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If you would be willing to drive the church van to pick up and take members, to and from church service who cannot drive, please contact Mike Bahn. His goal is to have 3-4 volunteers so that each volunteer would only have 1 week a month.
Willing Spirit to Help Others
Contact Person: Mike Bahn
Serve as a host for periodic events in your backyard, front yard, or driveway for children ages birth – 4th grade and/or their families. Children’s ministers would do the planning and provide any needed food/materials.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Time requirement would be dependent upon the event.
Contact Person: Melissa Shaver or Rachael Patterson
Provide childcare for children’s ministry meetings and/or events.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Time of events are dependent upon the meeting or event, but can take place on any day of the week, during the day or evening. Volunteer can specify availability.
Contact Person: Rachael Patterson
Each Sunday morning our children’s ministry offers classes for children ages birth–6th grade. Teachers serve as part of a spiritual team to nurture children’s spiritual growth and transformation. Teachers are responsible for preparing and teaching the lesson from the provided curriculum each Sunday morning, and usually teach for a semester at a time (January–May, June–August, September–December).
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). We would need you to be available Sunday mornings from 9:15am–10:30am, plus time to prepare the lesson during the week.
Our children’s ministry coordinators will take on the responsibilities of shepherding the hearts of our children, our teachers and our families in a way that brings each group closer to living out the calling of Jesus on their lives. Coordinators take responsibility for finding substitutes, welcoming children and parents as they arrive, assisting with safety and security policies/procedures, and communicating and working with the children’s ministers.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Be available Sunday mornings at 9:10, and be able to meet every 6-8 weeks with the children’s ministers for prayer and planning. Coordinators usually serve 2 of the 3 semesters.
Our coordinating team meets about nine times a year to pray, share vision, and plan for our Sunday classes. During this time, we love to share a meal with our coordinator families. If you would like to cook or bake for any pieces of this meal, we would love to hear from you. We typically serve family friendly meals for about 10-15 people.
Each Sunday morning our children’s ministry offers classes for children ages birth – 6th grade. We can always use volunteers to be “on call” to help us out when we need someone to come be with a new child or a child that needs some extra attention.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). We would need you to be available Sunday mornings from 9:15 am – 10:30 am, but we would only contact you on the days we have a need.
We would love to have as many people as we can praying for our ministry, but also praying for specific needs and requests of our kids and families.
A willingness to commit to praying for our ministry and the specific needs and requests of our kids and families.
Each Sunday morning our children’s ministry offers classes for children ages birth – 6th grade. Teachers serve as part of a spiritual team to nurture children’s spiritual growth and transformation. At times we need to call on individuals, sometimes at the last minute, to fill in when a teacher needs to be out.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). We would need you to be available Sunday mornings from 9:15 am – 10:30 am and be willing to teach the lesson with the provided curriculum.
Our summer events vary from just a few hours to just a few days. If you have free time and would like to help prep or volunteer for events like VBS, church camp, or a one-day event at or near the church building, please share your info with us. Any of these events could include snacks, lessons, crafts or activities, transportation, t-shirt ordering and distribution, registration, volunteering during the event, set-up/clean-up, and/or follow-up with families.
Some of these positions will require a volunteer to pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Times needed would be specified prior to each event. We try to host events on a monthly basis to families with toddlers, preschool/young elementary students, and older elementary/middle school students.
The children’s ministry loves participating in a food drive that we have labeled March Madness. The format varies, but our goal is to stock our food pantry here at Southwest or make donations to the Snack Pak organization here in Amarillo. In February, we begin advertising with commercials during worship, social media posts, and posters around the building. During the event, donations need to be collected, counted, and stored on a weekly basis.
This position does not require a background check. Please be available for heavy lifting to store the donations. Times needed are following our Sunday services each week in March.
Our children in Club 513, 1st – 4th graders, learn memory verses that go along with each unit they study. They love saying these to our volunteers in Club 513, but we want to have people of all ages that our kids can come to and say their memory verses to on Sundays before, during or after worship services. We hope this builds a connection between you and them, and it’s a bonus for them (and you) if you learn the memory verses too so they can ask you if YOU learned the verse(s)!
No special skills required ~ just a willingness to let our kids come practice saying their memory verses to you before, during our after worship services!
Make desserts for events such as Starting Point, Equip/Send and have to the church kitchen by 11 am on that particular Sunday morning.
Willingness to receive a call the week before that a dessert is needed. Can be homemade or store bought.
