Use your talents to help make a difference at LCPC.

General Opportunities Congregational Care Parent Education
Adult Formation Music & Worship Arts Personnel
Children & Family Ministries Office Support Worship
 Outreach Youth Ministry

GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES

Marketing & Communications Volunteer:

Assist in marketing and promoting LCPC to the community. Do one part of the marketing process that fits your skill set: distribute posters, write articles, update website, graphic design, PR consulting, community networking, marketing strategy, social networking, social media, internet ads, or other.

  • Time Commitment: As needed per project.
  • Skills needed: Marketing, communications, or PR skills and desire to help in at least one area of the communications process. Let’s get the word out about LCPC. Join our team!
  • Contact Megan@lacanadapc.org.

Administrative Help:

Help the ministry with administrative tasks such as filing, copying and organizing. May include specific tasks for special events.

  • Time commitment: Varies, based on task
  • Ability to use computer or copy machine. Training will be provided.

ADULT FORMATION

Women’s Ministry:

Be part of a team that coordinates the annual Women’s Retreat; help put on Women’s events, bible studies and small-group studies.

  • Time commitment: Women’s Retreat team members meet every 2-3 weeks, starting in January and leading up to the retreat date in April; Women’s Ministry support team meets monthly
  • Skills needed: A willingness to meet and collaborate with other women, each bringing their own gifts to the table. Skills we can always use: writing, graphic arts, task organizing, and creativity in reaching out to the needs of women at LCPC

Men’s Ministry:

Be a part of a team to coordinate the annual Men’s Retreat.

  • Time commitment: 2 to 4 hours per month, plus a commitment to attend the annual Men’s Retreat for a weekend in the Spring
  • Skills needed: Leadership, organization, help with registration, and moral support

Information & Registration Team:

Staff information and sign-up tables between church services. Answer questions, sell study materials and sign up people for classes, retreats, small groups, etc.

  • Time commitment: Three times a year on Sundays before each service for less than one hour each time
  • Skills needed: Possess a friendly, outgoing and encouraging presence
  • Contact: Barbara@lacanadapc.org

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Growing Families Team:

Help plan, coordinate and facilitate monthly Sunday a.m. Growing Families programs designed to enhance Christian parenting skills and resources (with children 0-8). Brainstorm and implement additional possible ways to reach out to parents in our church and community (e.g., service, Small Groups, and social events).

  • Time commitment: Quarterly meetings, 2 ½ hours per meeting. Varies with role
  • Skills needed: Interest in Christian parenting, ability to plan and assist in meeting presentations, possess a welcoming presence

Tiny Explorers (birth – 2 years) Volunteer:

Assist the nursery workers with taking care of infants and toddlers. Help engage children in fun activities.

  • Time commitment: Sunday mornings, 1 hour, once per month
  • Skills needed: Must be a regular attendee or member of LCPC for at least one year, complete an application, and pass a background check. Have a desire to work with nursery children and be comfortable with infants and toddlers.

Story Seekers (3 years – Kindergarten) Sunday School Teacher:

Facilitate a craft/coloring time, teach a lesson from a curriculum, interact with the children and other volunteers

  • Time commitment: Sunday mornings, 1 to 2 hours, once per month
  • Skills needed: Must be a regular attendee or member of LCPC for at least one year, complete an application, and pass a background check. Have a desire to work with preschoolers and be comfortable teaching.

Story Seekers (3 years – Kindergarten) Sunday School Helper:

Assist the Sunday School teacher with sign-in and sign-out times. Help with craft, snack, and activities. Assist as directed by the teacher.

  • Time commitment: Sunday mornings, 1½ hours, once per month
  • Skills needed: Must be a regular attendee or member of LCPC for at least one year, complete an application, and pass a background check. Have a desire to work with preschoolers and be comfortable helping.

Testament Travelers (1st-6th grades) Sunday Morning Volunteers:

Help with Sunday School classes. Positions vary.

  • Time commitment: Sunday mornings, 2 hours on a rotating schedule
  • Skills needed: Must like children, be a regular attendee or member of LCPC for at least one year, complete an application, and pass a background check

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Congregational Care assists those in many kinds of need within the church family as well as the community.

For more information, please contact Dr. Chuck Osburn at chuck@lacanadapc.org or (818) 790-6708 x229.

Deacon:

A designated and elected member of the church community with responsibility for providing contact, care, connection and support for all church members.

  • Time commitment: Six to eight hours per month, on average. Includes a monthly meeting, rotation on welcome team, visitation, care for flock members
  • Skills needed: Willingness to work with people and the ability to care for others

Lay Counselor:

A Lay Counselor is gifted, skilled, and trained to meet with people (usually one hour a week/counseling situation) who are in need of para-professional-level Christian counseling. Lay Counselors listen to the life problems people present and work with them toward solutions to those concerns or make appropriate referrals if the needs are beyond their level of expertise.

