Stepping into Mission
Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of The Church at Whistling Pines is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Whistling Pines’ members are involved in a variety of ministries such as our Food Pantry, SWAT HandyMan’s Ministry, Community Garden, Ruth House for women in Crisis, and many others.
We are in constant need of NEW TEAM MEMBERS. Won’t you be a part of at least one of these?
Whistling Pines is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We support missionaries in several countries including: Peru, Columbia, Haiti, China, as well as Commissioned Beyond Borders, an international church planting and evangelistic organization.
Each year, teams from our church travel to one of these countries to assist our missionaries in practical projects and evangelistic outreach. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.
Worship & Drama
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of The Church at Whistling Pines, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The CARE team at The Church at Whistling Pines fills an important role. They are involved in providing pre-service refreshments, directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The ushers, hospitality, and coffee service volunteers are a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to our church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Whistling Pines. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Our services are seasoned with audio, video, graphic arts, and special effects. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio format. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.
Marriages can be difficult to maintain. Misunderstanding, confusion, resentment, and anger can flare up in any marriage. Several couples at The Church at Whistling Pines serve other families as marriage counselors. Their role in listening, understanding, helping, and encouraging struggling couples has, by God’s grace, saved marriages, and repaired relationships. Couples have found fresh hope and new joy in a warm and fulfilling relationship with their spouse.
Prayer & Response Team
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Whistling Pines is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, our prayer team prays for our pastors, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.
ROOTs Children’s Church
In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Whistling Pines holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.
Volunteer Youth Workers
Our weekly SALT youth events involve games, a lot of preaching, great food, good worship, and the intentional influence of adult mentors. A high ratio of adults and teens insures a safe and effective ministry to this critical age group. We need van drivers, as well as just extra eyes and ears to help keep teens safe and having fun.