Serving Teams

One of the most important ways to connect is to serve in the church. We have a multitude of opportunities where you can serve and make a difference. If you aren’t sure which team is a good fit for you, contact our Director of Connections, Sharon Sweeney, to help you find a place.

Bookstore Volunteers

Help to sell books and resources at the Springfield First Bookstore.

Contact: Sally Howard

Care Callers 

Follow up with a phone call after someone has been discharged from the hospital.

Contact: Sally Howard

Communion Servers

Communion ServerServe Communion on occasion during Sunday morning worship services.

Contact: Sharon Sweeney

Connections Team

Connections TeamServe on a team that exhibits one of our core values - Purposeful Hospitality!

Greet, usher, or welcome people as they arrive on our campus, or help with our coffee ministry. Ensure that our guests and all who attend feel God's love and are connected to the faith community of Springfield First. This is a great way to meet and connect with people.

Contact: Sharon Sweeney

  Follow-Up Friends

Call people in our congregation who may need a contact from us to show Christ's love, care, and concern.

Contact: Sharon Sweeney

  Funeral Meal Volunteers

Help to provide a comforting meal after a funeral, allowing grieving families time to relax and share memories. Opportunities include preparing food in our church kitchen, serving the family, and cleaning up, or bringing a salad or dessert to complement the meal.

Contact: Eleanor Mack

  KidLife Ministry Teams

Share your faith and love with the children of Springfield First through inspiring Bible lessons, exciting games, age-appropriate activities, and interactive worship! Come and be part of the adventure!

  • Teachers: Communicate the love of God through lessons and storytelling.
  • Small Group Leaders: Reinforce lessons with crafts, games, and questions to help them grow.
  • Hospitality Team: Greet families, help new visitors, check in children, and create a welcome and safe environment.
  • Support Team: Help throughout the week by gathering supplies, copying lessons, decorating rooms, writing cards, and organizing materials.

Contact: Jordan Thomas or Sydney Pappas

  Mission Garden

Calling all gardeners (experienced or not so much)! Each year, we plant a garden on our campus, and all of the produce grown is donated to the Kumler Food Pantry for the hungry of Springfield.

The Mission Garden has been planted, and now we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us tend to the garden. So, grab your family, friends, small group, or Sunday School class, and choose a week to help out! During your chosen week, you will need to come out to the garden 2-3 times to water, weed, and harvest. Harvested goodies will need to be dropped off at Kumler Outreach Ministries. Don’t worry if you have never done this before: a member of the Missions Council will meet you at the beginning of the week to show you the ropes. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy summer!

Sign up here.

Contact: Missions Council

  Mowing Team

Help to take care of the church grounds by mowing, edging, or weeding.

Contact: Kevin Behl

 Music Ministry 

Contemporary Worship Team
We love to include new people on our worship team, both musicians and vocalists. If you have a passion for music and for leading God's people in worship, we would love to connect with you!

Contact: Chase Carlisle








Traditional Worship Team
Be inspired and inspire others through music. Our New Life Adult and Handbell choirs lead worship at the 10:45am traditional service.

Contact: Dr. See Tsai Chan

  Office Volunteers

Help in the office by answering phones and other light desk work.

Contact: Sally Howard

  Online Ministry Team

Host online services and share our content on Facebook. Look for more opportunities as this ministry grows.

Contact: Dara Bose

  Parking Lot Greeters

Be the first person to greet people as they come onto the church property before weekend services.

Contact: Sharon Sweeney

Parking Partners

Park cars on Sunday mornings to help those with mobility challenges.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit prayer shawls to provide comfort for those who are ill.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Recycling Team

Help our environment by collecting recycling throughout the building.

Contact: Layton Lamb

  Safety Team

Help to keep our church safe and assist with medical, weather, or other issues that may arise. Police, security, fire, or medical experience is a plus. Plan to serve one weekend per month in teams of 2 to 4 people.

Contact: Vince Howard

  Stage Design/Construction Team

At Easter, Christmas, and throughout the year, we build new backdrop designs with the help of many volunteers.

Contact: Chase Carlisle

  StudentLife Ministry Teams

We are looking for volunteers to serve our students in creative and flexible ways.

  • Small Group Leaders: We need adults who want to engage with students on a conversational level. There is no such thing as being "too old" to serve and connect with students. Each student has different needs, and you never know what need you might be filling! This role can be in person or virtual.
  • Sound/Video: We need individuals who are willing to train and/or oversee students on a sound board or running video for the youth service. This would be a commitment only on Sunday nights when we are in person.
  • Adult Presence: We also need adults who just want to love and pour into our students. Be available to encourage students and provide them with a good example of what it looks like to be a Jesus follower.
  • Snacks: We love to offer our students food when we meet in person! Unfortunately, in this season, we are not able to offer dinner, but snacks are a great second choice! If you would like to bake, buy, or build (not sure how, but you are a creative person!) a snack for our students, then please reach out to Jordan Thomas to volunteer!

Contact: Jordan Thomas

  Sunshine Sharers 

Send cards, make phone calls, or help deliver gifts or flowers to our seniors to brighten their day and remind them that our church family cares for them.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Tech Team

Help to create an engaging and non-distracting atmosphere of worship in both the Contemporary and Traditional Worship Experiences. This behind-the-scenes team controls all audio, visual, and lighting for each service. No prior experience is required - just a love of God and a willingness to serve him and his people.

Contact: Brennan Pappas

  Visitation Volunteers/Caring Friends

Visit members of Springfield First who are homebound or in care facilities.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Worship Support Team

Ensure that the Sanctuary is ready for worship services, including Communion set up, candles lit, and baptismal water in place.

Contact: Eleanor Mack