Contact Person: Cindy Booker
There is a lot of carpet in our building. There are large areas and small areas alike. If you have some spare time during the week, need to get out or away from home and be of service, running the vacuum here can be a way to do that. On average we spend 4-6 hours vacuuming here per week so any little bit of help decreases that time for us and affords us more time to take care of other aspects of maintaining this facility.
Able to push and pull a standard size, and or a large area vacuum. Ability to move chairs while vacuuming in classrooms, larger areas, etc.
Contact Person: Jeromy Hunter
There are many floors to mop in our building. There are large areas like the Gym and small areas like the entryways that are mopped at least once if not twice pe week. If you have some spare time during the week, need to get out or away from home and or want be of service, sweeping and mopping here can be a way to do that. It takes over 4 hours per week to sweep and mop this facility, so any help in this area affords us more time to take care of other aspects of this facility.
Using a broom and or small vacuum as well as making mop water and pushing the mop bucket around. We have large and small areas to choose from.
To sit at the information desk and be available to those that have questions. You will remain at the desk through class and worship. You will also need to count the attendance of the auditorium and balcony about 10:45am.
No special skills! A current bulletin and class list will be available at the desk for you. 9am-12pm on Sunday mornings.
Assist with snow removal from sidewalks on snowy Sunday mornings.
Periodically, write and send notes of encouragement to our widows and widowers.
Volunteer will need to provide the stationary/cards and postage as needed.
Contact Person: Melvonna Collier
Adopt a widow/widower and take care of their lawn care needs for the year.
Volunteer may need to provide their own equipment.
Contact Person: Dick Rice
We are a group of women who feel called to pray for our church and church family. We meet at 4 pm on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month here at the building.
No special skills needed. Just a heart that desires to pray.
Contact Person: Julie Eldridge
Each Sunday we have a team that passes out communion as well as intentionally visiting with folks as they come in and as they sit down. This team is simply trying to engage people. Sometimes they meet visitors and other times they simply serve and love on the folks they know.
The gift of hospitality.
Contact Person: Kyle Wade
Each week we have over a hundred folks online watching our service. We are looking for people who would like to engage this group both before and after services while watching online. It might just be saying good morning to someone. It might be introducing yourself to someone who you do not know. Ultimately, we want to make our online experience as personal as we can.
You will need to have use of a computer and know how to engage the Facebook technology. It would also be helpful for you to have the gift of hospitality. This job will be weekly during services.
Each Sunday a small team of members prays for this body. We would like to invite anyone who want to join us to be a part of this group as we seek God for ourselves and for the Southwest Church.
Each month we invite a group of members to be a part of welcoming our folks into the building. These individuals are at the doors greeting people as well as passing out bulletins. The commitment is for a month at a time.
You will need to have use of a computer and know how to engage the youtube technology. It would also be helpful for you to have the gift of hospitality. This job will be weekly during services.
Mentor a man re-entering the community from prison by providing spiritual, social, financial and emotional guidance for a period of normally 3 years.
Usually involves a bit more time with the person upon first release, then usually a weekly in person or phone visit. However, these are flexible.
Contact Person: Jerry Morgan
We take a meal to those in need (after being in hospital, sick, or just need help). This meal can be homemade or fast food and it does not need to be anything fancy. For example: pizza, KFC, Subway, casserole and bread, hamburgers, spaghetti, etc. An email is sent out to our Meals Ministry List of volunteers and whoever is available, chooses the day they can take a meal. The meal is generally taken between 5-6pm.
The only skill needed is a willing spirit to help those we see who need help.
Lead a team of workers who help people move their belongings when moving here in town, load up to move from town or move in when coming to town.
Organize the ministry, recruit workers, and communicate with the church and community in securing leads for assistance.
Contact Person: Kyle Wade or Misty Bourn
Volunteer to help people load belongings and move them to new location within Amarillo, help load people who are moving from Amarillo, and help unload folks that move in.
Physically able to move boxes, furniture, etc.
On Sunday mornings, this volunteer would arrive and unlock the entrances by 9am. Lock classrooms after class and then lock up entrances after Church is over.
Only need the ability show up and unlock on time.
Celebrate Recovery would like to start incorporating a quarterly meal preceding their 6:30pm meeting on Wednesday Nights. (pandemic restrictions permitting) This would include either organizing or picking up and bringing a meal at 530pm on a specific Wednesday for the CR group. Does not have to be a large meal. Pizza and salad, spaghetti, tacos, etc.
Ability to organize people to make various dishes or to order and pick up pre-made meal and setup for the group to eat by 545pm.