  • Time commitment: Averages 4-8 hours per week depending on the number of counseling situations. After a 50- to 60-hour initial training, continuing education occurs about 38 Sunday mornings (6:30-8:30 a.m.) a year. There is also one annual weekend retreat (first weekend in October).
  • Skills needed: Desire and gifts to provide Christian care and counseling to people in need. Active listening skills, with non-judgmental, non-advice-giving, patient compassion. Willingness and ability to work as a team with other Lay Counselors.

Prayer Team:

Pray for people in need

  • Time commitment: As much time as you would like to pray for concerns that are emailed to you as they come in
  • Skills needed: A prayerful, caring attitude and email access

Emergency Food Assistance:

Provide food to congregational members in need. Prepare and/or deliver the food.

  • Time commitment: Varies, based on need
  • Skills needed: Ability to cook meals and/or deliver them

Transportation Assistance:

Help people with car rides to church functions or doctor appointments.

  • Time commitment: As needed
  • Skills needed: May need to assist with entering and exiting of your vehicle.

Circle of Care Visitation:

Reach out to members of our church community who are no longer ambulatory

  • Time commitment: As much time as you are able during the month
  • Skills needed: Enjoy visiting the elderly and homebound

Stephen Minister:

Meets one-on-one with people who are in crisis to provide weekly support to them through listening, prayer and distinctively Christian love and support.

  • Time commitment: Eight to 10 hours per month (including bi-monthly peer meetings)
  • Skills needed: Desire to provide consistent one-on-one Christian care to people in crisis. Active listening skills. Experience counseling people in crisis is a plus but not necessary. Mandatory 50 hours of training is provided.

MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS

Chancel Choir Member:

This non-auditioned choir, under the direction of Jack Lantz, welcomes all who love to sing and provides a wide variety of music, from classical to jazz, pop, and praise. Those who have participated in high school or college choirs will enjoy the close fellowship that this group allows within a large congregation.

  • Time commitment: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., plus Sunday services and seasonal concerts
  • Skills needed: Love of music, ability to carry a tune and read music, and willingness to learn about choral singing techniques
  • Contact: Jack@lacanadapc.org

Orchestra Member:

This non-auditioned orchestra, under the direction of Jack Lantz, welcomes all who love to play. Though we focus on a classical repertoire, we also provide a wide variety of music, from classical to praise. Those who have participated in high school or college orchestras will enjoy the close fellowship that this group allows within a large congregation.

  • Time commitment: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., plus monthly Sunday services and seasonal concerts
  • Skills needed: The ability to read music and play a musical instrument
  • Contact: Jack@lacanadapc.org

FaithVoice Choir:

Jr. High School youth make up the Faith Voice ensemble. This choir sings a variety of music styles, from classical to contemporary, and leads worship once a month. Highlights throughout the year include collaborative festivals with other ensembles as well as possible musicals and tours.

  • Time commitment: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m., plus monthly Sunday services and seasonal concerts
  • Skills needed: Love of music and be of junior high age range
  • Contact: Judy Brock, judy@lacanadapc.org or (818) 790-6708, x222

Cherub Choir & Celebrate Singers:

The children’s choirs at LCPC provide a place for kids to learn to sing and get involved in the church by serving the congregation and worshipping the Lord. Rehearsals and worship participation are high-energy and fun-filled. Judy Brock conducts this program.

  • Time commitment: Rehearsals: Cherub Choir (grades K & 2) – Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Celebrate Choir (grades 3 – 6) – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Plus monthly Sunday services and seasonal concerts
  • Skills needed: Desire to sing and make a joyful noise
  • Contact: Judy Brock, judy@lacanadapc.org or (818) 790-6708, x222

Praise Band:

The Praise Band leads the contemporary worship service every Sunday and participates in special services and concerts. Consisting of a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists, the Praise Band is open to new members who would like to be part of dynamic worship in a contemporary and praise-filled setting.

  • Time commitment: Participation in the 11:00 a.m. worship service about once or twice per month
  • Skills needed: The ability to read music, play a Praise Band instrument (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, obbligato wind or string instrument) and/or sing contemporary Praise Band style. Must interview with Praise Band leader Andrew Pratt.
  • Contact: Andrew Pratt, andrew@lacanadapc.org or (818) 790-6758 x241

Exultate Ringers Handbell Choir:

This non-auditioned handbell choir, under the direction of Kemp Smeal, welcomes those who love to play music. We offer a wide variety of music, both original and transcriptions for handbells. Those who have participated in high school or college musical groups and who can read music will enjoy the close fellowship this group allows within a large congregation.

