SERVE 2022

Ian Powell

Ian Powell

Rector

Andrew Lubbock

Andrew Lubbock

Associate Minister

Serve 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we approach the end of the year, we’re asking you to consider how you might be involved serving God and his people at St Matthew’s Anglican in 2022. Serving is one of the primary ways that we share life together in our church family, along with regular church service attendance, and participating in a St Matt’s Life Group.

Serve 2022 is just a first step to help us identify those areas of ministry in which you might serve.  At this stage, we are not looking for an absolute commitment, just an expression of your desire to be involved.  

We are asking that you would do two things:

  1. Think, pray and discuss with those close to you about how you might serve our great God and his people–on Sundays and beyond. To help you work out which area might be right for you, we’re including in this booklet a brief description of each of the ministries for which you can volunteer. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to the ministry team.
  2. Let us know by Monday, 8 November in which area of ministry you would like to serve. Please respond via the electronic form on our church website.

Please respond, even if you would like to continue to serve in 2022 in the same way that you did this year.

Later this year, our leaders will be in touch to discuss how you might serve in those areas of ministry in which you have expressed interest.  For many of our ministries, we will run training events in the first term of next year.  More information ASAP.

Please note that certain prerequisites are prescribed for all our ministries. This is to ensure that our volunteers are cared for, and to protect the integrity of each ministry. 

In most cases, we ask that people be first of all regularly committed to church service attendance, and St Matthew’s Life Group attendance. This is because our priority is the Christian discipleship and growth of each person, in the context of closeknit community at St Matt’s. Serving in a ministry area extends out of this. 

In all cases, we ask that all volunteers be committed to practicing safe ministry at our church. Many areas of service will have specific safe ministry requirements. The ACT Government’s Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) can be applied for online.  Anglican Safe Ministry Training is our denomination’s training in relation to safe ministry and abuse matters, and is offered online and in person. 

Brothers and sisters, thank you for your continuing partnership in the ministry of the gospel of the Lord Jesus. We rejoice in serving alongside you in Christ’s mission. 

Ian, Andrew L and the ministry team

Ministry Descriptions

Sunday and Tuesday Services

Bible reading

This is a very important, straightforward act of service that involves thoughtful preparation so that God’s Word is read well, and listeners understand.

Prerequisites: regular church service attendance, regular Life Group attendance, willingness to learn and develop also through training, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Prayers

These people lead the family of God in prayer to the Throne of God during our church gatherings. Training provided.

Prerequisites: regular church service and St Matt’s Life Group attendance, willingness to learn and develop also through training, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Service Leaders

The vital role of leading God’s people in His presence. Involves thoughtful and prayerful preparation, including conversation with preacher and ministry staff.   

Prerequisites: regular church service attendance, regular St Matt’s Life Group attendance, willingness to learn and develop also through training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Check-In

This is the first moment of greeting regular members, and welcoming newcomers.

Arrive early, set up the equipment, pray, prepare to greet attendees to the service.

Prerequisites: regular church service attendance and St Matt’s Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Welcome Team

It’s important that everyone, visitor or regular, receives a warm welcome to church.  Team members arrive early, pray together, and greet people pre- and post-service.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular St Matt’s Life Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training, and availability of 2-4 consecutive Sundays.

Music ministry

Singers and instrumentalists in late high school and older who want to serve God and the church by being part of one of our Sunday or Tuesday service music teams. Each of our Sunday services is led by one of three or four teams that play on a rotational roster. Players will serve at least every three or four weeks and attend a rehearsal in advance of their service.

For our contemporary style services, we are looking for skilled singers, drummers, bass players, guitarists and keyboard players. For our more traditional style services (including the Tuesday service) we are looking for pianists, singers and acoustic instrumentalists who are comfortable playing in a more hymnic style. Please note that as the needs of the music ministry fluctuate, so do spaces for various instruments.

Prerequisites include: regular attendance at a St Matthew’s service, active participation in a St Matt’s Life or Youth Group, initial audition and serving conversation, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Sound desk

Our sound desk operators ensure that all elements of our Sunday and Tuesday services can be clearly heard. They work alongside the music teams and attend rehearsals. This role will suit those who have good hearing, enjoy listening to music and who have some technical ability. Full training is provided.

