INTERESTED IN JOINING MINISTRY TEAM?


STEP ONE: INITIAL CONTACT

Get in touch with Adam (adam@oakpointe.org) or Laura (lauraf@oakpointe.org) to let us know you’re interested in joining Ministry Team.

STEP TWO: APPLICATION

We have a standard application that we ask all of our potential volunteers to fill out. We do this so that we can get to know you a little better and have an understanding of your values and background. We will also run a background check from the information you give us. This is done for all volunteers at Oak Pointe Church, so that we can make sure we are keeping everyone as safe as possible.

https://www.oakpointe.org/volunteerform

STEP FOUR: SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND ENNEAGRAM

To ensure everyone is serving to the best of their ability, we find it invaluable to know your spiritual gifting and enneagram number. You can find the spiritual gifts test at http://spiritualgiftstest.com/

After you have taken your spiritual gifts test and sent your results to Laura, we will give you a code to take a full enneagram assessment. https://tests.enneagraminstitute.com/

STEP SIX: MEET

This is an opportunity for you to sit down with Adam and Laura and give us the chance to get to know you more. We will ask you questions about your journey and you can ask us any questions you have about Sozo and Ministry Team.

Assuming at the end of all this, you feel that Sozo is a good fit for your ministry style and we feel that you would be an asset to the team, we will bring you on board!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What does a normal week look like at Sozo?

People start arriving around 7:00 and usually play corn hole outside or socialize in the atrium and student center. Around 7:20 we gather into the student center for worship. After worship, we have a message and announcements. You will usually find us in the middle of a series that will last anywhere from 3-8 weeks. Around 9:00 we break and everyone disperses to catch up with friends, enjoy some snacks, or play basketball in the gym.

What do sozo life groups look like?

We have life groups meet during the week throughout the Metro Detroit Area. Groups are free to choose their own studies and content, ranging from Sunday morning messages to intensive spiritual training. We want to support you in the style of study that works best for your group. Life groups are the most impactful element of our ministry. This is the time where lasting relationships are formed and where people truly experience the love of Jesus.

How many hours a week does it take to be on ministry team?

At a very minimum, your commitment is going to average about three to four hours a week. We meet every Sunday, year-round, from 7:00-9:00 (as well as prayer at 6:20), and your life group will need to meet weekly or bi-weekly. We come together as a team for family dinner and training on the first Monday of the month (6-9pm). There are also retreats, mission trips, and various events throughout the year that we encourage you to attend.

Are there other time requirements as a life group leader?

We do ask that life group leaders try to do a couple outside activities with their life groups. There is no greater value than “time spent,” so it is important that you show value to your group. Anything from serving in your community, going bowling, hanging out at your house, playing games, or whatever your group may be interested in. Also, dropping quick emails or Facebook messages, going to see a game, performance, or other event will go a long way toward you having a successful group! 

Can I work in sozo without being a life group leader?

Yes! Life Group leaders are only one aspect of our ministry team. We also have Serve Teams that are always in need of more volunteers. If you want to join a serve team, check out the connect page, or let Adam/Laura know.

what if i have to miss a Sunday or event because of my job?

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and we are ready to handle those times. The key is communicating and letting leadership know when you are going to be late or miss a night. Additionally, be sure to communicate with your group if you need to miss a meeting.

How long of a commitment am I making?

All we ask is that you make a year-to-year commitment. At the end of each spring, we ask which staff members will commit to the next year. The reality of ministry is that the longer you stay in it, the more effective you will become.

VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS


First things first:

• Sozo exists to know Jesus and make him known.
• We are a team of life group leaders for Sozo that make up a portion of the Ministry Team.
• We create circles of encouragement and challenge to cultivate spiritual growth and mission.

To accomplish the mission, a Life Group leader must be:

1. Consistent

• You come to Sozo and your life group each week.
• You meet your coach each month and attend Family Dinners.

2. Growing

• You encounter God daily. (Examples: Silence - Word - Meditation - Prayer, etc.) • You are investing in a Christian community to be challenged and encouraged.

3. Prayerful

• You pray for those in your group regularly.
• You pray with people in your group regularly.

4. Missional

• You help your group ask and see how they can serve the community each quarter. • You intentionally live out B.E.L.L.S. in your Life Group.

5. Multiplying

• You intentionally look for others in your group who could become a life group leader. • You work with your coach to help apprentice new leaders.