God gives us all abilities that we can use in making this world more like God intends

  • a place where everyone knows they are valued by God and others;
  • where everyone has what they need to thrive and enjoy healthy relationships.

We want to empower, bless, and deploy you to use your gifts to make a difference. Check out the opportunities listed below in our five categories.

How do I sign up?
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in contact with the right person.

Engaging Worship

Chancel Choir

Contact: Cheryll Moll,

The Chancel Choir is an important part of traditional worship where we praise and honor God through music. Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of musical ability. We meet Wednesday nights, August-June, and available choir members sing at 8:20 or 11:00 worship service.

senior saints

Contact: Cheryll Moll,

This choir enjoys fellowship as we prepare music for worship and to share in the community. Everyone is welcome. We meet Tuesday afternoons, August–May.

schweitzer bells

Contact: Cheryll Moll,

Handbells and chimes bring beautiful music to traditional worship. You are invited to ring with us, no experience is necessary, but music reading ability is preferable. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights September - May.

slides operator

Contact: Taylor Likes,

Assist the Creative Producer and Worship Leader in making sure all graphics and worship lyrics are displayed for the service. This position requires someone who is quick on his or her feet and not afraid of computers. We will offer training on the ProPresenter Software.

lighting operator

Contact: Taylor Likes,

One of the elements that makes worship in the Outreach Center unique, is our usage of stage lighting. This position requires someone who is quick on his or her feet, likes pushing big buttons, and enjoys creating a unique atmosphere for worship. We offer training on the lighting system software/board and we welcome creative input from our volunteers!

Communion Servers

Contact: Jennifer Muller,

Help serve communion once a month at one of the Sunday services.

Worship Team

Contact: KJ Roelke,

If you have the talent, commitment, and heart to guide people in engaging with God through their voices and hearts, get in touch as soon as possible!

audio engineer

Contact: KJ Roelke,

An essential part of any worship service is how it sounds. If you’re interested in this position, you should be musically inclined, able to problem-solve under pressure, willing to learn new techniques, and work with a humble spirit. Training is available.

Deeper Discipleship

If you are interested in leading a group or class, contact David Freeman,

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All Generations


Wednesday Night Kids

Contact: Nina Verbanaz,

Build relationships with kids as you help facilitate Bible lessons and fun! Help is needed for ages Pre-K through 6th grade. (Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm)

grow to know preschool*

Contact: Jane Roebke,

Interested persons would enjoy interacting with children ages 6 weeks–5 years, helping teachers with classroom duties, welcoming parents and students, and serving as a helper in the way of Jesus. Completion of the volunteer packet including background screening and Safe Sanctuary Training is necessary.


Contact: Nina Verbanaz,

Greet parents and guests as they enter the Kids Area on Sunday mornings. Become a “tour guide” as needed and assist in handing out our parent information at the Kids Area doors. Some people will enter data onto the computer.


Contact: Nina Verbanaz,

Come teach and play with the MOPS Kids  (the babies, toddlers, and preschool kids) who come to Schweitzer Tuesdays from 9:00–11:30am while their mamas spend some quality time with Jesus and each other. 


Contact: Nina Verbanaz,

Cuddle, rock and show some love to the youngest Schweitzer members. Join infants - 2 yrs of age on Sunday mornings at 9:40, 11:00.

Sunday Morning Class Helper*

Contact: Nina Verbanaz,

Assist the Sunday morning class leader in the classroom for ages 2–6th grade either 9:40 or 11:00 am. Need to be a true servant for the Lord and have a loving, caring heart for kids.



Contact: Tim Smith,
or KJ Roelke,

Help run the sound board for Youth Worship on Wednesday nights—working with the youth band primarily.

youth Small Group Facilitator*

Contact: Tim Smith,

Help 7th–12th Grade students discuss spiritual topics on Wednesday nights as they break out from a large group message. Facilitators are responsible for walking students through faith topics relevant to their lives.

Youth Worship Team & Choir*

Contact: Tim Smith,
or KJ Roelke,

 Help with vocal and instrumental coaching as students learn to use their gifts in leading in worship.

Wednesday Night Dinners & Drinks

Contact: Tim Smith,

Provide dinner or fix smoothies and coffee for students attending Wednesday night Youth events. Dinners that will feed multiple students are best.



Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Enter data from our Connection Cards after service on Sunday morning approximately one time per month on a rotating schedule. Understanding of spreadsheets is important.


Contact: Mary Beth Owens,

The Office Assistant answers phone and performs administrative tasks. Morning and afternoon shifts, Monday through Friday, are available. Schedule is flexible.

