Membership (commitment to Jesus Christ and to a church family) and Maturity (commitment to spiritual disciplines that will help each of us become more like Jesus Christ) are the foundation for Ministry. A vital, thriving ministry is a result of a vital, thriving relationship with Jesus Christ and with a church community. In Ephesians 4:11-12, Paul writes, "He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ." We believe that every member is a minister -- that every person is shaped for a purpose. At Wilderness, we help you discover your SHAPE (spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences) and then we assist you in plugging into an existing ministry or creating a new one as the Holy Spirit leads. Once you have identified your SHAPE, you can better understand your ministry. Lay ministers are resourced, trained, equipped, and supported throughout the body of Wilderness.

Wilderness Community Church has many lay ministry teams.

To find out more about opportunities to serve in lay ministry, click on the links below or contact the church office.

Blanket -- Cancer patient outreach program where easy, no-sew blankets are created in groups or on your own. As you cut and tie each knot, you do so with a prayer or special blessing. Your efforts make all the difference to cancer patients.

Caring -- Provides support for individuals and families in our church going through advesity; they send cards, make contact and visits in homes and the hospital.

Counters -- Responsible for collecting and counting the weekly offerings received during Celebration Services.

Decorators -- Decorates our facility to enhance our worship experience.

Disaster Relief -- Travels to various areas of the country in dire need of assistance due to recent disasters.  Limited work scheduled due to COVID.

Extreme Youth -- Provides adult leadership for our ministry to Middle School and Senior High youth in our community.

Greeters -- Welcomes & greets those who attend our Celebration Services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. This team also shows new families around our facility, distributes bulletins and receives offerings during our services.

Hospitality -- Sets up a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our Celebration Services. Hospitality provides hot coffee and a cold drink for those who serve and those who attend our services. Hospitality also provides assistance for other events presented by the church.    Currently inactive due to COVID.

KidZone -- Offers an exciting ministry for our children from kindergarten through fifth grade during our Celebration Service. Service opportunities range from assisting to leading activities associated with KidZone. This ministry has moved into a virtual ministry to best meet the needs of our servants and children.

Library -- Our library is full of wonderful stories and resources to enhance our Spiritual growth and enjoyment. The Library requires cataloging of books, preparation for check out and restocking material.

Music and Worship -- Plans, prepares, performs and leads all music in connection with our Celebration Services and other gatherings offered by our church.

Production Sound/Media Team -- A combination of sound, media and music ministry. The Production Team is a collaborative effort to bring the best of worship through joint coordination.

Hand Bells -- This team meets for weekly practice and periodically performs at our Celebration Services and on special occasions.  Currently inactive due to COVID.

Prayer Shawl -- This ministry reaches out to those in need of God's comfort. Many blessings and prayers are knitted into every shawl for the recipients.  Beginners to experts knitters are welcome.

Toddler & Preschool Nursery -- Our youngest children are served in a loving and nurturing atmosphere during the 10:30 a.m. service. Toddler Nursery is offered for those from birth to three years old. Preschool Nursery is also offered during the 10:30 a.m. service for preschoolers, ages 3 through age 5 (not yet in Kindergarten). Preschool offers Bible stories, songs and fun, age appropriate activities.          Currently inactive due to COVID.                                                     
Columbia/Peru Mission -- Plans and implements our partnership with the ministry of Brian Miller in Medillin, Colombia. No trips are currently scheduled due to COVID.

Wilderness Outreach Ministries (WOM) -- Serves our community with ministries reaching out to individuals and families that are economically challenged, including our monthly Food Pantry, Thanksgiving Dinner, Angel Tree program and more. If you want to experience a true blessing, plan to help this group with any of their outreach activities! They meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Wilderness Worshippers -- Provides an excellent ministry in teaching middle and high school youth in our community BEFORE the 10:30 Celebration Service. (Time change due to COVID).

Wilderness Men's Ministry -- Serves to enrich the men of Wilderness in their walk with God through seminars, workshops, fellowship and outreach.

Wilderness Women's Ministry -- Serves the women of Wilderness so they grow deep in in their faith and relationship with God through fellowship, activities, seminars and outreach events.