When you make the decision to follow Jesus, your life is no longer your own, but you become part of Christ’s mission in the world. As we make our way in the world, and find our place in Christ, we follow His way of service to others. There we find a joy which is found no other way; a joy we invite you to share.
“The church needs you. Not because it needs people to fill positions within the organization, but because YOU are an important and integral part of the body of Christ. You have a significant contribution to make. You have a ministry in the church and a mission in the world.” Bruce Bugbee
Within the Mariners Church community, you are invited to participate in one or more of our Serving Communities, gathered around major ministry areas. Within each of these areas, there are a number of teams for you to use your gifts and abilities to make a difference in people’s lives.
Children (Nursery to grade 5)
Our dynamic children’s ministry, Surf’s Up, is designed to help parents raise godly children! People who serve on these teams serve in the nursery through 5th grade in many roles on weekends or special events. There are many roles that don’t actually work with kids directly but are part of making events or the program itself excellent. Visit the Children page to learn more about their mission and values.
Youth (Middle and High School)
Middle School and High School are such important and sometimes confusing times if the life for all of us. Serving and investing in this ministry allows you to be part of helping youth come to decisions to yield their life choices to a God who loves them and cares. There are many roles and options to choose from LifeGroup leaders to event planning to administrative support and even more. Visit the Youth page to learn more about their mission and values.
Worship is a core part of a believers’ life and certainly the experience of our weekend gatherings. From operating the PowerPoint slides, managing the Sound System, preparing communion, using the creative arts and stage design, or of course being in the band, teams serve to prepare for and enhance the worship experience at Mariners. There is a place for you if you have these interests and abilities to share with others.
At Mariners, the Connections Ministry encompasses a large number of teams from First Impressions, to LifeGroups, to care and support, special events and meet ups and more. If you want to be part of making Mariners a special place for people to connect with God and each other, join one of these teams.
When you come to Mariners you see a church that is friendly and inviting. Smiling people meet you at the door and hand you programs for the service. In addition, tables with coffee and refreshments await you. These, and so many other things, happen at the church because of teams of people like you who serve in various ways. The First Impression you get, is in large part due to the great service of these teams.
Maintaining the Mariners facility, running the office and administration, facilitating setup and cleanup of the various events, all of these team and more requires many hands. We invite you to find your place here on one of these teams.
On any given day there are people within Mariners who are serving the needs of people on the Coastside and around the world. Much of this happens on a very informal and personal level because God places each of us in circumstances and relationships that are unique to each of us.
Throughout the year, Mariners sends teams for Mission Experience to our partner ministry in a community in Tijuana, Mexico. Everyone, regardless of age, is invited to participate in one or more of these opportunities.
While most serving in our community happens on a personal basis, there are some projects that happen regularly in a church organized manner. As you engage in the life of Mariners we invite you to find your place in taking Mariners outside of the building and into our community and world.
Each of these Serving Communities supports the ministry area through prayer and participation in various leadership and support roles, from serving in occasional events to weekly commitment of time and talents.
Contact: LifeMission@marinerscc.org If you have any questions or desire to join one of the Serving Communities and it’s teams.