The Ronald McDonald House serves to provide a home away from home for families who have to travel to Amarillo seeking medical care for a child. Their mission is to alleviate as much stress as possible. They are currently moving into their brand new facility! For more than 25 years, a group from Southwest has volunteered to provide dinner for residents on Monday evenings.
Normally, this group will work together to cook a meal for residents. And normally, they will visit some with the residents as they arrive for the meal. Due to Covid, the team now provides ready-made meals and restaurant gifts cards. As pandemic restrictions lift, this group will get to start using a brand new commercial kitchen! This is a great opportunity to provide care for families enduring difficult circumstances.
Contact Person: Debbie Rhodes
Our Safety Team serves in a variety of ways to ensure our health and safety when we gather.
Anyone interested in the Safety Team will need to complete an interview process including a background check and Ministry Safe Training. Serving on the Safety requires time both before and after events. It also requires the ability to stand for extended times and other physical activity.
Contact Person: Brian Booker
As the Pandemic subsides (we pray!), our goal is to expand spiritual formation options available on Wednesday evenings. When this occurs, we will also provide free childcare for birth-4th Grade in order to allow our young parents to participate as they choose. There is a small monthly stipend for this role.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Then, we need you for just over two hours on Wednesdays to cultivate a safe, fun environment for our children. Multiple workers will be serving together to fulfill this need.
Contact Person: Ryan Porche
On occasion, our young family small groups are in need of someone to provide childcare for 1.5 hours in order for the parents to have uninterrupted discussion. These opportunities will usually be seasonsal, so a small group might ask for help for 4-6 weeks and that be all. Others may be more enduring.
Pass all required safety protocols to work with children in our church family (background check, safety training, orientation, etc.). Then, you will coordinate with a young family Small Group leader. Most of these opportunities are likely to be Sunday afternoon/evening.
In addition to the Welcome Desk, Small Group Central serves as an information hub on Sundays as we shepherd this church family in discipleship. Greeters are needed to be available on Sunday mornings to provide answers about Classes, Small Groups, and other upcoming events. Information is provided, and Ryan tries to always be nearby to help. We want it to be easy for someone to find help when they are ready to take their next step of faith.
A friendly attitude that is eager to help! There are three time slots to fill:
During the pandemic, we need folks who are willing to host a Small Group in their front or back yards. As the pandemic subsides (we pray!), we will continue to need folks who are willing to host a Small Group in their home. Usually, a Small Group will divide hosting responsibilities among several locations and rotate responsibilities.
Provide a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for group gatherings. These gatherings usually last no more than two hours. Secure at least one alternate meeting location for when your home is unavailable.
Our Small Group Leaders are ministers among us! Our groups exist to build meaningful relationships as we become more like Jesus. Leaders are responsible to facilitate the content and activities of their group each semester. Leaders are also responsible to “guard the environment” so groups can remain on a healthy trajectory.
Attend a Training Event with Ryan Porche. Commit to lead a group for one school year. Leaders are expected to have a heart for the spiritual formation of those in the group. As the pandemic subsides (we pray!), we will resume our Quarterly Leader Luncheons which Leaders are expected to attend for ongoing training and coaching.
Co-leaders commit to supporting a Small Group Leader for the duration of one school year. Co-leaders are to be a champion for the pastoral care of the group and pray for group members. Co-leaders are to serve as an ally for the Leader by participating fully and setting an example for others. Co-leader responsibilities will vary by ability, but some degree of coordination, communication, and gathering leadership will be needed.
Co-leaders need to have a heart for the spiritual formation of those in their group. They will need to attend a Training Event with Ryan Porche. Groups usually meet for 1.5 hours every week. Co-leaders will usually assist the Leader in choosing content and activities for the group each semester.
Our Spiritual Formation ministry seeks to offer a menu of adult class options each quarter. We are intentional to offer both Bible studies and topical studies—and our goal is for everyone (including the teacher) to become more like Jesus. Class teachers will be responsible to develop content which lends itself to great discussion.
Our classes prioritize discussion, so we are primarily looking for strong group discussion facilitators with a heart for our church family. Sunday morning classes are 45 minutes long, and Wednesday evening classes can last up to 90. Classes typically exist in quarters, and usually endure anywhere from 4-10 weeks. Please note: not everyone will be permitted to teach a class. The abilities to develop quality content and facilitate meaningful discussion are required.
An Apartment Life Care Team serves the residents of an apartment community in three ways: by coordinating fun gatherings, providing pastoral care, and welcoming new residents. In exchange for these efforts each month, a Care Team is provided an apartment at a significantly reduced price. Two apartment communities in Amarillo are looking for a Cares Team!
