Westside Family Festival

+ Fam Fest Volunteer

Serve our community in the biggest free party of the year. Volunteers will assist in creating a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere for our guests. Opportunities include helping with rides, maintaining a clean environment, refilling water bins and more.


First Impressions

+ Greeter

A smile, a word, and a touch can go a long way in creating a wow first impression for our guests. Come join our team and have the privilege of preparing people’s hearts for worship.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis
Times: 35 min (25 min before to 10 min after service starts) All service times available.

+ Parking

Parking Lot Attendants have the privilege of providing an efficient and organized plan to safely usher our guests in and out of the parking lot, providing a wow first and last impression of their experience at Westside Lenexa.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis
Times: Either 30 minutes before or after service.

+ Usher / Offering Usher / Offering Attendant

Ushers/Offering Attendants have the privilege of welcoming and seating guests and members of Westside and helping them feel comfortable and at home.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis for 6 months
Times: approx. 40min (20 min before service until stream of guests slow ) All service times available.

+ Get Connected Host

People need connections and a Get Connected Host can help provide that sticky connection. Come join our team and have the honor of helping people connect to the body of Christ through Get Connected and a relationship with you.

Days: One Sunday at least every other month for 2 hours and about 30-45 minutes of phone call time to follow.

+ Section Leaders

People need connections and in a big church that connection can most easily come from one on one encounters. Come join our team and help people feel both noticed and known in the section where they sit on Sunday mornings. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be “Jesus with skin on” for many people who could otherwise slip through the cracks.

Days: At least 3 Sundays a month for 80 minutes. 10 minutes prior to worship and 10 minutes after.

+ Worship Center Set Up/Clean Up

Weekly opportunities to restock, straighten and make sure each worship space is in tip top shape for our guests.

Day: Flexible to your schedule

Time: 60-90 minutes weekly, restocking chair backs, making sure previous weeks materials are removed, and helping keep the seating areas clean and welcoming.


Family Ministry - Early Childhood

+ Small Group / Classroom Leader

Connects relationally with children in classroom and their families while leading children through activities that relate to the Bible story.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Substitute Small Group / Classroom Leader

Serves in place of the regularly scheduled leader connecting relationally with children in the classroom while leading them in activities that relate to the Bible story.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Large Group Host

Serves as the emcee; welcomes the children; leads transition to the Bible story and worship through the introductory skit.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Large Group Tech Team

Enhances the Bible story and worship experience through audio/visual technologies.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Special Needs

Provides regular assistance to a child with special needs as they participate in kids/ ministry programming.

Days: Sundays on a weekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 30 min per week. All service times available.

+ Prep / Pull Team

Serves the ministry by preparing and organizing resources for Sunday services. Childcare is available on Thursday mornings with registration.

Days: Monday or Thursdays on a weekly basis.

Times: Amount of time varies and is flexible.

+ Set-Up Team

Serves by setting up ministry environments for Sunday services. Childcare is available on Thursday mornings with registration.

Days: Thursdays on a weekly basis.

Times: 2 hrs. (9:15-11:15am)

+ Tear-Down Team

Serves by clearing and organizing ministry environments and/or resources after Sunday services.

Days: Sunday afternoon or evening.

Times: 30 min + (Any amount of time you could give would be helpful.)

+ Kids Together Child Care Ministry

Serves by leading and loving kids who participate in our child care ministry during adult meetings (ie Bible Study, Moms Together, etc)

Days: Sunday afternoon or evening.

Times: 2 hrs (9:15-11:15am every other Wednesday and other various events)

Family Ministry - Grade School

+ Small Group / Classroom Leader

Connects relationally with children in classroom and their families while leading children through activities that relate to the Bible story.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Substitute Small Group / Classroom Leader

Serves in place of the regularly scheduled leader connecting relationally with children in the classroom while leading them in activities that relate to the Bible story.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Large Group Host

Serves as the emcee; welcomes the children; leads transition to the Bible story and worship through the introductory skit.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Large Group Tech Team

Enhances the Bible story and worship experience through audio/visual technologies.

Days: Sundays on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Special Needs

Provides regular assistance to a child with special needs as they participate in kids/ ministry programming.

Days: Sundays on a weekly basis.

Times: 1 hr 30 min per week. All service times available.

+ Prep / Pull Team

Serves the ministry by preparing and organizing resources for Sunday services. Childcare is available on Thursday mornings with registration.

Days: Monday or Thursdays on a weekly basis.

Times: Amount of time varies and is flexible.

