Places to Serve | Downey First Christian Church

Looking to Serve?

Look no further! Put your time and talents to good use at one of our ministries

We have lots of places you can serve!

If you are interested in any of these ministries, just drop us a line. We’ll get you plugged in and put your talents to good use

CARE Ministry

Contact Carol Veatch -

The mission of the CARE Ministry is to provide support, care, and resources for healthy living to our church family. This is done through volunteers who Pursue God and Build Community. Our prayer is for a loving and healthy church that Unleashes Compassion on the World.

Involvement Opportunities:

Home Communion: Each week volunteers visit shut-ins to serve them communion. Volunteers are scheduled once or twice quarterly.

Bereavement Follow-up: When a church member loses a family member, we find a volunteer to reach out to the grieving family, with visits and support material over a two year period. We want to care for and be there for them, to help them go through the grieving process successfully.

7th Friend Ministry: This ministry lets those who are ill or shut-in know that they are not forgotten; we seek to fill whatever need(s) they may have. Volunteers are needed for this ministry.

Healthy Library: Free brochures are available concerning various health issues, from cancer to stress. These are available on the display rack in the Solarium.

Blood Drive: Twice a year, we host a Red Cross blood drive, so we can“Give the gift of Life”. Each donation can save 3-6 lives


Contact Jim Wilkinson-

FoodHelp currently provides food assistance for 250-300 families a month, with an average family size of four. Due to the continuing need, families are limited to one visit per month. We do, however, make temporary arrangements with those facing severe circumstances and afford special provisions for guests who live on the streets.

There are many ways you can help. Whether you’re an individual or an organization, there’s a program tailored to the way you want to give. The great news is that your food or monetary donations are tax-deductible.

To Learn More – Click Here!

WorldWide Outreach

Contact Sarah Shead -

WorldWide Outreach is the team that oversees our missions efforts and support. We not only manage the missions budget, but support these efforts by seeking to connect our church body with each group or individual we support.

Our aim is to increase theawareness at DFCC of how God is working around the world through each of these, so that our church may become involved in God’s work throughout the world. Don’t miss the quarterly trips we’re taking to Rosarito to work with the children’s home there!

To Learn More – Click Here!

Cafe Ministry

Contact Mary Kott -

The Cafe Ministry Team exists to provide a gathering place for people to connect with each other as they experience life and explore faith. Our volunteers serve each Sunday morning by: Preparing coffee and sandwiches, setting up the café with all necessary supplies, serving goodies, and cleaning up. We serve as crews of 3-5 people. Each crew serves one Sunday per month, 7:45-9:55 am, then 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

We are looking for willing volunteers to: Join crews on 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month Take tables and chairs down and clean up our gathering area after noon on Sundays Act as hosts, sitting throughout the Café for encouragement, prayer, and to visit with our guests.

Facilities Ministry

Contact Lance Poole -

The purpose of the DFCC Facilities Ministry is to maintain the church buildings, making all necessary repairs and upgrades.

We are always looking for volunteers from our church family, skilled or simply willing, to serve in repairs, such as plumbing, electrical, painting, and all-around maintenance of our buildings and grounds.

We are open to all volunteers who are willing to lend a helping hand. If you are a skilled professional who would like to volunteer his or her services, we would gladly connect with you!

Tech Team

Contact Marcus Clifton -

Do you have a natural gift for electronics, sound or video equipment? Or maybe you just have a strong desire to learn, along with a passion to serve the body of Christ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are invited to join us!

The Tech Team ministry not only provides the technical support required for our worship services, but would also record various events, teachings and sermons, to then be made available through our website.

There are many opportunities for you to serve through the tech team. DFCC staff (professional and volunteers) are here to help you learn what you’ll need to know and have fun in the process!

Women's Ministry

Contact Pam Labrin - 562-862-2438

Downey First Christian Church’s Women’s Ministry exists to strengthen women in their walk with the LORD; growing in love for God, promoting cross-generational fellowship and community, serving the women in our community and our world. We do this through weekly Bible Studies, times of prayer and worship, fellowship events, and service opportunities.


Contact Karen Smith -

The purpose of the Campus Hospitality Ministry is to help members & guests feel the love of God by truly welcoming them into God’s house through friendly and authentic gracious service.

1 Peter 4:9-11 says we are to offer hospitality to one another, each of us is to use whatever gift we have received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

Our goal is to share a kind word, open a door, offer a handshake, lend a helping hand to people as they enter the church, and inform people as to what is available at church to meet their needs.

We have volunteers who serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am at the front door, the breezeway door, and inside the church. Greeters serve for one or two months during the year. They need to be willing to attend a “Greeters Meeting,” which would provide current information regarding church programs and what is expected of greeters. Volunteers should become knowledgeable about church activities, from High School to adults.


Contact Kerri Muir -

Our mission at DFCC Kids is to come alongside parents in the spiritual development and training of their children. We strive to create an environment where kids can actively learn what it means to have a relationship with God through age-appropriate, developmentally sound lessons that will engage their hearts, minds and hands.

Our passion is to help your children pursue God with all their hearts, build community with those around them, and grow to unleash compassion on the world. Our prayer is that your children will emerge from our lessons having seen the face of God, and leave forever changed.

Is God calling you to volunteer?

We have volunteer opportunities on Sunday morning in either Children’s Church or Sunday School and on Wednesday nights with our Faithweaver Friends program. Can’t commit on a regular basis? No problem! We also have ongoing special events. Whether your passion is to work with little ones or our elementary-aged kids, DFCC Kids has a place for you!

*All our volunteers clear a full background check before working with our children

Finance Ministry

Contact Kim Wilkinson- 562-862-2438

The Finance Team is committed to promoting Biblical stewardship and proactively monitoring the finances of the church body so we can effectively use our resources to teach and encourage others to pursue God,build community and unleash compassion.

We depend on our pastors, teachers, and leaders to model and promote fundamental Biblical financial principles such as tithes and offerings. Our goal is to glorify God through faithful stewardship of our resources and to build His Church for future generations

Ready to Dive In?

If you are interested in any of these ministries, just drop us a line.
We’ll get you plugged in and put your talents to good use!

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