Serve At Antioch
If Antioch is your church home, and you would like to serve, we'd love to help make that happen! In order to get started, we ask that everyone fill out the servant's applications available for download below.
For any additional questions, please contact Serve@antiochphilly.org. We look forward to serving with you!
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
A List Of Ministries To Serve In
- Ak1 Kids (infant-2 years)
- Ak2 kids (3-4 years)
- Ak3 kids (5-7 years)
- Ak4 kids (8-12 years)
- Audio / Video ministry
- Evangelism / Outreach
- Security / parking lot
- Worship team
Antioch Kids I (infant - 2 yrs.) – Chrissy Deyoe
We lovingly serve and work with parents and children between the ages of 0-2 yrs. old. Servants are expected to serve 1-2 Sundays a month. On a typical Sunday, expect to arrive around 9am before service begins to pray, prepare the class and receive children. During the service, interact the kids, follow the curriculum outlined for the day, and generally have a blessed service with the kids. After service is over, wait for parents to pick up kids, clean the room, and arrange the room. Expect to be done approximately 30 minutes after service ends. Apart from service, expect to attend servant meetings with other people who serve, fellowship together, get to know each other, and overall grow together.
Antioch Kids II (3-4 years) – Cassie Williams & Tanya Cavalieri
We lovingly serve and work with parents and their children between the ages of 3-4 yrs. old. Servants are expected to serve 1-2 Sundays a month. On a typical Sunday, expect to arrive around 9:30a before service begins to pray, prepare the class and receive the children. During the service we interact the with the kids, follow the curriculum outlined for the day, and have a blessed time with the kids. After service is over, we wait for the parents to pick up the kids, then clean and arrange the room. Expect to be done approximately 30 minutes after service ends. Apart from service, we attend servant meetings, fellowship, get to know each other, and grow together.
Antioch Kids III (5-7 years) – Darlene Holman & Cleo Kendall
We lovingly serve and work with parents and children between the ages of 5-7 yrs. old. Servants are expected to serve 1-2 Sundays a month. On a typical Sunday, expect to arrive around 9:30am before service begins to pray and prepare the class to receive the children. During the service, we start with prayer and worship followed by our lesson plan outlined for the day which consist of memory verses, interactive activities, and a curriculum using the inductive study method (observation, interpretation, application). We provide snacks which the children generally love. After service is over, the parents are given a take-home lesson as they pick-up their children. The classroom is then cleaned and prepared for the following Sunday. Expect to be done approximately 30 minutes after service ends. Apart from serving, expect to attend servant meetings with others who serve, fellowship together and overall grow together
Antioch Kids IV (8-12 years) – Nane PrOut
We lovingly serve and work with our older children, 8yrs through pre-teen. This is the best age group! Servants are asked to serve 1-2 Sundays a month. We have two roles in AK IV, the teacher and the helper. We ask that everyone begin as a helper, and gradually transition to teaching if that is desired. On a typical Sunday, expect to arrive around 9.30am before service begins to pray and prepare the classroom. Our 8-12 year old children start their service with the adults in the main sanctuary, seated on the last 3 rows to the left of the auditorium. After worship, the teachers and the children leave the sanctuary and go to their study room to continue the rest of their service. We study the books of the Bible verse-by-verse, and prepare lessons on a weekly basis. Our desire is to provide the kids a solid foundation in Jesus and His teachings, so the lessons are mature but fun. After service is over, we wait for parents to pick up their children (older children are allowed to leave on their own), clean and straighten up the room. Expect to be done approximately 30 minutes after service ends. Apart from service, expect to attend servant meetings with other people who serve, fellowship together, get to know each other, and overall grow together. Thank you for taking time to read about this ministry. Please pray about serving our amazing children!
