Contact: Barbra Smith
The Mission of First Baptist Woodway’s Kingdom Kids Ministry is to share God’s word so that children have the greatest opportunity to know, love and serve God and to equip parents as they disciple and raise their children in Christ.
Thanks for your interest in serving in the Kingdom Kids Ministry at First Baptist Woodway! Your involvement matters because your service makes a difference in the lives of children. We serve for His glory – not our own – and we serve because Jesus Himself came not to be served, but to serve (Matt. 20:28).
As Disciples who seek to follow in the way of Jesus Christ, we need to do as Jesus did to nourish and strengthen our relationship with God. We were created to serve God by caring for His children and acting as good stewards of His creation. No matter what your God-given gifts are, First Woodway can put them to His use. Whether you serve as a teacher, helper, greeter or an extra pair of hands, Christians with a spirit for service are needed for countless volunteer opportunities in our Kingdom Kids Ministry. Our belief is that as people serve, the impact of that service will change lives… for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those who see them giving their time to help someone else.
As you read through the various volunteer opportunities contained here, please pray about where God would have you serve and then contact Kingdom Kids!
**Not all of these ministries are currently happening due to Covid; however, children’s ministry is still always in need of volunteers. Please contact Barbra Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to know current ways to serve***
Kingdom Kids Sunday School
Infants – Sixth Grade
Kingdom Kids Sunday School Plus
Infants – 3-year-old
Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
Fifth – Sixth Grade
9:30 am & 11:00 am
Infants – Sixth Grade
Welcome & Hospitality Team
9:30 am & 11:00 am
Contact: Terri Jones
Sunday Morning Teachers
This is your opportunity to help the Bible to come alive for middle school and high school students. We have classes during the 9:30 am hour.
7:37 Small Group Leaders
On Sunday nights we have discipleship growth groups for 7th – 12th graders, where leaders get to model Christ in a small group, mentoring-type setting.
Parent On Patrol
We need parents to help us with general supervision each week during our Wednesday Night Live program (it’s only once every couple of months from 6:30-8:30).
We are always looking for fun, energetic adults who can go to camp with us in July, help out with other events such as retreats and parties throughout the year, and stay up all night at the middle school Hoop-De-Doo each fall.
Chi Alpha Host Homes
Every January, we need families who will host small groups of our students for a special discipleship weekend that continues to change lives.
Contact: Caleb Whitten
Hosting College Community Groups
Student-led, mid-week Life Group gatherings of students (8-20) meet weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights. We need families within 15 miles of Baylor to open their homes, adopt, and host these groups every year. If you are interested, click here and fill out this form.
Adopt a College Student
Many of our students are hours away from their families and go all four years of college having minimal interactions with any families or adults while living in Waco. We are looking for families, or couples, who would be excited to invest in a college student.
There would be an expectation of a minimum of two touch points a week.[Examples of touch points are: an encouraging text, meet for coffee, family dinner, movie night, go to Baylor games, offer a spare room as a quiet study space away from campus. Invite the student into your life, so they would feel comfortable enough to invite you into theirs.]
Our Adopt a College Student program would not start until Spring of 2021. If you are interested, please fill out this short application.
One of the best ways to serve at the MAC is to join one of our MAC Groups! We encourage you to connect with a neighbor or co-worker by inviting them out for a run (84Runners), a hike (Narrow Road Hiking Club), a round of golf (Bogey Club), or maybe bring them out to the MAC for Pickleball! Contact Case Smith, Director of Recreation at email@example.com.
Seniors Care Ministry
Contact: Lisa Smyers
Service opportunities exist for volunteers to visit homebound, local nursing homes, those in local hospitals, and to assist with Bible studies and worship experiences both on and off campus of our local retirement centers and nursing homes. No matter your age, if you desire to serve our homebound and or our senior adult residents, we have a place for you.
Acts of Love Food Pantry
Contact: René Maciel
This ministry involves collecting and distributing food to people who contact the church in need. Volunteers spend time with these families in need, sharing the love of Jesus and and providing for the family’s needs from the church’s food pantry. You can be involved by donating items or volunteering your time.
