Serve

Serve

COVID-19 Updates

Please note that many of our ministries have been suspended or altered due to the pandemic and its various restrictions. Please check with your ministry leader for updates and details on coming events!

Current Needs

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    IFC Volunteers

    IFC is our ESL (English as a Second Language) ministry at Countryside. We meet on Thursdays from 9:00-10:45 AM and are looking for volunteers who can help with teaching and childcare. Teachers do not need to speak a foreign language, and teacher training is available.

    To get involved, contact Barb Packard.

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    GRACE Community Clinic Ministry

    The GRACE Community Clinic is now seeing patients in person again, with appropriate screening protocols in place for all patients, staff and volunteers. To resume CBC's ministry at the clinic one night per month, our current need is for multiple Spanish translators. It would also be helpful to have a licensed pharmacist.

    To get involved contact Mary Van Hal or Barbara Kemp.

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    Nursery Volunteers

    We need volunteers to serve with infants and toddlers on Sunday Morning during both services, on Sunday evening, and on Wednesday evening.

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    Children's Sunday School Volunteers

    We need additional adult volunteers to serve full-time or as substitutes in preschool and elementary classes beginning September 13.

  5. Adopt a Bed

    Landscaping – Adopt-a-Bed

    We can use your help! "Adopt-a-Bed" to help us stay on top of the flower bed maintenance on campus.

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Children

Children's Ministry Volunteers

Our children's ministries offer many opportunities to serve. Whether you can serve all year, or just for a single event, we'd love to find a place where you can use your spiritual gifts to build up the next generation.

All volunteers who work with minors must undergo a background check and commit to our child protection policy.

If you have questions, contact Julie Speers.

Awana

Awana is a fun, high-energy club where kids study and memorize Scripture, play team games, and enjoy special activities throughout the school year. Awana clubs celebrate the gospel of Christ, with a particular emphasis on Scripture memorization. Our Awana clubs for kids age 3 – 12th grade typically meet on Sunday evenings during the school year. This year, our Awana club will begin at home after Labor Day. We hope to resume in-person mid-year.

For information about service opportunities, contact Rick Ramos.

Children's Choirs

Our children’s choirs usually meet during the school year from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the Wednesday night of Home Fellowship weeks, typically twice a month. (Due to COVID, we are not meeting during the fall semester and hope to resume in January 2021.) We emphasize a mix of favorite hymns and choruses, along with fun Scripture songs for Bible memorization. The choirs perform twice a year in the main worship services.

To volunteer with Shouts of Joy (Kindergarten), contact Julie Speers.

To volunteer with JoySong (Grades 1–2), contact Seth Bigelow.

To volunteer with Joyful Sounds (Grades 3–5), contact Kirsten Bigelow.

Children's Sunday School

Adult volunteers can serve full-time or as substitutes in preschool and elementary classes. Resource Room volunteers can help maintain supplies throughout the week and/or serve as part of the Sunday morning resource team.

For additional information about Preschool Sunday School, contact Mike or Joan Darden, or sign up online.

For additional information about Elementary Sunday School, contact Jon & Amy Bepko or sign up online.

For additional information about the Resource Team, contact Cathy Turner.

Nursery

The nursery is both a service to parents and the initial phase of our Children’s Ministry. As the children grow, we introduce them to foundational truths like “the Bible is true” and “God is good.” We also begin to train them to participate in more formal class structures, with times of singing and short biblical stories.

To get involved, contact Jennifer Stonecipher or sign up online.

Special Needs

We minister to children with special needs during both morning worship services and at other special events, providing a flexible, safe, and welcoming environment to share the love of God and the joy of His gospel.

To get involved, contact Sarah Latas.

Students

Youth Leaders

If you're interested in serving in Countryside's youth ministry, you can get started by completing the Partners 1on1 Discipleship program. After you've completed Partners, you can begin the Youth Leader Application.

All volunteers who work with minors must undergo a background check and commit to our child protection policy.

College Leaders

If you're interested in serving in Countryside's college ministry, Roots, you can get started by completing the Partners 1on1 Discipleship program. After you've completed Partners, contact Brandon Ragsdale about the possibility of serving in the college ministry.

Care Ministries

Barnabas Builders

Barnabas Builders is a benevolence ministry for elder-approved projects to help Countrysiders. The projects typically involve home repair, vehicle repair, or different types of light construction. We desire to demonstrate God’s love and give encouragement by meeting both spiritual and physical needs. Volunteers with various skills and tools are needed.

To get involved, contact Gerry Amack.

CROWN

Each Christmas we seek to express the love of Christ and offer extra encouragement to Countrysiders who have faced significant difficulties in the past year. CROWN (Compassion Reaching Orphans, Widows and Needy) assembles and distributes gift baskets to widows and their families, and to others as designated by the elders. Volunteers are needed to deliver the gift baskets.

