Ministry Opportunities at Riverside

"Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."
1 Peter 4:10

To use your gifts in any of the following ministries, contact Coral Minge in the Church Office.



Office Volunteers

We're often in need of volunteers to help with a variety of jobs in the church office. Some jobs include answering phones, proofreading, folding the Sunday bulletin, photocopying, and shredding. If you'd like to help, please contact us at



Hospitality Team

Members of the hospitality team are dedicated to making everyone's visit to Riverside an enjoyable one. 

Greeters & Ushers - Greet new people and old friends with warmth and welcome.  Along with providing gifts to newcomers and activity bags to children.

Coffee Fellowship Team - Help set up our delicious breakfast table and prepare coffee on Sunday mornings.



The Flock

Shut-In visitation ministry. We make sure that all the members of Riverside feel connected to our family.  Anyone with a heart for older people can be a great addition to the flock.  We visit those who can no longer attend worship on their own.  And deliver bulletins, newsletters, recordings of worship, and tokens of love.

Shut In Visitors - Join our team in visiting with our shut ins, sharing Christ's love with them and including them in our congregation.

Creative Gifts - Help make cards, blankets and assorted gifts for our wonderful Church shut-ins.



Children & Youth Ministries

Teacher/Helpers for Sunday School -  Sunday mornings, curriculum provided. Classes for PreK thru 12th grade. No experience needed.

Children Ministry Volunteers - Assist leaders in Bible study and/or dramatic worship activities at our Wednesday Night 'Alive' program.

Youth Leaders - Assist Youth Director in youth ministry activities. Help lead Life Groups. Bake snacks for youth. Lots of fun activities to be a part of!



Music Ministries

Bell Choir - Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for all ages. They perform at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services once a month during the school year.

Praise Team - Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for high school age on up. They sing at the 10:45 A.M. Sunday service each week.

Chancel Choir - Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. from September - May in the Music room for high school age& up. They sing at the 8:15 a.m.  service weekly during school year.

Special Music - Vocal or instrumental performances are welcome for any of our services throughout the year, please contact the Director of Worship (309-764-6721).



Technology Ministries

This is a behind the scenes ministry –training will be provided as needed for technology currently in use. This ministry utilizes audio operators, video and projection operators; web designers and programmers. Contact our tech director, Steve Mixson, if interested in serving here.



Prayer Ministries

Sunday Morning Prayer Team - meet in the Church Sanctuary every Sunday morning at 7AM to prayer over the entire Church building.

Prayer List - Receive prayer concerns from the congregation every week and pray for them on your own.



We serve God through worship.

We serve each other in fellowship & discipleship.

We serve our neighbors through loving invitation and radical hospitality.