Prerequisites: Regular attendance at a St Matthew’s service, training (provided), Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

ProPresenter Volunteers (Sunday)

ProPresenter is our in-Service presentation software. Volunteers ensure slides and video transition in a helpful and non-distracting way. Full training is provided.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

PowerPoint operators (Tuesday)

Computer operators ensure that the visual component of our services is presented effectively.  Full training is provided. 

Prerequisites: regular Tuesday church attendance, training, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Pre-Service set-up and Post-Service clean up

This team serves our church by setting out and packing away chairs, and generally keeping the church welcoming, presentable, safe and ready for the next service. Includes setting out Holy Communion as required (training provided).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, training, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Post-Service refreshments (when we resume in 2022)

People to set up before service, serve food and drinks after the service and clean up. Training is provided.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, training, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Tuesday Lunch–Kitchen

Lunch fortnightly after the service is a great time of fellowship and encouragement. Cooks and Kitchen Hands prepare the lunch, serve and clean up on the day.

Prerequisites: regular Tuesday church attendance, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Tuesday Lunch–Set up

The Set up team work together to set tables and chairs before the service.

Prerequisites: regular Tuesday church attendance, physical ability to lift tables and chairs, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Tuesday Service–Transport

A number of people need transport to and from the Tuesday service. Our team shows practical love in picking up and dropping home our less able members.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training, Approved Driver Application, current Driver Licence and safe driving record.

Additional Ministry

Friends of Jesus

We share the good news of Jesus Christ with people with special needs. FoJ meets from 6-8:30pm fortnightly on a Thursday during school terms. A typical evening comprises games, dinner together, Bible reading and learning from God’s Word, and an activity. Volunteers can help prepare meals, assist in the kitchen, assist with games, Bible devotions, craft, and general social interaction.

Prerequisites: a love for the Lord Jesus and people; WWVP; Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training; regular church and Life Group attendance.

Women’s ministry team

Our team runs events throughout the year to encourage and build up Christian women, and to share the gospel with those who do not know Jesus. Events provide an opportunity for women to hear other women preach and teach God’s word.

Prerequisites: love Jesus, have a heart to serve, be part of St Matt’s church community through regular Church service and Life Group attendance, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Women on Thursday (WOT) Crèche 

WOT provides crèche for pre-schoolers on Thursday mornings during school term. Helpers care for the children from 9:30am-11:30am, freeing parents for Bible study. Remuneration ($20/hr) available.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Training, AFP police check.

Kids Ministry

Our Kids Ministry seeks to make disciples of Jesus.  We actively bring children and youth to Jesus through the teaching of God’s Word and prayer. We also equip parents to raise their children in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Leaders are drawn from amongst regular Church attenders, are asked to undertake WWVP check, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training, need to be committed to growth in their walk with Jesus, and investing in their team.

Playgroup

Run every Wednesday morning during school terms, St Matt’s Playgroup is for pre-school children and their parents/carers. Our goal is to offer a fun, safe connection with children and their parents from within and outside St Matthew’s. As we build relationships, we seek to help strangers of Jesus to become believers in Him. Members of the team serve in a variety of ways: talk with parents/carers, play with the children, lead the shared story reading time or organise the morning tea. Volunteers serve weekly or fortnightly on Wednesday mornings (9am-12pm).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Kids Club

A weeklong Kids Club in the April school holidays.  Leaders serve in many ways: Food, Craft, Games, Drama, Music, Teaching, Admin, Prayer and Small Group.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Crèche

During our 9:30am Sunday service we run a creÌche for children aged 18 months to 4 years. A group of dedicated volunteers looks after the children during school terms. Not only does creÌche allow parents to listen to God’s word undistracted, it’s also an important point of contact with newcomers as we welcome new families to church.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

FISH

Our weekly Friday afternoon Kids Club (Years 3-6). Young energetic leaders (Years 9-13) required, with a desire to grow in FISH leadership and discipleship training program.  We’re also seeking mature men and women to help disciple leaders, and adults to provide snacks and act as supervising leaders.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

K@Ch (Kids@Church)

