There are MANY ways to be a Willing Servant within the New-Ark Area Emmaus Community.
All members, and all gifts, and all tasks are necessary for us to be able to extend the blessings of the Emmaus Ministries to our event pilgrims, our community members, and their churches.
The community keeps track of the persons who have served the Community as Willing Servants.
Being an active Willing Servant, whether on an event team, at Gatherings, or behind the scenes for a Walk or Encounter, is one of the considerations when selecting a community member to serve on an event team.
You can let the Work Area leaders know the ways in which you might like to serve.
Please complete the online WILLING SERVANT INTEREST SURVEY below to indicate the areas of interest to you:
The Community Board of Directors
The Community Lay Director, Leadership Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, and Chairpersons of the various Community Work Areas make up the Board of Directors which governs our Emmaus Community.
Because the Board serves as the policy-making body for the Community, Board members should have a good understanding of Emmaus Ministries and broad experience serving in the Community.
Each year, several community members rotate off of the Board, and several others join the Board. Persons may self-nominate or may be nominated by others to serve on the Board. Please use the printable BOARD NOMINATION FORM below to nominate yourself or another for service to our Community as a member of the Board.
Walk & Encounter Event Teams
Event Team members are prayerfully chosen by a Team Selection Committee. Consideration is given to Share Group participation, prior team experience, and service within the Community.
Although you do not volunteer or 'sign up' to be a part of the Event Team, you may nominate yourself for consideration. Please use the printable EVENT TEAM NOMINATION FORM below to nominate yourself for consideration as a member of a Walk or Encounter Event Team.
Walk & Encounter 'Behind the Scenes' Support
The New-Ark Area Emmaus Community has MANY opportunities for 'anonymous' service during a Walk or Encounter event. Community members are encouraged to sign up online via the New-Ark Area Emmaus sign-ups on the SignUpGenius.com site.
Please see our EVENT SERVANT SIGN-UPS page for links to the specific Walk or Encounter sign-ups.
At each Monthly Gathering, several Community work areas and committees are in need of Willing Servants: Audiovisual, Child Care, Logistics, Social, and Worship.
Below is a description of the Gathering Willing Servant jobs in each area; in addition to indicating your interest on the Willing Servant Interest Survey, you are welcome to contact the Area Chairperson or Coordinator (email addresses below) if you wish to help at Gatherings.
Jobs at Gatherings involve setting up the sound equipment, running the sound board, and preparing and running the PowerPoint slides for the song leader. Audiovisual help is needed for events during Walk weekends as well. Interested persons will receive training prior to serving.
Jobs for Gatherings involve distributing and collecting Bible activity bags for children ages 5 - 12; and maintaining the Bible activity bags.
Jobs at Gatherings involve resetting or putting away tables and chairs after the Fellowship Meal, and cleaning and resetting the Sanctuary.
In the months where a Fellowship Meal is offered, jobs at Gatherings involve receiving buffet items prior to the Gathering, setting out the buffet prior to the Fellowship Meal, and cleaning up the buffet and kitchen afterwards. Similar help is needed for the Fellowship Meal at the end of each Walk weekend.
Jobs at Gatherings include song leading (before Gathering and during communion), providing the gift of special music, and/or giving a short 'Fourth Day' or 'Next Day' testimony answering the questions 'What did my Walk/Encounter mean to me?' and 'What have I done about it?'.