Graceland Baptist Church
Thursday, August 28, 2014


Perhaps you have a passion to serve in a specific area; maybe God is nudging you to respond in some tangible way, or perhaps you have been thinking of a way to volunteer your time and talent but didn’t know where to begin. All you have to do is let us know that you want to volunteer. Serving Central has been established as a simple way of connecting you with areas of service.  Just call or email today!


Student Ministries

  • Assistance in the office to help with larger mailings, prep for big events, etc.
  • Help on Wednesdays & Sundays to set up for middle school and high school programs.
  • We always need manpower (or womanpower) at special events like War Games & Friday Nite Xtreme.
Contact the Student Ministry at 812.944.6448 ext. 193 or email

Children’s Ministry

  • First Impression “Greeters”, 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. monthly.
  • Wednesday Night Leaders and Listeners, through the school year.  
Contact the Children's Ministry at 812.944.6448 ext. 192 or email

Early Childhood Ministry

Thanks for setting yourself apart to worship God by entering the delightful and challenging world of Early Childhood Ministry! My goal is to help you find your niche on our team, and to equip you with everything you need to feel “blessed not stressed” in the classroom so that you can focus on building loving relationships with preschoolers and their families.                                 
We have an amazing team of volunteers made up of people just like you— with jobs, families and demanding schedules. Our team is  eager to pray with you or just listen when life gets tough, and we are ready to party and celebrate the good times, too!
God has called you here to fulfill a specific purpose! The impact you make in the lives of preschoolers is of eternal significance, and I thank you for sacrificing your time for them.
Every person who serves in GBC Kids is asked to complete a volunteer application which includes a national background check. You may click on the link above to view/print the application yourself, or request one from the Early Childhood Ministry staff next time you are at church. You can also stop by during the week to request one from our office. After your application is processed, you will be contacted by the Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator, Nicole Toby, to schedule a friendly meeting to discuss which area you’d like to begin loving preschoolers into learning about God. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Valerie Jameson, the Early Childhood Ministry Director, at 812-944-6448 or, or Nicole Toby at  We look forward to serving alongside you very soon!
NURSERY, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Our nursery volunteers are a treasure to young parents who need to attend church without worry.  Tears turn to giggles as we rock, play and sing “Jesus loves me” to our littlest learners.  If you can wipe little noses and help busy little hands learn to share, one of our nursery classes just might be for you!
PRESCHOOL LINK UP, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Our 9:00 a.m. “Link Up” follows a traditional Sunday School format with one exception: no preparation is needed! Our weekly Link Up Teachers are given a book and an activity agenda. All supplies—from crayons to story pictures—are ready and waiting each  Sunday when the class begins at 8:45 a.m. If you like to watch children explore the Bible with hands-on fun, and love reading Bible Stories to kids, then Link Up is for you! 
PRESCHOOL GEAR UP, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Our 10:30 a.m. “Gear Up”  engages kids in worship and play. Gear Up leaders take children to two rotations: Worship Time and Game Time, where our expert Station Leaders do the teaching for you.  This role is perfect for you if you want to have fun helping out once a month, but don’t want to do the teaching.  
STATION LEADERS, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Station Leaders know how to command a room of 30+ preschoolers in a fun and engaging way. Telling the Bible Study, making puppets come to life, wiggling in worship, serving snack, leading games--even our media technicians—all play in important role in teaching God’s Word in unique ways.
In order to equip our Sunday and Wednesday leaders, it takes a team to prepare and gather supplies. Supply coordinators are highly organized and innovative. A couple hours of prep work in the Resource Room during the week makes a huge difference on Sunday mornings.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night programming is divided into a Fall and Spring Semester. The First Semester runs from August-December. The Second Semester runs from January-May. Both Semesters are split into two sessions. Volunteers commit to teach in preschool during one session for each semester, enabling them to take an adult LifeU class during the other session.  
Contact the Early Childhood Ministry at 812.944.6448 ext. 192 or email

Recreation Ministry

  • Baseball field maintenance
  • Coaches & Assistant Coaches
  • Umpires & Referees
  • Concession Workers
  • Concession Directors
  • Scorekeepers
  • Sponsors
  • Field Volunteers
  • Practice Time Volunteers
  • Encouragers
  • League Directors
Contact Karen Croft at 812.944.6448 ext. 167 or email

Grounds and Maintenance Ministry

  • Mowing volunteers; 2-4 hours a week
  • Substitute Mowing volunteers; Cover for vacations & illness; 2-4 hours when needed
  • Air filter changing team; 4-6 hours every 6 weeks
  • Inspect emergency lights & exit signs; 1-2 hours monthly
  • Inspect fire extinguishers; 1-2 hours monthly
  • Carpenter's helpers; build wheelchair ramps & help with projects around church; each Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact Gary Dorman at 812.944.6448 ext. 138 or email

Worship Arts Ministry

  • Adult choir members
  • Children’s choir members; and adults to help during rehearsals / when the kids sing in church.
  • Orchestra members, high school and older
  • Artist Fellowship - quarterly Project Reveal; volunteers to help with special event sets
  • Praise Band (auditions required)
  • Help organizing props room
Contact Becky Dorman at 812.944.6448 ext. 110 or email

Middle - Senior Adults Ministry

  • Kiosk workers - Meet, greet, and give out information about upcoming events
  • Organizers - Serve on Event Planning Committee
  • Event Workers - Set up, serve, and clean up events
  • Shoppers - When items or food for events are needed, bargain shoppers to hunt down the best prices
  • Publicity - Spread the word about events in the Bible Fellowship classes
For more information, email Margaret Hansen or call the front office at 812.944.6448

Adult Ministry

  • Life Connection Group Leaders - Community Group teachers for Sunday morning classes at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Life Connection Greeting Team - Greeters for Sunday mornings
  • Singles Ministry Leaders - Leaders for community gathering events and teaching Life Connection Groups
  • Life University Leaders - Teachers for Life U classes; takes place in the Fall and Winter on Wednesday nights
  • Community Outreach - Several different community outreach opportunities exist that serve our community. All levels of service opportunities exist from simple acts of service to leading groups.
  • Ushers and Greeters Team - Greeting and encouraging people as they come into the services. Opportunities for 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays
Contact us at 812.944.6448 

Pastoral Care Ministry

  • Followup - Phone calls to folks who have missed several Sundays
  • Deacons’ Yokefellows - Men willing to assist the deacons in ministry
  • Prayer Ministry - Several opportunities to pray for the needs of the church body, as well as weekly prayer requests
  • Deaf Ministry - Interpreters to share the worship and message with our deaf attendees
  • Nursing Home Ministry - Bible teachers to minister at area nursing homes on Sundays
Contact Pastor Jeff Barbour at 812.944.6448 ext. 107 or email

Media Ministry

  • Computer Slide Operators
  • Sound Engineers/Monitor Board Operators
  • Recording/Media Duplication
  • Lighting Operators/Designers
  • Camera Operators
  • I.T. Support
  • Website Support
  • Video Production
  • Stagehands
  • Graphic Arts/Design
Contact Jay Usher at 812.944.6448 ext. 188 or email

Community Service


Graceland Disaster Relief Ministry


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     Homeless Feeding and Clothing Give-away.  
          For More Information Contact:  Mary Norris

Choices For Women

     Women's Crisis Pregnancy Center
          For More Information Contact:  Rose Condra

Small Group Servant Evangelism

     Offering God's Love in Practical Ways of Serving 
          For More Information


Operation Christmas Child

     Shoe box ministry running from October-November.
          For More Information Contact:  Brooks and Michelle Evans