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  • Phone: (614) 844-4477
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  • Mailing Address: 6200 Linworth Road, Worthington, OH 43085

 

 

Ministry Opportunities

Children’s Ministries

Nursery

Contact: Ellen Harvey at / 614-214-4420 or Jennifer Cosio at / 614-330-7361

Responsibilities: Our nursery ministry is for children ages 0 -2 years old.  We strive to provide a clean, safe and nurturing environment for our children.  This ministry operates during both services each Sunday morning, some Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings from Sept-May for our AWANA volunteers.  Our nursery can use volunteers aged 12 and older, both male and female. The main duties of volunteering include helping to maintain a clean and safe environment,  rocking infants, playing with children, diapering and bathroom needs (female volunteers only).

Time commitment: One service every month or every other month

AWANA

Contact: Jeremy Chandler at / 614-365-1306

Responsibilities: Awana is a fun time for both kids and adults and provides an opportunity to share Christ to kids at a young age.  Volunteer have the opportunity to work with kids from 3 years old – 6th grade.   Each night is divided into several different activity times including game time, section time (where kids recite Bible verses or have other Bible related activities), Bible counsel time (which is a short Bible devotional time), and for the younger ages, craft time.  Volunteers are needed to help with any age group as they move through the activities.  With around 175 kids in our current program, any way volunteers would like to serve would be greatly welcomed.

Time commitment: Every Wednesday night during the school year from 6:55pm– 8:30pm.

VBS

Contact: Kara Seabra at / 614-396-6150 or Sheri Lichtensteiger at / 614-406-9798

Responsibilities: VBS requires an army of volunteers to make this highly anticipated week possible. We need people who build, decorate, sing, teach, lead, feed, and make crafts. This is such a fun week for all our children and volunteers!

Time commitment: Varies depending on your area of interest

Preschool Ministries

Contact: Sheri Lichtensteiger at / 614-406-9798

Responsibilities: Our preschool ministry serves our children ages 2- Kindergarten through weekly programming and special events.  We strive to provide a fun and safe environment while encouraging spiritual growth and development through Bible teaching  and the example of our volunteers.  The preschool program requires a variety of volunteers.  Our volunteer positions include:

Lead Teacher - Our lead teachers prepare and teach the lessons each week as well as planning and implementing additional activities for the children.  Additionally, our lead teachers play with and encourage our children.  Each teacher is provided with the curriculum and resources. Lead Teachers  are typically scheduled for 2 months throughout the year during either 1st or 2nd service.  We can use volunteers age 18 and up, both male and female.

Classroom Helper - Our classroom helpers assist the lead teacher each week by helping maintain the classroom, assisting with activities, playing with and encouraging our children.  Classroom Helpers are typically scheduled for 2 months throughout the year during either 1st or 2nd service.  We can use volunteers age 11 and up, both male and female.

Hall Monitor- Each week we have a female Hall Monitor (18+ yrs) to assist our teachers and helpers.  The Hall Monitors help with bathroom breaks, diaper changes, obtaining resources for the classrooms, child check-in, directing parents to the proper classrooms.  This position also monitors the preschool area for any suspicious activity and reports to security.  Hall Monitors are typically scheduled during  1 service per month.

Special Events Volunteers- Our preschool ministry runs special events throughout the year and can use volunteers in many roles from planning and organizing to staffing the event.

Time commitment: Lead teachers and classroom helpers are typically scheduled for two months each year during the 10:45am service.  Hall monitors are scheduled for one service each month.  

Elementary Sunday School

Contact: Kara Seabra at / 614-396-6150

Responsibilities: Our Sunday schools are designed to be more of a small group setting for our children in grades 1st-6th grades. Therefore, it requires a little more commitment on the part of our volunteers. In Sunday school, our children have a regular teacher every week who is able to really get to know the children and their hearts at a deeper level.

Time commitment: Every Sunday morning at 9:15am

Linworth Kids

Contact: Kara Seabra at / 614-396-6150

Responsibilities: By volunteering in Linworth Kids you have the opportunity to work with kids in grades 1st-6th. Linworth Kids is designed to be a special service for a large group of children and therefore requires a variety of volunteers each week.  We need greeters, musicians, singers, teachers and adults who don't mind just sitting with the kids and  being a friend. Most of our volunteers help out 2 or 3 months a year but we are happy to work with your schedule. If you love working and interacting with children, this might be a great place for you!

