Pillars are essential to the life of our church! We rely on more than 400 Pillars each Sunday and more than 1,200 throughout the week for various ministries.
We believe serving is one of the best ways to worship God and find community in church. There are many opportunities for you to use your time, talent and skills to serve Jesus and our community. You’ll find you always get more than you give!Become a Pillar
READ BELOW FOR PILLAR OPPORTUNITIES:
- ANTIOCH WACO CAMPUS SUPPORT
Antioch Office and Special Events
We are looking for people who are willing to serve at some of our church-wide events and classes. Most opportunities occur just a few times a semester, with some monthly opportunities. Some examples of events we may need help with are Connect, World Mandate, Sunday Membership Class, etc. From office assistance to event set-up, there are opportunities whatever your skill set. To give us an idea of the ways you would like to serve and your availability, please fill out this form: SPECIAL EVENTS. We will add you to our contact list and let you know of any upcoming opportunities as events are planned.
We are looking for people who can be available for one to three hours to help greet people attending, direct them to the location of the funeral, help serve food that has been either catered or brought in by Lifegroup members, possibly put away leftover food, then clean up the kitchen afterwards. You will most likely be working with at least one other person. One of the challenges with funerals is that they are usually happening with very little notice. So, if you have a flexible schedule and a heart to serve grieving hearts, this ministry is for you!
The safety team is looking for people who have a heart to serve those who want to come to church and experience God in a place that they feel safe. We accomplish that in many forms that are not intrusive or threating to those around us. We want to engage people in a way that is loving and honoring, welcoming those to church who what to attend and communicating with the peace officers on site, about the individuals who may pose a disturbance.
- COLLEGE MINISTRY
Our “FIRST IMPRESSIONS TEAM” is the face of our college ministry at our weekly college service. This team serves by showing up to our Wednesday night service early to set the tone by greeting, high-fiving, smiling, and being a part of a team that creates an electric environment. Videography and Photography
If you are gifted or interested in growing in graphics, lighting, photography, videography, editing, or AV, then we would love to train and knit you into our college production team. We are looking for faithful, willing and excellent students to serve behind the scenes during our weekly college service.
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., we come together to share a meal with people in poverty, have a time of worship and hear a message. Opportunities to serve at the Feast include welcoming and connecting with guests that attend, assisting with the kids’ program, preparing and serving food, set up and clean up.
- GUEST MINISTRIES
The Guest Ministries Teams overflow with hope (Romans 15:13) each Sunday morning. These teams are filled with people who are interested in helping Sunday worship attenders find a place to belong.
The Bookstore Team
The Bookstore Team is a group of servants who help people find resources, keep the bookshelves organized and count the offering.
The Coffee Team
The Coffee Team is a group of heroes who brew, serve, and clean up that yummy stuff we call coffee!
The Greeter Team
The Greeter Team is a group of people with joy-filled smiling faces who greet people at the doors, collect the offering and dispense communion during worship. They play a critical in creating a worshipful atmosphere.
The Welcome Guest Team
The Welcome Guest Team is a group of outgoing people who look for the opportunity to change the life of a guest by welcoming them to our church, answering questions, and providing directions that help guests find their way into worship with us.
The Welcome Desk Team
The Welcome Desk Team is a group of people who prepare the bulletins, set up for worship activities, and answer questions about events, classes, or special circumstances.
The NEXT Team
The NEXT Team is a group of trained servants who assist people looking to take the next step in their faith journey. These Pillars work in a one-on-one setting to provide some direction to those who are interested in getting more connected to Jesus or a community of faith.
The Welcome Home Team
The Welcome Home Team is a group of heroes who make a life-changing first impression every Sunday. These heroes direct attenders to parking, while providing a warm smile and an inviting “welcome home”.
The Guest Ministries Support Team
The Guest Ministries Support Team is a group of servants who care for the needs of Guest Ministries team members by making sure that they have snacks, water, access to name badges and assistance with check-in procedures. These servants are available to provide the assistance needed for the Guest Ministries Teams to do their jobs well!
- IMPACT WACO
Grace House is a recovery home where women desiring freedom from addiction live for a year. You can play play a vital role at Grace House, serving in a wide range of areas depending on your preference and house needs. From running errands to cleaning the house to simply building friendships and experiencing God alongside residents, we love to partnet with people who want to see Jesus bring freedom to women in Waco. You don’t need to have any experience or training, just a heart to serve women and a love for Jesus. Find out more on the Serve Page of the Grace House website.
