Hope for the Journey (Cancer Support Ministry)
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Volunteer Job Description
Ministry: Hope for the Journey (Cancer Support Ministry)
Team Lead: Tanya Blue
Virtual or On-Site: In Person and Virtual
Co-Team Lead: Deacon Sylvia Jones
Volunteer Job Description:
Ministry Purpose: To support cancer survivors and families as they go through the cancer journey.
Scripture Foundation: “May the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV)
Role and Responsibilities:
- Lay ministers to help support families by connecting through prayer, inquiring about needs, sending cards, calls, text messages, etc.
- Support to assist with taking notes during ministry meetings, updating contact information for families, sending ministry email communications, and other administrative tasks.
- Event Planner, Content Creatives, Project Managers
- Shopper to purchase gifts, supplies, and other items as needed
Requirements to serve:
- Heart for God
- Heart for people
- Complete on-line ministry training
- Have a pleasant demeanor
- Demonstrate compassion and empathy towards others
- Commitment to serve
- 1-hour monthly ministry meeting
- Varies based on needs of family, upcoming events, and based on volunteer availability
Spiritual Gifts that align with this ministry are listed below. You may have one or more of these gifts which may contribute to your being a good addition to the team.
- Administration – The ability to organize resources and persons for effective ministry
- Encouragement – The capacity to encourage others, in groups and individually, with understanding, sympathy, and positive guidance
- Healing – A sensitivity to the pains and hurts of other persons and the capacity to participate in addressing these pains and hurts
- Helps – The ability and overwhelming desire to aid persons in need
- Hospitality – The ability to meet the basic social needs of and to extend care to strangers, persons beyond one’s immediate circle of friends.
- Mercy – The ability to identify with and to feel the pains and hurts of another person and the capacity to help that person move beyond those pains and hurts
- Missions – The ability to move beyond race, culture, faith tradition, nationality, or lifestyle to meet the physical and spiritual needs of neglected peoples
- Prayer – The ability to sense whom an for what to pray
- Service – The ability to perform the most basic acts of kindness as a means to glorify God and to embody the Gospel
Not sure if this position is right for you? Take our spiritual gits assessment to learn your gifts.
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