But everything should be done properly and in an orderly manner (1 Corinthians 14:40). We strive to steward with excellence the resources entrusted to us (spiritual, human, material, financial, etc.), in order to fulfill with utmost integrity our mission of Leading People to Jesus. Whether staff or volunteer, our administrative servant-leaders “administer” the organizational, operational, and logistic support behind ministry. Do you have gifts, skills, interest, or experience you can invest in any of the following capacities?
- Church Office Operations - Reception, mail prep, folding, phones, copier/printer/scanner, I.T., staff/member support
- Facilities - Maintenance, custodial assistance, room setup/reset
- Personnel - Employee Human Resources, payroll, benefits, etc.
- Finances - Budgeting, monitoring, reconciling, reporting, etc.
- Policies - Financial, personnel, bylaws, facility, wedding, social media, etc.
- Other - Insurance, risk management, utilities, legal requirements, cyber and physical security, and more.
Join the team of men and women who assist those being baptized, launder towels at home, and return them to the church. Contact the church office to volunteer.
Minister to families after the death/funeral of their loved one. Provide food and assist with checking up on them in the months that follow. Serve by coordinating volunteers, contributing food, delivering, follow-up, and more.
Help homebound members worship in-person with their church family. Pick them up in church vehicles for 9:30 small groups and 11:00 worship, and take them home afterward. Start time and route schedule will vary based on the pickup list, coordinated by Gib Watt. Current team members are serving one Sunday a month.
If you have a heart for children and love working with them, we have a place for you! You can serve on Sundays, Wednesdays, and for special events! Background check and interview required.
Pastor Doug Dunnavant
Join our team of hosts for our introduction and membership class. Bake goodies, make coffee, chat with new guests, monitor registration, and be a smiling face. This happens from 10:30-11:05 AM on Sunday mornings.
Arrange small bouquets of flowers to give homebound members as they visit them in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Arrive Mondays at 10:00 to arrange the flowers. Members of the team take turns buying about $20 of flowers. (It ends up being every 6-8 weeks. This is not a requirement to join the team.) Go together on congregational care visits until around 1:00, and then grab lunch together.
Meet from 1:00-2:00 PM in the Sanctuary each Friday to pray for salvation of the lost, for community outreach, and for our church.
Model biblical community, and ensure guests feel welcome and invited into the First Baptist community. Greet guests at the door or the Welcome Center, help them find their way, offer first-time guests a gift, and gather guest info to help them connect further. Serve one Sunday a month or more, either from 9:10-9:40 or 10:40-11:10.
Every Wednesday afternoon and evening, our Kitchen Team helps prepare and serve Wednesday Supper. We need help with food prep, cooking, serving, cleaning, and dishwashing. Sign up below for your preferred time slot. You can work as little or as much as you’d like.
On the first Monday of each month, we meet at the Founders Oak in Landa Park at noon. Come join us in praying for revival in our nation, our state, our city, and ourselves. Pray for the entire hour, or drop in for a few minutes on your lunch break.
Help process new materials and assist members with checkout and returns. The library is open Wednesday mornings from 8:00-11:30 and Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:30. Processing takes place Wednesday mornings.
Prepare crackers and juice for the Lord’s Supper. Gather and discard cups and wash serving trays afterward. The team typically serves one Sunday every two months, arriving at 8:30 AM and finishing around 12:30-12:45 (after the 11:00 service ends).
This team’s focus is “Leading Men to Jesus,” building Godly men who love the Lord and walk in a way that gives glory to Jesus, and helping men engage as Christian leaders in their family and workplace. Lead a Bible study, help plan events/activities, or serve as ministry projects arise.
Help guide and direct parking on Sunday mornings. This includes setting up and storing directional flag signs. Serve at least once a month for the 9:30 and/or 11:00 service.
Our pew team helps keep our pews clean, tidy, and up to date with pens, envelopes, and Connect Cards. They typically come once a month to refresh and restock the pews.
Our safety team takes protecting our congregation very seriously. This team trains at least once a month and has a very structured plan for protecting our building and people. If you're interested in serving on the Safety Team, please contact the church office, and they will pass your information and inquiry along to the team.
We’re always looking for motivated leaders to disciple our students. We need small group leaders and leaders who can commit to discipling on Sunday mornings and/or Wednesday evenings. We do require a background check and interview in order to find the best fit for you.
Talk to God. Talk to each other. Share a Meal.
Table Talks are part of a broader church-wide prayer initiative. Once a month we gather in homes, pray through prayer prompts provided by the church, get to know one another, and share a meal. Open your home on or around the second Friday of the month. Invite people you don't yet know well to come to dinner or dessert. Organize a meal (potluck style, take-out, dessert night, or other). Lead the participants through the provided prayer prompts.
Our tech team is always looking for either those with experience or those willing to learn the sound board, the lights, the slides and/or the video streaming and capturing.
This team’s focus is to create deep, meaningful connections and to provide solid Bible studies for the women of the church. If you have a passion for planning Bible studies, retreats, or fellowships in order to help women connect, then this team is for you.
Worship services at First Baptist are planned to be authentic in content and expression, driven by truth revealed through scripture, and focused on bringing people into an intimate encounter with the Living God. Style and form may move with the times, but true corporate worship will always be anchored in and driven by Spirit and Truth.
Music at First Baptist is congregational, led by a combination of choir, vocal team, praise band, rhythm section, and orchestra, covering a blend of beloved hymns and contemporary worship songs. The face of worship may vary any given week as multiple generations pour out praise to God and proclaim truth to one another. Our God is worshipped across the globe in languages and styles we may never understand. He is not confined. The same God who masterfully crafts each unique individual also delights to be diversely and creatively worshiped.
There’s a unique, God-inspired and -created place for you in worship with First Baptist New Braunfels. Come, discover, grow, and touch eternity as we worship Him together.
If you have any questions or are interested in serving in any of the following capacities, please contact Pastor James at .
The Sanctuary Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary and teams up with the praise band to lead worship on Sunday mornings. Rehearsal is more than notes and rhythms. It's an opportunity to worship and draw near to God together! Under the direction of Worship Pastor, James Passman, the choir prepares a wide variety of music to include hymn arrangements, choral classics, and adaptations of modern worship choruses. The Sanctuary Choir is a non-auditioned group open to all who want to come and sing. A love for the Lord and a love for music are the only two requirements.
Platform singers are interviewed and auditioned choir members. This role requires additional leadership and commitment.
Whether through drums, percussion, guitars, brass, winds, or strings, instrumental ministry is a substantial way to live out Psalm 150. If you feel called to serve through music, we would love to get acquainted! We’re always looking for opportunities to incorporate a variety of instruments for the glory of God.