Audio/Video Ministry – Jude Gavin
The Audio and Video Team is responsible for supporting the preaching and teaching of the word as well as the worship team with audio and video representation throughout the sanctuary and fellowship area. This includes operating the sound board, video camera, microphones, slide projectors, TVs, etc. Additionally, weekly updates to the church app, website and YouTube page are also a responsibility of this team. Servants are needed to be available for Sunday services for about 4-6 hours starting at 8am. There is also a need over a 2-3 hour period for worship team rehearsal which is typically on Friday nights.
Evangelism / Outreach Team – Bob Teufel
We follow the Great Commission (Mt 28: 16-20) by: reaching out to believers in the congregation with the knowledge and encouragement to practicing an ‘Evangelism Lifestyle’, and in the community; praying openly and in private for our ‘neighbors’, in the church neighborhood and beyond, and witnessing in the community bi-weekly; constantly equipping ourselves to defend the faith. If you would like to serve on the Outreach Ministry it is our prayer that you would: maintain an active prayer/devotional life and go out witnessing with the team at least once a month.
Homeless ministry - Deacon Tony Roberson
In the spirit of Matt 25:34-40, we consider it an honor and privilege to visit, clothe and feed the homeless citizens of Philadelphia. We gather twice a month to go out to various parts of the city where the homeless congregate to share the gospel with them, feed and clothe them, encourage and pray with them. We would love for you to join us on a regular basis or whenever your schedule would allow. Once a month after service, we will meet to fellowship with other servants, and discuss our outings. Join us!
Security / Parking Lot - Deacon Chris Osborne & Jared Williams
Our ministry is dedicated and honored to stand in the gap and oversee the security and well-being of the house of God. Duties include observing the parking lot, the hallway, and the sanctuary. Servants are expected to be available to serve twice a month, be on time on the day they are supposed to serve, and attend service regularly. We make every effort for servants to only miss being in the sanctuary once a month as we understand it is essential that servants grow by the hearing of the word. Apart from service, expect to attend servant meetings with other people who serve, fellowship together, get to know each other, and overall grow together.
Shuttle Service (drivers) - Will Sabb
This is our service primarily for, but not limited to, college students (UPenn, Drexel, Temple, etc.) in the surrounding area who don't have the transportation to get to service or who may not be as familiar with the area. Drivers are expected to be able to comfortably operate a 15-passenger van. Drivers are expected to be available to pick-up/drop-off passengers a half hour before and after service. We don’t expect navigation to be a problem, but do make sure to come with your best friendly, pleasant, easygoing and flexible self when you serve with us twice a month.
'Sparkle' Crew (clean-up and break-down) - Deacon Tony Roberson
We love to clean God's house and to have it 'Sparkle' for Him, if this is something that warms your heart to do, then please pray and join us. We start on Sunday mornings at 7:30am. Duties include cleaning floors, bathrooms, doors, furniture, and removing trash. Before we start, we pray together, and learn about each person’s week and generally fellowship together. It’s a blessing to serve the Lord first thing in the morning on a Sunday!
Teens - Otis Caston
Ushers/Greeters – Annie Pena
The heart of an Usher is love and humility: The ministry of ushering is a very important role of worship in the church and the most visible ministry in the Church. As we receive Gods unconditional love through Jesus Christ we are called to extend that same unconditional (Agape) love to others, therefore a role of an usher is to let those they come into contact with see and experience that (Agape) love, always full of humility and the Holy Spirit, and make everyone feel welcome at church.
A Day of Ushering:
- Servants should be time conscious and always be punctual/ 9:30 A.M. arrival.
- Pls stay alert throughout service, keep the sanctuary doors closed during prayers and during service to minimize any outdoor noises.
- Assist everyone coming in by seating them during the service, especially parents with children, to minimize distraction
- Assist Pastor/Guest Speaker with any handouts for the congregation
- Assist with giving out Bibles to those who need one
- After service put all Bibles that were given out during the service back to their spots (tables in the back)
- Make sure there is no trash (papers, tissues, cups, pens etc.) left behind and aligning all the chairs
- Any personal affects take to lost in found in the AV room.