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We desire that everyone who calls Blessed Hope home will take their responsibility to grow in Christian Discipleship seriously. One of the best ways to meet people, develop relationships, and grow as a follower of Christ is by finding a place to serve. God has given us all different gifts and talents to use to further the mission of the church. There are many ministry teams and volunteer roles to serve in here at Blessed Hope! Contact the Ministry Team Leaders listed below to get plugged in and find the right fit for you and your family!
This team understands that discipleship happens in relationships. Through community, with truth and grace, we are growing Christians from where they are, discipling them to become more Christ-like. They plan, coordinate and oversee our small group ministry, accountability groups and adult Sunday School classes with these core values at the center of everything: Bible-based, Relevance, Relationships, Discipleship, and Prayer-Dependency. This team is always looking to develop leaders to serve as small group leaders/co-leaders and Sunday School teachers.
Ministry Team Leader: Bethany Gates
This team works behind the scenes to ensure our church building and grounds look great and are always in working order, and do not provide a hinderance to ministry. This team also works to maintain and prepare the Revolution Building as well.
Ministry Team Leader: Steve Helms or 319-560-8607
This team understands the importance of discipling the next generation by partnering with families. They are meeting families where they’re at to grow the next generation through Grace-filled, Christ-centered ministry to love Jesus and share his love. They plan and oversee all children and youth programs with these values at the forefront of their ministry: Excellence, Prayer-dependency, Eye-level & Bible-based teaching, and Partnership. There are so many wonderful opportunities to serve here!
Ministry Team Leader: Shawna Kurth
This team exists to encourage our members to use gifts and talents to support and care for others while making a difference in people’s lives. They minister to shut-ins and provide comfort, care and encouragement to those who are experiencing loss or health needs.
Ministry Team Leader: Janet Kuper
This team offers a hands-on opportunity to make crafts, games, jump ropes and items requiring a sewing machine that will be distributed to local missions or Operation Christmas Child. They meet at the Revolution Building the second Friday of each month.
Ministry Team Leader: Sue Dunkel
This team is responsible for managing our financial stewardship. They count and deposit our offering and oversee giving, reporting and budgeting.
Ministry Team Leader: Diane Hesson
This team understands how important first impressions are. They lead and oversee teams of volunteers who help make Sunday mornings seamless by greeting, assisting guests in checking their kids into our children’s programming, handing out bulletins, ushering and serving at our Visitor Center. This team is responsible for guests from “parking lot to parking lot.” The goal is to engage guests fully both before and after the service as well as maintain a welcoming atmosphere through decoration, and preparation.
Ministry Team Leader: Ryan & Tara Koehn
As our church family continues to grow, maintaining safety has become a more apparent need. This team is trained to handle immediate emergency needs.
Ministry Team Leader: Chad Christoph 319-360-2689
This team works diligently behind the scenes to create a functional space for those utilizing the church kitchen and keep it stocked for on-going ministry needs. They coordinate funeral luncheons and oversee a team of volunteers who provide delicious meals and a welcoming environment at those luncheons.
Ministry Team Leader: Bethany Gates
This team is responsible for our financial giving/outreach, discerning where God is leading them to direct our church tithes, whether it’s supporting missionaries overseas, or supporting local ministries.
Ministry Team Leader: Carolyn Hibbs
In order to continue to provide excellence in all that we do, we understand the need to be relevant. The purpose of the Tech Team is to enhance and deepen the worship experience. They exists to support every BH ministry opportunity with the right technology for a seamless, transparent worship experience.
This is accomplished by proactively recommending and investing in quality equipment, proper maintenance of the equipment and tech areas, and training our people how to properly use it.
Ministry Team Leader: Judah Gates
This team exists to lead our congregation in a musical worship experience and move people towards an emotional posture of worship. They use their gifts and talents to lead us in worship during Sunday morning services and other services/events throughout the year, keeping these values at the center of their worship to God: Excellence, Passion and Surrender. We are currently seeking instrumentalists.
Ministry Team Leader: Pastor Condry