+ Set-Up Team

Serves by setting up ministry environments for Sunday services. Childcare is available on Thursday mornings with registration.

Days: Thursdays on a weekly basis.

Times: 2 hrs. (9:15-11:15am)

+ Tear-Down Team

Serves by clearing and organizing ministry environments and/or resources after Sunday services.

Days: Sunday afternoon or evening.

Times: 30 min + (Any amount of time you could give would be helpful.)

Family Ministry - Students

+ Stand-by Volunteer

This role is for the person who can’t commit every week, but is glad to help out with different logistical needs for big events or unique times when extra support is needed. Examples: driving a car for transportation, cooking food for a special occasion, hall monitors for big events, set up and tear down for events, selling snacks at a retreat, camp small group leader, etc.

Days: As needed

Times: Varies depending on need

+ Weekly Volunteer

This is for the person who wants to help out with logistic and technical needs on a weekly basis. Although there will be student interaction, there is no leadership expectations for this role. Examples: technical operator (soundboard, lightboard, Propresenter), weekly check-in, meal logistics (preparing, serving, and clean up), security team, etc. *Training is available for all technical operations.

Days: Weekly with a semester commitment, but the days can vary depending on your availability. Sunday-Thursday

Times: 1-3 hrs depending on event

+ Service Project Coordinator

The service project coordinator is the liaison between the student ministry and our ministry partners. This role works with small group leaders to get students involved in service projects. Ministry partners include: KCRM (Kansas City Rescue Mission), Delmar Gardens, Hands to Heart, Avenue of Life, and more to come depending on you!

Days: Whatever days work for you. This can be once a month or weekly for a semester at a time.

Times: 1 -3 hrs; time varies

+ Small Group Leader

The small group leader functions as the small group’s youth pastor in the weekly outreach program. They meet with the same group every week and build relationships with the students to lead them towards Christ. The small group leader guides discussions, welcomes new guests, and serves as a mentor for the students. Small group leaders are encouraged to attend as many student ministry events as possible, as these events cannot happen without them.

Days: Sundays or Wednesdays

Times: 1-3 hours week


Next Steps

+ Start a Group

Facilitate a small group on a weekly basis for 6-8 weeks. It’s as simple as inviting a few friends to join you. We’ll guide you step by step. Start Up Leaders have a heart for welcoming people and can coordinate the group time.

Days: Weekly at the location and time of your choice.

Times: 2-3 hrs per week

+ Host a Monthly Women’s Gathering

Want an opportunity to reach out to women in your sphere of influence and to build intentional relationships centered around a spiritual discussion once a month? Consider HOSTing a monthly women’s gathering (IF:Table) where you break bread together as you build intentional relationships centered around Jesus. Your IF:Table will be filled by your personal invitation to those women God has prompted you to invite through intentional prayer. Each IF:Table centers around 4 questions, 2 hours, 1/month.

Days: Flexible

Time: Approximately 2-4 hours/month


Community Impact

+ First Serve Saturday

Rotates between our community ministry partners

Time: This 3 hour a month opportunity allows volunteers of all ages to serve on a one-day cross-cultural project.

+ Meet The Need

Allows you to see and search for specific service opportunities and needs in our community that fit your skills and interests.
www.westsidefamilychurch.com/meettheneed

+ First Thursdays – Network 1.27 Child Care Team

Our foster and adoptive parents get together for information, support and encouragement the first Thursday of each month September-May, while the parents meet we provide the children with an enriching opportunity to be with other kiddos in foster and adoptive families. WE are in need of teens and adults who would commit to caring for and being with these kids monthly, infants through teens. This is a fantastic opportunity to come alongside families who care for these special kids!

Days: 1st Thursday of each month

Times: 1 hour training 8/24 then 2.5 hours once a month 5:30- 8 p.m.

+ Foster Adoption & Care Portal Support Team

Simply provide your email address to be allows you to be notified of the needs of children and families in our community. Once needs are uncovered you will receive a timely invitation and opportunity to respond. You will be notified of needs via email, we need people to both meet the needs and people with trucks who are willing to deliver large items from the giver to the recipient.

Days: Ongoing, as needed

+ Foster/Adoption Support

Each year we work to bless local foster families with gifts for Christmas. Volunteers are needed to assemble gift baskets, plan and assist with Christmas Parties and work as a team to serve local families providing home to children.


Facilities

+ Building Maintenance

Facilities team ministry has the privilege of being a part of every ministry. So the maintenance of the facility is ongoing. It takes a lot of behind the scenes work to get our facility ready for the many events held here. Volunteers who have a talent in plumbing, electrical, painting and general handyman skills are needed.

