Serving @ the Crossing


“For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) The amazing truth at the heart of the gospel is that we have been served by the all-powerful son of man, King Jesus himself. His death paid the penalty our sins deserved, a price we could not pay. We live because he served us. True greatness is walking in Jesus' footsteps by serving others (Mark 10:42-44).

There are many ways to serve at The Crossing Church, formally and informally. The most basic way we can all serve is by being present (at church, CG etc), by speaking the truth in love to one another, and by reaching out to the lost with the gospel. But some of us will be able to do more, using our time and gifts to serve in a formal capacity. We would encourage anyone who is regular at CG to consider doing so. The different ministries and roles are listed below. If you have questions, reach out to us at connect@thecrossing.com.sg

In particular, there are some urgent needs in the Church. We would encourage regulars to consider stepping up to serve in these areas: 

MINISTRIES

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Provide support to Church Staff in the organisation and running of the 3 major church events: Church camp, Proclaim and Christmas.
    • Support can be in various areas like planning, administration (e.g managing sign-ups), logistics. 

What must I commit?

  • 3 months for Proclaim and Christmas
  • 5 months for Church Camp

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Build relationships with NCG members over the 6 months so they’ll feel a part of our church family & your congregation.
  • Help start/facilitate small group discussions based on that week’s talk.

What must I commit?

  • Little prep & no specific Bible study-leading skills or extensive background knowledge is required. Just a willing heart, friendly disposition & desire to build others up.
  • 6 months commitment per year (each NCG seminar phase runs for 6 months)
  • 1 night a week (either Tuesday or Wednesday) @ Church office.

How can I serve?

  • Help start/facilitate small group discussions based on that week’s evangelistic talk, using the given material (Christianity or Life Explored, Just Looking)
  • Build relationships with the non-Christians in your group & seek to journey with them, answering their questions as best as you can.
  • Work with the TCC regular who brought them (if any) to evangelise the non-Christian.
  • 3 course runs per year – post Christmas (Jan-Feb), post-Good Friday/Easter Sunday (Apr-May/Jun) and post-Proclaim (Aug/Sep-Oct/Nov).

What must I commit?

  • No extensive background knowledge or good conversational skills is required. Just a willing heart, friendly disposition & desire to grow in reaching the lost. Pre-course briefs & training provided!
  • 1 year commitment where you facilitate at at least 1 course run. Each course run will last 7 Sundays, 2-3.30pm in Aperia.
  • Aside from that, committing time & effort to following up with your group members post-course, should they be interested. (May look like another 7 sessions of Life Explored, a 1-1 etc.)

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Come up with online content for Crossing’s social media channels
  • Design simple designs for online publicity for social media 
  • Write copy for social media posts

What must I commit?

  • Regular commitment to create and post social media content
  • Have a social media account (FB/IG/Youtube) 

How can I serve?

  • Graphic design for sermon series 
  • Graphic design and collaterals (print and online) for various events 
  • Graphic design and collaterals (print and online) for various ministries

What must I commit?

  • Semi regular commitment (based on project, need to respond fast for edits)
  • Must know how to use graphic design software (photoshop, illustrator, Procreate etc)  

How can I serve?

  • Conceptualizing and directing videos
  • Filming and Production 
  • Editing 
  • Add animation/special effects 
  • Photography for various events 

What must I commit?

  • Regular – semi regular commitment (depends on project/event) 
  • Commit to be on location if you are filming
  • Must know how to use editing software (Da Vinci, Premiere Pro, Final Cut etc) 
  • You can use your own filming/recording equipment 

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Join a TCC band and serve in music during Sundays services
  • Lead the Church in singing “psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs”

What must I commit?

  • At least one rehearsal before rostered serving
  • Rosters tend to be 2 weeks on 4 weeks off depending on the number of bands serving
  • Serve for one year, at least
  • Signups welcome all year round

How can I serve?

  • Join a TCC band and serve in music during Sundays services
  • Provide the joyful noise we sing to as we praise our great God.

What must I commit?

  • At least one rehearsal before rostered serving
  • Rosters tend to be 2 weeks on 4 weeks off depending on the number of bands serving
  • Serve for one year, at least
  • Signups welcome all year round

How can I serve?

  • Join the sound team and fill the church with the music our bands provide
  • Set up and run the sound equipment
  • Mix the sound for service throughout.

What must I commit?

  • TBC

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Provide admin support to the Congregation and Ministry team
  • Database management (Using Elvanto, Church Management System).
  • Assign Zoom pro licenses on a weekly basis to CGLs so they can host their regular CGs on Zoom
  • Support with Zoom admin for congregation meetings (e.g. prayer meeting)

What must I commit?

