The Bible teaches that every Christ follower is indwelled by the Holy Spirit and thereby possesses one or more spiritual gifts. The Cowboy Church offers a wide variety of groups and activities in which you can share your gifts in service to the Lord and others.
Prayerfully review the list of ministries below and find a place to serve God and others at The Cowboy Church!
MUSIC & SOUND
Individuals who are musically gifted and want to share their talents singing and/or playing a musical instrument during Sunday services and other church activities. We share the Good News of Jesus Christ through a variety of music, including country, gospel, and old-time hymns. We practice every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.
If you have a background in sound/media production, you would work closely with the music leader in producing the best possible worship experience for our guests.
GREETING MINISTRY - (HOSPITALITY)
Ministry Lead: GREETERS
TRUDY BLAKE | 763-434-5596
Greeters are the first and last people a guest will see when visiting a church. Greeters provide visitors with information about The Cowboy Church, set up our treats and coffee, and cover the Welcome Desk to answer questions and provide free gifts to first-time guests.
CHUCK WAGON FOOD SERVICE
Ministry Lead: tRUDY BLAKE (pictured above) | 763-434-5596
If you like to bake, cook, and grill, this is the place for you! Support various church functions that require food service and/or setup such as Sunday service treats, potluck Sunday, church activity nights, fundraising concessions, weddings, funerals, and outreach efforts that support the community, such as the NACE food shelf, providing home-cooked meals, offering prayer and companionship for someone struggling with illness or loss, etc.
USHERS MINISTRY (HOSPITALITY)
MINISTRY LEAD: Roger Virchow | 763-434-5596
Ushers are the first and last people a guest will see when visiting a church. Ushers welcome guests into the worship service and wish them a blessed week when they leave. They also serve as security oversight, receive the tithes and offerings, distribute the communion elements, and maintain a clean and organized service area.
MINISTRY LEAD: LEILA YAGGY
The Housekeeping Team has a passion for keeping The Cowboy Church clean and inviting for guests and activities. Includes cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, picking up, trash removal, etc. of our bathrooms, sanctuary, kitchens, class and meeting rooms, and stocking cleaning products as needed. Volunteers are needed to serve weekly, every other week, monthly, or even to just be a substitute for when our regulars take vacation.
FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Ministry Lead: Mike Smith | 763-434-5596
Are you a jack of all trades and mechanically inclined? This team works together for weekly/monthly/annual maintenance and repair of the interior/exterior of our building and grounds. Some tasks include: storage room upkeep, pest control, water/septic/fire/heating/cooling systems oversight, building security, lighting, recycling, waste management, flag, and grounds care.
If you have specialty skills such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, team up with the building team throughout the year on larger maintenance or building projects such as new bathrooms, update kitchen, sanctuary lighting, drop ceilings in kids' rooms, outside signage, exterior fencing, and painting.
CHILDREN and STUDENT MINISTRIES
(Preschool through Grade 8)
Ministry Lead: MELODY VIRCHOW | 763-434-5596
We partner with parents in teaching kids to know. love, and serve Jesus as they grow on the Trail to Discipleship. Each Sunday morning, children dive into God's Word as they are taught a Bible lesson in a fun and age-appropriate way. Kids are exposed to an array of activities and, most importantly, learn about Jesus and His love for them! Come and help lead little lives to our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Note: Background checks are required for everyone working in the children's ministry.
Ministry Lead: AMY SANDERS | 763-434-5596
The donation stewards meet weekly after Sunday service to prepare the weekly offerings deposit. This requires counting, creating a receipt and deposit register, and making copies. If you have a bookkeeping background, are organized and/or have a head for numbers, this is your place to serve!
FUNDRAISING & ACTIVITIES MINISTRY
Do you have the gift of organization? If so, you are needed to help plan and setup various activities and fundraisers, such as concerts, occasional sales and community events (e.g."Fun Nights"), and our annual Spring Dust Off horse arena event.
MINISTRY LEAD: PASTOR JOE PENROSE
We take the power of prayer seriously. Join us in praying for those in need within our church, community, and around the world. We meet for corporate prayer in the Service Area on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.
We also have a prayer cubicle in our Service Area where anyone in need of prayer can go after the service and receive prayer for any need.