With a variety of ministries, needs, with various times, commitment levels, and locations – with options from providing meals to families in need to leading Shepherd Groups, there is a place for you to serve at RBC!
Information about all service opportunities is available in the downloadable Volunteer Booklet and Volunteer Application form at the bottom of this page, including times, commitment level, and a contact for each volunteer position.
If you are interested in serving at RBC and would like direction or information, contact Hannah Yearick at email@example.com. Hannah will help assess your availability and interests and connect you with compatible volunteer needs that you may be interested in.
HOST TEAM – SUNDAY MORNING LOBBY: There are many ways to volunteer on a Sunday morning. We need help with Coffee preparation, set up and clean up. Greeters at each door are a big part of welcoming each visitor and regular attenders. The Welcome Desk is a great opportunity to help people make connections and find answers. There are also volunteer opportunities to be a responder for security or medical emergencies if you have training and experience in these areas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are interested in helping in these areas.
HOST TEAM – PARKING LOT ATTENDANTS: To assist with incoming and outgoing traffic at Sunday services, we need many people volunteer to serve as Parking Lot Attendants. Parking Attendants serve before and after a service one weekend a month. If you are able and willing to serve in this capacity, please click here to fill out our online volunteer registration form.
HOST TEAM – USHERS: We have a need for men and women to serve as ushers during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at RBC. Ushers serve one month a quarter passing out bulletins, seating people, passing Communion elements and assisting with other tasks as needed. If you are interested serving as an usher, please click here to complete the online registration form or contact Hannah Yearick at email@example.com for more information.
HOST TEAM – COMMUNION SERVERS: We have Communion Teams to pass the Communion elements quarterly. We need about 200 men and women to participate as Communion servers. If you are interested in serving in this way, please click here to fill out the online volunteer registration or contact Hannah Yearick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TEAM RBC: Have you have ever thought, “I can’t help every week, but I would like to use my time and talents to serve at RBC from time to time for special events throughout the year,” we could use your help! We have needs for things such as: set-up and take-down of holiday decorations and assistance before, during, and after banquets, conferences, retreats, and funerals. “Many hands make light work,” so join Team RBC today! Sign up or learn more here!
Worship Service Opportunities
MEDIA RECORDING TEAM: We are in need of one or two more volunteers to serve on the Media Recording Team. This group oversees the audio recording, archival, and CD duplication of weekend sermons. Volunteers should expect to commit to about one Sunday every month. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS: According to Barna research, almost 50 percrent of Americans say they accepted Christ before the age of 13. If this is true, you have an amazing opportunity to be part of children coming to faith in these formative years. We need volunteer leaders and assistants to partner with us to effectively disciple children to become mature followers of Christ. Click here if you’d like to help in the nursery. Click here if you’d like to help in Quest.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION: We offer on-demand American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation during our 9:00 a.m. worship service and for most special events. If you are proficient in ASL interpretation and would like to use this gift to serve in this ministry, please contact Erik and Lee Anne Bishop.
SHEPHERD GROUP LEADERS: If you are currently involved in a Shepherd Group and feel that God may be calling you to lead a group, we are currently taking applications for new small group leaders. Potential leaders are required to attend a New Leader Training Course, offered in the spring and fall. The training is open to current Shepherd Group members as well as those who have previously participated in a Shepherd Group and are considering leading in the future. The purpose of the training is to prepare each person for the responsibilities of being a group leader as well as to confirm God’s calling for this role. Click here for more information and to register for the next New Leader Training Course. If you have questions, please contact Jim Supp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RBC CARES: RBC Cares is an initiative of the Deacon ministry. Its purpose is to connect those who desire to share their gifts (material or service) with the needy in our congretation. Click here to learn more.
RBC GARDEN: The RBC Garden Project grows and provides several hundred pounds of food a year to our weekly Food Pantry. We are always looking for help with planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and produce delivery. We also can use help with special projects like mulching, garden box construction, and grounds maintenance. For more information, please contact Rob Schulman at email@example.com. You can download a Garden Volunteer application form here.
LEGAL CLINIC: Good Samaritan Advocates at RBC provides free legal help to those in our local community who cannot afford to consult with a lawyer. We offer one-hour legal aid appointments on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We need volunteers willing to join the team! Click here to learn more!
FOOD PANTRY: The food pantry ministry requires a team of over 100 volunteers, working seven days a week in various capacities to serve and minister to needy families in our community. There are many opportunities to serve both during pantry hours (Wednesdays, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.) and behind the scenes during the week. You can learn more about the RBC Food Pantry and ways to help here, or contact Sydonne at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
THRIFT STORE PARTNERSHIP: Reston Bible Church partners with SACS Family Thrift Stores’ location at the intersection of Route 7 and Cedar Drive in Sterling. There are several ways that you can be involved. Click here to learn more!
ADOPT-A-SCHOOL: The mission of our Adopt-a-School relationship with Guilford Elementary School is to help meet the physical, relational and spiritual needs of the disadvantaged through service and generosity, and to encourage the staff who work with these families. Click here to learn more, or sign up to help!