Serve

One of the best ways to be connected at Candlelight is to volunteer by using your gifts and talents. You’ll meet people and join in the work that God is doing through the church. We have opportunities for everyone! See below for all the ways you can serve with us.

Children

Children's Ministry

During Sunday and Wednesday Services: Children are taught God’s Word from the Bible as well as through stories, games and crafts. Security is in place for all children during Sunday and Wednesday services to ensure that each child is safe and secure from all outside distractions.

Please Note: Membership is required to serve in the Children’s Ministry

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Vacation Bible School (VBS)

One week of fun every year in the month of July!

VBS gives children a chance to experience God’s Word in many fun and unforgettable ways! Each year Candlelight is transformed into a magical land where they come to understand God’s love for them through the Word, fun and fellowship, and the care shown to them by volunteers. Entire families were changed as many of them came to saving faith in Jesus.

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AWANA

AWANA is designed to provide physical, social, mental, and spiritual activities for children. It’s a great way to develop new friends and learn how the Bible relates to today’s needs. The goal is to introduce boys and girls to Jesus Christ and reinforce the life principles found in the Bible. Programs begin at age 3 all the way up to high school. AWANA trains adults & high school teens as volunteers to work in all the programs.

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Youth & Young Adults

Youth Group (7th thru 12th Grade)

The Mission of Candlelight Youth Group is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and strengh and encourage others to do likewise. We know that a personal relationship with the Lord is just that, personal. Our goal is to walk with students on their journey from childhood to adulthood and inspire youth to not only trust Jesus but love Him with all they have. We do this through:

  • verse by verse bible teaching

  • studies in apologetics

  • sincere worship

  • small groups

  • Christian mentoring

  • fellowship

Please Note: Membership is required to serve in the Youth Group

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Young Adults Ministry

The Young Adults Group is a fellowship of anyone after graduating high school up to the age of 25. The mission of this group is to study the Word of God in order to equip the members of this group for the work of the ministry, worship Him as a body of believers, and minister to our community through acts of service, and sharing the gospel.

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Young Singles Ministry

The Young Singles Group is a fellowship of singles between the ages of 26-40. The new Young Singles Group will focus on the next stage of life after the Young Adults Group. This fellowship is designed to spur one another on to grow in faith and maturity in Christ, find community, and form deep friendships.

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Juvenile Justice Outreach

The deteriorating mental and behavioral health of our children is largely caused by a lack of close connections to others, as well as a lack of deep connections to moral and spiritual meaning. We offer to nurture relationships as a core principle for each child’s positive development.

Vision: To be available and accessible to provide encouragement, support, and spiritual guidance to youth, their families, and the communities which serve them through Idaho’s Juvenile Justice System.

More information can be found on https://juvenilejusticeoutreach.com/

Arts

Worship Team

Candlelight is always looking to expand its worship team to use the musical talents of its congregation. If you play an instrument and would be interested in participating, our worship leader would like to schedule a personal interview.

Please Note: Membership is required to serve on the Worship Team

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Sound/Video/Multimedia

Volunteers are needed for A/V technology, video and/or digital audio mixing consoles. This volunteer position will be responsible for providing quality media audio/visual support during our services and special events.

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Hospitality

Greeting Ministry on Sundays

Greeters are the hearts, eyes, and hands of Candlelight. The purpose of the Greeting Ministry is to extend a personal welcome to as many people as possible who enter the church and answer any questions. A smile can go a long way! Greeters are the first person a member or visitor comes in contact with when attending a worship service at Candlelight. Also, if needed, greeters will assist an unstable walker from the parking lot to the Sanctuary, help others overloaded with packages, and assist anyone in need of a wheelchair.

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Hospitality Bar on Sundays

Whether brewing coffee or maintaining small talk or a warm welcome, our volunteers have smiles on their faces and love making our facilities a little more inviting. Our hospitality team set-up, replenish, and serve delicious coffee and donuts. It’s a pleasant surprise for those new to Candlelight and a refreshing break for the regulars.

