For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

We are blessed if we do what our Master did, and He served.  We do not look for ways to keep people busy but ways to serve those in our body and in our communities.  The church can only be effective when people volunteer.  Building on the song "I Refuse," we have been stressing that God provides each of us opportunities to serve.  If we refuse to volunteer, that ministry may go untouched.  At Cornerstone, we ask everyone to volunteer to be part of the following ministries:  Night in Bethlehem, where we spend a week turning our county fair barn into a square in Bethlehem, complete with authentic crafts, food, stores, and costumes.  It takes a lot of work to put it all together so people can experience the nativity; Jesus' Toy Box-Stephanie had a vision years ago as to how we could provide Christmas gifts for families.  We have several fundraisers (which is another area in need of volunteers).  With that money, Stephanie and her helpers purchase gifts for boys and girls of all ages.  The gifts are set up in our sanctuary where parents and grandparents can "shop."  Once they find the gifts, another group of volunteers wraps the gifts; Community Easter Egg Hunt-several years ago, Johnny and Robbie came up with the idea of hosting an Easter egg hunt for the community.  We would set up craft tables, provide food, and hand out Bibles.  For the big event, we stuff 5-7,000 plastic eggs with candy and prizes and hide them.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help teach classes, to coordinate setting up communion, to take charge of the baptistry, to keep track of events and see the details are met, to pick up children or adults who do not have a ride to church.  

We are also praying for the Lord's guidance on how to touch our community as a whole, and that would take volunteers.  If you are willing, there is an area for you.

Volunteer Leaders

Johnny Sandmann

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mergie bergman


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From "I Refuse" by Josh Wilson:
 Sometimes I
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone's all right
When I know they're not
This world needs God
But it's easier to stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing's wrong
But I refuse

Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose
Not to move
But I refuse

Volunteer FAQ

How do I volunteer?

Contact Johnny Sandmann or Mergie Bergman or one of the elders.  If you do not have a specific area in mind, then we will pray until the Lord reveals the place.  In the sanctuary, we have a poster where people write down ideas for ministries. Every idea requires volunteers.  If you feel led to write down an idea or to volunteer, see one of those mentioned above. 

How do I volunteer with kids?

To volunteer with children, visit with Johnny or Rachel or Carol.  We ask that all volunteers have a heart for the children and a solid foundation in Jesus Christ.  If you are interested, we will place you with someone else until you and we know that is the place God wants you.  

How do I volunteer with music?

Music is an integral part of every aspect of our relationship with Jesus.  King David instituted 24 hours of praise and worship.  Because the praise and worship team always let the armies into battle, people involved in music ministry need to be more than musicians or singers.  Worship is not entertainment.  it is an offering to our Lord and King.  If you feel led to be a part of the music ministry, speak with Carol, our praise and worship leader and with one of our elders.  

How do I volunteer with students?

We are in need of a leader for our college age members and for a youth leader to build up a youth group.  To work with students, visit with one of the elders.

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.