Virtue Coffee Roasters provides the church with a hot (or cold) cup of specialty coffee after our services. Coffee creates a sense of familiarity with newcomers and long-standing members alike. Run by mostly volunteers, this gives a great opportunity to serve the people of our church with fast and friendly service.
Volunteer Opportunities: Barista and Cashier Commitment: Twice a month. Shifts are usually around 3 hours.
Requirements to serve: Must be at least 15 years old.
Desert Vineyard Youth (DVY) aims to help students discover who Jesus is and grow closer to Him. We encourage the youth to explore what their relationship with God is and learn what the Bible says about who they are. We encourage leaders to build relationships with the youth, encourage them, guide them, and show them the love of Jesus. We have the opportunity to get to know the youth on a personal level and be an example of what it looks like to follow Jesus. There are also other ways you can serve in the youth, from the snack bar, to sound & media, and some other cool stuff in between.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sunday at 9am and 11am & Wednesday at 6pm
Commitment: 1.5 hours per week
Requirements to Serve: Must have attended Starting Point. Finger Printing and Background Check.
Assist families in their time of need by donating food and supplies for a memorial reception. Invitations are sent online when a memorial is scheduled. You may sign up (or not) for whatever you are able to supply at that time. Items may include 2 pounds of turkey meat for sandwiches, three-dozen chocolate chip cookies, or 200 paper plates. Specific details are provided for each item, including the best place to purchase the product.
Commitment: Sign up for and provide fresh food items or supplies in a timely fashion. Participate when you are able, or let the invitation pass when you are not. Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point within first year of serving.
Assist families in their time of need by serving at memorial services. The set-up shift arrives early to make sure the space is laid out beautifully with table cloths, easels, tissues, etc., as well as preparing the reception buffet (if applicable). A cleanup shift ensures everything is cleaned up and put away properly. If there is a reception, the shifts overlap to include serving guests at the buffet. Invitations to serve are sent online, and you sign up for shifts that suit your schedule.
Commitment: Sign up for, and participate in, one shift as needed. Memorials are held about three times per month on Mondays, Fridays and (most often) Saturdays. Typical set-up shifts are 9-12 with reception, and 9:30-11 without. Typical cleanup shifts are 11:30-2:30 with reception, and 12-1:30 without. Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Memorial Training within first year of serving. Come shadow a volunteer once—free of commitment— if you are not sure!
Join the team of intercessors that pray in the sanctuary following weekend services for any persons who come forward. Pray during the service you attend each weekend, or on a rotating basis. Commitment: Sign-up and show-up to pray for one or more services per month. If unable to make your scheduled time, communicate with your team leader to arrange for a replacement.
Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Pray on the Intercession Team for several months prior to being paired with a mentor on the Sanctuary Team. Take Starting Point and attend Prayer Team Training before serving on the Auditorium Team. Discover Leadership class also recommended.
Provide a meal for individuals in a time of grief or medical recovery. When someone is in need and without support, we link arms to prepare (or purchase) and deliver hot, healthy meals to their door. Requests are sent through online invitations with details of dietary and mobility restrictions. It is important to heed these special instructions, especially for post-surgical persons.
Commitment: Sign up for and provide a hot meal to an individual in a time of need. Participate when you are able, or let the invitation pass when you are not. Requirements to Serve: Complete SERVE TEAM Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Safety Matters Training within first year of serving.
Our Welcome Team is a vital part of our outreach as a church. It provides a friendly face to newcomers as well as long-time Vineyard attendees. We provide information about the church, help visitors find a seat or a DV Kids class, offer resources and information, and serve at our coffee and muffin counters at our weekend services. Becoming a part of the Welcome Team is an easy way to begin serving while making friends in the process.
Volunteer Opportunities: Greeters, Ushers, Information Team, Coffee and Muffin Team.
Commitment: Varies based on position. Requirements to Serve: No requirements to serve.