Children's Ministries | Youth Ministry | Hospitality Ministries | Campus & Facilities Ministries | Adult Ministries

Sunday Worship & Support Ministries | Support Ministries | Office Directed Ministries | Other Ministries


Q  How has God made and equipped you for ministry opportunities at Hillcrest and beyond?

A  Through a combination of your spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personality & experiences.

Spiritual Gift

God gave you special abilities called spiritual gifts when you began following Him.  He gave you these gifts to help build up your church family and reach out to the world with Christ’s love.


God gave you a unique passion for particular activities, subjects and circumstances.  He gave you a heart for the things you feel deeply about to help define how and where He wants you to serve Him.


God needs a personality in ministry that’s exactly like yours.  He wants to use you whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert; whether you enjoy routine or variety.


You have skills or abilities that God can use in specific ways to assist you in your ministry.


God has placed a multitude of experiences in your life to help mold you for ministry.  He can use the experiences of your past to help heal the pain of others in your church and your community.

Gifted To Serve

To discover how God has uniquely gifted you, attend a Gifted to Serve class. You’ll discover your specific spiritual gifts and learn where you are best suited to serve within the church.


Children’s Ministries

Contact:  Pastor Larry Machonga (Ext. 22)

Play House

Enable parents to fully engage in the weekend service when you rock, hold and play with our youngest attenders once a month or more frequently. Ages 10 through adults are welcome to join the team. Administrative help is also needed.

Club House

Preschool:  Teach God’s truths to three & four year olds, or serve as a classroom helper. Tweens through adults are welcome to volunteer.

Tree House

Grades K – 4:  Invest in the lives of students as a teacher, song leader, classroom helper, sound board tech and more. These opportunities are open to middle schoolers through adults.

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Youth Ministry

Contact:  Pastor Larry Machonga (Ext. 22)


Serve students grades 5 – 8 as a small group leader, activity volunteer and more at this Sunday night program that takes place September through May.


Volunteer with high school students as a small group leader, webpage manager, activity volunteer and more at this mid-week program that takes place September through May.

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Hospitality Ministries

Contact:  Renae Sherven (Ext. 23)

Sunday Morning Team

Prepare coffee and set up refreshments for the fellowship time between services on Sunday mornings.

Funeral Coordinator & Team Members

Lighten the load of grieving families by coordinating the meal after their loved one’s memorial service, with the help of the Hospitality Coordinator.

Special Events Coordinator & Team Members

Coordinate food needs for special events, such as Grow U seminars and Pastors’ Receptions.

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Campus & Facilities Ministries

Contact:  Renae Sherven (Ext. 23)


Prepare our campus for the seasons and maintain a welcoming environment for guests and members. Lawn mowing, shoveling, landscaping, weeding and other tasks are required year round.

Building Maintenance

Share your special skills (plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.) on this team that ensures our buildings are properly maintained in a timely and professional manner.

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Adult Ministries

Contact:  Pastor Fred Schmitt (Ext. 25)

Grow Groups & Grow U Seminars

Teach or facilitate Grow U seminars, lead a Grow Group (home Bible Study) or other teaching opportunities as needed.

Women’s Ministry – “Sister’s InC”

Serve the women of Hillcrest on the Sisters inC leadership team.  Organize the year’s retreats, ladies’ nights out, Bible studies, and other activities. Additional opportunities for teachers, mentors, and administrative help for special events.

Men’s Ministry – “Joshua”

Organize retreats and other activities for the men of the church. Opportunities are available for teaching, mentoring, administrative help and more.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Encourage and support moms of young children as a table discussion leader, activity coordinator, in hospitality, or registration for events.

College Ministry

Support, disciple and pray for college-aged adults in our congregation and community.

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Sunday Worship & Support Ministries

Contact:  Pastor Eric Vander Ploeg (Ext. 26)

Worship Team (Vocalists & Instrumentalists)

Serve on the team that leads our congregation in praise and worship during Sunday services. Opportunities are available once a month or more as needed.

Multimedia Team

Optimize the worship and learning experience for our guests and members from behind the scenes when you run presentation slides, sound board and lighting. Volunteers are also needed during Grow U seminars and other events.


Share God’s truth using the arts! Opportunities are available on Sunday mornings and other special occasions such as Easter and Vacation Bible School. Those with experience in acting, set design, or other drama related areas are encouraged to investigate.

Crossing Set Up / Tear Down Team

Prepare the PAC for Sunday morning ministry by assembling the nursery, PreK room, hospitality area and welcome center and transforming the auditorium into a place for worship and teaching.

Contact:  Pastor Fred Schmitt (Ext. 25)


Capture important moments in the life of Hillcrest when you record special services such as baptism, Sunday morning messages, and a variety of events. Video producers are also needed.

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Support Ministries

Contact:  Pastor Eric Vander Ploeg (Ext. 26)

All Nations

Impact the world for Christ from right here in Oregon when you share the work of our ministry partners via eNews updates, communicate to the Hillcrest body about our All Nations partners, help organize Operation Christmas Child boxes, coordinate church mission trips and more.

Legacy Adoption & Orphan Care

Care for the needs of orphans, provide resources to families considering adoption, and keep the congregation informed of opportunities to love and care for those without families.

Contact:  Pastor Fred Schmitt (Ext. 25)

Sunday Morning Security

Ensure a safe environment for parents, kids and volunteers when you assist with registration and/or security in the Children’s Ministry wing on Sunday mornings.

First Impressions

Welcome guests, visitors and regulars to our services and special events. As a Greeter or Usher, make a newcomer’s first experience at Hillcrest warm and inviting.

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Office Directed Ministries

Contact:  Renae Sherven (Ext. 23)

Storage Organization

Does clutter drive you crazy? This is the ministry for you! Take responsibility for a small area or the entire church campus, with flexibility to fit your schedule.


Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere on Sunday mornings or for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, VBS).


Communicate the activities and events of Hillcrest within our body and to the community. Opportunities include helping with the weekly bulletin or eNews, developing graphics and more.


Support the church network, Mac and PC end users and/or assist with content development for the website.


Help with Hillcrest’s mobile resource center at the PAC and the library at the main campus. Opportunities include organization, computer work and book reviews.

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Other Ministries

Contact:  Pastor Eric Vander Ploeg (Ext. 26)

Prayer Team

Lift up the needs of our body in prayer. Receive updates via email and/or pray alongside attenders after the Sunday services.

Bus Drivers

Transport students from Oregon High School to Hillcrest’s main campus for Quest’s Sunday morning event. As needed, provide service for adults and children for various church activities.

Serve Team

Meet with individuals to discuss their gifts and passions and help them discover their unique place of service.  This team also has opportunities for volunteers with administrative gifts.

Contact:  Pastor Fred Schmitt (Ext. 25)

Caring Cooks

Provide meals to families in need when they bring home a new baby, lose a loved one, or experience a challenging season of life.

Nursing Home

Accompany one of the pastors once a month for a church service at the local Oregon Manor.

Food Pantry

Stock shelves and/or dispense food during Hillcrest’s month at the local food pantry.

Contact:  Renae Sherven (Ext. 23)

Events Coordinator

Assist in coordinating larger-scale events such as VBS, Grow U Seminars and more.

Clerical Support

Assist with projects at the church office.

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