Volunteer at Mariners

Volunteer at Mariners

Serving others is an opportunity for us to step out in faith and grow our trust in Jesus and dependence on His strength. Join us in taking the next step.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Mariners Church—whether it’s helping people park before service, stocking shelves in the Food Pantry, serving coffee at an event, or in any other of the numerous opportunities to serve. 

God has given all of us unique gifts and talents and it is with those gifts that we have the opportunity to follow Christ’s example to serve one another and help build His Kingdom.

If you are new to Mariners, or have been attending for years, we would love for you to join one of our volunteer teams! 

Once you have explored the opportunities below and we have set up easy first steps to help you get involved.

GUEST EXPERIENCE

Guest Services

You are passionate about making people feel at ease and at home. God has wired you to welcome people and help make them feel comfortable. Whether out in front greeting or behind the scenes setting the environments, there is a place for you. If this is your first time serving at Mariners, Guest Services is a great place to start, as we roll out the red carpet for our guests each and every weekend.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Parking, Greeters, Ushers, Hospitality, and Events at all congregations. This opportunity is available at all congregations. 

Next Step

You are passionate about making people seen, welcomed and wanted. God has wired you to make people feel at home. This ministry exists to welcome people at the Next Step Areas and our Welcome to Mariners Lunches and connect them to their next step. We will passionately, enthusiastically, clearly, and regularly cast vision and provide clear next steps for people to pursue the fullness of life that God has in store for them, from experiencing the joy of community, the satisfaction of serving and the thrill of reaching the world.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Patio host and table leader at Welcome to Mariners lunch. This opportunity is available at all congregations.

Facilities

You are passionate about inviting people into welcoming spaces. God has wired you to prepare various environments and to host your guests well. Whether through ensuring cleanliness, providing a seat to join a group, or helping to maintain our natural landscaping there is a place for you. Join the Facilities team in ensuring a memorable and inspiring experience for every person, for first-time guests, and for those who have worshipped with us for years.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Event Support, Campus Beautification, and Maintenance Assistance. This opportunity is available at all congregations.

Bookstore

You are passionate about serving others for kingdom impact.  You are warm and welcoming, attentive, proactive, and you help create memorable moments with a lasting impression by providing knowledgeable guidance and personalized recommendations with merchandise. This ministry inspires people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world with all the net proceeds of our guest’s purchases supporting the Mariners Church Outreach Initiatives.  

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Guest Assistance and Back of House Team. This opportunity is currently available at our Irvine congregation.

Cafe

You are passionate about serving people through acts of hospitality. You experience joy having a role in people spending time together around food, whether it’s in the cafe or in group settings. The cafe desires to serve people and ministries with great food, drink and customer service.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Catering set-up, greeters, and servers. This opportunity is currently available at our Irvine congregation.

WORSHIP | PRODUCTION | ARTS

Worship

You are passionate about leading God’s people to Him through songs. You are dedicated to your craft, either as a singer or an instrumentalist, and are open to learning and growing.  This ministry has a desire to be in God’s presence and have a heart for others to encounter the power of the Holy Spirit, and know Jesus personally. 

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Vocal team and musicians at all congregations. 

Learn more about this ministry here

Production

You are passionate about creating intentional environments that point people to Jesus. God has wired you to love creating an inspiring environment from behind the scenes. This ministry helps adults, Jr High students and kids experience an engaging worship service each week. 

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Running lights, slides, sound, and more is available at all congregations.

Arts

You are passionate about the Arts and using your creative gifts inspire people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world. God has wired you to create in any form, from music to dance to art. This ministry makes space for artists and creatives to come together in community, grow in skill and faith, share stories, and exercise artistic gifts. It features food, connection, storytelling, art & faith discussion, and creative activation.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Copywriting, editing, photography, and more. This opportunity is currently available at our Irvine congregation.

SAFETY & OPERATIONS

Security

You are passionate about protecting and serving others. This ministry is responsible for providing security and medical services in order to create and maintain a safe and welcoming environment, protecting life and property, and responding to incidents in partnership with our public safety partners.  

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Weekend, Midweek, and Event safety and medical roles are available at all congregations.

