Worship & Tech

Worship Arts: People serve as vocalists, band members, dancers, and artists at Life Stream on Sunday mornings and at special events throughout the year. Volunteers are involved in this capacity at all three Life Stream locations.

Tech: Our technology needs continue to grow and involve audio, video, lighting, production, etc. If you are gifted in the area, we need you! Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings for service and Sunday evenings for student ministry. Tech team members can serve at a variety of other special events throughout the year.

If you have any questions about serving in a particular ministry,
please contact the ministry team leader.

Jeff Bond
Worship Pastor

Adam Shanty
Production Engineer

Lori Bond
Creative Arts Director

Spencer Brandon
Worship Intern

Care Ministry

Heart to Heart: Visiting with those who are hospitalized or receiving rehabilitative care delivers the chance to be the true hands and feet of Christ. Visits to hospitals, homes and nursing centers to share a smile, lend an ear and to share Christ’s Love provide encouragement and a definite bright spot for both parties.

Meals Ministry: This ministry provides love and care for those in need by making and delivering meals when there is a new baby, an illness, or a death in the family.

Stephen Ministry: Interested in a more intimate, one-to-one opportunity to share the Gospel? Stephen Ministry provides the training for those interested in providing guidance and counseling to those going through a rough patch in their lives. Once training is completed, graduates will be placed in a mentoring/listening role to help others work through grief, mourning or other life events that require a friendly set of ears and a Christ-centered action plan.

James 1:27 Project: The James 1:27 Project is a ministry to meet the needs of widows and orphans here in our community and around the world. It is our hope and desire to come alongside families who are in the process of adoption as well as to be a help to widows who need care. Work projects will be held throughout the year. Keep an eye out for upcoming event dates.

If you have any questions about serving in a particular ministry,
please contact the ministry team leader.

Brian Jones & 
Lynn Albachten
Congregational Care

Marilyn Thompson
Heart to Heart

Kara Abramowski
Meals Ministry

Jeff & Teresa Stevens
James 1:27 Project

Dawn Zink & Jill Zink
Stephen Ministry

 
Generations

Check-In (Birth-Grade 5): Warm, friendly faces greet parents and children at the check-in stations each Sunday morning during both services.

Nursery (Birth-3): Our Nursery class is a safe, caring environment offered during both of our services by nurturing leaders with a passion for showing God’s love to even the youngest in the kingdom.

Kid’s Club (PreK-Grade 1): Kid’s Club is a fun, safe environment where children Pre-K, DK/K and 1st Grade can come each Sunday morning at 9:30 & 11am to learn more about Jesus through worship, lessons, crafts and even the occasional puppet show! Each week, kids will memorize a new verse that corresponds with that day’s Bible story.

Building 25 (Grades 2-5): Also called “B25,” this program meets during both services. We discuss monthly themes and learn a monthly verse. We have a lesson time, worship time, and small group time. See what the buzz is about! The energy in here is contagious! 

Route 2:52 (K-Grade 5): Our Wednesday night program is for children in DK through grade 5. Kids will play fun games during Gym Time, hear an exciting Bible lesson in our Chapel Time, and memorize verses during our Listening Time.

Shift (Grades 6-8): Shift takes place on Sunday evenings from 6-8pm and is a place where students can come to have fun all while learning about Jesus Christ. Typical nights consist of games, Bible lessons, worship, prayer and small groups.

Identity (Grades 9-12): Adult volunteers help our high school students navigate a culture where it is sometimes challenging to stand firm in their faith. We meet each Sunday night from 6-8pm. Tuff Stuff is our 8pm Wednesday night Bible study were students can ask questions about and discuss life’s more challenging subjects. There is also a need for adult volunteers to assist with technology each Sunday evening.

Josh Dollendorf
Building 25, Route 2:52,
& Shift

Jon Donald
Check-In, Nursery,
& Kid's Club

Vickie Bird
Route 2:52

Laura VanDyke
Student Ministries
Assistant

Sunday Hospitality

Hospitality teams help to create a welcoming and cheerful atmosphere for those in our community each Sunday morning. If you like to talk to people and help them to feel comfortable we would love to talk to you. Some examples of Sunday morning hospitality positions are as follows:

Greeters: Welcome everyone who enters Life Stream warmly and helps visitors find their way around.

