CSBC SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Ways (Next Steps) to Help You Connect & Grow In Our Church

Service is a big deal in the growth of a Christ Follower. The Bible says that the church is like a body and the individual people are like parts of that body. Unless all of the people are doing their part, our body cannot function properly and be effective. Besides, serving with people we love and love us is one of the most fulfilling things we could possibly do with our time!

We think if Jesus showed up to church, the first thing he might say is “What can I do?” “How can I help?” Jesus himself commanded us to “serve one another.” We think there is no better way to “be like Jesus” than to serve one another, and so we invite folks to serve those who worship at the church and those who walk by the church every day as we seek to be more like Jesus. If you want to serve with us at church, you can check out the area(s) below.

 

Choir

Choir is led by Dianne Hire and participates in Sunday Morning Worship Service, CSBC Special Music Nights, and Holiday Services. Choir runs from October through December and again from March through May. To find out more about choir and how to join, please speak with Dianne Hire.

For more information or to serve contact
Dianne Hire
763-4789 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Worship Team | Special Music

Our Worship Team is led by Chris Finn and Esther McKay. Worship Team participates in Sunday Morning Worship Service as well as CSBC Special Music Nights and Holiday Services. The Worship Team meets for practice usually once a month and for rehearsals on Sunday mornings meets in the sanctuary beginning at 9:00 AM.

For more information or to serve contact
Chris Finn
763-2843 | csbccamden@gmail.com
Esther McKay
458-0605 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Ushering | Worship Slides | Sound Booth

Ushers serve beginning at 10:20 AM before our worship service and cover the greeting at the main entrance, greeting/handing out bulletins in the sanctuary, collecting the offering, helping find seating, and taking a head count. Worship slides and sound booth operate in the rear of the sanctuary by operating the worship computer and associated slide show. The sound booth involves the mixing board, playing CD background music, and recording sermons and selected parts of our service.

For more information or to serve contact
Terry Hire, Deacon of Worship Gatherings
338-4789 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Offertory Music

Offertory music (instrumental and singing) at CSBC is performed during our offering time. Terry Hire leads our Offertory Ministry along with scheduling and personnel.

For more information or to serve contact
Terry Hire, Deacon of Worship Gatherings
338-4789 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Nursery

CSBC has Nursery during Worship Service from 10:30am – 12:15pm We believe this is a very crucial ministry for two reasons; one is the future of our church which is our children and their growing faith within our own church. Secondly, is so that OTHERS may be fed by the word and grow in their faith/relationships apart from the demands of parenting small ones during church service/worship. If you feel called to help serve in Nursery, please contact the church office.

Brothers, Serve in the Nursery
Samuel Emadi – The Gospel Coalition
Six months ago I volunteered to do a stint as an assistant teacher in my church’s two-to-three-year-old Sunday school class. My main motivation for volunteering was to help my son adjust to the class. I hoped my presence would calm his fears and within a month or two I’d be able to quietly slip away. He made the adjustments just fine, but six months later I still found myself serving in this capacity. I entered the situation assuming I was simply helping my son make some adjustments in his life. It turns out God was helping me make some adjustments in mine.

Cultivating Pastoral Character
As I’ve observed, many seminary students and other brothers aspiring to pastoral ministry are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve in the church. Regrettably, I think sometimes we have our sights set on only one type of service—public teaching. Of course, nothing is necessarily wrong with desiring to exercise your gifts, putting them under the evaluation of the church, and cultivating pastoral skills for future ministry. The problem is that many aspiring pastors fall into the trap of thinking this only happens by engaging in the adult teaching ministry of the church.

Serving in the nursery may not feel like a time to cultivate your pastoral gifts, but that may mean you have a too narrow or professionalized view of pastoral ministry. We cannot reduce pastoral ministry to proclamation and teaching, though that task is obviously central and essential (2 Tim. 4:2). If we take our cues from the character qualifications given to elders in 1 Timothy and the example of Jesus’s own life, we find a comprehensive picture for Christian ministry that is both more beautiful and more daunting than anything like mastering Greek and Hebrew. Serving small children in nursery might just be the place to cultivate the very character qualities Christ demands of those who would lead his church.

Cultivating Christlike Character
Jesus models this for us in John 13 when he fills a basin of water, kneels in front of his disciples, and starts scrubbing off the filth encrusted around their heels and toes. In this act, Jesus shows us the true character of Christian ministry—humility, compassion, and an initiative to volunteer for the least reputable acts of service. I’m always struck by the fact that this event occurs at the end of Jesus’s ministry, a time he might have felt most entitled to be served and to avoid the less glamorous aspects of ministry—a temptation we all face. “Sure, I’ll serve in the nursery or cut the grass . . . at least until I can work my way up to teaching a Sunday school class.” Ministry for some is a pyramid scheme where we work our way out of avenues of the church’s life we find less desirable. We “serve our time” in one part of the church, never to return. Jesus, on the other hand, after working miracles in front of crowds larger than any modern celebrity pastor could attract and preaching sermons that would shatter podcast download records, embraces the ministry his disciples would have considered too menial even for themselves.

Spending an hour with 10 two-year-olds every Sunday may not stretch your preaching skills, but it might just be what the Lord uses to make you a more compassionate and faithful church member in the present and church leader in the future. Nursery service is a great way to grow to love the children in your church—you may just find that requests for their salvation and faithfulness become part of your regular routine in prayer.

This type of service is also a great way to grow in love toward the parents in your church. At the risk of being captain obvious, parenting is hard work. Bearing the responsibility for someone else’s children so that weary-worn parents can be nurtured in the corporate gathering is one of the most practical ways you can carry the burdens of your fellow members (Gal. 6:2). Additionally, children provide a unique window into the life of a family. The more you know the particular struggles parents face as they raise the children God has placed in their homes, the more sympathetic and tenderhearted you will be toward them. Nursery also gives you a profound sense of gratefulness for the precious saints who labor to oversee nursery and children’s Sunday school as part of their regular ministry to the church. If John 13 has anything to teach us about the character of Jesus, these brothers and sisters just might be some of the most Christlike people you ever encounter.

Emulating Our Lord’s Example
So brothers, serve in the nursery. Serve in children’s Sunday school. Don’t let your M.Div., Ph.D., or any other life situation or experience convince you that you’re overqualified to emulate our Lord’s example. In our cultural context, picking up saliva-soggy Cheerios off the floor, changing a diaper, and telling a toddler about Jesus may just be the closest thing you ever do to washing someone’s feet.

For more information or to serve contact
Kathleen Vanden Brink
691-3015 | csbccamden@gmail.com
Church Office
236-2195 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Children's Church (K - 4th Grade)

Children’s Church is dismissed just before Pastor Adam’s message and usually meets up in the gym for an age appropriate lesson and snack. If you would like to help or are have any questions, please contact the church office

For more information or to serve contact
Ashley Stinson
785-0046 | csbccamden@gmail.com
Church Office
236-2195 | csbccamden@gmail.com

Music Discovery Group

Music Discovery Group exists to meet people where they are musically and spiritually and to help them take steps forward in their musicianship and in their walk with God. We are an intergenerational instrumental and vocal ensemble that meets monthly to practice for leading music in the morning service. Youth with a year of experience up to adults who play or used to play come together for musical and spiritual encouragement.
If interested, please contact

For more information or to serve contact
Esther McKay
csbccamden@gmail.com