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Opportunities to Serve

 [Updated 07-20-2017: See new entry below]

I. Opportunities For You on the FBCD Campus 

(For off-campus opportunities, please scroll down.)

NEW – EASY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY right here at church:

POLICE CRUISER CARWASH ● Sat., 7/22 ● 8 am – noon.

Come to our parking lot (8399 2nd St., Downey 90241) to help us show support for our Downey PD by washing their cruisers.

All supplies will be provided,and you’ll have a great time! 

Info Kiosk Staff desired for only one Sunday a month.

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY for all adults: HS & JHS students are welcome with adult supervision.
  • Staff the Info Booth from 9:00-9:25 am & 10:20-10:45am once a month.
  • Duties are connecting worshipers with Sunday school & providing info/maps/pamphlets on FBCD church ministries.
  • To join this ministry, please see Noel Birch at the Info Kiosk (in the Worship Center lobby on Sunday mornings) at leave a message for her at (562) 923-1261.

II.Local Outreach off Campus in Southern California 

[For Missions Outreach (Out-of-State, International) – visit our Missions page.]

A. Beacon Light Mission (BLM) Outreach Trip * 

The first Saturday of the month, on hold until October 2017.

  • Meet the for transportation in front of the church at 5:45 pm; we leave promptly at 6:00 pm!
  • This event is open to Middlers (6th – 8th grades) accompanied by parent or guardian AND High School & above without accompaniment.*
  • We share the Gospel, lead worship, and serve a meal.
  • “A faith-based ministry, they provide temporary shelter, meals, showers, clean clothes and nightly chapel services for homeless men. Bibles are also provided.”
  • With the more recently opened Doors of Hope Women’s Shelter, women come to BLM for chapel services and a hot meal then go to this temporary shelter just for them.
  • Our youth in the church as well as services clubs from a local high school have been volunteering here for several years. We’d love to involve our adults as well in the opportunity to serve, bless, and be blessed!
  • Planning on going? You’re requested to contact Pastor Steve at(562) 923-1261 X235.
  • SOME IDEAS AS TO THE NEEDS for DOORS OF HOPE WOMEN’S SHELTER and BEACON LIGHT MISSION (MEN) as well as KITCHEN NEEDS may be found at the Beacon Light Mission page.
  • It is recommended (in case of an accident or medical emergency) that all participants have the Information Card – Medical & Liability Release Form  for the current year on file in the church office (in order to provide your contact & medical provider information).

* NOTICE: Those under 18 going on any Beacon Light Missions Outreach Trip must have a signed Information Card – Medical & Liability Release Form for the current year on file in the church office.

 B. Child Evangelism Fellowship* 

(Contact Shirley in the church office, 562.923.1261 x226, or Marilyn Evans about Good News or 5 Day Clubs.)

•Good News Clubs: Mon. – Thurs. at various elementary schools during the school year, 3 – 4:00 pm.

    • “Trained teachers meet with children in schools, homes, community centers, or just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.
    • “Each week there is an exciting Bible lesson, songs, Scripture memory, and review games.
    • “As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel, and establish them in the word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
    • “Many in our congregation have been involved in good News Clubs over the past school year in Downey, Whittier elementary schools!
    • Contact/see Marilyn Evans or leave a message for her through the church office with Shirley @ (562) 923-1261, x226.

•5 Day Clubs: during summer break (Note: There is training involved.)

  • New: Please pray for our own high school students, Joshua Garcia & Tyler Sato, leading 5-Days Clubs this Summer.
    • [It] “is an exciting, fun-filled 1 1/2 hours held each day for five consecutive days during the summer.
    • “It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.”
    • Contact Shirley in the church office @ (562) 923-1261, x226.

* NOTICE:Those under 18 going on any FBCD event must have a signed Information Card – Medical & Liability Release Form for the current year on file in the church office.

C. Jill’s House Oxygen2 Weekend Adventure*

2017 Dates: Friday – Sunday (except Monday, Oct. 9, is a holiday), Aug. 18-20, Sep. 8-10, Oct. 6-9, Dec. 1-3

  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Cost: $60/person
  • Minimum age is 16 and space is limited.
  • Three days to love, serve and connect with children who have intellectual and physical disabilities, and provide respite care for their weary families (under the guidance of Jill’s House experienced professionals).
  • SEE ALSO our Missions page.
  • Contact/see: Pastor Jackson Fong (562) 923-1261.

*NOTICE:Those under 18 going on any FBCD event must have a signed Information Card – Medical & Liability Release Form  for the current year on file in the church office.

III. Regular Volunteer Position (see below): 

For further information, kindly call Debbie at 562.923.1261 x232 or e-mail her at  debbief@fbcdowney.org.  She will connect you with the right person to get you started serving God’s family here at FBCD.  The positions below with an * REQUIRE church membership and those with a ** REQUIRE 6 month’s church membership AND a background check.

I. Administrative Volunteer Positions

  • Prepare Mailings
  • Emergency Preparedness Team
  • Reminder Phone Callers
  • Library
  • Pew Re-stocker
  • Assemble Information Packets
  • Staff Ministry Sign-up Table
  • Bus Driver*
  • Copy and cut Connect/Visitor/Prayer Cards
  • Risk Management Team*
  • Folding & Stuffing Bulletins
  • Financial Audit Team*
  • Attendance Records (Sun/Wed)
  • Collection & Distribution
  • Information Technology (IT) *
  • Photographing Church Events & Ministry Activities

*Church membership required

II. Worship Arts Ministry

A. Worship Band & Team

  • Sunday Morning (Jr. High – Adults) 
  • Jr. High & High School Students (Sunday school & Wednesday night)

B. People & Information

  • Greeters (At the Front Doors)
  • Ushers*
  • Information Kiosk (in the church lobby before/after Sunday morning services

C. “Tech” Skills

  • PowerPoint / MediaShout
  • Sound Video Recording
  • Video Recording

D. Special Events/Productions

  • Easter
  • Christmas

*Church membership required

III. Face – to – Face Ministry

A. Outreach Ministries

  • Beacon Light Mission Outreach
  • Phone Calls
  • Missionary Care
  • 52:7/Evangelism Ministry
  • Deacons Hands

B. Discipleship Ministries

  • Baptism Service Helper
  • Congregational Prayer Team
  • Small Group Leaders*
  • Youth Leader Training Development*

*Church membership required

  1. (See “Opportunities on the FBCD Campus” section I above)

A. “Food” Skills

  • Event Coordinator
  • Kitchen Volunteers
  • Servers
  • Set-up / Clean-up

B. Special Events

  • Ministry Dinners
  • Luncheons
  • Youth events

V. Children’s Service Ministry (Sunday Mornings/Wednesday Nights/Events)**

A. Nursery & Preschool:

  • Nursery Helpers**
  • Classroom Teacher/Helpers**
  • Awana Leaders & Helpers**
  • Special Event Helpers**
  • Sunday Morning Volunteers**

B. Kindergarten to 5th Grade

  • Classroom Teachers/Helpers**
  • Special Event Helpers**
  • Sunday Morning Volunteers**
  • Awana Leaders & Helpers**

**6 months church membership, background check and volunteer application required

  1. VI.Mentoring Ministry-Jr Hi & High School**
  • Sunday Mornings**
  • Classroom Teachers/Helpers**
  • Small Group Leaders**
  • Wednesday Night Program Helpers**
  • Special Event Helpers**

**6 months church membership, background check and volunteer application required