We have a variety of opportunities for men at the home to support its daily operations. These range from ministering to the men in the house through prayer and encouragement to accompanying the men in the program during their every day activities. Mentors invest in relationships with the men at Mercy House to help them build the community that is so crucial to their success when they finish the recovery program. We also need professionals who are willing to provide pro bono services in a variety of areas of expertise, such as counseling, medicine, education, etc.
STARS mentors are being salt and light to our city by helping the kids of our community succeed in school and in life! We have two ways to get involved, Book Club and Friday Club. In Book Club, a mentor meets with a group of two or three students for 30 minutes once a week over lunch at their school, where they talk, eat and take turns reading a book together. You don’t have to be a trained teacher or tutor, all you need is a heart to encourage students, help them along as they read and show interest in their lives. This simple model can help kids catch up to their reading level, which can make them four times more likely to graduate from high school and impact the trajectory of their whole life!In Friday Club, mentors meet with kids on Fridays after school for games, crazy challenges, arts and crafts, and small group discussion times, where they offer friendship, encouragement and advice to kids as they’re navigating the transitions of late elementary school and middle school. Through these mentoring programs we are showing the love of Jesus in practical ways to hundreds of kids right here in our church neighborhood!
UnBound mobilizes the church and activates local communities to fight human trafficking through prevention, professional training and survivor advocacy. From working with at-risk youth in the juvenile detention center to providing hospitality at community events, there are many ways to be involved. Find out more about UnBound Serve Opportunities.
- KIDS MINISTRY
Antioch Kids Ministry is all about creating environments where kids can encounter God and have fun! You can find a place to serve by holding babies, acting in skits, leading worship, creatively teaching messages and more. Not a kid person? We have a place for you too – come find out more! Take a look at our Kids Ministry page for more information about our age-specific ministries.
Missionary Kid (MK) Advocacy supports our overseas MKs prefield, while on the field, during furlough, and upon reentry. Current opportunities to serve our missionaries include:
- Voluntary Missionary Kid Babysitting. If you would enjoy blessing missionaries by offering free, occasional babysitting while they are here in Waco, this is your opportunity! 20-somethings through Grandmas are welcome! Background screening, references, and a quick interview will be requested. Upon completion of these steps you’ll be added to a list of amazing people that our missionaries can call on while they are in town.
- Overseas MK conferences. We periodically have Missionary Conferences overseas during which we love to bless the kids by providing a full-on MK program. Our next events will be in 2019. Would you be interested in jumping in with us to work with MKs the next time such an event arises? Let us know and we’ll add you to our list of folks to contact when the time comes! Background screening, references, and a quick interview will be requested.
- MK Pastoral Oversight. Are you a well-adjusted, spiritually growing MK yourself, college-aged or older? We would love to meet you to let you know about an opportunity to stand with MKs still on the field. Background screening, references, and a quick interview will be requested.
Audio, Visual and Lighting
The production team helps people experience the presence of God through worship, preaching and media in our services through the skillful use of sound, video and lighting.
The Sign Language Ministry welcomes people who are trained interpreters to join our team. Additionally, there are opportunities to serve by setting up the Sign Language section in the auditorium on Sunday mornings before the second service and cleaning up the section at the end of service.
Lead members and guests at all of Antioch’s services into an encounter with God through worship.If you are interested in auditioning to be on the worship team, please start the process by clicking here.
- YOUNG ADULT
Serving with our Young Adult Ministry is one of the best ways to get involved in community with us. There are opportunities to serve at our weekly service called Bridge Street on the welcome team, production team, set-up team and prayer team. There are also places to serve in our Lifegroups that meet together throughout the city on a week to week basis. It would be an honor to have you on our team!
- YOUTH MINISTRY
God is moving in the hearts and lives of our youth, and it’s an exciting time to jump in and invest in this younger generation! Commitment levels vary, starting with one night a week!
Our Middle School ministry meets on Sunday nights. We’re looking for people to lead Lifegroups, minister to students and practically serve with various components of the night (i.e. set up, games, A/V, etc).
Our High School ministry meets in Lifegroups on Sunday nights, and our weekly service is on Wednesday nights. We’re looking for people to lead Lifegroups, help facilitate games, invest in student leaders and help with various components of the weekly service (i.e. set up, ministering to students, A/V, etc).