Serve Teams

Have you used our new Serve Team Match Tool yet?

It’s like a compatibility survey – for serve teams!
If you’ve already used the tool or you’d like to take a look around at the serving opportunities here at Lake Forest, check out the teams below.

CONNECTIONS

We work together to make sure that everyone who comes to our church feels welcome.

GREETERS – Offer a welcoming smile to people as they arrive for church.
USHERS – Help prepare our space for worship, then guide people to their seats. Communion serving and offering collection are also often involved.
COFFEE TEAM – Serve up coffee and lemonade with a smile! No barista experience required.
PARKING – Help direct traffic flow and keep everyone safe in the parking lot. (Bonus: a really cool yellow vest!)
INFO TABLE – Help new guests learn about our church, get connected, and find answers to their questions.
LOBBY EXPERIENCE – Help prepare and set up decorations and photo opportunities for special services, host and facilitate moving pieces/extra elements on unique Sundays (holidays, celebrations).
MEDICAL TEAM – Respond to medical needs during services and events.
SECURITY TEAM – Keep the guests of Lake Forest Church safe and secure.

If you’re interested in serving on a Connections Team, contact our Ministry Coordinator, Alexis Levasseur, to express your interest at alevasseur@lakeforest.org

CARE

We extend a hand to those exploring faith and walk alongside those who are hurting.

MEALS – share meals with those who are in need, and organize meal trains.
PRAYER – Receive and pray for the needs of our church community.
VISITATION – Provide in-person care through home and hospitals visits.
STEWARDSHIP – Administratively support financial provisions as needed.
FIRST CONTACT – Facilitate connection with first time guests.

If you’re interested in serving on a Care Team, contact our Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Bob DeBoer, to express your interest at bdeboer@lakeforest.org

OPERATIONS

We work to ensure the safety and security of guests at Lake Forest WestLake services and events, and to maintain the facilities.

MAINTENANCE – Help main Lake Forest’s facilities to a standard of excellence.
HOSPITALITY & HOSTING – Help host events within our building.

If you’re interested in serving on an Operations Team, contact our Facilities Coordinator, Cesar Guerrero, to express your interest at cguerrero@lakeforest.org

YOUTH

We make an impact on the lives of middle and high school students by guiding them, building relationships, and making spaces for them to grow in their faith, learn, and have fun.

SMALL GROUP LEADERS (Sunday night) – Invest directly into the lives of students by building relationships and guiding small group conversation about important faith-based topics.
BIBLE STUDY LEADERS (Weeknight) – Invest directly into the lives of students by facilitating scripture-based study and discussion.
FOUNDATIONS TEACHERS – A seasonal, one-month long commitment to help teach the foundations of faith to youth each spring.
EVENTS COORDINATION & SUPPORT – Serve at youth events, through planning or hands on service, rather than at weekly gatherings.
EVENT CHAPERONE – Assist the youth team in chaperoning special events/retreats/missions trips.
GAMES – Help us make the fun happen!
GREETING – Help make youth and parents feel welcome and safe by offering a warm smile and greeting.

If you’re interested in serving on a Youth Team, contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Tabitha Rice, to express your interest at trice@lakeforest.org
We provide a safe space for every child to explore faith, have fun, and connect with one another.

ADMIN SUPPORT – Help us behind the scenes and throughout the week to prepare space for kids on Sunday.
ADVENTURE CAMP & THE HUNT TEAMS – Make the best week of summer vacation and the best easter egg hunt EVER happen!
CARE TEAM – Support families through care and meals during difficult seasons.
GREETERS/CHECK-IN – Welcome families, manage check-in, and help kids find their classrooms.
EVENTS – Coordinate the fun for all of our kids, or for our fourth and fifth graders beyond Sunday mornings!
CURRICULUM – Prepare and organize the curriculum, tools, and craft supplies for our Sunday morning leaders.
DECORATING – Lend your creative talents to our Kidventure spaces, year round or for the holidays.
KID JAM – Provide leadership to our kid jam (worship) team.
SMALL GROUP LEADERS & ASSISTANTS (GUIDES) – Guide experiences for kids of all ages. Hold babies, play with toddlers, or teach and guide kids through crafts and lessons.
SMALL GROUP LEADER COACH – Provide support and leadership to our team of Guides (leaders).

If you’re interested in serving on a Kidventure Team, fill out one of the applications below or contact our Kidventure Leader Development Coordinator, Angie Clayton, to express your interest at aclayton@lakeforest.org

WORSHIP

We are a team of musicians and servants who bring our best to lead in our worship services on Sunday mornings.

BAND & VOCALS – Share your musical gifts and glorify God as you lead others in worship.
BAPTISM & COMMUNION – Help us prepare for these important sacraments by setting up, gathering materials, and cleaning up.
GREEN ROOM MEAL PREP – Prepare breakfast for our teams who are first in, last out on Sunday mornings.

If you’re interested in serving on the Worship Team, contact our Worship Director, Nathan Storey, to express your interest at nstorey@lakeforest.org

TECH

We are a team of creatives and technicians who work together to execute Sunday morning services without distractions, all so that people can encounter God and engage in authentic worship.

AUDIO ENGINEERS – Run audio for our services, in person or online, so that people can hear God’s word clearly, and create great sound with our band.
CAMERA OPERATORS – Capture our band and communicators in action so that we can share our services online.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS – Help lead worship and provide visual aide by running lyrics and displaying graphic slides during hosting and messages.
LIGHTING OPERATORS – Help create a worship environment that glorifies God and inspires our congregation.
PRODUCER – Direct the ‘flow’ of the Sunday morning gathering.
STAGE HAND –
Lend a helping hand in the moving pieces of our services.
VIDEO DIRECTOR & SWITCHER –
Help us capture what happens on Sundays through creative camera shots and video direction.

If you’re interested in serving on the Tech Team, contact our Technical Coordinator, Ben Detwiler, to express your interest at bdetwiler@lakeforest.org

COMMUNICATIONS

We are a team of communicators, creators, and writers who put forth our very best work to communicate the vision of our church and the good news of the Gospel from all of Lake Forest’s platforms.

HOSTING – Use your personality and gift to communicate by being a part of our team of hosts who deliver information, announcements, and vision during Sunday services.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY – Capture what happens at Lake Forest. We are a story-telling church who recognizes the value of our words, and you know what they say – a picture’s worth a thousand!
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS – Create engaging content so that more may see what’s happening in our church and feel welcome before they ever step foot on our campus.

If you’re interested in serving on a Communications Team, contact our Content and Communications Strategist, Becca Easterling, to express your interest at beasterling@lakeforest.org

MEN & WOMEN

We serve our Men on Target and Women of Lake Forest ministries, so that men and women may find meaningful community and grow in faith together.

EVENTS – Help plan and execute regular events for men or women.
LEADERSHIP – Provide leadership to these ministries.

If you’re interested in serving in Mens or Womens Ministries, contact our Ministry Coordinator, Alexis Levasseur, to express your interest at alevasseur@lakeforest.org

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

In addition to our serve teams listed above, we also have opportunities for service beyond the walls of Lake Forest Church. We call this ‘missio dei,’ which means the ‘mission of God.’ We have missions opportunities right here in the Lake Norman area, regionally throughout the southeast, and internationally. You might also feel led to serve by leading in group life – which is what we call our small groups. We believe that none of us was meant to do life alone and that the best spiritual and personal growth happens in small community groups, and these groups require genuine, dedicated people to lead them.

To check out either of these serving opportunities, click the links below.