Schedule: There are 3 two-hour shifts: 6:30 am, 8:30 am & 10:30 am. Alternate volunteers are scheduled for all shifts and 5th Sundays.

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Usher’s Team on Sundays

The Usher Team is available during our Sunday services to greet and escort our guests and members to open seats. This includes directing those with disabilities. Entering a crowded large space can feel overwhelming. A friendly usher can turn a potentially stressful situation into a positive experience.

If you feel the Lord leading you to this ministry, simply fill out a volunteer form below. We would love to have you on our Usher’s Team!

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Ministry

The Wednesday Night Kitchen Ministry purpose is to make every visitor, member, or guest feel they are special and belong at Candlelight. Our team creates a positive attitude about the church with visitors and members.

Spiritual gifts, skills and traits desired for people considering serving in this ministry:

  • Passion for serving and catering to others

  • Willingness to learn

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Set-up or clean-up, assistant cooks & line servers

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Men & Women Ministries

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry provides opportunities for spiritual growth, for recreational activities to promote fellowship with other Christian men and to utilize individual skills to support other men and serve within our church body.

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Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries seeks to assist the church in equipping women to meet the spiritual, relational, and short-term emergency needs of women and their families who are part of Candlelight Christian Fellowship.

Leaders in the Women’s Ministries team recognize that it is impossible to meet all the needs of women within the body through this ministry alone, but believe that they are an essential part in effectively assisting the church to minister to areas of need that may be unique to women. They have chosen to target the spiritual needs of women because they believe that if this need is met, relational, social, emotional, and physical needs will be met as well.

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Other

Communion Ministry

The Mission of the Communion Ministry is to serve the body of Christ through serving Communion with the joy of the Lord, providing an atmosphere for the congregation to focus on Jesus Christ – the Lamb of God, and His ultimate sacrifice.

Today, many churches, including ours, use crackers and grape juice. The bread symbolizes Christ’s body, which was beaten and broken for us as He died for the sins of humanity. The cup of wine symbolizes His blood, which was shed for us as He paid for our sins.

If you have a heart to help serve, please fill out the volunteer form below and we will get back to you with available shifts. We would love to have you serve with us!

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Local, State, & National Issues

Receive periodic e-mail updates on specific issues of interest as believers, with an emphasis on how we might have an impact in our local communities and around the nation!

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Meals of Love

The Meals of Love Ministry blesses the families of our church by providing hot meals during their time of need (hospitalization, illness, surgery, other life difficulties, etc.) You’re not making a meal…You’re making a difference!

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Candlelight on C.A.L.L.

Critical Assistance of Labor & Love

The Candlelight on CALL ministry aims to provide the body of Christ means to swiftly assist the Candlelight church community in emergency situations. These emergencies are defined as needs that individuals cannot easily meet on their own or with the assistance of family without significant physical or spiritual strain.

Sign up to volunteer in the following categories: Yard Work; Household; Electrical; Personal Needs; Plumbing; and Church Facilities.

To Sign up and get more details of each category, click HERE


Prayer Chain

An e-mail based system to alert those who want to pray for the Candlelight body. We encourage the submission of prayer requests and needs in a variety of ways - from our website, phone calls, email and through our blue prayer request cards. We get all the requests out to the prayer chain in a timely manner and have a program setup periodically to send updates and answers to prayer.

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Security Team

Our Security is trained to assist when necessary during the services to ensure that each individual who enters is safe and secure from all outside distractions, and every possible threat. Special security measures are in place each time children are under the responsibility of Candlelight until they are transferred back to the parent, in all children & youth ministry events.

Our security team must be physically and mentally capable of serving on the team. Qualifications are required to serve on the team. Sign up to volunteer and find out more.

Please Note: Membership is required to serve on the Security Team

All our security volunteer positions are full. Please check back at another time. Thank you


Cell Phones for Soldiers

Candlelight has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers by providing FREE prepaid calling cards to each branch of the United States Military. Please show your support for the brave active duty military members, who have made sacrifices to keep America safe, by donating a gently used cell phone. Cell phone drop off is at the Information Desk.