SERVING APPLICATION FORMS
Serving is a big part of what we do with the grace and gifts God gives us. For Westside, serving is a clear way to obey God, bless your brothers and sisters in the church, and seek the good of the city in which we live.
Your first step is to fill out an application form. In the form, we'll ask you to select the teams you're interested in serving with. Then we'll place you with the team you've selected that's in the most need of help.
Notes before you start:
- You can read team descriptions further down on this page before selecting a form to fill out.
- Be aware that some serving opportunities may require you to be a member of Westside or have other specific qualifications.
- Time commitments vary between different opportunities.
Sunday Gathering Teams
Sunday Gathering Teams make our Sunday Gatherings possible by welcoming people, making coffee, caring for kids, helping people get connected, keeping the building clean, and more. Team members typically serve for one gathering, and are free to attend the other gathering.
Tech, Production, & Worship Teams
Tech, Production, & Worship Teams focus on the stage side of Sunday Gatherings: presenting slides, mixing audio, playing music, editing video, operating cameras, and so on. On these teams you typically begin early in the morning and serve through both gatherings.
Can't serve on Sundays? Mid-Week Teams serve on days other than Sundays, helping create community, maintaining the building, ministering to the marginalized, capturing photos and videos of events, and more. You may serve on a Mid-Week Team in addition to one of the other Sunday teams, but we do ask that you complete all your training for one team before joining another to ensure that you aren't taking on more than is life-giving to you.
Curious about what each team does? Read on! Reach out to email@example.com with any further questions, and we'd be happy to connect you to the staff member who can give you the best answers.
Sunday GATHERING teams
☕️ Café - Help everyone feel at home by serving coffee and tea.
🧼 Facilities - Clean, sanitize, and restock the building before and after our gatherings.
🙏 Gathering Prayer - Pray for those who come forward at the end of each gathering.
🤝 Hospitality: Connect/Give - For members who are well-informed, resourceful, and have a desire to help others discern and take their next steps in the life of our church.
🔦 Hospitality: Usher - Ensures the auditorium is welcoming and comfortable by bringing guests to their seats, addressing & minimizing disruptions, conducting a count of attendees each week.
👋 Hospitality: Welcome - Warmly greet Westsiders and guests as they arrive on Sunday mornings to foster a space where people feel seen and can get connected.
🗣️ International Language Ministry: Translation - Translate the sermon for speakers of your language in real time.
👶 Kids Ministry - Team members in the Kids Ministry care for our littlest ones (birth - K), and our grade schoolers by teaching them about Jesus and demonstrating the impact of His love and grace in our own lives.
⛑️ Medical Response - The designated first responder if any medical emergency should take place on a Sunday, this role requires your OFA Level 2 certification. You can serve in this role WHILE serving in any of the other roles.
👁️ Safety - Helps everyone feel secure by helping to keep an eye on things, communicating via radio, and occasionally having calming conversations with people who need them.
TECH, PRODUCTION, & WORSHIP Teams
🔊 Audio - Mix the band and speakers during the gathering so they sound great in the room. Experience & education in live or studio audio production would be an asset.
🎥 Camera Operator - Keep a camera focussed and centred on a subject during the gathering.
🖥️ Presentation - Switch between song slides and other presented content at just the right time. There's an art to it!
🕹️ Video Editor - Switch between cameras during the gathering to produce the live-stream and sermon recordings. Also may include additional editing and upload tasks after the gathering.
🎹 Worship - The band that leads us in the musical part of worship on Sunday mornings.
🔨 Building Maintenance - If you love working with your hands, this team works with you to find a way you can help maintain the church building. This includes fixing things, painting and re-organizing spaces, among other things.
🥳 Community Events - Community Events Organizers create come-as-you-are events that are are a ton of fun and are easy to invite friends to.
🎨 Creative Team - Collaborate to produce creative assets for the ministry. Usually visual assets, but we're open-minded! Photographers, videographers, illustrators, designers, etc., this team would love to meet you.
🧽 Thursday Facilities - Deep cleans various areas of the building.
🙏 Intercessory Prayer - Commit to covering an area of ministry in prayer along with a team.
🗣️ International Language Ministry: Group Event Organizer - Organize events for your language group.
☎️ Remote Help Ministry - Reach out by phone to the newcomers who visit us each week, to pray for them and help them get more involved.
📖 Young Adults - Help to create community for adults aged 18-30.
🎉 Youth - Disciple and guide youth as they live the unique challenges facing them in grades 6-12.
Alpha* - Host a welcoming environment for those with questions about Jesus and Christianity. *Not included in these forms, go to the Try Alpha page to get involved.
Gospel Communities* - GC Leaders are committed to hosting and guiding a small group of people as they gather to practice the way of Jesus together. *Not included in these forms, go to the GC Apprenticeship page to get involved.
Marriage Mentors* - Disciple engaged couples as they prepare for marriage. *Not included in these forms, go to the Marriage Prep Course page to get involved.
Weekday Childcare - This team works to provide care for nursery and preschool aged children (New borns - 5 years) in partnership with our Classes and Events. Help give Westside's parents the opportunity to attend a weekday class or ministry event/meeting. Apply to join.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.