  • Time commitment: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., plus monthly Sunday services
  • Skills needed: Have a strong sense of rhythm and have the ability to read music and swing bells with both arms
  • Contact: Kemp Smeal, kemp@lacanadapc.org

Tech (Audio-Video) Ministry:

This ministry provides technicians to run sound, lights and media for the three worship services as well as special events.

  • Time commitment: Participation in worship services about once or twice per month. Participation can be tailored to the worship service that one normally attends.
  • Skills needed: Some familiarity with sound reinforcement or ability to operate lighting boards is preferred; however, training is available. No experience is necessary to run the Media-Shout (PowerPoint) media and video.
  • Contact: Ed Myers, ed@lacanadapc.org

Drama & Theatre Ministry:

The purpose of this ministry is to develop a theatre program to present religious drama and comedies to supplement worship services as well as to present stand-alone, full-length theatre events. Both onstage and behind-the-scenes people are needed as members of the cast and crew.

  • Time commitment: Participation in rehearsals once or twice per week as well as monthly participation in worship. Participation will vary depending on the cast and crew requirements of the theatre piece selected.
  • Skills needed: Experience in theatre in high school or college and a desire to use theatre as an expression of faith and outreach to the community
  • Contact: Justin Fisher, justin@lacanadapc.org

OFFICE SUPPORT

Front Desk Receptionist:

Greet people, answer phones, answer questions, and help with mailings and other administrative tasks

  • Time commitment: Hours are 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:30 p.m. Serve once a month, minimum; once a week is even better!
  • Skills needed: Possess friendly phone and people skills, enjoy helping others, and be willing to learn. Computer skills are helpful but not required. Training is provided.
  • Contact: Barbara@lacanadapc.org

Mailing Assistant:

Help label and stuff envelopes for various mailings throughout the year

  • Time commitment: As needed. Usually about two hours. Mailings happen three to four times a year.
  • Skills needed: A willingness to help
  • Contact: Barbara@lacanadapc.org

OUTREACH

Come get involved in reaching out to our local and global community while serving at LCPC. Our aim is to provide opportunities for you to serve and equip you for serving to the best of your skills, abilities and passions.

For more information, please contact, Rev. Megan Katerjian, megan@lacanadapc.org

Faith Missions Team Member:

Help plan, carry out, and/or follow up on our annual event to highlight the impact of our ministry partners serving the poor

  • Time commitment: Seasonal, January-June; depends on project
  • Skills needed: Any of the following: Hosting, administration, graphic design, content writing, public relations, leadership, organization, printing, mailing, data entry, bookkeeping, cashiering, decorating and more

Welcome Tour Team Member:

Greet visitors and regular attendees during the once-monthly event. Help them to understand the mission and working of LCPC.

  • Time commitment: One hour per month
  • Skills needed: Availability and enthusiasm

Greeter:

Greet visitors, regular attendees and members before or after worship. Answer questions and give directions.

  • Time commitment: Less than one hour per month
  • Skills needed: Friendly, outgoing, available and enthusiastic to help

Christmas Market Team:

Coordinate tables on the patio, set up and decorate the tables, or be a cahiser.

  • Time commitment: Two Sundays in December plus advanced training
  • Skills needed: Decorative taste, organizational skills, willingness to help

SERVEOpp Coordinator:

Organize a local service opportunity for church members at our local outreach partners

Time commitment: Varies based on length of trip, location, etc.

Skills needed: Cross-cultural experience, ability to ask questions, be discerning

Advocate for a Ministry Partner:

Develop a relationship with and be in communication with one of our Ministry Partners on a regular basis, including encouraging others to be involved and building a team to assist them. Each of our Local and Global Partners needs an advocate to represent the Partner at the Local or Global Team meetings. Advocates and their teams are responsible for working with the Local and Global teams, assisting the Ministry Partner while in the area on furlough with things such as housing, transportation and speaking engagements at LCPC.

  • Time commitment: Varies. About one hour per week, with more time when the Ministry Partner is in the area on furlough.
  • Skills needed: Interested in supporting our Ministry Partners. Ability to communicate via phone and email and integrate with LCPC community activities.

Food Service Team Coordinator:

Make food arrangements for meals for special events and programs. Coordinate food service team

  • Time commitment: Varies; several hours per event
  • Skills needed: Ability to order food, organize team members to serve meals and clean up

Nametag Ministry Team Member:

Help people get their name tag on Sunday mornings

  • Time commitment: Sunday mornings, on a rotating schedule, 15 minutes before a worship service. Will vary based on how many people are on the team
  • Skills needed: Be friendly and welcoming and have a willingness to help

PARENT EDUCATION

LCPC Parent Education has been blessing families throughout the community for the past 33 years by providing quality parent education! About 450 parents and children visit out campus weekly (September through May) to participate in our 12 classes offered to parents of children ages 0-18. We are one of the few programs in the nation that offers classes for parents throughout their children’s elementary, ‘tween and teen experiences — instead of ending parenting education when the child enters school.