To get involved, contact Tamara Caudle.

Meals

Baskets of Blessings provides and delivers prepared meals on a short-term basis to Countrysiders whose immediate family members are ill, hospitalized, or home recovering from surgery.

Meals for Moms coordinates meals for Countryside families with new children.

Comfort Care provides a meal for Countrysiders who have a death in the immediate family.

To provide meals for Baskets of Blessings, contact Carla Martinez.

To provide meals for Meals for Moms, contact Kim Brownen.

To provide meals for Comfort Care, contact Priscilla Snyder.

Mothers of Prodigals Praying (MOPP)

Mothers, are you burdened for your adult children either not walking with Christ or not in Christ? Join with us once a month for prayer, encouragement, hope, and to uphold each other and our children. We meet for a confidential prayer time (not a social gathering) on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in room N2.

To get involved, contact Mary Van Hal.

PrayerSHOP

PrayerSHOP is a women’s prayer group devoted to intercession for the CBC leadership. We meet in the Chapel on the third Sunday of the month from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

To get involved, contact Brenda Hummert.

Shut-In Ministry

This ministry provides care and fellowship to those who have a desire to to worship with us but are unable to do so. We want to extend our love to those who are in need and to help them realize, through regular visits, that they are in our thoughts, prayers, and concerns.

To get involved, contact Steven Nye.

Church Life

Bookstore

The Countryside bookstore provides biblically sound resources to the congregation. The bookstore is open Sundays before and after services. Bookstore volunteers assist with checkout and inventory.

To get involved, contact Russ Brown.

Campus Care

Volunteers serve every week to keep our campus clean and beautiful. On Friday mornings, volunteers prepare the Worship Center for our Sunday services. If you have a green thumb or a strong back, you can help maintain the landscaping around our campus.

To help with Worship Center preparation, contact Gwen Rae.

To help with landscaping, contact Toni Moorehead.

Coffee Crew

The Coffee Crew makes sure there is hot coffee and condiments ready for our Sunday morning ministries. They show up early to brew coffee and then disperse it around campus to our various classes.

To join the Coffee Crew, contact Lance Burroughs.

First Impressions

The First Impressions Ministry exists to serve our visitors and church family before and after our Sunday morning worship services. We have teams of greeters, ushers, parking lot attendants, and those who serve with the Connections Center.

To get involved, register online.

Home Fellowships

Home Fellowships are small-group Bible studies that meet once or twice per month in homes around the DFW metroplex. You are welcome to join a group at any time during the year. Home Fellowships provide a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, enjoy deep fellowship with other believers, and spend some quality time studying God’s Word.

To volunteer your home as a host home, contact Brandon Ragsdale.

To help translate the study guide into Spanish, contact Arnold Marquez.

Music & Media

AV Ministry

The AV Ministry contributes to Countryside’s ministry of the gospel through live audio and video production of our worship services. This benefits our local congregation, and those who worship with us remotely via our live video stream. We have a wide array of service opportunities, and provide training to help volunteers develop and refine their skills.

To get involved, apply online.

Music Ministry

Countryside’s adult choir and orchestra assist in leading worship during our morning worship services, special services, and concerts. It is our desire to provide weekly serving opportunities for those especially gifted musically.

To get involved, contact Sheryl Hansen.

Transcription Ministry

As a support ministry for The Word Unleashed®, which features Tom Pennington's pulpit ministry, this group of volunteers transcribes sermons and helps prepare the transcripts for posting online. The skills required for volunteering are attention to detail, typing, and basic language arts: grammar, spelling and punctuation.

To get involved, contact T.J. Welch.

Outreach

GRACE Community Clinic

Medical professionals and translators from Countryside volunteer at the GRACE Community Clinic in Grapevine, providing primary care to those in need. We staff the clinic the third Thursday night of each month from about 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Spanish translators are particularly needed, as well as licensed medical professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists) and office staff for patient check-in and check-out.

To get involved, contact Mary Van Hal or Barbara Kemp.

International Friends at Countryside

IFC provides ESL classes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as citizenship, writing, and pronunciation classes. An elective Bible class is also offered. We meet in the Children’s Building on Thursday mornings during the school year.

IFC's Fall semester is scheduled to begin on October 8, 2020. We look forward to having our students back.

Volunteers can help with teaching, childcare, administration, and food prep. Teachers do not need to speak a foreign language, and teacher training is available.

To get involved, contact Barb Packard.

Missions

We take an active role in carrying out Jesus’ Great Commission to take the gospel throughout the world. You can participate in a number of ways, including the prayer teams for our missionaries and short-term mission trips.