Apartment Life will interview, approve, and train new Care Teams. You need to be outgoing, caring, and willing to organize fun activities at least once a month. This is a fabulous way to serve the mission of God…right at home!
When delivering for Meals on Wheels, a volunteer will pick up food from one of the hospitals about 10:30am, then make approximately 10 stops and finish by noon. The organization provides training, and they use a great smartphone app which provides GPS navigation and details for each delivery. Volunteers can either cover the same route once every week, or they can serve as a substitute and serve on occasion.
Volunteers need to be friendly and have reliable transportation. Volunteers should also be good with directions. Meals on Wheels training. A typical job will require 90-100 minutes of time.
Trek Guides are the chief facilitators of our Student Ministry Small Groups. The role of our Trek Guide is to be a consistent, loving presence in the lives of our students. The recruiting and training of our Trek Guides takes place in August and then we launch our groups in September of every year.
Care deeply about students and the crazy, complicated world they are living in. Listener. Students value someone who will listen to them, not preach at them. Ask Good questions. The goal is to get them thinking and engaged in their faith formation. Consistency – show up each and every week.
Contact Person: Adrian Morgan
Open up your home/backyard to the youth ministry for one of our Devotional Nights. These times usually consist of eating a meal together, a time of worship, and a game. Adrian will facilitate the devotional and game and help coordinate the meal.
Opening up your home and yard to Middle School and High School Students. The Devotional Nights usually last around 2 hours. A large yard or nearby park is welcome but not required. Providing/cooking a meal for 30-40 students. (You are not responsible for covering the cost of this meal.)
Contact Person: Adrian Morgan or Amy Shelburne
Pickup and bring donuts to our Youth Sunday morning classes. This is a post-Covid job. But if you are interested let us know now, we will add your name to the list, and give you a call as soon as we feel it is safe to have food again in our classes!
Pickup up and provide donuts for 50 or so students on Sunday mornings. Class starts at 9:30, so if we could have the donuts there by 9:15 that would be great! 1x a month. Or 2x a month. Whatever you want to do!
Prepare and bring snacks for our Students on Wednesday nights. On Wednesday Nights we are trying to create a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for our students. And really good, free snacks are a key part of making that happen!
Bring snacks for around 50 students. You can buy them or make them. They will eat whatever! On Wednesday nights we start at 6:30pm, but you can drop off your snacks earlier if that works. You can select one month to bring snacks, bring them 1x a month, or whatever works best for you.
Occasionally we provide dinner for our students on Wednesday nights. As you might guess, this is a big job that requires a small team of workers to pull off. This team helps cook the meal, serve it, and then clean up after.
This would mainly be on Wednesday nights from around 5:30-8pm. Help cook and prepare the food, serve it, and then clean up afterwards.
Contact Person: Amy Shelburne
Unfortunately, due to COVID, this ministry wasn’t able to happen this year. However, we hope to launch it again this coming August. We are always looking for Adults, (it doesn’t matter how “Senior” you are!), who will consistently pray and encourage our SR students as they walk thru their Senior year.
Pray for your Senior student. Encourage your Senior student. Love your Senior student. Listen to your Senior student.
Few things are more encouraging than a note in the mail. This consists of writing notes of encouragement and love to our students.
A desire to encourage. Once a week. Once a month. Whatever you want to do. Adrian and Amy will provide you with the names and info of students. You write the notes.
We are in need of a group to sort clothing and to take appointments during that time. Thankfully, we are always receiving donations to our clothing closet. We need people to sort the clothing, and hang it up according to size. While sorting we also need people to meet with people coming in to shop for clothing.
Friendly attitude. Enjoys organizing. One night or day a month for a couple of hours.
Contact Person: Misty Bourn
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00, we take calls for people to come in for groceries. It is a simple phone interview and a little paperwork.
Friendly attitude. Ability to handle multiple phone lines. A heart for people in need and wanting to be the face of Southwest to Love First. As needed.
We need groups to cook once a year (if we have 12 groups) for our neighbors that we invite to a group dinner. And visit with our guests.
Cooking / good people skills. Approximately 3 hours/year. This ministry will start back up post Covid.
Drivers to help people without rides to our Community Café once a month.
Approximately 4 hours per month. Driver’s License age 21 or older. This ministry will start back up post Covid.
You will coordinate and recruit cooking groups for the year. Come to the meals and make sure everyone feels welcomed and the event runs smoothly.
Good organization and people skills. Approximately 2 hours per year recruiting. 2 hours per month. 2 Coordinators needed. This can be a family effort of 2 families. This ministry will start back up post Covid.
