Serving at Refuge

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
–1 Peter 4:10

Serving was an essential part of Jesus’ ministry on earth (Matthew 20:28). As we follow Christ, we follow the example He gave us and serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13). We believe that God has given each of us specific and unique gifts and talents to use for His glory in the way of serving Him and His church. 

Where can I serve?

Sunday Morning Prayer
Gather prayer before service on Sundays in the Upper Room (2nd floor). Bring your children! This is where they can learn how to pray with the body. We meet at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings.
Welcome Team
Create a welcoming environment by greeting, serving, and connecting with those who come to worship. Arrival at 9:40 AM on Sunday mornings is appreciated.
Sanctuary Set-up & Takedown
Help set up the sanctuary for worship gatherings and occasionally other events.
Facility Maintenance and Cleaning
Help maintain our facility. Cleaning, fixing, updating are regularly needed.
Refuge Kids
Lead kids Pre-K to 5th grade to Jesus through weekly Bible classroom teachings and activities. Care teams for infant-age 2 are also needed. Refuge kids ministry is available at all regular service gatherings.
Refuge Worship
Uses music to help create a worshipful environment where the church can shift our focus to God and lift up the name of Jesus.
Youth Group
Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group (students in grades 6th-12th) gather weekly to grow in faith and fellowship. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm during the school year.
The Whosoevers (Young Adults Group)
This group is for ages 18-30 who want to learn, grow and know who the Lord is and who they are in Him. Help with set up and take down, child care, food prep/pick up would be wonderful. We meet the First Sunday of every month after service
Coffee & Communion
Set up and put away coffee and supplies Sunday mornings. Set up and put away communion supplies the first Sunday of every month with the possibility of handing out the elements.
Refuge Bookstore
Provide the opportunity for the church to purchase books, and Bibles to help them grow in their faith. There is also Refuge apparel (hoodies, shirts, hats) available for purchase. Open Sundays after service.
Audio & Visual
Responsible for lighting, audio, and video production for each service gathering and help to create a unique worship experience for the church.
Refuge Men
Building each other up as brothers in Christ, and encouraging deeper walk through the study and application of God’s Word in our daily lives. Sons, brothers, fathers, grandfathers- all ages welcome! These gatherings allow the opportunity for meaningful connection conversation or deep sharing in prayer. We meet the First Sunday of every month at 6:15 PM.

Questions About Serving

We consider serving the Lord a privilege and would like to make it as smooth as possible for you to serve Him here at Refuge.
Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions. 

When can I start serving?

We ask that you attend Refuge regularly for 6 months before filling out an application to serve. This not only helps you know that Refuge is your church home, but also allows us time to get to know you. 

What happens next?

After you apply, your application will be reviewed and processed. You will hear from us regarding details and next steps. Serving on some teams require a background check and additional interview processes. 

How often can I serve?

Most teams have a rotation dependent on the immediate needs. For teams that serve during service, serving once a month is ideal, giving you an opportunity to regularly attend the service.  We’ll discuss your availability along with team needs with you.

Ministry Application

Complete the ministry application below to start the process to serve at Refuge. Once you submit it, we will be in touch soon with the next steps.

Serving in the ministry at Refuge will require faithfulness & diligence to your commitment.