During our 9:30am Sunday service we provide a kids ministry for all children up to Year 6. Our team of faithful, dedicated leaders serves the families of our church during school terms. Serving in the K@Ch team can be as a teacher, an assistant for primary age small groups, and as high school-aged, enthusiastic games leaders. Leaders are expected to serve 4-5 times per term only (12 weeks in a term block).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

K@Ch Variety Week and Holiday Program

Volunteers help run a once-a-term Variety Week Sunday. As well, other volunteers help with a scaled-down kids program during the school holidays. This holiday program provides a rest for those who serve in these ways throughout the school terms. Leaders are required to prepare and lead a session once a term.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life or Youth Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Schools

Opportunities include weekly & termly involvement teaching or assisting in nearby school programs. Reading one to one, serving in brekky clubs, and general helps are also possibilities in 2022.

Some great gospel opportunities exist in the weekly Monday lunchtime SUPA Club at Wanniassa School, and the termly Monday CEIS classes at Monash Schools. Trinity School next door also has opportunities from time to time.  High School & College opportunities are also available. Also, there are many St Matt’s people serving in Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra NSW SRE Scripture classes.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministry seeks to make disciples of Jesus.  We actively bring children and youth to Jesus through the teaching of God’s Word and prayer. We also equip parents to raise their children in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Leaders are drawn from amongst regular Church attenders, are asked to undertake WWVP check, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training, need to be committed to growth in their walk with Jesus, and investing in their team.

D (discipleship)–Teams (Mon/Tues/Wed)

Throughout the week we have after-school ‘D-Teams’. In these small groups our faithful, dedicated leaders share their lives and God’s Word with the youth. D-Teams meet during term time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. 

Prerequisites: regular church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, commitment to weekly ministry, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Friday Nights

On Friday nights of the school term, a team of faithful, dedicated leaders weekly serve the youth at St Matt’s and wider Canberra community by sharing the life-changing good news of Jesus. 

Prerequisites: regular church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, commitment to weekly ministry, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Reaching Out

Local Good News Team

A team of people with a special concern for the 1000s in South Canberra who are strangers to Jesus Christ, to His forgiveness and His love for them. They will work with Ian and the staff to pray, research and seek new and fresh ways, along with tried and true ways, to give people a chance to hear of Jesus.  

Prerequisites: regular Sunday or Tuesday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Mission and Ministry to the Third Age 

We are planning for 2022 to begin a fresh era in loving and caring for the mature aged Tuggeranong-ians. This team will work out and lead in lovingly implementing Christ’s mission and ministry in this vital area. In particular through Goodwin Village, to older people linked with St Matt’s and also the many in their homes around Tuggeranong who are a bit lonely.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday or Tuesday church attendance, regular Life Group attendance, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

Goodwin services (resuming 10 November 2021)

Church Services are held fortnightly on Wednesday mornings at two separate facilities, back to back. Volunteers help set up the room, welcome and assist residents during the service, connect with the residents outside the service, involve in running the service (leading, Bible reading, prayer, music).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, regular St Matt’s Life Group attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training, AFP police check, COVID Vaccinations.

Key Support Ministries

Graphic Design Volunteer

Our clear presentation helps engagement. Make announcement slides, postcards and other graphics as needs arise (occasional–once a month or less).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, Graphic design experience and software, small portfolio (2 or 3 past works).

 Web Design Volunteer

Create new pages on the St Matt’s website as needs arise (once a term or less).

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, WordPress and Divi experience.

 Film Production or Editing Volunteer

Use your video production skills to film or edit short videos such as interviews, announcements etc. Occasionally assist with livestreamed events.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, video production.

Church Cleaning

Our team does a weekly clean of the church building, so that it is welcoming, presentable and safe for gatherings of people in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus. Cleaning is done on Saturdays in a team of 6-8 people. Instructions will be provided.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Hospitality for Events

Many St Matt’s events (eg. Belonging, funerals, future connect events) involve drinks and food. Hospitality team assists with one or more of the following: set up, providing food, serving food, serving drinks, post-event event clean.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, Safe Ministry Questionnaire.

Women on Thursday (WOT) Crèche

WOT provides crèche for pre-schoolers on Thursday mornings during school term. Helpers care for the children from 9:30am-11:30am, freeing parents for Bible study.

Prerequisites: regular Sunday church attendance, training, WWVP, Safe Ministry Questionnaire, Safe Ministry Training.

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