LCPC Parent Education is committed to drawing families to Christ, His church, and each other. We strive to encourage loving and effective parenting by teaching concepts of human development, strategies for building stronger families, and an appreciation for the uniqueness of both parent and child. In addition, we seek to create a warm, caring community of faith within each class that will provide meaningful support and encouragement to parents in their parenting journeys.

For more information, please contact Director Anne Bierling at (818) 790-6708 x252, or Administrative Assistant Sandy Ravana at (818) 790-6708 x205. Promotional brochures are also available in the church pews and kiosks.

Marketing Volunteer:

Assist the director in promoting and marketing the LCPC Parent Education Program. This could include creative promotion ideas, establishing effective networking, and creating “feeder programs” (i.e. parenting groups, schools, churches, or hospitals that would actively promote our program).

  • Time commitment: As needed to complete goal
  • Skills needed: Marketing or publicity skills

PERSONNEL

The Personnel Committee exists for the purpose of establishing and implementing personnel policies and practices for all staff and volunteers of the church. It is the focal point of all human resources to the church by providing advice and counsel to the Pastors and Staff in the areas of salary administration, employee training, employee benefits, employee safety, and all issues relating to employment.

For more information, please contact Kristin Leucht, kristin@lacanadapc.org or (818) 790-6708 x201.

Volunteer Committee Members:

Participate in the ongoing assessment of staff needs, work with other teams and committees in anticipating future personnel needs, work to ensure that the employment practices and policies of the church comply with state and federal guidelines, and endeavor to ensure competitive compensation for staff.

  • Time commitment: 2 hours per month at a meeting; additional time may be involved when working on specific project
  • Skills needed: A desire to serve God by working to provide a good working environment for the staff of LCPC. Knowledge of/experience in human resources management is desirable but not necessary. Volunteers are asked to write an application letter to the Personnel Committee.

WORSHIP

3rd Service Communion Preparation Team (Saturday):

Team members work together to prepare and set up the elements for the sacrament of communion. Take bread out of freezer and set goblets out.

  • Time commitment: 15 minutes every month, or every other month, on a rotating schedule
  • Skills needed: Reliability, organization. Training will be provided.

3rd Service Communion Preparation Team ( Sunday):

Team members work together to set up and clean up the elements for the sacrament of communion.

  • Time commitment: 15 – 30 minutes every month, or every other month, on a rotating schedule
  • Skills needed: Reliability, organization. Training will be provided.

Usher Ministry:

Volunteer ushers are assigned to an usher team that serves at a worship service of the volunteer’s choice and are trained by the Usher Captain. The ushers distribute worship bulletins, assist in seating worshippers, collect tithes and offerings, etc. Ushers are also recruited for memorial services on an “as needed” and “as available” basis.

  • Time commitment: 1½ hours every six weeks. In addition, 1 ½ hours for any special service to which the team may be assigned
  • Skills needed: Be reliable and organized and have ability to stand during services. Must be warm, welcoming and mature. Must be aware of needs of people during the services.

Chancel Guild:

Arrange chancel flowers for Sunday worship services. Could also rearrange flowers into individual small vases for use by the Deacons and Chuck Osburn/Lynda McPherson during the week for distribution during visitations.

  • Time commitment: One hour per week
  • Skills needed: Artistic ability in floral design

Pew Team:

Restock and tidy the pews on a regular basis or when requested for special purposes (i.e. stewardship campaigns)

  • Time commitment: 2 hours every three weeks
  • Skills needed: Be organized, good with hands, and interested in working with people

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

We invite you to come serve and care for teens as they explore faith, make lasting friendships, talk about real-life stuff, and serve others in the community.

For more information, contact Connor Cipolla, Director, Connor@lacanadapc.org.

Small Group Leaders:

Must make a weekly commitment for September through May. Must like teenagers, have a strong Christian faith, be a role model and a leader.

  • Time commitment: About 4½ hours a week
  • Skills needed: Must make a weekly commitment for September through May. Must like young teenagers, have a strong Christian faith, be a role model and a leader. A background check is required.

Audio/Visual Helpers:

Run and/or supervise the teens running the equipment

  • Time commitment:
  • • Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and/or 11:00 a.m. – the volunteer would run the equipment
  • • High School Small Groups – every Monday night, 7-8:30 p.m. (we would only need audio/visual help for the first hour)
  • • The Way – every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the month. The volunteer would run the equipment.
  • It would be great to have a team that could be part of a rotation schedule.
  • Skills needed: Be willing to learn Media Shout software, learn lights and/or sound. A background check is required.

Drivers:

Drive your own vehicle to and from events with teens

  • Time commitment: Varies; mostly weekends and/or summer trips
  • Skills needed: Good driver, own a car, have valid driver’s license, car insurance, and a servant’s heart. A background and DMV check is required.