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

You are passionate about helping others grow together and experience life as God intended – in community. You want to support spiritual transformation in authentic and caring groups, centered on Scripture, where we can acknowledge our true brokenness and seek healing and transformation that can only come from God. These ministries facilitate Biblical community for every season and stage of life through Rooted, Life Groups, and other ministries.   

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Rooted Facilitator, Life Group Leader, Events, and more are available at all congregations.

Learn more about these ministries here: Rooted & LifeGroups | Women | Men | Marriage
Young Adults | 20s/30s | Singles | Senior Adults

CARE & RECOVERY

You are passionate about the pursuit of growth, recovery and healing in the context of community. You want to join Christ in restoring what has been lost, as Jesus takes stories of pain, trial and struggle and makes them into the soil from which a redeemed future will grow. This ministry exists to cultivate emotionally and relationally healthy disciples, equipped to walk with God and one another through seasons of distress and difficulty. 

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Administrative Assistant, Event Volunteer, Small Group Facilitator, Table Leader, and One-on-One Care Counselor. This opportunity is currently available at our Irvine congregation.

Learn more about this ministry here.

NEXT GEN

Kids

You are passionate about pouring into the next generation and equipping them to fearlessly change the world.  If God has equipped you to thrive in dynamic, versatile environments, then you might be perfect for serving in Kids Ministry. This ministry serves the children and families of Mariners Church by creating safe and engaging environments in which children can learn to grow closer to Jesus at any age!  

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Kids Check-in, Small Group Leader, Large Group Teacher/ Host, Worship, and Midweek Curriculum Prep. These opportunities are available at all congregations.

Youth

You are passionate about teenagers and inspiring them to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world. This ministry exists to walk alongside Junior High and High School students as they develop their own authentic faith and equip them to share it with their communities. We do this by facilitating relationships with caring adult mentors, connecting them to peer small groups (Life Groups), providing practical ways for them to serve others, grow spiritually on their own, and engage in the overall life of the church. 

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Weekend Leader, Life Group Leader, Ministry Team (Tech/ Production, Worship, Welcome, Outreach or Media/ Social Media), Resource Volunteer (events, check-in and set-up). These opportunities are available at all congregations.

Special Needs

You are passionate about including children, teens and adults with special needs and inspiring them to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world. You recognize the image of God in every individual and want to see each individual belong and use the gifts He has given them. This ministry makes space for every individual to have a seat at the King’s table through one-on-one ministry within our age appropriate environments and provides the opportunity for parents/caregivers to also be in relationship with God and one another.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Exceptional Buddy (one-on-one attention and care), Sensory Room volunteer, Exceptional Worship for teens and adults, Life Group support for high school students, or facilitating activities at our Tuesday morning socials for adults.  This opportunity is currently available at our Irvine congregation.

Learn more about this ministries here: Kids | Youth | Special Needs

OUTREACH

You are passionate about changing the world by showing and sharing the good news of Jesus. 

You want to make a difference in your city, and local and global communities. The Local Outreach teams work to restore hope for at-risk youth, families, and communities. The City Outreach teams work to change a city to change a culture. The Global Outreach team works to catalyze and collaborate with the global church to advance the Great Commission.

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Food Pantry, Thrift Store, English as a Second Language, Adults with Special Needs, Legal, Community Development, Lighthouse Community Centers, Foster Youth, Military, Homelessness, Disaster Relief, Prison, Refugees, International Students, Africa/Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Disaster Relief. These opportunities are available at all congregations.

Learn more about this ministries here: Outreach | Local | City | Global | Disaster Relief

ONLINE

You are passionate about  taking the gospel throughout the world and believe location should not be a deterrent to Christ centered community. This team uses their gifts to impact lives and help the disconnected find their place at Mariners no matter where they live. They want you to step into your purpose and help others find theirs. 

Opportunities to serve on our team include: Weekend Online Host, Prayer Team, Connection Leader, Online Rooted Facilitator, Online Life Group Leader, Hosted Here Site. These opportunities are available through our Online congregation.

Still not sure where you’d like to start serving? Take our short Serving Style Quiz
to help learn more about what type of volunteer opportunities you may enjoy.

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