THE VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY AT THE REFUGE
Romans 12:11 instructs us to "never be lacking in zeal (willing, energized, and motivated),
but to keep our spiritual fervor (passion, intensity, fire, warmth).”
We believe that people are most fulfilled when they follow Jesus’ example to serve.
We would love to help you find your place of ministry at The Refuge.
We have several volunteer opportunities available for you to get plugged into right away...
THE MUGSHOT (CAFÉ)
Are you kind and genuine and good at connecting with people? Are you missions minded and enjoy coffee or snacks? If you answered ‘yes’ to either question, then we would love for you to join our Mugshot team! We are currently seeking friendly, smart, hard-working people to join the team. By purchasing a cup of coffee, consumers are helping our missionaries spread the gospel all over the world, and this team gets to be a part of it!
THE REFUGE BOOKSTORE
Do you love to be around books, music and sermon related material and also like working with people? If so, then the Bookstore team is a great fit for you! We are currently seeking friendly, smart, hard-working people to join the team. The team receives and welcomes consumers and helps them find and locate a book, music CD or sermon related material. The Bookstore team also arranges and display books on shelves and counters in an attractive manner. We will provide on-going training, so no experience is necessary.
NURSING HOME VISITATION (HEAVEN'S TOUCH)
Heaven's Touch is an outreach ministry to Assisted Living Homes in the Concord and Salisbury areas. Each week Bill Russell (Director) and the Heaven's Touch volunteer teams visit several homes to lead the residents in worship, prayer and reading the Word. Heaven's Touch is in need of volunteers to accompany the team. Volunteer opportunities are as follows: singing, speaking, or just plain loving these precious people.
THE HOPE CENTER
The Refuge Hope Center is a resource and training facility, which serves our local community. We network to connect families to local organizations, sort and distribute donations for those facing difficulties, and implement outreach events for surrounding neighborhoods. The Hope Center also offers family centered programming, and we have many ongoing volunteer opportunities.
The Facilities Team is a team of people that serves The Refuge in the way of keeping the facilities clean during our Sunday morning services and occasionally during special events. This includes things such as bathrooms, the children’s areas, the concourse, and anything else that is a part of The Refuge building. With excellence, we make preparations to provide a welcoming atmosphere for our family and guests.
PARKING LOT OFFICERS
As part of the Frontlines ministries at The Refuge, the Parking Lot Officers (PLOs) are a group of dedicated volunteers who represent the heart of the church. Through all types of conditions, our PLOs ensure the safety and security of our guests every single week, as well as extend the love of Christ by being the first to welcome guests to The Refuge.
As a part of the Frontline ministries at The Refuge, the Greeter team is comprised of an amazing group of people whose goal is to create a most welcoming atmosphere at each service. Whether through opening doors, handing out bulletins, or offering a warm welcome, the Greeters make an incredible impact in people's lives each and every service.
The production team is an exciting and dynamic area of ministry committed to creatively communicating the gospel through audio and visual excellence. Whether on the soundboard, behind a camera, or in the control room, the production team is a key part of the vision of The Refuge and a vibrant and fast paced area of ministry to get plugged in to.
The Event Hospitality team is a “behind the scenes,” but impactful and necessary ministry. The team operates from a calendar of scheduled events. We work together for the setting up and tearing down (of tables, chairs, decorating, food preparation, etc.). It is a beautiful opportunity to serve God on a touchable level and fulfill the call in Acts 6 to “wait tables”.
This ministry team is comprised of those who understand the importance of pouring into God's kids, His "greatest" ones. In the "Backyard" (our physical space for our children's ministry), we have Clubhouse ROCK (our ministry to 1st-5th graders) and The Treehouse, (our ministry to 0-5 year olds). We consider the Backyard the most fertile soil at The Refuge. We need workers who will aid in creating an atmosphere where kids feel loved and experience God's love as they learn from His word.
WEEKDAY VOLUNTEER TEAM
The Weekday Volunteer team serves numerous functions that happen during the week at the Kannapolis and Salisbury campuses as well as The Hope Center. This can range from event set up and breakdown to runs to local vendors for supply pick up to miscellaneous building maintenance projects … just to name a few. As you can imagine, there is much preparation during the week to establish excellence for our services and our weekday volunteers are an integral part of that.
Club Vertical is our ministry that takes place on the public middle and high schools in our community. We believe that every student's life is marked with purpose and our mission is to see young people challenged and encouraged. Our team travels to schools each week to provide food and a message, but more importantly, it's an amazing opportunity for us to share the hope and love that God has graciously shared with us.
Vertical is our middle and high school ministries here at The Refuge. The Vertical Team is made up of those who are excited to reach this next generation with the love of Jesus. We look at every volunteer as someone who God has placed in a students path to see as an example of who He is. We meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm and have many areas to serve here at Vertical. Whether it be a small group leader, van driver, lighting and sound tech, or setting up and tearing down, we need workers that carry God's heart and want to see a generation changed by the gospel.