Special Needs (Helping Hands)
Contact: Kelsey Fritscher Brown
Helping Hands provides ministry for persons with disabilities (babies through adulthood) and their families. More than 40 members are either partnered with a Buddy so they can attend regular Sunday School classes, or are taught in their own special classes. Our volunteer base is primarily made up of church members, high school age through senior adults, as well as several college students. Please consider joining us twice per month [or more if you’d like] for an hour to work with these precious children, teens, and adults. We look forward to getting to know you as you minister alongside these families!
Contact: Gary Rhodes
The Choir sets the pace for our church family as they lead out in worship each week. We are looking for everyone who has a heart for worship to join us. Rehearsals take place each Wednesday night from 7:00 until 8:15 pm.
We are looking for experienced players who want to use their gifts to worship the Lord through the First Woodway Orchestra. The orchestra plays 12 times per semester, averaging two Sundays on and one Sunday off. Orchestra members rehearse at 8:00 am on the Sunday mornings they play. Then they play as part of the worship services. The orchestra also plays for special events throughout the year, including Christmas, Easter, and special worship events.
The worship band is a rotating, auditioned group consisting of keyboard (synth), electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and auxiliary percussion (shaker, cajon, conga drums, sus cymbal, chimes, etc…). They are the foundation of all we do in the worship ministry. They meet each Sunday at 7:45 am to pray, set up and rehearse for the morning services.
Praise Team is an auditioned group that primarily is made up of members from the choir. They gather for prayer and rehearsal at 7:30 am on Sundays and sing in the service.
Contemporary Service Band
This team is a group of auditioned musicians that have a heart for worship and a desire to see God’s people worship Him in spirit and in truth. The team consists primarily of but is not limited to drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, and vocalists. They gather for rehearsal every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. If you are a gifted musician and are interested in serving on this team, please contact Art Wellborn.
Contact: Ronny Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discipleship Class Leaders
Every semester we provide a number of midweek discipleship classes to congregants and the wider community. Leaders either teach or facilitate discussion in these settings. We are always interested in finding new leaders!
Group leaders serve on teams that oversee group life at First Woodway. Most groups meet on Sunday mornings, and a few groups meet in homes throughout the week. Let us know if you are interested in serving as a teacher or fellowship coordinator in this area!
Contact: Melody Carson
The best kind of storytelling includes visual storytelling, and few things communicate better than a good photo. If you are a talented photographer and would like to help us capture the life and heart of the First Woodway family, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact: Andy Gauer
If you are looking for a creative and unique way to serve at First Woodway, we have a place for you on the production crew! With every sound transmitted, every light shone, and each image displayed in our services and live events, we seek to steward the atmosphere for the presence of God. No experience necessary—training is provided. All ages welcome! We ask that volunteers under 13 are accompanied by a parent serving alongside them.
Contact Scott Dixon for more information.
The task of hosting visitors and members well is an incredibly important one, and we need help in order to do this with excellence! We are looking for smiling faces to add to our great team of volunteers to help serve in this vital ministry! Here’s where we need your help:
Golf Cart Team
We have a big parking lot and lots of traffic in it, so we would love to offer safe and convenient rides to our church family.
Kingdom Kids Greeters
Once families get into the building, we want to make sure that they feel welcomed and taken care of…that’s what Kingdom Kids Greeters are all about! We help our guests get checked in on our system and then help them find classrooms for their little ones.
These are our people standing in strategic locations to make sure that everyone who walks into our building is greeted with a smile, a handshake, and a statement that says no matter who you are, how your morning has gone, we are so glad you are here!
This team’s main purpose is to be Information Central! If you have a question about which class would be a good fit for you, where do the kids go for their classes, what time are the services, or any number of other questions…this is the team you go to!
This group is the one who walks our guests to the locations that the Welcome Desk points them to…in other words, this group helps to make sure we don’t have anyone wandering the halls looking for where they are supposed to be!