Time commitment: Typically 1-3 month commitment throughout the year during the 10:45am service.

Children’s Choir and Drama

Contact: Joy Tolle at / 614-374-5202

Responsibilities: Monitoring active children and all their activities during practices.  Learning choreography for songs from a dvd and then teaching it to the children to perform. If you have limited blocks of time, opportunities abound to: provide snacks for each Sunday evening practice or our big dress rehearsals and cast parties, help adjudicate auditions each September and January, help with props, costume and staging during rehearsals and performances, set up, serve and clean up snack time for our 2 dress rehearsals in December and May, and if you have a strong back or creative streak, you can help with stage set up (strike and tear down), costumes, makeup, scenery construction and prop creation.

Time commitment: Varies from one hour each Sunday morning (10:45 am service) or evening (6:30pm-7:30pm) to committing to help with larger projects for performances.

Youth Ministry

7th-12th grade

Contact: Pastor Aaron Fourman at / 937-418-1865

Responsibilities: We are looking for people who are passionate about helping teenagers grow to maturity in Jesus Christ. We want our youth here at Linworth to love God, love others, and share Christ..... now. We don't want them to wait until they are older. We need as many people as possible to pour into them to encourage them to this end. You would be hanging out with kids and discipling them to be more like Jesus. If you have a particular gift or passion we would help you use that as well to impact our youth.

Time commitment: Every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 pm with occasional special events.

Adult Ministries

Adult Bible Fellowships

Contact: Pastor Steve Smith at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:

  • Bible Teacher - To lead the ABF in learning through Bible teaching.
  • Care Leader - To help care for the individual members of the ABF.
  • Outreach Leader -To help coordinate service opportunities for the ABF.
  • Social coordinator -To help generate fellowship within the ABF and coordinate and plan class socials.

Time commitment: Varies

Men

Leadership Team

Contact: Pastor Bill Montgomery at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities: The leadership team helps to plan events, facilitate Bible studies and small groups, and engage in discipleship.

Time commitment: Varies

127 Home Maintenance Ministry

Contact: Mark Endsley at / 614-766-5337

Responsibilities: The purpose of the 127 group  is to help people  who do not have the ability to do home maintenence projects for themselves.  On the first Saturday of the month, they meet at the church for pastries and prayer, and then leave for their jobs, so they can start at 8:00 am and finish at 10:00 am.

Time commitment: The first Saturday of each month from 7:15am - 10:00am

Building & Grounds

Contact:  Pastor Bill Montgomery at / 614-844-4477 or Dave Petke at / 614-846-6492

Responsibilities:  Completing special projects and repairs around the church property.

Time commitment:  The first Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Women’s Ministries

Contact: Denise McDaniel at / 614-439-1744

Responsibilities: Discipling, helping to plan and carry out special events, Bluffsview lunches, prayer chain, visit the elderly and shut ins.

Time commitment: Varies

MOPS

Contact: Kim Spears at / 614-523-2720

Responsibilities: Caring for children,  infants through five years old in the nursery or a classroom setting.  Rocking babies, helping with crafts, teaching a Bible story, or playing games.

Time commitment: 1st and/or 3rd Tuesdays of each month from September through May from 9:00am - 11:30am. Volunteers are welcomed to work one or both Tuesdays of the month, so this is either an 8 or 16 week commitment.

Family Ministries

Contact: Pastor Bill Montgomery at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities: Help to plan events to build up families and marriage.

Time commitment: Varies

Discipleship Mentoring

Contact: Pastor Steve Smith at / 614-844-4477 or Denise McDaniel at / 614-439-1744

Responsibilities: Meet with a person (same gender) to help them get grounded in the basics of the faith or to simply come alongside another believer to help them navigate through life and become more like Jesus.

Time commitment: Once each week or every other week for approximately 8 weeks.

First Impressions

Welcome

Contact: Doug & Carol Tanner at / 614-607-1964 (Carol) or 614-607-1982 (Doug)

Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for directing guests to a Sunday School class, taking them to the nursery or children's classes, and providing information  on upcoming events.  Each guest is given a coffee cup filled with chocolates and coffee packets.  We also ask each guest to fill out an information card.

Time commitment: One Sunday morning every other month.

