WE SERVE

AT BAY AREA, WE SERVE. BEING A PART OF THE BAY AREA FAMILY MEANS SERVING.
IT’S WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO.

WE SERVE LIKE JESUS.

Jesus was a servant (Mark 10:45). He is our true and ultimate model of service: laying down his own will to serve God and others in love and humility. As we follow Him, He invites us to imitate him by serving others (John 13:13-15). Living the life of a servant is a crucial posture we take as we become passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations. Because of this, we aspire to Serve Like Jesus individually and together as a church family.

WE SERVE BY USING OUR GIFTS.

We do this by first embracing our identity as servants - we serve God, each other, and the lost. We can best live out our identity as servants when we discover and deploy our spiritual gifts we receive when coming to faith. These gifts, in conjunction with our personal experiences, circumstances, and even hardships, are what make us a unique and necessary part of the body of Christ. We mature into Christlikeness as we serve, as does the body (Ephesians 4).

WE GROW AS WE SERVE.

Discipleship starts with each of us becoming like Jesus. We are never more like Jesus than when we are serving. As we serve, we take on more of the character of Christ and God uses us to build up the church and reach the world. As we each serve by using our gifts, God will use us from here to the nations!

JOIN A TEAM.

We hope you join us in our daily surrender to live as servants. You have a place here - a unique role to play in the family of Christ here at Bay Area. Come discover how fulfilling this life of serving is - join a team, form meaningful relationships, and experience the life that God intended for you.

Interested in joining one of our teams? 

Explore our current serving opportunities below!

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

USHER
Assist with seating guests (socially distanced) in the main auditorium.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Bi-weekly    
Age requirement: 12 and up

SHORT TERM MISSIONS

TEAM LEADER
Recruit, train, disciple and shepherd a group of people to function as a short term missions team.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Lead 6-8 team meetings, lead team in raising support, work with Bay Area missions staff to manage team budget, travel with the team (7-10 days)
Age requirement: Adult
MISSIONS SPECIAL EVENT STAFF
Help with set-up, clean up, registration, serving food and talking with people about missions opportunities at Global Missions events.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Taste of Global Missions, Missions Guide Sundays (February/March), Souls Conference
Age requirement:  Teen/Adult

DISCIPLESHIP

CONNECT GROUP LEAD HOST
Help people get connected into a longterm discipleship community at Bay Area through a virtual or in-person Connect Group. Connect Groups are temporary communities that connect unconnected people at BACC into long-term discipleship communities, whether a Missional Community, a Life Group, or Men’s or Women’s Bible Study.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: 8-weeks  
Age requirement: 25 and older

CHILDREN

NURSERY TEAM MEMBER
Preschool
Serve with our babies and ones in caring for them during our weekend gatherings.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Serve regularly, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
SMALL GROUP LEADER
Preschool
Serve with our 2-5 year olds during our weekend gatherings. Share the bible in fun, interactive ways through activities in small groups.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Serve regularly, read lesson info prior to serving, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
LARGE GROUP LEADER
Preschool
Leads the Bible story through worship, prayer and activities to combined groups of our preschoolers.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Serve regularly, read lesson info prior to serving, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
MID WEEK PREP
Preschool
Serve our Preschool team in the preparation of weekend activities.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Complete prep weekly at church or take home activities, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
SMALL GROUP LEADER
Elementary
Serve with our elementary kids during our weekend gatherings. Share the bible in fun, interactive ways through activities in small groups.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Serve regularly, read lesson info prior to serving, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
LARGE GROUP LEADER
Elementary
Leads the Bible story through worship, prayer and activities to combined groups of elementary aged kids.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Serve regularly, read lesson info prior to serving, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older
MID WEEK PREP
Elementary
Serve our Elementary team in the preparation of weekend activities.

Ministry partnership required?: Within one year of serving
Commitment: Complete prep weekly at church or take home activities, attend trainings and events for all of Children’s Ministry.
Age requirement: 18 and older