Caring Hearts

home visitor

Contact: Glenna Meyers,

A parish visitor makes a friendly visit to one or two homebound or limited attendance members once a month. You will be assigned the same person with the purpose of helping that person stay connected to Jesus and Schweitzer.

snail mail ministry

Contact: Carma Messerli,

Either make or send encouraging cards to folks who are homebound, ill, or otherwise experiencing tough times.

sanctuary set-up team

Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Help keep our sanctuary ready for service by stocking ink pens and offering envelopes (rotating schedule).

SMART ministry

Contact: Dave Williams,

Do you have a servants heart to protect and help maintain a safe and comfortable environment for worship, learning, and fellowship on the Schweitzer campus? We are looking for people to serve during Sunday mornings on the SMART (Safely Monitoring Aware and Response Team) Ministry team.

photo ministry team

Contact: Erinn Johnson,
or Mary Beth Owens,

Help Schweitzer take photos when people are baptized, confirmed or become new members at one of our 5 services. NO experience is necessary. Use your smart phone and have fun meeting people!


Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for those coming to worship as you greet at one of our three entrances.


Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Create a warm, welcoming environment for those coming to Schweitzer and entering worship. Distribute bulletins and collect offerings.

Volunteer appreciation

Contact Sheila Pippin,

Be a part of the team that reminds our volunteers how much they are appreciated.


Contact: Sheila Pippin,
Adopt a landscaped garden around our church campus and spend keep it looking good three to four times a year.  

P.A.T.C.H. Ministry (Parents and Their Children)

Contact: Jim Peterson,

Once a month, different drivers use the church van to pick up children in the area to visit their moms in prison in Chillicothe, Missouri. A Background Check and Safe Sanctuary Training is required.

mobile greeting team

Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Greet all who attend our services on Sunday morning in the parking lot, offering rides to our various entrances, and helping to keep our parking lot safe. 3 shifts to choose from on a Sunday morning, rotating one time per month.

connection center team

Contact: Sheila Pippin,

Welcome people as they arrive, visit with new guests, answer questions, and help create a welcoming environment on Sunday mornings.

hospitality team

Contact: Sheila Pippin,

 Serve refreshments on Sunday mornings and occasionally at special events. Times available for all services.

Community Impact

life change plan

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

This is a 1-year structured discipleship program primarily for those re-entering from incarceration, in long-term recovery, and/or generational poverty. Become a mentor for one of these men and women and watch God not only change their life, but also yours through your commitment of time and prayer and love in this new Christ-centered relationship.

faith & finances

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

This 12-week class on Wednesday nights is designed to help low and fixed income people move out of financial poverty. If you have gifting and/or passion in this area, you can be a part of that.


Contact: Bruce Cobb,

Every 3rd Thursday, from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., at Pittman, men from the church run a simple and powerful breakfast with fun activities and discussions for dads and their kids. If you have the heart and passion, there is a way for you to help.

good news club

Contact: Gail Randolph,

Volunteers are needed every Tuesday afternoon during the school year. Opportunities include everything from snack coordination to teaching the Bible Story. This team receives training and requires a background check.

East stanford neighborhood garden

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

Create community and produce food in the East Stanford Neighborhood Garden. We need people to mow and/or weed eat, along with an easy-to-use mower. Other ways to participate include turning compost, weeding, taking the trash and rocks to the dumpster. An immediate need is to put together and paint items for the children’s garden.

jobs for life

Contact: Scott Warren, or 417-766-8812

An 8-week program that helps people get a job, along with preparing them to be solid, long term employees. We work to break the job-to-job cycle in people’s lives, by restoring value, self-worth and dignity. We are looking for champion/mentors, meal providers for one or more classes, transport van drivers, and prayer partners.

cents of pride

Contact: Laura Brandt,

Help collect items or assist in the “store” in this Pittman school program to reinforce positive choices. Kids earn points to spend.

coach house

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

Mentoring and empowering women transitioning out of homelessness to stability. Women will live in the house as they work through the program to greater independence.


Contact: Molly Edwards,

Make a difference in a child’s life through tutoring at Pittman. Tutors work with a selected student on Thursdays 3:00–3:45, September–April. No experience is necessary, training will be provided. Background check is required.

crisis food pantry

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

“Sharing the love of Christ as we provide emergency food assistance and spiritual support.” If you love people, then we want you! Assist with greeting, registration, and pulling groceries. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, Monday–Wednesday.

food pantry re-stocking team

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum,

This team re-stocks the shelves of the Food Pantry.

pantry prayer ministry

Contact: Patty Hunt,

A wonderful opportunity to use your gift of prayer! Provide a moment of spiritual comfort to persons who receive physical support from the Schweitzer Food Pantry. Serve 2 1/2 hours weekly.

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