Days: On most duties we can fit to your schedule.

Times: On most duties we can fit to your schedule.

+ Preparing The Way Team (Worship Centers)

Be a part of the team that impacts every person who comes to worship. We are looking for volunteers that can help clear out the seating of bulletins, paper cups, etc… Battery operated blowers are used with no experience needed. The team also helps set up and straighten the chairs. Attend worship service and stay to serve, all we need is 30 minutes of your time.

Days: Sunday

Times: 12 and/or 6p


Café

+ Host

Maintain the brewed coffee carts/tables with supplies, general tidiness. Most importantly, offer a friendly hello to those who are hanging in the Café.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Brewer/Setup

This first shift of volunteers will be brewing the initial 8 containers of coffee, setting up coffee carts, prepping tables in the commons and helping with various setup tasks at the coffee bar (i.e. make iced tea, fill hot water dispensers, wrap cookies/muffins, fill ice cooler, etc)

Days: Sundays, 7-8:15a

Times: 1 hr 15 min.

+ Register

Ring up all sales at the coffee bar…friendly customer interaction required.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Café Assistant

Assist the barista team rinsing pitchers, filling ice for drinks. Assists Café Host with restocking. Excellent spot for first time serving or for students.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Order Taker

Fill in the drink order sheets to pass on to the Barista… friendly customer interaction required. Excellent spot for first time serving or for students.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Barista

From the order sheets, the barista puts sauce/syrup in cups, pulls espresso shots, and steams milk.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Assistant Barista (Drink Finisher)

The Barista will pass on the order sheet with steamed milk and cup with espresso and/or sauce…the Assistant Barista will put sleeve on cup, mix, stir, add whipped cream and call out customers’ names for drink pick-up. Excellent spot for first time serving or for students.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Evening Brewer & Post-Service Cleanup

Brew fresh coffee before the 5:00pm service and then help in cleanup/tear down.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. Evening services.


General Project Support

+ General Project Support

It takes a small army to complete the tasks associated with running a large church with multiple campuses! There are places to get plugged in for an hour or two during weekday mornings or for ‘on call’ special event support. We always need help with quarterly statement mailings or special projects like cleaning storage areas or filing previous years’ reports. If you have a heart to serve but a schedule too crazy for weekly commitments, let us know! We’ll let you know of ad hoc opportunities that you can pick and choose as your schedule sees fit.

Days: Vary

Times: Based on availability


Production

+ Production Team Member

This person is responsible for running all lights, sound and video for services and events. There are a lot of great places to get plugged in to this amazing ‘behind the scenes’ team. Many of these positions require no prior experience and you will be taught all you need to know. If you are looking to serve but don’t know where to get involved, we may have just the place for you.

Days: Sunday morning or evening

Times: All service times available.

+ Pre-Production Team Member

This person is responsible for capturing video and still images on Sunday and throughout the week at events, not just at the building. If you are are artsy, creative and techy...or any combination this might be just the role for you. If capturing video and stills aren’t your thing, we’re also looking for great video editors for all sorts of projects.

Days: Sunday morning or evening

Times: All service times available.

+ Set Design Crew

If you have experience using your set design skills to convey a message, story or mood, be a part of using your creativity, resourcefulness and craftsmanship to help create the Westside experience every weekend.

Days: Planning meetings as scheduled, typically every 4-8 weeks

Times: 4-6 hours per build

+ Backstage Crew

At every service there’s a lot of moving parts that happen on and off the stage. Be a part of this ever-expanding team. If are available to work behind the scenes on Sundays this is the perfect spot for you.

Days: Sundays as scheduled

Times: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00am services

+ Support Crew

Our preparation during the week helps make the weekend service successful. There are so many little things that happen throughout the week and we need your help. If you have time to spare during the weekday, your weekly service will help make a big impact.

Days: Monday-Thursday, during normal working hours

Times: 3-4 hours per week


Online Campus

+ Slide Ruler

This is the hero who controls the interactive slides just below the video stream during the service and ensures that each slide gets pushed at the right time. Sometimes the Slide Ruler push the Live Prayer slide when he feels led to do so. Advanced Slide Rulers sometimes help the Chat Artist with welcoming people to the Online Campus and jump in the chat discussion.

Days: Sunday morning/evening or during any of our streaming services during the week

Times: 1 hr. All service times available.

