If you consider Oak City Church your home, serving is an important aspect of being part of the church body. Serving is part of your spiritual growth, and we’d love to find a place for you in one of our ministries.
Click on each section heading to learn more, and to fill out a volunteer interest form. If you aren’t sure where you’d like to serve, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can help find the right place for you.
We strive to create an environment for children to enjoy learning, experiencing, and participating in the gospel. Our relationships with them are very important, and we consider our children to be a valuable part of our church community.
There are different roles within each age range, which could require different responsibilities. Areas of service range from working in registration, to holding babies, to teaching in a preschool class, to anywhere in between.
The Guest Services team is often the first faces visitors see at Oak City Church. They strive to provide an inviting and safe environment for everyone who comes through our doors.
The Guest Services team seeks out new faces and helps everyone feel welcome by saying hello, showing new families to their classrooms, and helping people find seats when the gatherings become crowded. This team provides consistency by reaching out to new folks who gather with us on Sunday mornings.
The hospitality team desires to show the love of God through servant-hearted hospitality.
The hospitality team is made up of servers and bakers. Servers uses their gift by stocking the hospitality area, making coffee, and talking with those filling up their coffee mugs or enjoying the baked goods. They also help clean up after each gathering by washing the mugs and straightening up the baked goods area. The bakers use their gift of hospitality by providing yummy goodies for all to enjoy.
Our tech team works closely with our band, creative team, and teachers on Sunday mornings to create an environment for clear and consistent communication of the message, music, and more.
The media and tech team has several ways to serve, including sound engineers (running sound), sound production (set up and tear down), media and graphics presentation, video production, and podcast production.
Our men’s ministry exists to connect men at our church and encourage them to be Christ-centered leaders in their homes, at work, and in their other spheres of influence.
Through breakfasts, retreats, and regular informal gatherings, we train and encourage men to be servant leaders in everything they do. The premise for our men’s ministry is based on the Authentic Manhood curriculum. Authentic Manhood’s purpose is about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion, and purpose. We point men to a gospel-centered vision of life that sets them up to enjoy God’s grace as they pursue the promises of His Word.
Oak City Church exists to love our neighbor and reach them to know and follow Jesus. One of the ways we show our love is by being active in our community, helping people in need, and showing them the love of Christ. To do this, we have partnered with the Raleigh Dream Center, the Smithfield Rescue Mission, Lifeline Children’s Services, and Pharaoh’s Daughter.
Oak City Church has been blessed to partner with ministries all over the world, each one working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people they serve. Currently, we work with SuNica, Global Hope India, and Dynamic Water.
At Oak City Church we believe we have been adopted as children into the family of God! We exist to support, equip, and encourage each other in the journey/call to take care of the (once) fatherless.
The orphan care ministry meets quarterly for family get togethers to encourage/equip one another, has information nights for interested families, works to offer opportunities to support international orphanages, and encourage others in ways to serve/give to orphans in the US and around the world (beyond adoption!).
The OCC Prayer Ministry exists to be prayer warriors, to pray with urgency and intention for those who can’t, to listen and receive what God would tell us, and to equip and encourage the church to do the same.
The prayer team gathers for intense, acute prayer in times of great need for church family members, our city, our nation, and our world.
In Galatians, Paul encourages the church to “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). At Oak City Church, our Stephen Ministry helps us to minister to people in our church and community who are hurting.
Our Stephen Ministry equips and empowers church members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting or going through tough times. Each Stephen Minister has gone through extensive hours of training to gain the skills necessary to offer supportive, Christ-centered love and care. Ministers typically meet with one person at a time on a regular basis to encourage, counsel, and help.
In our Student Ministry, we want to help your student truly understand the Gospel, pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus, and guide them in allowing that relationship to define who they are. As they learn to define themselves by who Christ says they are, we want them to be sent out to share the hope they have with their friends and family.
Outside of our weekly meetings, we serve monthly in our community, go on retreats and day trips, and have lots of fun, informal events. Our leaders try to attend the students’ sports and school events to connect with them in their own space.
Whether you’re single, married, a mom, a retiree, or anywhere in between, our Women’s Ministry wants to help you find a place to connect with other women at Oak City Church. Our goal is to create a community where women from all walks of life can grow together in friendship and faith. We build this through formal, informal, and social gatherings.
We have a number of events throughout the year, including a weekend women’s retreat, IF:Gathering, breakfasts where we eat great food and hear great teaching, teaching nights, and fun, informal gatherings including dinners,a Christmas cookie exchange, clothes-swap, and more.
The musical worship team at Oak City Church strives to guide people to worship God through music.
Authenticity and excellence go hand in hand and, so our goal is to consistently provide real, genuine, high-quality music that helps to create an environment for people to encounter and hear from God. Each week we bring our diverse musical backgrounds to the team, working together to bring creativity and passion to what we do.