Parking

Contact: Curtis Lichtensteiger at / 614-551-1008 or Ray Harvey at / 614-942-6438

Responsibilities: Working as a team to assist those attending our services with parking, aid in helping individuals with mobility challenges getting into the services, directing new individuals to the correct part of the building, distributing umbrellas and helping to escort people when it’s raining, and providing an overall positive first impression to everyone as they first enter our facilities.  No formal training is required.

Time commitment: One Sunday morning each month from 10:10am - 10:55am.

Security

Contact: Curtis Lichtensteiger at / 614-551-1008 or Ray Harvey at / 614-942-6438

Responsibilities: Working in two man teams to do a Facility Check during one service, then observe from the lobby area during the other service (allowing team members to hear the service on the days they serve).  The Facility Check is a set of locations to review as the team walks through the facility with the intent to ensure the safety of the congregation.  This includes making sure all children are in the correct locations and not wandering in the hallways, and making sure all other individuals are not loitering in vacant classrooms. Assists with parking (see details above). Working with the security ministry requires a background check.

Time commitment: One Sunday morning each month from 9:15am -11:45am.

Greeters

Contact: Todd & Tanya Mace at / 614-798-9777

Responsibilities: To work as a greeter, you must love Jesus, like people, be prompt, cheerful, and helpful. A greeter needs to lovingly welcome all people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and/or appearance. As the first face of Linworth Baptist Church, they set the tone for how welcome a new person feels. They also need to be able to hold the door open and stand on their feet for at least some of this time, and assist as necessary. They must be able to direct newcomers to the welcome desk and other information areas.

Time commitment: Six Sundays each year from 8:45am-9:25am and again from 10:25am-10:50am.

Ushers

Contact: Bob Crunelle at / 614-777-9563

Responsibilities: The ushers arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the service and assist people in finding a seat.  They also hand out bulletins if the people have not received one from the greeters.  They also assist in the offering at the end of the service.  Ushers are usually scheduled for the first 2 weeks or last 2 weeks of the month and for either the 1st or 2nd service depending on what time they have Sunday School.  We have plenty of substitute ushers, so the schedule is very flexible especially if you have other ministries such as parking, security, or nursery etc.

Time commitment: Two Sunday mornings each month for either the 9:15am or 10:45am service.

Shuttle Driver

Contact: Steve Smith at / 614-746-3513

Responsibilities: Drive people in the church shuttle bus to and from Linworth Alternative School. A special driver's license is not needed.

Time commitment: One Sunday each month either during the first service (8:50-9:30am and 10:10-10:30am) or during the second service (10:30-11:00am and 11:40am-12:15pm)

Worship

Worship Band

Contact: Michael Clutz at  / 614-531-1777  

Responsibilities: The Linworth Worship Band is a volunteer-based ministry, that uses talented and musically gifted individuals to serve the congregation each Sunday morning.  There are a few different worship teams that you can get involved with here at Linworth.  The music is multi-generational, and it is important that you have an attitude of flexibility in regards to music styles/song selection.

Time commitment: Practice is held at 8:00am on Sunday and an occasional Saturday, although most of the preparation is done on your own time during the week. Music is presented at portions of both Sunday morning services.

Choir

Contact: Dan Estes at / 614-798-0914

Responsibilities: The adult choir sings in the morning services throughout the school year.  In early December it also presents the Christmas Lessons and Carols service, which is an outreach to the community.  We invite interested singers without audition.  

Time commitment: Choir sings at the beginning of the Sunday morning services.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoon from 5:00-6:15pm.  

Good for Youth Drama

Contact: Joy Tolle at / 614-374-5202

Responsibilities: Volunteering with Good For Youth can be as little as an hour once a week making copies of scripts for the drama team or sending out emails/texts/Facebook posts to the drama team and coaches, creating and maintaining a practice calendar, etc.  If you have a creative streak, you can be a big help with our summer musical or stage play by volunteering to help with props, costumes or staging during rehearsals and performances, makeup and scenery and/or prop construction.  If videography, graphics, publicity or social media are more your thing, GFY would love your help video graphing performances, creating a social media presence, posters, etc. to complement our productions.

Time commitment: Varies

Audio/Visual

Contact: Tim Montgomery at / 614-430-9741

Responsibilities: Helping to manage the sound equipment,  PowerPoint presentation, and video camera during the Sunday morning worship services.  

