"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body." (1 Corinthians 12:12, NIV)
Looking to get involved in the life of Bethany and the community?
Want to build a stronger relationship with God and others?
Eager to use your God-given gifts and abilities for His glory?
At Bethany, we want people to serve God and others together through volunteer service AND we believe that this has the potental to build great relationships and change lives. To accomplish this, we have many volunteer opportunities available in various capacities and commitment levels in and around Bethany. Whatever your interest and availability, we have something for you! We invite you to join us today! Click on the area below that interests you to check out our current needs and who to contact. Your volunteer service will not only change the lives of others, it will change yours as well!
Want to Start a New Group/Ministry? If you have an idea for a group/ministry that we don't offer that you would like to initiate, please let us know and we'll consider it! Contact Carolyn Wiebe (Receptionist/Admin. Assistant) at 905-937-5300 x200 or email@example.com to be directed to the appropriate staff person.
Unsure About Where You Should Volunteer? Looking to discover your unique spiritual gifts, passions and personal style? Wondering where you are best suited to serve at Bethany and beyond? We want to help put the right people in the right places for the right reasons. Ministry Basics helps to do just that! This course is offered at various times throughout the year. Details available from Carolyn Wiebe (Receptionist/Admin. Assistant) at 905-937-5300 x200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Enjoy Working with Kids? Bethany Children’s Ministry (CM) is looking for volunteers (adults and youth) to serve in KidZone (Sunday morning, September to June) and BLAST program (Wednesday evening, September to April). There are many opportunities available! Screening required and training provided. Sign up with the CM staff at 905-937-5300 x218 or x215 OR email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CM Volunteer Screening Process: All CM volunteers are screened in accordance with our Plan to Prevent Policy. The screening process includes:
Filling out an application form
Completing a Criminal Records Check Waiver Form (every 3 years if age 16+)
Providing reference checks
An interview with the CM staff
Attending a presentation on our Plan to Prevent Policy
Details available from Maggie Vida (G.R.A.C.E. Ministry Coordinator) at 905-646-5457 or email@example.com.
Group Life and Welcoming
Become a Bethany Usher! We are looking for friendly, reliable individuals who are willing to serve. We have some openings for the coming season for new ushers. No experience necessary. Responsibilities include handing out bulletins, receiving tithes/offerings, and assisting with the entry and exit of the congregation. If you feel led to join this ministry or would like more info, please contact Jim Brickell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Café Ministry Opportunity: Can you imagine Saturday evening with no bagels or Sunday morning without coffee/juice? Our Café Ministry is one that is appreciated by so many Bethany people/visitors and promotes people connecting with each other, which is one of Bethany’s strategic goals. We invite you to take part in making this happen! At this time, we need several individuals/couples to volunteer for 2013. Our goal is to have enough volunteers so each individual/couple is scheduled to serve about once every two months. Sign up with Clark Hannah (Executive Director of Administration) at 905-937-5300 x213 or email@example.com.
Details available from Ian Wood (Ministry Director) at 905-937-5300 x207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bethany Missions Committee seeks to challenge, equip, send and support short-term and long-term cross-cultural missionaries in Canada and internationally.
Short-Term Missions: If God is leading you to short-term missions, there are many opportunities on teams that annually visit various parts of Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and other countries. These teams are involved in construction, children’s ministry, medical clinics and providing Christian encouragement. Click here to investigate our upcoming missions trip OR Clark Hannah (Missions Committee Chair) at 905-937-5300 x213 or at email@example.com.
Long-Term Missions: If God is leading you to the long-term missions field, please click here to read through our Missions Policy and then contact Clark Hannah (Missions Committee Chair) at 905-937-5300 x213 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry Description: A serving opportunity for individuals or couples who enjoy visiting those who are lonely, elderly, are unable to attend church regularly and/or who are not connected to a life team. Care receivers are usually in their home, in a retirement residence or in the hospital.
