We practice an every-member ministry to challenge and grow in our relationship with
Christ by serving Him in the church and outside of it.
We give our time, gifts, and finances both at Community and in our community.
We believe in loving our neighbor, meeting physical and spiritual needs, acting with compassion,
and sharing the love of Christ in Santa Barbara and around the world. Scroll to see some current opportunities.
In Our Church Family
Prayer Team Member: Teams of two pray with people as they come up for communion. Serve once a month at the service of your choice.
Hospitality: Welcome attendees and hand out announcement sheets for Sunday worship, or staff the Welcome Table.
Coffee Cart: Help make coffee and refill creamers before or after a service.
Give Rides: Put your name on a list of people able to give others a ride to church.
Contact Deana Gilman for more info.
Office: Do you enjoy greeting people, light secretarial duties and answering phones? Help one morning or afternoon a week at our church office’s front desk. Contact Deana Gilman for more info.
Library: Help check in or out books on Sundays before or after services or help with other library needs. Contact Vera Breedlove for more info.
Children (Newborn-4th Grade)
Small Group Leaders, a.k.a. “Friends”: dismiss with the children and shepherd them through the story and activities, providing relational support for the whole session.
Story Tellers: set the stage for the large group each session by telling a story from the curriculum.
Response Leaders choose one of the recommended activities (ranging from crafts, worship or games) from the curriculum, prep it and help the small group leaders implement it with their groups.
- All Leaders are encouraged to share the school year calendar any way they see fit with their partner (trading off every other week, month or even attending another service to be involved every week)
Once a month commitment to oversee homegroup childcare helpers in the areas of the nursery and toddlers.
Information Table Staff:
Once a month commitment to provide information for visitors regarding childcare locations and registration.
Sunday School Summer Leaders & Helpers
Special Event Support:
There are several special events during the year that need one time assistance (Easter childcare, Advent, two Sundays in Dec. when there is no Sunday school.
Youth (5th-12th Grade)
Small Group Leaders: disciple and develop a mentoring relationship with a small group of youth. Contact Caleb Bagdanov for more info.
Wednesday Morning & Midday Prayer: This has been SB Community’s “school of prayer,” led each week by Ben Patterson. We meet in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday morning at 6:45am and at noon except in the summer. Come to either session. Contact Deana Gilman for more info.
• Prayer Group for Our Missionaries: To get on the email list or for more information about praying, contact Karen Robertson for more info.
• Prayer Teams: Every Sunday we have teams of two available to pray with people as they come up for Communion. We have prayer teams at each of the services (8:45am, 11am, 4pm). Contact Kathy Johnson for more info.
A team also prays for Sunday services during the 8:45am service. For details on how to be a part of this prayer group, contact Kathy Johnson for more info.
In our Community
Be a mentor, meaning be a friend and provide a listening ear for the men and women who are a part of our year-long drug and alcohol recovery program. Make a worthwhile difference in the lives of both yourself and the mentee. The ideal time commitment is about one year (the duration of the program), meeting weekly for an hour at a time.
Visit the Rescue Mission website for more info.
Leaders who love kids and can volunteer two or three times a month on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6pm are needed. Lead games, design crafts, organize snacks, lead worship and small groups, teach a bible story and pray for the ministry.
Visit the Querencia website for more info.
Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) invites moms of all faiths to come and be supported by other moms. Also, be an “Auntie” and hold babies or teach pre-schoolers every other Friday! This is a great opportunity to serve mothers during busy times in their lives AND to be with cute kids!
MOMSnext invites moms of elementary aged children regardless of faith to join together, learn something new about parenting intentionally and be supported by other moms. The group meets once a month on Thursday evening.
For questions, please contact Rhonda DuPar.
Moms in Prayer is for moms with the heart to pray for their children and their schools. In MIT prayer groups, moms learn to pray specifically and scripturally for their children, principals, teachers and school events. Small groups pray confidentially using a 4-step prayer method: praise, silent confession, thanksgiving and intercession.
If you’d like to find out whether your child’s school has a MIT prayer group, or if you are interested in starting one for your school, contact Christina Johnson for more info.
Over 1000 new international students have just arrived to study at City College and UCSB. They are “the brightest and best” from their countries and will return to their countries to excel in business, government, education, military, or science. Please share the love of Jesus with a student from another country by becoming an ISI Friendship Partner or helping in other ways.
Contact Tim Notehelfer for more info.
Network Medical is a local non-profit that offers compassion, mercy and the love of God to any woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Be a liaison for your church, helping organize a clothing closet, or being part of a poster team, to name a few.
Visit the Network Medical website for more info.
We are a group of people who are dedicated to mobilizing our church to care for the orphan. We are building an intentional orphan care culture through international orphan care, adoption and foster care. Our mission is to defend the cause of the orphans by declaring God’s mandate for their care and encouraging and equipping the church to take action. Our passion is to equip believers from every stage of life to be involved in this mandate to “defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow (Isaiah 1:17).”
For more information about Community ONE:27, please email us!
CEF, Santa Barbara South County Chapter is an international organization dedicated to the proposition that children are capable of understanding and accepting the saving grace of God in Christ Jesus and can effectively be reached in their own environment. Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Warrenton, Missouri, CEF serves in all fifty states and 170 foreign countries on six continents. The Santa Barbara South County Chapter serves the greater Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria area and currently has Good News Clubs meeting weekly in many public elementary schools after school hours and staffed by volunteers like you. SBCC has partnered with CEF in several ways, including providing volunteers, giving financial assistance through the church Missions Budget, and by hosting summer VBS-style five-day clubs during the summer.
Contact CEF for more info.
Contact Jeff Wood for more info.
Young Life goes into the world of kids, crossing barriers to build bridges of authentic friendship. Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what maters to them–fun, adventure, friendship, and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about God and His love for them. We are in need of volunteers to both help work with teenagers and those who can support our volunteer teams.
For information about our junior high and high school gatherings please visit the Santa Barbara Young Life website for more info.
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We would love to see you this Sunday at any of our worship services.