Like any family, we all grow when we both give and receive. Serving others is a gift; our way of saying to someone else 'You matter'. Below are just some of the ways you can help grow the community of faith in and around Riccarton. Don't worry if you don't see an area you think you have a passion for. Contact the church office and tell us what you love doing. We're sure to have an opportunity just right for you.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
The RBC Kids team has a number of opportunities to serve our children as they discover and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.
People in this area are focussing on the spiritual formation of our children. They are involved in:
- Finding new songs on the Internet
- Teaching the lesson
- Working with small groups. Preparing and leading some games/challenges
- ‘Crowd control’ – getting the children to work well together
This role involves setting up the computer and projector on Sunday morning.
People in the set-up team
- set up morning tea and drinks of water
- clean up after morning tea
- set up the room(s)
- Photocopy and/ or prepare crafts etc.
- ocassionally buy small prizes
Meet & Greet
- Greeting kids in the foyer as they arrive.
- Taking the roll.
People in the teams can choose to be involved once a month, once a fortnight, or even every week, if they wish.
Ever been somewhere new, and wondered where everything is, who is who, or even ‘did they even see me today?’
We want those who come to RBC to feel welcome from the moment they come through the door. That’s why our Welcomers and hosts are so important.
- Greet people with a warm smile and friendly handshake as they arrive
- Provide them with a copy of our weekly newsletter, and other important material
- Introduce them to our hosts, if they are visitors
Welcomers are on the door of the church from 9:30 am (30 minutes before the service starts) to 10:15 am (15 minutes after it starts).
- Are on site from about 9:40am, waiting in the foyer;
- Have visitors brought to them by the welcomers on the door;
- Show visitors where the basic things are: toilets, children's church, confirming the person got a park easily;
- Help visitors fill in the newcomers' form;
- Tell visitrs about the newcomers' lunch;
- Guide visitors to a seat.
If either of these sound like you, or you would like to know more, please contact Anthony Rimell on 021-839520.
Food and hospitality are a large part of our values as a community. There are a number of ways people can serve through the ministry of food.
Pastoral Care Meals
At times, people connected to us are in a situation where receiving a dinner-style meal would be a genuine practical support.
We need people who can provide a simple meal for a family of four. Recipes and the meat can be provided. We stock these in our freezer, and hand them as the need arises.
Our teams of morning tea providers have a great time together in the church kitchen during the service, preparing and serving the morning tea that our church is so well known for. It’s a busy task, and there is always room for one more on each team.
Whether it’s to welcome a new person into our neighbourhood, or helping out our ‘Common Ground café’, or celebrating a new baby in a family, everyone enjoys home baking.