We will have two large giveaways a year in order to make room for the next seasons clothing. You will coordinate with our monthly clothing coordinators for a date and advertise and inform our community that we will have a free clothing giveaway. You will recruit workers for the days leading up and on the day of the giveaway. You will work on the actual giveaway days to make sure the event runs smoothly.
Organizing and people skills. Approximately 2 weeks per year. 2 coordinators.
Will meet monthly to plan and discuss our Community Garden.
Gardening or farming skills. One hour per month.
Workers to keep our Community Garden free of weeds and to pick vegetables as needed (to keep or give away) and possibly visit with someone in our neighborhood when the chance arises.
No special skills required. Approximately 1 hour per week.
Someone to shop for, label and deliver- Chocolate bars (Valentine’s), filled Easter Baskets (Easter), and Halloween goodies (Halloween), for the children at the High Plain’s Children’s Home and the Amarillo Children’s home.
Approximately 3 hours per Holiday.
Shop and deliver a cup full of candy/goodies for people on our prayer list that are at the hospital or just getting home from the hospital.
Approximately 1 hour per week.
Take communion to our shut-in community.
A willingness to visit and possibly pray with our shut-in members. Approximately 1 to 2 hours per week.
Rides to doctor appointments, grocery store, etc.
Driver’s license. As need arises.
Because our First Responders keep irregular work hours, we want to have people ready to assist them and their families when needs arise while the First Responder is at work. Needs might be simple home repairs, transportation, or childcare. We want to fill the gap for these wonderful people who serve our city every day!
We’d like to have a variety of skills available... childcare, cooking, basic home repairs, drivers, etc. This role is as needed.
Contact Person: Jeromy Hunter/Misty Bourn
Passing out flyers to our community for various events. Helping with Youth events that involve our Benevolence Ministry. Help coming up with ways our youth can be involved in helping connect our community with our church.
Someone in our Youth Group who has a heart for outreach in our community. Approximately 1 -2 hours per month and 1 hour planning meetings quarterly.
Helps to inform and promote things going on in our Benevolence Ministry on Social Media.
Someone who enjoys posting on social media. Someone who has a love for our church and the community surrounding. 1 hour per week. Monthly meetings to discuss current events and programs in this ministry.
Correcting, corresponding and mailing Bible lessons as needed.
When the need arises, being committed to the task until its completion. Learning from other workers the process in which they work with students around the world to teach them about God.
Contact Person: Stephanie Brennen
Entering data about our World Bible School students.
Ability to create a computer spreadsheet, data entry. Until the job is completed.
Join in with our praise team in leading our church family in worship.
Must have the ability to sing in tune and blend with other singers. Must have at least a rudimentary knowledge of reading music. Rehearsals are required for those leading on Sunday morning at 8:30 (currently). Once a month rehearsals for the entire team is scheduled currently for the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30.
Contact Person: Doyle Corder
Leading our church family in the Lord’s Supper.
Must be comfortable in developing a short (5 minutes or less) devotional pointing to the purposes and message of the Lord’s Supper. Must be comfortable with public speaking and leading the congregation in prayer.
Leading the congregation in prayer during worship services.
Must be comfortable with public speaking and leading prayer.
Public reading of scripture in our worship services.
Must be comfortable and skilled in reading in front of a large crowd in a way that engages the audience with the text.
Organize and facilitate a small group for College Students and/or Young Professionals.
This would require a pastor’s heart for young adults. It would also require extensive time each week to effectively cultivate the group.
Beginning in the summer of 2020, we launched a prayer initiative for every single school in the Amarillo and Canyon districts. We’re looking for volunteers who will pray regularly for a specific campus. While we have many volunteers already at work, we still have a few school campuses which are not yet covered.
At a minimum, our volunteers will pray regularly for a specific school—it’s leaders, teachers, parents, and students. Volunteers are welcome, of course, to recruit additional prayer warriors. Volunteers are also encouraged to organize prayer walks around their campus.
Contact Person: Jobie Ogburn
As we emerge from the pandemic, we would like to re-launch several women’s ministry activities. This small team will work to identify needs and leaders so these activities can resume.
This role is primarily one of prayer and meetings to identify needs, leaders, and workers. Participants should have a heart for the women of the Southwest Church.
Contact Person: Elise Hairston
We meet every Wednesday at the church building during the lunch hour to pray for every request on the church prayer list. We are convinced in the power of prayer, and we want everyone to know these names and requests are covered every single week!
Wednesdays at lunch, and a heart for prayer!
Contact Person: Brent Adams