How can I Serve?
Volunteers are a blessing to Custer Road UMC! We couldn’t do this without you.
WHAT AREA IS BEST FOR ME?
We strive to match volunteers not only with their area of interest but with a position that best utilizes his or her Spiritual Gifts, Leadership Style, and Spirituality type. Before serving in ministry positions, it’s important to identify and understand these specific items so you can help avoid disappointment, dissatisfaction and burn out.
Spiritual gifts classes are offered several times a year. While knowing your spiritual gifts is not a requirement to serve at Custer Road UMC, we strongly encourage participation in this class as a way to deepen your spiritual formation.
STEP ONE–MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
If you are…
- New to the church
- Wanting more information on a particular ministry area
- Wanting to serve in a specific ministry position that you heard or read about during worship
- Looking for a way to use your newly discovered spiritual gifts
Click HERE to fill out a form with your contact information and area(s) of interest. A member of the Servant Connection Team will be in touch with you.
STEP TWO–BACKGROUND CHECK
If you have already spoken with a Ministry Coordinator who has requested you to complete the Application for Background Check, click HERE (Ministry Mobilizer) to access that form. On the form, click on the applicable Ministry Area on the left, then select the “Application for Background Check” link on the right. Since many opportunities require the volunteer to pass a background check, the last page of the application authorizes Custer Road UMC to perform the background check at our expense. Background checks are considered current for two years for ALL ministry areas. They will be re-run automatically every two years thereafter as long as you are actively serving at Custer Road UMC.
STEP THREE – MINISTRY SAFE
The congregation of Custer Road UMC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all people who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church. Any adult working with children, youth and/or vulnerable adults will be required to view a series of Ministry Safe video trainings prior to serving. Once your background check has been completed, you will be emailed a link to view the Ministry Safe videos. Upon completion of the questionnaire (with a minimum score of 70%) at the conclusion of the video presentation, your training is considered valid for two years, and will be re-administered every two years thereafter as long as you are actively serving at Custer Road UMC.