WOMEN

LARGE EVENT PLANNER
Events
In this role Bay Area Women will assist in planning large events including annual retreats and conferences.  Many different gifts needed: administrative, creative/decorating/ design, food planning and communications.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Varies, by event
Age Requirement: 18 and older
SMALL EVENT PLANNER
Events
In this role Bay Area Women will assist in planning and/or leading smaller monthly get togethers including craft evenings, coffee outings, concerts, hikes, paddle boarding, etc.  Women can sign up to lead or help with one event or on a core team to plan ongoing events.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Varies, by event
Age Requirement: 18 and older
DEVOTIONAL CONTRIBUTOR
Social Media
Do you love to write and have consistent time in the Word?  Would you love to share your reflections and encourage Bay Area Women?  We are looking for women interested in writing devotionals to share on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  Please see our Social Media for examples and apply if interested in contributing.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Monthly
Age Requirement: 18 and older
FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM CONTRIBUTOR
Social Media
Do you love to see Social Media used for the glory of God and to connect women?  Join our team to further develop and utilize Bay Area Women’s Social Media.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Monthly
Age Requirement: 18 and older
CHAPTER A DAY FACEBOOK STUDY CONTRIBUTOR
Social Media
Multiple women needed to work together to guide online discussion of 2021 Chapter a Day.  Women will post questions and respond to thoughts of women who have joined the study.  Provide encouragement for Bay Area Women to be in the Word daily.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Weekly
Age requirement: 18 and older
DRAMATIC STORYTELLERS
Podcast
An opportunity exists for women interested in using their vocal theatrical talents to serve Bay Area Women.   This opportunity is for those who are interested in becoming part of our upcoming Podcast as a dramatic storyteller or expressive reading of the Word.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Bi-weekly
Age requirement: 18 and older
CREATIVE WRITER
Podcast
An opportunity exists for women interested in using their creative writing talents to serve Bay Area Women.   This opportunity is for those who are interested in becoming part of our upcoming Podcast as a storyteller.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: Bi-weekly
Age requirement: 18 and older
SMALL GROUP LEADER
Discipleship
Bay Area Women thrive on the fellowship and encouragement provided by meeting in small groups to discuss the Word.  This position is for those interested in guiding a small group between the size of 4 and 12 women through Bible Study.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Weekly
Age requirement: 21 and older
BOOK CLUB FACILITATOR
Online Groups
Bay Area Women monthly book club is a time where women can sign up to discuss Christian Inspiration books by topic of interest.  We are in need of women interested in sharing a book they’ve found encouraging or leading discussion of books selected by the Women’s Ministry Director.  Women’s Ministry is looking to have three leaders that can lead book club four evenings per year.

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Four times per year
Age requirement: 21 and older

STUDENTS

COMMUNITY GROUP LEADER
Community Group Leaders intentionally develop relationships and facilitate discussion with students in small group settings in order to mentor, disciple, and point them towards Christ. Statistically 2 out of 3 people accept Christ before their 18th birthday making the time students spend in community with caring adults vital to our ministry!

Ministry partnership required?: Yes
Commitment: Weekly on Wednesday nights, two All Play Training (September and January), two Leader Huddles (November and March), one student ministry trip or event per year
Age Requirement: 18 and older, High School graduate
PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
Those on our production team make sure that every week students have a high quality Sunday gathering complete with all elements of production; lights, sounds, and visual aids.
Audio:
 - Prior experience with digital mixing consoles (not required) 
 - Understands music
 - Good ear
 - Willingness to learn
Slides:
 - Prior ProPresenter use (not required)
 - Understand Mac OS
 - Willingness to learn
Lights:
 - Prior lighting experience (not required) 
 - Understands song structure
 - Willingness to learn
Ministry partnership required?: TBD
Commitment: 1-2 times a month for students, 2-3 times a month for adults
Age Requirement: TBD
EVENTS TEAM MEMBER
Our volunteers for events focus on building relationships with students during the events to help them feel welcome, overseeing different activities within the event, and keeping an eye out for the students that are alone and not connected with other students. Additional responsibilities include prepping/monitoring food, event set-up/tear-down, and assisting students and the even as needed.

Ministry partnership required?: TBD
Commitment: 3-4 events per semester
Age Requirement: TBD
WORSHIP TEAM MEMBER
If you are proficient in playing a musical instrument, or vocals, the BASM worship team may be for you! This team of talented musician’s provides worship during both the 9:20 and 11:20am student gatherings and practice on Thursday evenings.

Ministry partnership required?: No
Commitment: 1-2 Times per month, must be at rehearsal on Thursday night the week of serving
Age Requirement: TBD
WELCOME CENTER HOST/HOSTESS
Welcome Center hosts/hostesses help create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and are often one of the first people a new student or parent meets. Hosts/Hostesses provide a positive first impression for our new students and parents as well as play a key role in setting the tone for the experience returning students will have at Bay Area Student Ministry. While serving at the Welcome Center, you will help facilitate new student registration so that Bay Area Student Ministry is able to follow-up with each student personally so that they continue to feel welcome and connected.

Ministry partnership required?: TBD
Commitment: One 30 minute serving opportunity monthly
Age requirement: TBD