+ Chat Artist

This person LOVES to talk and probably loved to pass notes in class!!! The Chat Artist’s superpower is the ability to see where a conversation is going and re-direct it to the topic at hand while creating a warm and welcoming vibe in the chat. More than just the gift of gab, the Chat Artist will say ‘hi’ to everyone no matter what their nickname is and post the answers to the sermon notes fill-ins. Experienced Chat Artists can take their abilities and publicly pray in the chat at times as well.

Days: Sunday morning/evening or during any of our streaming services during the week

Times: 1 hr. All service times available.

+ Prayer Ninja

This elite member of the team watches the chat, secretly praying for each person and the people you can’t see lurking (trying to decide if they will engage or not). Prayer Ninjas will encourage people to enter into Live Prayer where they can pray with them in the private chat area and bring them to Jesus.

Days: Sunday morning/evening or during any of our streaming services during the week

Times: 1 hr. All service times available.

+ Twitter Sniper

The superpower of ‘stirring it up’ is strong with this one!!! This ‘Holy Troller’ uses his personal Twitter account to search for the words ‘church’ during the service times and invites people who need Jesus but can’t/won’t go to church to experience Church Online, no matter how wasted they are!!! Jedi Snipers have perfected the art of personalizing each tweet to each need and are #hashtagmasters.

Days: Sunday morning/evening or during any of our streaming services during the week Times: 1 hr. All service times available.


Communication, Social Media & Design

+ Instagram Story Tellers

We could use a few trustworthy posters to tell our story via instagram each week.

Days: Sundays

Times: 1 hr 15 min. All service times available.

+ Facebook Posters

This person is a social media guru with design sense (not skill) and a secret love for administration. You're rare and we know you're out there.
Days: Weekdays

Times: 1-2 hours/week

+ Photographers

Stories are better with pictures! Pictures are better when professionals take them!

Days: Westside Events. 2-3/year.

+ Squarespace Admin

If you know what squarespace is, and don't mind the behind-the-scenes work, we need you!

Days: Weekdays

Times: Per project basis.

+ Pro Graphic Designers

Think series graphics, event graphics. Adobe Suite knowledge a prerequisite.

Times: 1-2 projects/year. Creative meeting, design, production.

+ Marketing Consulting

You know a ton about marketing— what works, what's going to be trendy soon, what's a classic sure-thing. SEO best practices. Content Marketing. Sorting through data.

Times: Quarterly Meetings


IT Support

+ IT Support Specialist

If you are a techie and you enjoy helping people then you might be interested in serving as a Westside Volunteer IT Support Tech I or II. Wrap your IT skills around Westside’s day-to-day IT hardware and software working directly with staff at multiple campuses to solve technical problems or escalate cases as they arise.

Days: Now scheduling for daytime and after hours support. Flexible scheduling

+ IT Network Administration

Work closely with the IT Team to implement best-practices in Westside’s IT Environment. If you get WIFI, VoIP, RDP, QoS, AWS, SQL, UTM, IPsec, LAN, WAN, VLAN, PLAN (kidding, I made that last one up), this might be your calling to serve by managing and monitoring the networks and security across multiple Westside Campuses. Days: Flexible & project based scheduling

Days: Flexible scheduling

+ IT Administrative Assitant

If you’re a tech geek that enjoys laying out projects, communicating deadlines and setting up appointments, we’re looking to to immediately place a volunteer admin to assist in organizing the IT work at Westside.

Days: Half day per week at Westside + other at-your-own-pace scheduling

+ Programmers

We’re often looking for programmers to discuss miscellaneous tech projects at Westside. .Net, C#, PHP, API, iOS, Android projects available.

Days: Flexible scheduling


Worship Arts

+ Instrumentalists/Vocalists

The worship team serves the gathered church by leading people through song in spirit and truth. If you’re gifted vocally or instrumentally and feel the desire to serve the church with your gifts, we’re looking for you.

Days: Sundays as scheduled, and Thursday rehearsal

Times: 3 hrs minimum per week. Morning and evening services as scheduled.


Care

+ Funeral Meal Prep

Serves families by arriving early to gather the food and prepare to serve the family a meal.

+ Funeral meal serving

Making sure the food and supplies are full during their meal together. Replenishing drinks, food, condiments and whatever is needed for the family.

+ Funeral clean up

Helping to clean up after the meal. This would include washing dishes and gathering up leftover food to send with the families.


Not sure where to serve? 

Fill out the S.H.A.P.E. assessment.
S.H.A.P.E. is a tool that helps you discover your calling by examining your spiritual gifts as well as your passions and abilities.  

Allow around 30 minutes to complete the assessment. 

Once you have completed the assessment, we will contact you to discuss your results and help you identify your calling!