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
- Personnel - Employee Human Resources, payroll, benefits, etc.
- Finances - Budgeting, monitoring, reconciling, reporting, etc.
- Facilities - Care, cleanliness, maintenance, upgrades, etc.
- Policies - Financial, personnel, ByLaws, facility, wedding, social media, etc.
- Other - Insurance, risk management, utilities, legal requirements, cyber and physical security, kitchen ministry, and more.
If you’re interested in ministering or assisting with any of these, please contact Executive Pastor Jared Walley at or (830) 625-9124.
Join the team of men and women who assist those being baptized and launder robes and towels at home and return them to the church. Contact the church office at 830-625-9124 or 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. Contact Roy Daves at (830) 237-5415 to volunteer.
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. Contact Gib Watt at (830) 481-3214 or .
First Baptist’s Restoring Hope Boutique provides used clothing at no charge to members of the community who are in need. The team meets Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 AM to process donations* and meet with visitors. They can also meet via appointment and are intentional to encourage and share God’s love with visitors. Located at 271 S. Santa Clara Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. To volunteer, contact Pastor Jared at or (830) 625-9124.
*As of March 18, 2022, we are at capacity thanks to your generosity and can only accept shoes at this time.
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, often donated by Comal Flowers. Go together on congregational care visits until around 1:00, and then grab lunch together. Contact Pam Jowers at (903) 241-2058 or .
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, either from 9:10-9:40 or 10:40-11:10. Contact Carol Wallrath at (713) 724-7783 or .
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. Contact Jim Fielder at (512) 757-6641 or .
Prepare crackers and juice for the Lord’s Supper, and wash serving trays afterward. The team typically serves one Sunday every two months, arriving at 8:30 AM and finishing 30-45 minutes after the 11:00 service ends. Contact Jim Fielder at (512) 757-6641 at .
Use a church vehicle to shuttle worshippers to and from our additional parking at Granzin BBQ, just a couple blocks away, for both 9:30 and 11:00 worship. Serve one Sunday a month, or less frequently as more drivers volunteer. Contact Gib Watt at (830) 481-3214 or .
Proverbs 22:6 says Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Invest in preschoolers’ beginning stages of their relationship with Christ. Share the gospel with these precious children by serving as a Small Group teacher or teacher’s assistant Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:40, using Lifeway’s age-appropriate Gospel Project curriculum. We ask our teachers and assistants to be in place by 9:15 to start setting up, and to welcome and assist any new visitors checking in to their group. Please contact Preschool Director Holly Lucas at .
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.
The media ministry serves worshippers by supporting the technical needs during Sunday gatherings, as well as special events. This includes sound, lighting, livestream, and visuals.