Freely you have received, freely give. - Matthew 10:8

Serving Our World in Jesus’ Name • Serving happens as we commit to giving of our time, money, and talent for the cause of Christ so that others can be blessed.

At South Haven, our goal is for every member to be involved in some kind of ministry as God has gifted him or her. We invite you to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to serve. Contact us if you’d like more information or feel that God is challenging you to serve in a particular way.

Ongoing Ministries


Greeters serve at the north and south entrances, Children’s Welcome Center, and special events. If you enjoy meeting new people, creating a welcoming atmosphere, or can offer a friendly smile and kind word, then this ministry is for you!

Preschool Ministry

Our preschool ministry volunteers work with children from babies through kindergarteners. This includes crafts, recreation, music leaders, assistant and lead teachers, greeters, and more! (Note: A background check is required for all volunteers who work with children or youth.)

Children’s Ministry

Volunteers in our children’s ministry work with kids from 1st-6th grade. This includes Sunday school, Children’s Church, Awana (up to 4th grade), Pier 56 (5th & 6th grade), Vacation Bible School, and special events throughout the year. (Note: A background check is required for all volunteers who work with children or youth.)

Student Ministry

Our student ministries volunteers work with youth from 7th-12th grade. They serve as leaders, substitutes/helpers, transportation providers, and more. (Note: A background check is required for all volunteers who work with children or youth.)

Adult Ministries

Volunteers who work with adults teach, facilitate, host, provide support, and help organize with Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, senior adults, singles, College & Career, and support groups.

Music, Drama, & Media Ministries

Areas open for serving in music, drama, and media include the Sanctuary Choir, Student Worship Choir, Disciples of the King Children’s Choir, Preschool Choir, Praise Band, offering special music, participating in Christmas/Easter musicals and presentations, and audio/visual technicians.

Outreach Ministries

Volunteers who serve with outreach provide visitation to visitors, new members, the elderly/homebound, and those in the hospital. Opportunities exist for weekly or monthly visitation as well as throughout the year following special events.

Teaching Ministries

Volunteers teach classes and studies for a variety of groups at South Haven (children, youth, men, women, Sunday School, etc.).


Mission opportunities are available in local, regional, and international settings.

Committee Ministry

South Haven committees include the following: Audit, Baptism, Benevolence, Budget & Finance, Counting, Family Life, Fellowship & Kitchen, Missions, Nominating, Personnel, Preschool Leadership, Properties, Senior Committee

Administrative Help

Our office staff welcomes help with general office work (preparing mailings, assembling packets, making phone calls, etc.), as well as computer-based tasks (developing promotional materials, graphic design, website administration, and working on our online newsletter.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer groups meet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 (room 243), 8:45 (room 135) and 10:15 (Worship Center, left front stairs) and on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in room 131. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Resources for SHBC Volunteers

*for volunteers working with children/youth