Commitment: Volunteers are asked to maintain regular contact at least once a month. The time of each visit may vary from 15 mins. to 1 hour. Visitation may occur for one month to several months and is dependent upon the needs of the care receiver. Although most of the contact is in person, the occasional phone call may occur. A minimum commitment as a volunteer of 2 years is appreciated.
Screening/Training Process: A discussion with the coordinator of the ministry, as well as, training/meetings as arranged.
Ministry Description: Caring, compassionate volunteers with a desire to come alongside an individual of the same gender who is struggling with a difficult life situation.
Commitment: The volunteer commits to 50 hours of training, over a period of 5 months, then 2 years of weekly meetings with his/her assigned care receiver lasting approximately one hour and biweekly meetings with a peer supervision group for accountability and support.
Screening/Training Process: An application form is filled out and an interview conducted with 2 Stephen Ministry leaders. References are asked for and checked.
Help Others in the Great Outdoors! We are looking for youth (15+) and adults to join the Bethany Safety Team. This includes manning our sidewalk and parking lot on Sunday mornings before and after services. Open to men and women. Approx. 40 minutes per month. Great way for youth to add to their high school community volunteer hours. Contact Dave Flus at 905-684-7999 or email@example.com.
For details about other opportunities, contact Clark Hannah (Executive Director of Administration) at 905-937-5300 x213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are always welcome in our Prayer Ministry. Click here for details.
Position: Contracted Hosts & Parking Attendants
Job Description: Contracted hosts assist with setting up and tearing down tables and chairs, serving food and/or beverages, clearing tables, taking out garbage, keeping bathrooms clean and stocked, directing visitors and greeting guests among other duties, as required. Contracted parking attendants assist with manning our two-lane entrance and directing cars into the parking lot before and after events among other duties, as required. These positions are paid on an hourly basis depending on event.
Commitment: One year minimum. One of the best things about Bethany Community Church is the community and rental events that take place here and the opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The reason these events are so successful is because of the contracted events staff that help out. From school graduations and concerts, to charity auctions and conferences, we always have fun!
Screening/Training Process: A strong composition of many or all of the following spiritual gifts: administration, helps, hospitality, and service; must be a self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision; must be able to handle conflict in a biblical manner; must demonstrate a stable, mature Christian walk, reflecting the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23); involves physical labour such as long periods of standing, walking and carrying items up to 25 lbs.
Contact: If you are interested in learning more about signing up for the contracted event staff team, please contact Angel (Facilities & Events Coordinator) at 905-937-5300 x201 or email@example.com.
Become an Upward Coach! Upward means fun, new skills, new friends and a whole family event! We're always looking for coaches throughout the year for the various Upward Sports activities we offer for SK to Grade 8 (i.e. basketball and cheerleading, soccer, ball hockey, etc). Please join us! Open to both current and prospective coaches (youth and adults). Details available from Tim Tulloch (Director of Sports Ministry) at 905-937-5300 x209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more info about Sports Ministry
Support and Recovery
Serve With the Landing: Interested in engaging with grade 7-12 students about life, hurt, healing and freedom? The Landing is looking for mature leaders to help engage students in both large and small groups from a real-life perspective; facing the fears and hurts in life with the confidence that Jesus does bring hope and healing.
The Landing is a 52-week program based on the principles for a healthy, God-honouring life, found in the Beatitudes; and is set up to help students engage the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that keep them from experiencing closeness with Jesus. Because of the nature of this program, leaders are asked to make a year-long commitment which helps create the relational foundation so important to this ministry.
Leaders are also expected to be able to share from their own experiences the hurts, habits and hang-ups that have been part of their journey and how, as we’ve learned to give those over to Jesus, He is bringing healing and freedom. Leaders are not expected to be flawless or without struggle; the beauty of leading at The Landing comes from being able to express God’s power and help along our journey as a way to encourage students to accept Jesus’ freedom for themselves.
Sign up with Jamie Reimer (Assistant Director of Youth Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x214 or email@example.com.
Looking to Help in Our Adult Support Programs? Details available from Phil Kaethler (Director of Support & Recovery Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.