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 coming for Sunday worship, or staff the Welcome Table to greet visitors.
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 ">Jill Walker for more info.
Sound Board Techs: Serve monthly mixing the sound for the worship teams.
Worship Slides: Serve monthly running the computer slides for corporate worship.
Musicians/vocalists: Use your musical gifts to help lead the church or a homegroup in song.
Contact James Asselin for more info.
Children (PreK-4th Grade)
Small Group Leaders, a.k.a. “Friends”: Small group leaders who serve twice a month shepherding their group 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 twice a month.
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.
Youth (5th-12th Grade)
- 5th-12th Youth Group/Special Youth Events Leaders
- 7th-12th Small Group Leaders
Contact Mandy Drews for more info.
- Wednesday Morning 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. 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 (9am & 11am). Contact Susi Lamoutte for more info.
In our Community
Every Tuesday churches in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area provide lunch for the homeless in Isla Vista. Santa Barbara Community Church provides the lunch on the first Tuesday of every month. Ways you can be a part of the team: contribute a food item for the meal, serve the meal on site, engage in conversation with our homeless guests while they eat their lunch, and donate new and gently used clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, etc. For those who work in the morning, food can be dropped off at church building beforehand.
For more information, please contact Heidi Palladino
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 John Robertson 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.
For more info visit HERE.
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.
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.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each week a sit-down dinner begins the evening, followed by a video that looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. We invite guests from all backgrounds to come and ask questions. ALPHA needs people to help with dinner! Bringing food, setting up, serving, and/or cleaning up are all options. Help one night or more if you like.
Contact: Lisa King | 805-570-0539
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.
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!
UCSBMOVEMENT is a movement of students and staff who desire to see every student from every background, culture, and community experience the love and life of Jesus. Therefore, UCSBMOVEMENT is always seeking to have a presence in every nook and cranny on campus. Through things like evangelism, discipleship, Bible study, and stateside and international mission trips, we desire to raise up student leaders to go back into their communities and cultures to be a living example of who Jesus is and what he came to do. From this vision and hope come 7 different movements that make up UCSBMOVEMENT.
Contact Chris Comstock 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.
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.
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
We would love to see you this Sunday at any of our worship services.