Opportunities to Serve & Engage
Serving is a normal and vital part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. It's how we Engage the World. In fact, one of the key components of spiritual growth is serving others. So, really serving is also part of how we Connect to Christ and Grow with Others. The first and most natural way to serve is by BLESSing the people around you that you interact with everyday - family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc.
Serving involves giving time, energy, and talents to work together for the good of others. There are four kinds of opportunities to serve:
Maybe you want to serve, but not sure where to serve. God has made each of us with different skills, abilities, gifts, passions, experiences, and personalities. These all help to shape the place of service where we will be most impactful, experience the most joy, and most look forward to each time. Sometimes finding that place of service means trying different things out. You can also talk with another disciple that knows you well about where they could see you serving. Talk with an elder or pastor. As a starting point, use the Passion Assessment (click to open pdf) tool to help you think through how the experiences, skills, and gifting you’ve already had can help you to narrow down potential opportunities to serve.
Check out the options in the virtual ministry fair below. Some opportunities can be done by anyone and others have requirements like being a disciple of Jesus and/or membership with First Alliance. Start the conversation by letting us know what opportunities grab you, and we'll help you get engaged and serving.
At First Alliance Church
Serve with FACTKids
as part of the Nursery Team* on Sundays or Wednesdays
as part of the Toddler (2/3s) Team* on Sunday mornings
as part of the Children's Church Team on Sunday mornings
as part of the Awana Team* on Wednesdays during the school year
helping with Special Events or Ministry Oversight/Coordination*
Serve with On-Deck Youth
as a small group leader*
as a sponsor or mentor*
providing event help or ministry support (i.e. chaperone, etc)*
Serve as part of Hospitality/Assimilation
as part of the Greeter Team on Sunday mornings
as part of the Follow-Up Team
on the Coffee & Connection Host Team (Sundays)
as an Usher on Sunday mornings
providing ministry support
helping with Church Meals/Socials
Serve as part of the Music/Worship Ministry
Serve in Adult Disciple-making
as a discipleship mentor/coach/partner with 1 or 2 others to connect, grow, and engage and develop the 7 Marks of a Healthy Disciple.
as a leader/facilitator of a Discipling Community in a home or on campus
facilitating a special focus group
providing ministry administrative support
in the Library and managing of resources
Serve by Praying for FACT, Toccoa, and beyond
Serve by engaging locally in Care Ministries
Deacons and Deaconesses
Providing rides or meals as necessary
helping with "on call" service projects, special opportunities, or disaster relief
helping people work through life situations with a spiritual framework
Serve on the Missions Team in support of our global efforts
Serve with your skills/abilities like
construction, maintenance, handy-man skills, or safety/security
office/admin support, technology, or social media
creative arts, writing, photography
Click to Complete a Skills Survey
Contribute a specific skill or talent you may have for the benefit of First Alliance
Or something else? Contact Pastor Chris.
Together we accomplish the work and responsibilities required to be a healthy biblical church. Some of these opportunities may require additional screening and qualification. Items marked with a * require a volunteer application, background check, risk management training, and at least 6 months of consistent attendance at First Alliance.
Complete the Interest Form (click below) to let us know which opportunities are of interest to you and learn more. We want to help you serve as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Locally in Toccoa/Stephens County
Impact Toccoa by facilitating a care-based ministry like GriefShare, DivorceCare, financial counseling, or something else.
Serve as part of the First Alliance Jail Ministry, a group of men and women who go weekly to the local jail to do ministry. Contact us to find out about getting involved.
Partnering with one of our local organizations:
Be present for one student one hour a week for one school year as a mentor to a Stephens County School student. Not as a tutor or parent, but to provide positive adult interaction. You don't need any specialized training, simply the desire to see a child succeed. There is often a waiting list of students desiring a mentor, and you can work with any age. Click for more info, download and complete the Mentor Application or contact Nancy Eckback at Family Connections of Stephens County at 706-898-5115. Training is provided.
Be part of the team at Open Arms Clinic serving the uninsured and working poor of Stephens County. Opportunities include nursing work (including if you are a student nurse), reception, scheduling, and computer work. Visit their website or call 706-886-0940 for more information.
First Steps works with needy young families in Toccoa teaching and empowering them to succeed independently. You could meet one time needs for children's clothing, gas money, food, feminine hygiene products, etc. or provide monthly Blessing Baskets to establish an ongoing relationship with a young mother. Contact Merry Carol Scott by phone 706-768-2596 or email.
Open your home and heart as a Foster Parent for needy and vulnerable children. Visit the Georgia DFCS Foster Parent info site or the United Methodist Children's Home website or call 770-531-3063. Build hope in Georgia's children.
Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer and be an advocate for children in juvenile court dependency proceedings due to abuse and neglect. Change a child's life for a brighter future and help end a cycle of abuse and neglect. Check out this flyer, or contact Northeast GA CASA at 706-886-1098 or email them.
Literacy Volunteers with Kids & Youth with the Toccoa/Stephens County Literacy Council. Contact them or call Billie Thompson at 706-282-5171.
Make a difference in a long term care situation by giving your time, companionship, and skills as well as Jesus' hope with Amedisys. Check out the flyer for more info.
Work with abused spouses and children through Georgia Circle of Hope. Visit their website or call 706-776-3406. There are opportunities both as a thrift store volunteer and a shelter volunteer.
Regionally as part of our Parc 1000 Partnership
We're are partnering with Envision Atlanta to intentionally and incarnationally impact the nations in our own backyard. Learn more about the Parc 1000 Partnership and how you can get involved through praying, giving, and/or going here.
Globally around the world
There are multiple opportunities to serve around the world in short or long term situations with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. To learn more or explore opportunities, visit one of these links:
Serve with The Alliance - General Information
Or ask how you can get involved with our strategic partnership with Bethany House in Alicante, Spain.