leader
  • Co-Leader
  • 4 Team Captains
  • 4 Assistant Team Captains
  • 30-40 Volunteers on each team

TERM OF SERVICE:  Team Leader/Co-Leader 5 years and Team Captains 3 years.  Volunteers will serve as long as they feel led.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Team Leader/Co-Leader and Team Captains must be active members of HBC. Although any individual who is willing, may volunteer to serve on a team. They must have a heart for service, a willingness, and availability.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

The Compassion Ministry Team will minister to families of HBC as active members in the occurrence of a death of a spouse, a child, a parent, or a sibling, provided the funeral is within Coffee County. 

The main responsibility of the ministry is to provide a meal and to serve the family on the day of the funeral.

 A team member’s responsibility:

  • Provide as needed a side dish, or serve, and/or prepare the room for the family meal.
  • Attend an annual training session which will be conducted for all team leaders and members.

A budget will be submitted to the Church Council for the upcoming annual budget.

Attend an annual training.

SCRIPTURE:  HEBREWS 13:16 – And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (NASB)

 

These teams will function on a rotating basis. Anyone who desires to serve as a team member may do so by contacting phyllis@hbce.org.

Decoration Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  To serve the church by decorating the interior and exterior of the Worship Center for Christmas, Easter or any other time requested.

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE: 

  • Team Leader (Active Church Member)
  • Co-Leader (Active Church Member)
  • 7 Volunteers

TERM OF SERVICE:  Team Leader and Co-Leader are to serve 3 years.  There is no time limit for Team Members.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Safely able to lift large items, climb stairs and ladders

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Decorate the Worship Center, following the design set by the Minister of Worship/Media and Team Leader for Christmas, Easter or any other holiday requested by the Minister of Worship/Media.
  • Attend annual training

 

 

SCRIPTURE:  1 PETER 4:10 – “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)

 

 

Anyone desiring to volunteer may do so by contacting phyllis@hbce.org .

Food Service Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  To work alongside the food service staff to ensure quality meals are served for Family Night Suppers and that the food preparation facility and equipment is in good order and well maintained at Hillcrest Baptist Church (HBC).

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE: 

  • Team Leader
  • Co-Leader
  • Secretary
  • Head Cook: will serve as a liaison between the food service staff and Ministry Team.

TERM OF SERVICE:  The team members are to serve three years.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The 3 team members should be active members of HBC. Volunteer servers/helpers do not have to be members.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Responsible for the preparation and clean-up for the Wednesday Night Suppers and other meals in coordination with the Associate Pastor of Discipleship/Administration.

Formulates policies with the Associate Pastor of Discipleship/Administration and the Hospitality Ministry Team relating to the operation of the kitchen.

Rotate as servers/helpers to prepare and serve at the Wednesday Night Suppers.

Do a major cleaning and inventory of the kitchen in July of each year. There should also be a cleaning in January of each year.

Enlist servers/helpers to help prepare and serve at the Wednesday Night Suppers.

Attend an annual team training

 

 

SCRIPTURE:  ACTS 2:42 – 47 – “. . . 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, . . .” (NASB)

If you have the spiritual gift of helps/service, this would be a great place to jump in. Contact phyllis@hbce.org to sign-up.

Welcome Center Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  To welcome, identify and engage guests and members to Worship and to any other service.

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE: 

  • Team Leader
  • Co-leader
  • Secretary
  • 5 volunteer teams to help greet one Sunday a month. (2 at the Welcome desk and one at the side entrances of the foyer)

TERM OF SERVICE:  The team members will serve a 3-year term

QUALIFICATIONS:  The 3 team leaders should be filled by active church members who have been members for 3 years or more. The members of the five volunteer teams should be filled by people who have been active church members at least 1 year.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Be familiar with all guest systems and processes and ready to explain to guests

Get first time guests’ information and document in the appropriate systems 

Ask Guests to complete Welcome Card and place in offering plate/box, when applicable

Must be polite and friendly

Know where all the Sunday School classes are located and be able to take families to these classes

Be able to answer questions about church ministries

Distribute Monthly/Quarterly magazines to designated locations around campus

Ensure the set up and readiness of all welcome areas

Attend the yearly training 

 

SCRIPTURE:  COLOSSIANS 3:12 – “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and [a]patience;” (NASB)

 

For further information about volunteering for this ministry, contact phyllis@hbce.org.

History Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  Preserve historical records of the Hillcrest Baptist Church (HBC)

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE:

  • 4 Active Members
  • Team Leader
  • Secretary

TERM OF SERVICE:  Team members are to serve a 5-Year term

QUALIFICATIONS:  Active members that have an interest in history

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Collect materials that document the life, history and ministry of HBC

Preserve the materials and records that document the history of HBC (via paper or electronic)

Meet twice a year or as needed

Help organize and update historical records

Attend an annual training

 

 

SCRIPTURE:  ISAIAH 46:9a – “Remember the former things long past, …” (NASB)

 

This team has the privilege of documenting through pictures and writing the history of Hillcrest Baptist Church. If you have an interest in this unique ministry, contact phyllis@hbce.org .

