How to Start Serving
Why We Serve
Jesus said, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45).
So how do we become these kinds of servants? Through receiving God’s gifts of belovedness, abundance, humility, and empowerment. If we have trusted in Jesus for salvation and been joined to Him through His life, death, and resurrection, we are loved and delighted in by our Father in heaven. And as forgiven, reconciled children, there is no ultimate thing we lack from God and no work we can do that would cause Him to love us anymore than He already does. From that place of abundance, we are moved to serve others in humility like Jesus, with no ulterior motives or hidden agendas. And just as Jesus was filled by the Holy Spirit for His ministry, we are empowered by the Spirit with various gifts for building up the Church and the city we live in.
Ways to Serve
Serve on a Sunday Team
Every Sunday, eight crucial teams create a hospitable space for people to see, hear, feel, and meet Jesus. Teams include Setup, Breakdown, Parking, Ushers/Greeters, Audio-Visual, Hospitality, and Service Coordinators.
Pray for People on Sundays
Our prayer teams come alongside people on Sundays by praying with them and for them during the Ministry Time of our second set of worship.
Care for Our Children in The Village
We are always looking for more volunteers to be shepherds and mentors to our kids, sharing the love of Jesus and embodying God’s delight in every child. Roles span every age group from nursery through 5th grade.
Play in a Sunday band
We’re always looking for musically talented Christians to join one of our Sunday bands — especially if you don’t currently see your instrument or musical tradition represented on Sundays.
Build Relationships With Students as a Youth Leader
We are always seeking leaders who are passionate about serving youth in San Francisco.
Be a Marriage Mentor
A marriage mentor is a devoted spouse who is continually growing in their marriage and willing to share out of personal experience in order to encourage and care for newly married couples in our church. Come alongside engaged couples in our Premarital Class.
Serve With our Community Groups
There are many ways to serve with our CGs, including as a a leader, host, or on one of our Support Teams.
Volunteer With a Partner Organization
We partner with a number of amazing organizations in the city who address the needs of at-risk youth, individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of human trafficking, and more.