Serving at RCC
It's been said that "The Church is only the Church when it exists for others" (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). That's why, as a church, we engage in loving service to our community and world. But as God's love flows through us, we also heed Jesus' call to "Love each other in the same way I have loved you" (John 15:12), and the Apostle Paul's instruction to "do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith" (Galatians 6:10).
With that in mind, there are many opportunities for you to grow from "consumer" to "contributor" by serving and strengthening others in the church. Ways you can serve include:
Adult Formation Ministries
Maybe God's calling you to host or lead a home-based small group, teach or assist with a class, help with Alpha Courses, plan or provide refreshments for special adult events, greet newcomers, or more. We welcome your involvement!
For specific ways to serve, contact Beth McCreadie or Laurel Meier, adult formation team leaders, through the church office at or 507.289.2990.
Rochester Covenant Church has a large and active Congregational Care Team providing ongoing care, prayer support and practical assistance to our regular attenders and members. And since it's everybody's job to build loving relationships in the church, you can always take the initiative to pray for or care for anybody in the congregation at any time, as God's Spirit leads.
To learn more or to find ways to serve on the Congregational Care team, contact Jarry Richardson, team leader, through the church office ( or 507.289.2990).
Children's and Family Ministries
We love our kids and are passionate about raising up a new generation of Christ-folllowers! You can serve our littlest ones in the nursery and toddler room by telling stories or assisting our paid caregivers, or by teaching and shepherding our elementary-aged kids in Sunday morning classes and groups. You could also help lead Children's Church, serve in Vacation Bible School, interact with preschoolers and parents at our weekly Wednesday morning Play, Sing, Pray time, or serve at special events like our fall Trunk or Treat event.
Because we are committed to making church a safe place for children, we want to get to know you first, and expect all volunteers to go through regular training, supervision and background checks.
To learn more contact Kristin Limberg, director of children, youth and families at or 507.289.2990.
Some people love to work with their hands--and arms and legs and backs! Our facilities team loves people who can help with regular cleaning and maintenance, lawn and landscaping care, set-up and clean-up, decorating, and more. It's a big job and a valuable ministry to the various ethnic congregations and ministries that take place on our 10-acre campus in NW Rochester.
To serve or learn more, contact Matt Craft, our facilities manager, at or 507.289.2990.
Everybody loves food--or coffee and cool drinks!. It takes many hands to provide coffee and treats before and after classes and worship on Sunday mornings, for special events, or to provide meals for our Wednesday evening community supper.
To help with our hospitality ministry, contact Carol Eggert or Barb DeMarchi, hospitality team leaders, through the church at or 507.289.2990.
At Rochester Covenant Church we support or are involved with over two dozen missionaries, missions organizations, and ethnic congregations --locally and around the world. You can get involved in local ministries (see our "Serve in Rochester" page), or help us serve globally by corresponding with missionaries, hosting or coordinating missionary visits, helping with fundraising, assisting our ethnic congregations, helping plan our annual missions conference, or helping plan and participate in mission trips throughout the U.S. or world.
For more information on how you can serve in missions, contact Donna Dunn, our missions ministry team leader, through the church at or 507.289.2990. .
Office, Administrative, Finance Ministry
If you love working behind the scenes with numbers, making copies, folding and collating, recording contributions, or even answering phones or greeting guests in the church office, we could use you!
To learn more how you can serve in this area, contact Steve Eng, lead pastor ( or 507.289.2990) and he'll connect you with the appropriate team leaders .
First impressions are huge! Because we want newcomers and guests to feel welcome, loved, and at home, we'd love you to help greet people at the door or at our Welcome Center on Sunday mornings, follow up with guests, host Newcomers' Lunches, or assist with our Exploring Membership classes.
To learn more, contact Judy Swenson, our welcome team leader, through the church at or 507.289.2990.
Worship and Music Ministry
There are many ways you can serve through our worship and music ministry! Anyone who can carry a tune and read music can sing in our worship choir; we also have opportunities for you to sing or play an instrument in our worship team (by simple audition), prepare communion elements, serve as an usher, help with seasonal decorations, or operate one of our media systems (sound or visual projection - basic training provided).
To learn more, contact Shannon Richardson, leader of our worship and music ministry team, through the church office at or 507.289.2990).
Youth and Family Ministry
Serving and reaching out to middle school and high school youth is a high priority in our church! Help us strengthen our unique, multi-cultural youth and family ministry by assisting with our Sunday morning discipleship class or Wednesday evening youth group ("Glo"), helping with transportation, building relationships with parents, and exploring with us ways we can connect with more youth in our community.
As with our ministry with children, we are committed to making church a safe place for youth. Because of that, we want to get to know you first, and expect all volunteers to go through regular training, supervision and background checks.
To learn more how you can serve, contact Kristin Limberg, director of children, youth and family ministry at or 507.289.2990.