There are many ways you can serve at Thornapple and the community beyond.

Explore some options below and get started today in being a BLESSing!

Children's Ministry

Contact Lynne or Lisa

  • Nursery worker, students and teens | 4 times a year, 1 hour each
  • Children’s Worship | Teachers, helpers (Sunday mornings)
  • Crew 52 | Small group leaders, large group teachers (Sunday mornings)
  • Special Needs | Adult helpers (Sunday mornings)
  • Trailblazers | Adult leaders (1st and 3rd Wednesday nights, 6:30-8pm)

Hospitality

Contact Pastor Karen

  • Greeters for Sunday morning
  • Ushers for Sunday morning: greet, seat, pass out bulletins, collect offering, count worshippers
  • Kitchen and set-up help for events
  • Meals for people in recovery, grief support, new babies

International Missions

Contact Pastor Karen

  • Serve on team to fulfill its purposes of educating the Thornapple community about God’s work around the world, care for and communicate with missionaries supported by our church and develop collaborative relationships with international partners

Learn more about this ministry.

Love Mercy Do Justice

Contact Pastor Andrew

  • Participate with this ministry team to encourage the Thornapple community to develop a heart for justice issues and offer ways to respond; help connect the Thornapple community with service opportunities in local urban ministries.

Learn more about this ministry.

Men's Ministry

Contact Pastor Andrew

  • Project work teams | Construction/repair for Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise or people connected to our congregation who have a need
  • Join the ministry team to plan opportunities for men to connect, learn, serve and grow

Learn more about this ministry.

Senior Adults

Contact Pastor Andrew

  • Facilitate programs for fellowship, spiritual nurture and service for the seniors in our congregation and community
  • Make or help with meals for Soup & Study

Student Ministry

Contact Cory (High School) or Linda (Middle School)

  • Middle school and high school group volunteers needed for a variety of opportunities, from one-time events, retreats to weekly relational connections

Women's Ministry

Contact Lynne

  • Hearts for Sewing | Sewers and fabric cutters, 1st Thursday each month from noon – 4pm
  • MOPS | Provide childcare 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
  • Join the ministry team to plan opportunities for women to connect, learn, serve and grow

Learn more about this ministry.

Worship Ministry

Contact Michael

  • Choir
  • Worship teams
  • Visual arts
  • Media and sound
  • Scripture readers

Young Adults Ministry

Contact Michael or Cory

  • Serve with a leadership team focused on young adults seeking to build community, worship, grow in faith and serve together

Why is BLESS in all caps?

Good question! BLESS is the Evangelical Covenant Church’s approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice evangelism more effortlessly. BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus.

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