Welcome Center: Volunteers in the Welcome Center serve as a point of contact for visitors to Life Stream and help find meaningful ways to connect them with others.

Cafe Hosts: Hosts in the Cafe make and serve coffee and delicious treats to Life Stream attenders after each service.

Ushers: Ushers ensure that there is a place for everyone who comes through the doors of the worship center and take up each offering.

Parking Attendants: Parking attendants are the first welcoming face you see when you get to Life Stream. They make sure that there is a spot for everyone and direct people to overflow parking when necessary.

Denise Stelma
Hospitality Coordinator

Tom Donald
Welcome Center

Dawn ZinkMelody Graves, & Vickie Bird
Sunday AM Hospitality Team

Group Life

Community Group Leaders: Serving in this capacity involves guiding groups with four purposes in mind: 1. Sharing the Gospel story 2. Challenging and instructing one another 3. Proving Care &  4. Reaching beyond the church to the community.

Life Stream 20s: Life Stream 20s creates a space for young adults to connect with others and grow in their relationship with Jesus. The group meets regularly on Tuesday nights in The Studio at Life Stream from 8-9:30pm offers a mix of guest speakers, music, testimonies, games, snacks and fun. There are many ways that you could serve within Life Stream 20s.

Men’s Ministry: Men’s ministry volunteers are needed to plan events, lead Bible studies, and mentor other men within the church.

Women’s Ministry: Women’s ministry volunteers are needed to plan events, lead Bible studies, and mentor other women within the church.

Senior Adults: Volunteers are needed in Senior Moments to help with planning gatherings & meals as well as to provide care for those in the community when it is needed.

Prayer Ministries: There are several opportunities to be involved in prayer ministries. Life Stream has a congregational prayer chain, a prayer team available each Sunday morning, and a prayer group that meets each Thursday at 12pm in Room #118.

If you have any questions about serving in a particular ministry,
please contact the ministry team leader.

 

Jon Donald
Group Life &
Life Stream 20s

Vicki Ferrier
Group Life

Denise Stelma
Group Life

Chad Joslyn
Men’s Ministry

Karen VanSlooten
Women’s Ministry

 
 

Kathy Hanes & Barb Boelens
Senior Moments Coordinator

 
Missions

Paradise Bound: Trips to Guatemala through our partner, Paradise Bound Ministries, for youth, individuals, families and seniors, offer a great opportunity to help build clinics, homes, and communities while sharing the love of Christ. If you can build almost anything, or if you can provide a hug and play games with Guatemalan children, there’s a place for you on an upcoming trip. We also participate in local and regional family mission trips.

Life Stream partners with many local & global mission organizations. Check out the Missions page for more information.

Josh Thurkettle
Global Missions

 
Operations

Administrative: There are several volunteer administrative responsibilities that are available to someone who enjoys detail and organization.  From data entry and filing to organizational work, collating and stapling.  If office work is your strong suit, we would love to have you serve in this area.

Emergency Response: The Emergency Response Team is on call during large services and events. This group of specially trained individuals includes security and medical professionals. If you are interested in serving on this team, we would love to hear from you.

Facilities: There are many building and grounds needs at Life Stream. Some of the opportunities are as follows:

 
  • Lawn Care
  • Landscaping
  • Interior Maintenance
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Light Construction
  • Set up/Tear Down
 

If you have any questions about serving in a particular ministry,
please contact the ministry team leader.

Josh Thurkettle
Facilities

Lynn Albachten
Administrative

Ripple Effect

There are many ways that you can serve through Ripple Effect. Here are just a few:

  • Pray – each person has the power to bring requests to God. We ask that you pray for Life Stream and Ripple Effect thrift shoppe that we will reach others for the sake of Jesus Christ.
  • Donate – Ripple Effect is in need of household items such as furniture, gently used clothing, appliances etc. Donations can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week behind the building at Entrance P.
  • Volunteer – There are many opportunities for volunteering at Ripple Effect including sorting through donations, bringing items to the sales floor, customer service and much more.

Don’t forget that all of the proceeds from Ripple Effect go to support local and foreign missions. Your acts of service go way beyond the walls of Ripple Effect!

 

Heather Devereaux
Ripple Effect Ministry Director