Serve

 

We encourage all members of Oakwood to find a place to serve. We ask that you join us and "Do Something" to further the kingdom of heaven. Below is a list of ministries seeking volunteers. If you are interested in starting a ministry, please contact .

Bakers & Takers

 

One of the purposes of this ministry is to show the genuine care and friendliness of the Oakwood family in a non-threatening way. We do this every Sunday by delivering a fresh baked good to our visitors’ homes. Bakers: Call to volunteer to bake a fresh item attractively wrapped for Sunday delivery. Takers: Call to arrange to help deliver baked goods to our visitors’ homes one Sunday after church. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

Band

 

If you play an instrument, audition for the band. For Sunday morning contact Jimmie at For Sunday night contact Pastor Will at For the Branch contact Tye at

 

Baptismal Ministry

 

Greet and welcome baptismal candidates and help them prepare for baptism. For information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Bereavement Assistant

 

In the event of a death in the church family, this ministry helps meet the needs of the grieving family by providing a meal following a funeral service. Team members call on the church members to provide different vegetables, salads and desserts to accompany meat and bread provided by the church. The team is responsible for having the meal ready in the Student Worship Center and to provide the cleanup after. For more information contact Debbie Sorensen at

 

Bible Study Leader

 

Lead a Wednesday night spiritual growth class. For more information contact Pastor Dale at

 

BLEND

 

Help lead a women’s Bible study. For more information contact Lou Baumgardner at

 

Children’s Choir

 

Help lead the Children’s Choir on Wednesday nights. Contact Jimmie Jones for more information at

 

Children’s Ministry

 

Love and disciple grade school age children. For Sunday mornings contact Becca at For Sunday night and Wednesday night contact Pastor Jody at

 

Choir

 

Sing in the Sunday morning choir. Rehearsal is Wednesdays 6:30-8pm in the choir room. No audition required. The Worship Choir sings during the morning services as well as seasonal events such as the Oakwood Christmas Celebration. For more information contact Jimmie Jones at

 

Connections

 

Love and disciple teens at Connections; a community facility housing at-risk teenagers. For more information contact Pastor Steve at

 

First Impressions

 

Greet, welcome, and provide requested information and direction to guests and people of Oakwood prior to each service. Serve at whatever Sunday you would like for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the service begins. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Harvest Food Pantry

 

Work in our food pantry serving families in need in Comal County. For more information visit the Harvest Food Pantry website.

 

High School Ministry

 

Invest in the lives of high school students. For more information contact Pastor Brent at

 

Library Ministry

 

The Oakwood library provides various kinds of materials that strengthen the spiritual development, enrich the lives of church members, and enhance the teaching ministry of the church. For more information contact Pastor Dale at

 

Lighthouse Ministry

 

To provide meals and possibly child care to families who are enduring sickness or death within the family. This ministry is to reach people that are not plugged into a Sunday School or Small Group but could use a helping hand to lighten their load; a light to their present darkness. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Lord’s Supper

 

Help with set up of the Lord’s Supper on Saturday morning and refills on Sunday between services. Assist in cleanup after church. For more information contact Debbie Sorensen at

 

Special Needs - MARK 9

 

Children of all ages with special needs are invited to attend Bible Study. A buddy will accompany each child to their regular class or to our special needs room, depending on his/her needs. They will feel loved and safe while learning about their Savior. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact Debbie Gray at

 

Men’s Ministry

 

Help plan and execute activities for the Men’s Ministry. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Men’s Small Group Leaders

 

Lead a men’s small group during the week. For more information contact Pastor Dale at

 

Middle School Ministry

 

Love and disciple middle school students. For more information contact Pastor Brandon at

 

Mission New Braunfels

 

Help with construction projects for under-resourced families and their homes. For more information contact Pastor Will at

 

Kids’ Club

 

Help with our after school program for community kids. For more information visit the Kids Club website.

 

Volunteers in Medicine

 

Use your skills at our free primary medical and dental care facility serving low-income Comal County residents who have no insurance. For more information visit the Volunteers in Medicine website.

 

New Member Dinner

 

Welcoming and helping new members assimilate into Oakwood Baptist Church, by greeting, hosting and getting to know them at a New Member Dinner. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Praise Team

 

Audition and help lead worship during services. Contact Pastor Will for more information at

 

Prayer Ministry

 

The Intercessory Prayer Ministry provides one of our most vital support ministries and is staffed by volunteer Prayer Warriors. Our members commit to one hour each week to pray for the needs of our church, our staff, our members, the local community, the state, the country, and missions and missionaries. For more information contact Mary Ford at the Prayer Line 830-620-PRAY (7729).

 

Preschool Ministry

 

We dedicate ourselves to leading children to look toward Jesus and His teachings. Opportunities to serve are: Sunday AM & PM Bible Study Teacher or Assistant, Sunday AM Information Counter Worker, Monday BLEND (Women’s Ministry) Worker, Wednesday PM Bible Study Teacher or Assistant, Parents Night Out, Heart of Hope. Contact Melissa Gleason at if you are interested.

 

Re|engage Group Facilitator

 

Mentor other couples going through our Sunday night marriage enrichment program. Contact Pastor Robert for more information at

 

RESCUED – Orphans Ministry

 

Help the church care for orphans. For more information contact Pastor Robert at

 

Sewing Ministry

 

Oakwood Sewing Ministry comes together every Tuesday night from 5:30-8pm. We meet in room 104 of the Adult Education Building. Our ministry is to make baby quilts for Options for Life and we also make Prayer Quilts to provide to those with long term illnesses. Proverbs 31:13, “She seeks wool & flax, and WORKS with willing hands.” If you are interested in being a part of the Oakwood Sewing Ministry please contact Linda Turner at

 

Small Group Leader

 

Lead an adult small group on Sunday mornings or throughout the week. For more information contact Pastor Dale at

 

Sunday Night at Oakwood

 

Our Sunday Night service starts at 6:30pm in the main worship center. Coffee Bar Team: Arrive Sundays around 4:45pm to brew coffee and tea, set out snacks, and set-up the coffee bar area. Team members help clean up and take everything down at the conclusion of the service. Includes all the free coffee you want! For more information contact Della Stevens at . Praise Team: If you play an instrument or like to sing, you are welcome to contact Will Stevens for more information at

 

Technical Arts Team

 

This is the behind the scenes aspect of the worship ministry. Technical Arts is responsible for Sound, Camera, Lights, and the Computer Action of the service. For more information contact Della Stevens at

 

TLC – Tender Loving Care

 

TLC is a ministry that exists to spread some tender loving care to the elderly in our community. We visit nursing homes and shut-ins and have periodic luncheons and Bible studies at the church. For more information contact Misty Alva at 830-822-7519.

 

Ushers

 

Oakwood has only one opportunity to make a good impression for our first time guests. The usher ministry is a vital link in establishing a great first impression. The primary responsibility is to make the worship experience enjoyable for our guests. Pass out worship guides with a smile and a handshake and help collect the morning offering. For more information contact Pastor Rusty at

 

Wednesday Night Meals

 

To help in the preparation, serving or cleanup for Wednesday night suppers. This can include a full day in the kitchen helping prepare and cook or after supper cleanup. For more information contact Roxi at

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