In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus says “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
At First Pres, we believe that means we aren’t Jesus consumers, we are Jesus doers, investors, stake holders. We are called to be disciples that make disciples. You can do that by volunteering.
Here are some of our volunteer needs and who to contact.
First Pres serves Tampa’s homeless community by providing meals, clothing, shoes, toiletries, individual prayers, comfort , friendship and medical services (via Tampa Street Medicine) on our campus. We are a partner of the community-wide Matthew 25 ministry as well. For more information or to volunteer, contact Peggy Kanter at email@example.com
Every Sunday dozens of pre-K and elementary aged children learn how to walk with Christ through our CREW program. All seriousness aside, silliness is encouraged and the kids have fun on Sundays and in special events off campus. Volunteer leaders are needed for all grades. Contact Rachel Godin at firstname.lastname@example.org
High School and Middle School students are especially near and dear to us as they navigate the most exciting and challenging years of their lives. We have separate ministries geared to each group, Middle School (grades 6,7 and 8) and High School (9-12). Does your heart call you to middle and high school students? To volunteer, contact Kathy Conner at email@example.com
Every Sunday, hundreds of people pass through our doors, and a great deal of them are first-timers. Our goal is to make everyone who comes through the door to feel comfortable and welcome. We have and need volunteer greeters and others who help with our famous bagels and coffee. To volunteer, contact Deena Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Part of our hospitality ministry on Sundays is helping people feel welcome even before they get inside. Volunteers help direct folks to our free parking areas.
Valet Parking Coordinator
We are also looking to develop a volunteer valet parking ministry, which will require a valet coordinator and volunteers. To volunteer for the parking ministry and or for valet coordinator, contact Fitz Conner at email@example.com
Social Media Ministry
First Pres has a robust and active Facebook community and a budding Instagram program. We are looking for volunteers to own the Facebook Ministry (we’d call that our Facebook Editor) and another to own our Instagram Ministry (Instagram Editor). Do you love social media and feel called to help people connect to Jesus through these ministries? To volunteer contact Mark Beccue at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday Production Team Ministry
Are you a photographer or videographer? We are looking for photographers, videographers and production team members to capture photos and videos on Sundays for use in our social media and on our website and to run our production program. To volunteer, contact Mark Beccue at email@example.com . We are also looking for more volunteers to run our computerized Sunday Service program. To volunteer, contact Fitz Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org .