INTERESTED IN LEADING A SERVE TEAM?


STEP ONE: INITIAL CONTACT

Give Adam or Laura a call to let them know you are interested in learning more about joining Sozo Ministry Team so they can look for your application (step two).

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 volunteers at Oak Pointe Church, so that we can make sure we are putting everyone in the safest possible situation. Ask for an application if you don’t have one.

https://www.oakpointe.org/volunteerform/

Step Three: INFORMATION PAGE

Read this whole page. Reading the information in here will help you to see exactly what it is that you are stepping into as a member of Ministry Team. We will share answers to frequently asked questions, expectations, qualifications, commitment level, and our ministry philosophy.

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://giftstest.com/

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

Step five: VISIT

Come out and visit us on a Sunday at Sozo to see what we’re all about. Make sure to let Adam or Laura know when you’re going to be there so we can welcome you and introduce you to some of our team. Sozo officially starts at 7:00 and ends around 9:00, but you are invited to join us for prayer at 6:20 in the atrium. At the end of the night, if you still love us, you will continue onto the next step.

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 followed by any 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.

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 as a serve team leader, you will need to come around 6:30 to prep for the night. 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.

what if i have to miss a Sunday or event?

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, it is your responsibility to make sure that someone from your team will take over for you.

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 is all about knowing Jesus and making Him know. 

  • We are a team of leaders for Sozo that make up a portion of the Ministry Team.

  • We create teams to on-ramp young adults to serve and lead. 

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

1. Committed

  • This looks like consistency and recruiting. 

  • Consistency at Sozo, your area of leadership, monthly Family Dinner, and monthly 1-on-1 with your coach. 

  • Recruiting new team members to serve weekly. 

2. Growing

  • This looks like encountering God daily (Examples: Silence - Word - Meditation - Prayer, etc.) 

  • You investing in a Christian community to be challenged and encouraged. 

3. Prayerful

  • This looks like you praying for those on your team regularly. 

  • You pray with people on your team regularly. 

4. Missional 

  • This looks like you intentionally living out B.E.L.L.S. in your life.

5. Multiplying 

  • This looks like you intentionally identifying others on your team who have leadership potential. 

  • You work to apprentice new leaders.