Where Can I Serve?

Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as welcoming visitors, to using their skills to build walls & lay flooring tiles.  Our church desires to have team members rather than spectators.  So, whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at this church…
God-honoring worship is something we strive for… whether it’s singing time-honored hymns, or praises with a band!  Do you play an instrument? Do you sing? Do you have a desire to use your musical talents and gifts to glorify God? 
One Sunday per month, we bring in a Christian Gospel Band called, “Lost & Found” that incorporates piano, drums and guitar.   Other weeks, we do have room for worship leaders and piano players (and/or other instruments) who have a desire to be part of the Madras Christian Church family & who want to honor God with your talents.  If this sounds like a ministry for you, please talk with Pastor Paul or Email him at pastor@madraschristianchurch.org
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. We currently use a projection system that displays song lyrics, announcements and Sermon Outlines, etc. that is manned by volunteers. We are also working on upgrading and improving our technology and will soon be streaming weekly sermons to our website in video and audio formats. If interested in helping with our technology services, please Email Paul at pastor@madraschristianchurch.org
Child Care / Nursery Attendants
We provide a CPR licensed staff member to work in the Nursery every Sunday, and to help support her, we have a team of volunteer nursery attendants who have a heart to nurture and keep these li’l ones safe. Attendants must be 18 or over and pass a background check.  Please connect with the secretary or email kris@madraschristianchurch.org if interested.
Kids & Teens
We believe that kids can encounter Jesus even as adults do – to know Him, grow in Him, and become equipped to serve Him!  There’s plenty of room for volunteers & helpers of our Sunday school teachers, Children’s Church ministry (K-5th graders are dismissed during the worship service to enjoy a fun time downstairs learning, growing in the Word, singing & more), and our teen ministries.  To help serve our kids, please connect with Jeanna Hall after Sunday’s services.  
Summer Camps are coming up!  Visit www.campkoinonia.net for more info
Prayer Warriors
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. We strive to be a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. We invite all to a time of prayer at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening before Bible Study.  
Mission Outreach
Madras Christian Church supports several organizations & missions around the world. We support these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. The five missionaries we support are located in three countries—Zimbabwe, Central Asia & India. We encourage our church family to respond to God’s call to “make disciples” and spread His kingdom, whether it’s in a foreign country or ministering right here in our own community.  Please connect with Kelli Karsten if interested in joining our Missions Outreach team. 
Each Sunday after the worship service, we have a time of fellowship with refreshments.  This is a great opportunity to meet & greet our visitors and to fellowship with one another on a weekly basis.   We ask volunteers to sign up to bring a snack… something simple like cookies or a snack bread, etc.  Church provides the coffee and water.