"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others."
— 1 PETER 4:10
There are numerous opportunities to serve the Lord through the ministries at Faith. You may have particular gifts to enhance a particular ministry. Prayerfully consider where you can be used most effectively in this local church body. Serving in one of these capacities is the best way to connect with others in the church.
Lago Vista Neighbor
Lago Visa Neighbor is a local outreach of Faith Church. We partner with other churches, the school district, public library, other non-profit agencies, and a variety of businesses. It is located in the Lago Vista Mobile Home Park on 57th Street in Loveland. The primary focus of the outreach is on the children, youth, and their families. During the school year, we provide after school programs with academic, leadership training, and/or Christian discipleship focus. During the summer, the programs emphasize reading, recreation, art, and/or Bible lessons. Fresh snacks are provided during the school year and hot lunches are served on summer program days through our partnership with the Food Bank of Larimer County. Indoor programs take place in two double-wide modular owned and maintained by Faith Church adjacent to the recreation field and basketball court. Volunteers are a big part of the Lago Vista Neighbor outreach. The biggest need is for high school and older volunteers to offer one on one homework help every Monday during the school year from 4:00-5:00 p.m. We also use volunteers in our other elementary and youth programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information please contact Duncan and Laney Howard.
Room 4 Hope
Room 4 Hope, a ministry outreach for women at risk in Northern Colorado, has been in operation for almost eight years. We have reached hundreds of women and their families with the Good News of the Gospel, training and encouragement through Bible studies specifically geared toward them and their circumstances including homelessness, incarceration, abuse and many life challenges. We also have trained mentors who attend the support group, build relationships with the clients and then encourage through one-on-one mentoring when appropriate. Through generous donations of many we have been able to offer our clients personal items, clothing to equip them for work, furniture, Bibles and study materials. Christmas gifts for their children, parties and picnics designed to give them positive time and interaction with their children are also part of Room 4 Hope that offers our clients the opportunities to rebuild relationships with their families. Our needs include women willing to be trained as mentors, donations of furniture, household items, clothing, monetary donations to purchase bus passes and Colorado I.D.’s necessary for obtaining jobs. We currently have three support groups meeting in Larimer and Weld Counties. For more information please see our website: www.room4hope.com.
Join us to work at the Interact Ministries campus near Palmer, Alaska. Interact Alaska exists to make reproducing disciples among least-reached people, in cooperation with church and like-minded organizations. They labor to see Native believers discipled and discipling others, and to see Native believers equipped to share ministry responsibilities.
The team will work, worship, and enjoy a beautiful campus, with jobs for every physical ability.
A small, independent team will fly to a tiny remote village, Grayling, to execute repair and remodeling work on mission structures.
Informational Meeting: March 25, 12-1 pm, Hall of Faith, Room #1
Sign up Deadline: April 1st.
Nizhoni Partnership (Navajo Nation)
Nizhoni Partnership, Ron & Barb Ornales, serve the Navajo Nation by hosting short-term mission teams to serve the Navajo people by ministering to their physical and spiritual needs. They have actively build relationships with both believers and non-believers. They offer support and encouragement to the Native people and lay the foundation to open hearts to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Our campus is located on the Navajo Reservation in the high plains desert in an area called Tolani Lake—about an hour northeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Our philosophy is that by working to serve the physical needs for shelter, clothing and food, hearts will be softened and opened to hear the Good News. About half of the people in this area of the reservation have no electricity nor running water. The homes are in great disrepair, many with leaking roofs and inadequate sources of heat.
No special skills are needed for short-term missionaries—just a willingness to serve. Missionaries can expect close interaction with the Native people. Work can range from construction, installing water heaters, repairing roofs, repairing electrical problems, serving meals, delivering food to homes, helping with a special event, and visiting with elderly and shut ins.
Through serving the Navajo people, the missionaries’ lives are enriched, they are working to fulfill the Great Commission, and they are living proof of God’s people in action—evidence that we serve the Living God! Mission “teams” have consisted of youth groups, senior adults, college students, adults, and families with children. Please contact Ron & Barb at 928-319-3061 to discuss scheduling your short-term mission team stay at our campus.
“Nizhoni” means “beautiful” in Navajo. We are blessed to know the beauty of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Instituto Christiano Bilingue Palabra de Vida (Word of Life) Christian School - Central Valley of Costa Rica
LPDV was established in 1996. The school rapidly outgrew its facilities. In 1998 a preschool and first grade were added to the existing 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. By 2000, LPDV celebrated its first high school graduation and three years later the elementary school reached its first sixth grade graduation. The student population is now 350 and projected to rise to 550. Construction has been continuous for the past ten years and is projected to continue for several years to come.
Men's International Missions (MIM) has blessed LPDV for the past seven years with new buildings, classrooms, office spaces, library, bathrooms, hallways, student desks, cabinets, and thousands of square feet o freshly painted walls.
Faith church started to help at LPDV in 2003 and has returned several times in coordination with Men International Missions (MIM) short term teams to help complete the ongoing work. Early in 2010 at team of 22 men and women from Faith church helped paint all 4 P-K classrooms, move the P-K playground, and computer lab. They also helped to set up the computer lab and installed plumbing and cabinets. Several helped catalog library books. Faith church has found this work to be rewarding to all involved and a true expression of outreach.