Hospitality Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  To assist the church in hosting church-wide ministries and events

REPORTS TO:  Associate Pastor of Discipleship/Administration

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE:

  • Team Leader
  • Co-Leader
  • 8 members total

TERM OF SERVICE:  The team members will serve 3-year terms

QUALIFICATIONS:  Any active church members who has a servant’s heart.  Willing to serve.  Must be able to walk, stand for long periods of time, wash dishes and meet the needs of the members who are attending an event.  Must be able to carry at least 30 lbs. or less. Always be willing to share a smile as you perform your duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Responsible for hosting church ministries

Formulate policies with the Associate Pastor of Discipleship/Administration and the Food Service Ministry Team relating to the operations of the kitchen and make recommendations to the church concerning these policies and church-wide activities

Attend each event faithfully as scheduled/assigned

Organize, plan and attend all preparation meetings

Attend an annual training

 

SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 20:28 – Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (NASB)

 

If you have the spiritual gift of hospitality/helps/service, this could be right up your alley! Anyone desiring to serve may contact phyllis@hbce.org .

Personnel Ministry Team

The Personnel Ministry Team has a two-fold purpose:

  • To support and encourage all staff members
  • To serve as a liaison between the church body and the staff

There are other fine points in their job description but these are the primary functions of service. Members of this team are selected to serve from the church body that have a spiritual gift of administration and a mindset of peace, compassion and wisdom.

Properties Ministry Team

This ministry team assists the church in matters related to the administration and maintenance of church properties. It is a working team as they are called on to lead two church-wide workdays a year and to assist the Executive Pastor by inspecting facilities for needed repairs.

Life Safety Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  Provide a safe and secure environment in which members, attendees, and visitors may worship free from undue fear or concern based on real or perceived internal and external threats. Those concerns may be related to physical security, criminal events, weather emergencies, natural disasters, or medical concerns. 

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE:  Organization shall include:

  • Team Director
  • Weekly rotation during regularly scheduled service
  • Team is further supplemented by select church members who have been previously identified, i.e. professional medical personnel, who may not be active on the ministry per se but have agreed to be called upon should the need arise

TERM OF SERVICE:  Members may apply and be selected on an ongoing basis. As long as the member remains committed to the ministry and is in good standing, there is no term limit.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Active church member of at least six months whose participation in the ministry is supported by the current team members in good standing. Service is subject to a criminal history check performed in accordance with church standards of practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Provide security presence during regularly scheduled services
  • Support special events and activities by providing security and life safety assistance
  • Assist in training staff members, teachers, and other church volunteers in security measures
  • Provide for safety and security of minors
  • Physical security and property protection
  • Initial emergency response to fire, medical, natural disaster, and criminal threat
  • Assist professional responders, i.e. Police, Fire, EMS during their arrival and as requested
  • Participate in Team Member Training

SCRIPTURE:  MATTHEW 10:16 – “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be as wary as serpents, and as innocent as doves.” (NASB)

 

Contact phyllis@hbce.org for further info.

Stewardship Ministry Team

To lead the church in accomplishing its mission by developing in members an understanding of and commitment to biblical stewardship through a planned, year-round program. This team will use all functions of the church to help members and the corporate church grow in stewardship and mission support. The Stewardship Team prepares and presents to the church body a comprehensive ministry budget. This team is also responsible for reviewing all accounts and budget line items as to receipts and expenditures and reporting their findings to the church.

Transportation Ministry Team

PURPOSE:  Assist the church in all facets of transportation and maintenance connected with church owned, leased or rented vehicles 

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE: 

  • Team Leader
  • Co-Leader
  • Secretary
  • Two other team members

TERM OF SERVICE:  Team members are to serve 3 years.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Team members are to be active church members. Members should understand auto mechanics. Our goal is to have two people with flexible hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Monitor transportation needs of the church to ensure proper use of the church vehicles

Train drivers

Responsible for the disposition of fuel consumption in the utilization of church vehicles

Oversee the oil changes of vehicles

Before any vehicle leaves the campus a walk-around takes place and fluids are checked

Attend an annual training

 

SCRIPTURE: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-2 – “Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit intent on one purpose.” (NASB)

 

If you would be interested in assisting this team in maintaining the vehicles or volunteering as a driver, please contact phyllis@hbce.org.  

Usher Ministry Team

 

PURPOSE:  To serve as a resource to welcome, direct, and enhance the worship experience at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

ORGANIZATION/MEMBERS/STRUCTURE:

  • Team Leader
  • Co-Leader
  • 8 teams: 44-60 men to allow for each man to serve 1 service per month
  • 1st service: 4-person team; 2nd service: 6-person team
  • Team size depends on deacons assisting with offering and deacons on duty (2 or 4)
  • 5th Sunday is typically served by Student Ministry. Coordinated through the Student Pastor.

TERM OF SERVICE:  Team Leaders to serve a 3-year term; ushers, no time limit.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Active church members willing to serve

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:  

  • Greet people
  • Assist with seating
  • Distribute out materials
  • Collection of offering plates
  • Serve as needed for special events
  • Attend annual training

SCRIPTURE:  MARK 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (NASB)