  • 1 year commitment
  • Weekly duty for license assigning
  • Event-based for Zoom admin
  • Willing to learn a new church management system (Elvanto); Training to be provided

How can I serve?

  • Manage check in station for Planet Faith for each congregation
  • Train welcome / setup / teachers to use the check in station

What must I commit?

  • 1 year commitment
  • Serving 1-2 Sundays a month (depending on the size of the congregation team)

How can I serve?

  • Set up Livestream devices in Creche before service
  • Manage Livestream laptop during service

What must I commit?

  • 1 year commitment – Willing to learn how to use livestream software and troubleshooting errors
  • Serving 1-2 Sundays a month (depending on the size of the congregation team)

How can I serve?

  • Manage projection of powerpoint slides during service

What must I commit?

  • 1 year commitment
  • Serving 1-2 Sundays a month (depending on the size of the congregation team)

How can I serve?

  • Man the bookstore after service to sell books
  • Manage both reserved books and on-the-spot selling using online portal

What must I commit?

  • 1 year commitment (starting July 2022)
  • Serving 2-3 Sundays a month (depending on the size of the congregation team)

 

Click here to hear more from our teachers on their Planet Faith experience!

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Teach from the bible weekly for kids from ages 3-12 in an age-appropriate way.
  • Each class has a team of 2-10 Teachers, depending on size of class, age of kids and needs of the class.
    • Our four classes are Mooncrawlers (3-4), Moonwalkers (5-6), Blast off Juniors (7-9) and Blast off Seniors (10-12).
    • English PF classes are held during 9am, 1030am, 12pm and 4pm services.
    • Mandarin PF classes are held during the 2pm service.
    • All our Teachers will undergo Ministry-Safe certification.

What must I commit?

  • Minimum of 1 year commitment
    • Serve 5 months in a year on alternate month arrangement.
  • Monthly training on Monday night.
  • Annual Recruitment happens in Oct, and Teachers commit for Jan-Dec.
    • Ad-hoc recruitment for urgent needs.

How can I serve?

  • Script and record skits, song action videos for Kids songs, biblical truths and concepts about God and Jesus.
  • Videos will be hosted on our Planet Faith Youtube channel, for us to partner parents better and equip parents with material that points people to Jesus in a fun, engagIng and age-appropriate way.

What must I commit?

  • We aim for monthly videos, and our projects and engagement levels will grow with the teams! 🙂
  • You can commit for a season or be a regular friendly face for kids!

How can I serve?

  • We have about 120 teachers on roster at Planet Faith and we look after them, from recruitment of teachers, allocations of PF teams, equipping and growing as a teacher and ministry.
  • As part of the Teacher Development Team, you will help facilitate recruitment, project teacher needs and team composition, track teacher development and highlight gaps in the ministry.

What must I commit?

  • Minimum of two years commitment.
  • You will have regular communication with The Central PF team, and should be committed to a high level of activity in the months of Oct – Nov, where recruitment happens, and in the months of Jan-Feb where new teams start.

How can I serve?

  • Curriculum planning, supporting Central Team lesson planning for the months and years ahead, developing Holiday programmes, creating slides for every week.

What must I commit?

  • Minimum of 1 year commitment.
  • Most of these activities can be done on your own time, with some ad-hoc online coordination meetings.

How can I serve?

  • Various admnistrative roles including data management on Elvanto, managing inventory of PF craft stationery.

What must I commit?

  • Regular upkeep of admin matters for PF. 

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Caring for babies and toddlers while the mums feed on God’s word together on a Tuesday morning.

What must I commit?

  • Tuesday mornings 9am – 12pm, every week or fortnightly.
  • Location: Church office @ 171 Tras street
  • Recruitment: All year round!

How can I serve?

  • Provide admin support to the women’s event. For example…
    • monitoring sign-ups
    • contacting participants
    • consolidating book orders
    • organising event booklet
    • managing Zoom and tech set up

What must I commit?

  • Once a year, during Aug-Oct
  • Recruitment: Indicate interest by May

Areas you can serve in:

How can I serve?

  • Initiating / building friendship with youth
  • Facilitating pre-written Bible studies / talk application
  • Modelling gospel-centred living and talking
  • Linking youth in to wider church family
  • Optional training opportunities towards frontal Bible teaching / material prep

What must I commit?

  • New YGLs join us for a 3-month preview, after which commitment is renewed for a year at a go.
  • 3 Fridays in a month (4 if there are 5 Fridays that month).
    • Punctual arrival at 7:15 (lateness has huge knock-on effects at YG). YG goes till 9.15pm.
    • YGLs stay till 9:45pm for debrief, clean up and prayer.
  • Outside of Fridays:
    • 20 minutes of online training each week
    • One weekend camp in a year.
    • Optional socials during the year.