During March of 2012, work was finished on a sidewalk replacement project.
Faith church is fully committed to world outreach. Over 30% of our budget goes to world outreach. Many of our supported missionaries are Faith church members in full time mission positions and we support several others. The Bible constantly emphasizes going out into the world to serve Christ. And so it is a goal of Faith Church to enable every willing and able person to serve Christ as they are led. To this end, Faith centers a majority of our activities around this goal.
Please see the following list of volunteer opportunities descriptions below the form for more information.
Ministry Service Opportunities
Caring & Sharing Committee
If you have empathy for others, this may be the team for you. Help coordinate family receptions after funerals or coordinate meals for families with illnesses.
Time commitment – varied
World Outreach Committee
A passion for seeing the gospel brought to people groups around the world is the prerequisite for this committee. This team communicates with our overseas and local missionaries, provides education for the church on the state of Christian missions, and determines the financial needs of missionaries that this local body can meet.
Time commitment – 3 hours/month
Faith Church has a passion to reach beyond the four walls of the church. In fact, as a measure of the success of our church we believe we must be making an impact on our community. We want to do good deeds, to gain good will, to earn opportunities to share the good news. Our desire is to rub shoulders with those who are not yet followers of Christ. To accomplish this, we encourage everyone to interact with co-workers, neighbors, classmates, and relatives who are not believers by sowing seeds of God’s love in these people’s lives. Our heart is also to help those who are oppressed, the fatherless, the widow, and the poor (Isaiah 1:17). We seek to help our city to prosper through acts of service and prayer (Jeremiah 29: 7). Throughout the year there will be opportunities to serve the homeless, feed the needy, mentor children, help single Mom’s with car maintenance, do home repair for the community’s needy, all in the name of Jesus.
Time commitment – varied
Knit-Wits for Missions
The Knit-Wits for Missions is a support group for the church’s mission outreach around the world and locally. We are made up of men and women who knit and crochet for those in need. We have on-going projects including prayer shawls that provide comfort to the suffering, baby items that serve to support the ministry of Life Choices of Loveland, and baby blankets for the church families when they give birth. We also do various projects during the year that lend support to missionaries and short-term mission teams.
Time commitment – varied
Our active children’s program is a great place to serve the Lord by serving His kids. Here are areas that often need volunteers:
Time commitment – varied Faith Kids (K-4th Grade) 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday gatherings available for ages 1st – 6th graders. We need small group leaders who will build consistent, meaningful relationships with small groups of kids each week.
Preteen Youth Group – The Bridge The 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., the 5th and 6th graders meet. The second Friday is at the church and the 4th Friday is typically an outing.
Kids-in-the-Word 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning preschool program in conjunction with Women-in-the-Word.
Infant Nursery – Kindergarten
If you love cute-as-a-button babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners, then the Early Childhood Ministry at Faith needs you! Join the Early Childhood Ministry team today! Fringe benefits include adorable smiles, hugs and pure joy!
Nursery Attendants supervise the infants/toddlers once every 4-6 weeks during either the first or second service.
Teachers and Helpers are needed in the 2s/3s, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classrooms on a rotating basis at both services.
Teenagers develop a passion for following Jesus through this ministry. The senior high school youth meet on Wednesday nights and the middle school kids meet on Friday nights. Volunteers are always welcome to help out with the night’s activities, provide snacks, and/or special help for youth ministry fund-raisers.
Time commitment – 3 hours/week
Choir and Worship Team
The 10:30 a.m. service is led in worship by a band of contemporary vocalists and musicians. Our choir serves the congregation during the 9:00 a.m. service with great hymns and anthems of the faith. Each group often needs musicians and vocalists.
Time commitment – 6-10 hours/month
As worshippers enter the church, greeters welcome them with a handshake and smile. If you’re a warm, outgoing person this is a great way to serve.
Time commitment – 30 minutes/month
Sound boards, microphones, cords, and amplifiers may confuse some, but if you like them there are always needs in providing technical support for services. Training is provided.
Time commitment – 5-10 hours/month
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Every 12 weeks the church body hosts families for one week who find themselves to be temporarily homeless. A roof is provided over their head, as well as meals and friendship. There are several ways to serve including being an overnight host, cooking a meal, helping to set-up, or assisting in teardown.
Time commitment – 2 hours/quarter
Many groups within the church use the kitchens. Volunteers help launder the towels and dish cloths on a monthly rotation.
Time commitment – varies according to events
Lago Vista Mobile Home Park
Faith Church has purchased a mobile home in the Lago Vista Mobile Home Park to enable us to have a variety of ministries in that community. The after school "Panther Club" for Cottonwood Plains Elementary students who live in Lago Vista will be starting in January on Thursday afternoons. There are also plans being made for after school homework help, Bible studies, VBS, English language classes, and more.
Time commitment - varied
God blesses some with a green thumb. Attractive grounds speak well of the beauty of our Lord. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty this may be a great place to serve.
Time commitment – 1-2 hours/week