Time commitment: Monthly rotation

Outreach/Missions

IFI (International Friendships)

Contact: Gene Greene at / 614-266-6155 or Jack Howarth at / 614-263-7292

Responsibilities: International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a Christian organization serving international students at The Ohio State University.  Some of the areas for involvement include:

  • Airport Pickup and/or Temporary Housing
    – IFI provides the names, e-mail addresses and flight information for new students coming to OSU.  You can select students based on their arrival date/time, country, and gender to either provide transportation from the airport to your home or to the location where they will be staying.  If you choose to provide temporary housing, two to four days is the maximum commitment.
  • Conversational English Partner
    – Every year we have over 100 students requesting this service.  You would meet with your student for a few hours each week to help them with everyday English.  You and the student set the schedule.  Some suggestions including having coffee at McDonalds, walking, or dinner in your home.  This commitment is for three months, but can go longer if desired.  No special skills are required.
  • Other Activities
    – IFI sponsors many special events during the year, including:  a welcome picnic and a welcome party, a day trip to Hocking Hills.  Drivers are needed to take students furniture shopping (garage sales).  You may also like to be involved with the many Bible studies or special groups available such as wives or young mothers.

IFI does provide volunteer training to help you with cross-cultural issues.  For more detailed information on IFI, go to the IFI website at www.ifiusa.org.

Time commitment: Varies

Bluffsview Project

Contact: Kim Rostorfer at / 740-936-5090 or Lisa Wilson at / 614-847-9496

Responsibilities: Bluffsview is an outreach program to support students and staff at a community school. Bluffsview has ongoing projects throughout the year.  You can choose to help with specific projects or join Lisa Wilson and Kim Rostorfer to help plan for the future. Specific projects, at present, are school supply collection in July and August, staff luncheons in October and February, purchase of coats and boots in winter, encouragement staff gifts given randomly and volunteering for their annual fun fair.

Time commitment: Varies

Partners in Missions

Contact: Holly Voldrich at / 614-635-0637

Responsibilities:  Praying for our missionaries, putting together Christmas baskets for our Columbus missionaries, sending special occasion cards.

Time commitment:  Meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm for 1 - 2 hours.

Lower Lights

Contact: Pastor Aaron Fourman at / 937-418-1865

Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed to prepare, deliver, and serve meals to families in Franklinton at Lower Lights Church. The meal is followed by a spiritual devotion.

Time commitment: The first Saturday of every month, and volunteers are welcomed for one Saturday or all twelve.

Hospitality & Caring

GriefShare

Contact: Martha Bode at / 614-890-6598

Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed for room set up and take down (including tables and chairs), to prepare refreshments, and greet participants. Supporting the the participants and maximizing good listening skills are crucial in this ministry.  Volunteers will also participate in prayer time, take prayer requests, and focus on progress made and answered prayer.  Participants occasionally need assistance with workbook questions and Scripture verses for the upcoming week. A closing session event for the support group also needs to be organized.

Time commitment: This is a 13 week commitment that meets once each week.  Volunteers need to be available for approximately three hours on meeting days.  

Meal Ministry

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  Providing a meal for someone who has been in the hospital, had a baby, is sick or in need.

Time commitment:  Varies

Transportation

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  Taking a person to a doctors appointment, grocery store or errand if they are not able to drive.

Time commitment:  Varies

Shut-ins

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  Visiting those in our church who are “shut-in” and may need help or just a visit.

Time commitment:  Varies

Social Event Help

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  Helping set up, serve, clean up or supply food for social events.  (Thanksgiving dinner, bereavement dinner, etc.)

Time commitment:  Varies

Van Ministry

Contact:  Greg Brubaker at   / 740-965-9604

Responsibilities:  Driving the church van to pick up and return home for Sunday School and church.

Time commitment:  1 Sunday each month for 2 hours.

Special Needs Help

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  To sit with and help children in Sunday School and Children’s Church who have special needs.

Time commitment:  Varies

Moving Ministry

Contact:  Greg Brubaker at   / 740-965-9604

Responsibilities:  Help people who are moving to a new house.

Time commitment:  Varies

Office Help

Contact: Sue Petke at / 614-844-4477

Responsibilities:  To help out with copying, mailings, bulletins and other office jobs.

Time commitment:  Varies