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Many of the New Testament letters confront selfishness. Living in authentic community, the first churches were marked by life for “one-another” (Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:8; Hebrews 3:13)

This page offers opportunities to serve throughout the life and ministry of the church at Apex Xenia: where we’re gathering together to celebrate God, growing together in Jesus through authentic community and going together into the world. You’ll find what the opportunity is, where it takes place, and who to contact. 

Each weekend, we gather together to remember who our God is, how badly we need Him, what He has done to save us, and how we should respond to Him. We believe this is the healthiest thing we can do for those who follow Jesus and for those who do not yet follow Him. At each of these gatherings, both inside and outside of that room, there are many moving parts working together to allow these times to be beneficial.


Baptism Conversation

Baptism conversations happen when someone is interested in baptism. It's an opportunity to serve others by talking through the gospel and how baptism celebrates it. Volunteers are scheduled to meet one on one, to help them be ready for this exciting time. 

When: Meetings occur throughout the year,  1-1.5 hours long each. 

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org

Baptism Attendants

Baptism attendants come alongside others on the day of baptism. Before the gathering, they meet for prayer, walk those involved through baptism, show where changing rooms are and answer final questions.

When: Baptisms are scheduled throughout the year.

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org

 

Frontline Volunteer

Frontline is a ministry of teams who serve at our weekend gatherings. We welcome others at the doors, offer programs, assist at the Help Desk, help at the crosswalk, and provide safety in the hallways. This all goes toward extending hospitality and a warm gathering environment.

When: Serve at least one gathering per month.

Contact: agillispa@gmail.com

Communion Volunteer

Communion is not only the act of remembrance of what Jesus has done for us, but also a celebration of His life, death, resurrection, and His glorious return in the future. Would you like to help others in the act of worship through The Lord's Supper?

When: Serve at least one gathering a month. 

Contact: marinespook@gmail.com


Prayer Team

When people respond during the gatherings, it’s our pleasure to love those people by taking their requests to the Lord in prayer. This is a team of people who are available at the end of gatherings for prayer and conversation.

When: During the gathering(s) you attend.

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org

Money Collection

Money Collectors help collect money during designated times. As Apex seeks to be a good steward of what we’re given, collection is under the supervision of a staff member. Volunteers understand there’s a high level of accountability and liability for collectors.

When: Time commitment is 5-10 minutes, one Sunday per month.

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org


Visual Media & Lights

Visual teams control lighting and media for the gatherings. This involves computer operated lights and a program that projects text and video. Team members create a welcoming atmosphere by keeping the stage well lit and and slides clearly seen.

When: Once every month for the weekend gatherings.

Contact: ryan.stover@apexcommunity.org

Sound & Recording

Sound teams manage the audio components at Apex gatherings. They make sure what is happening in the gathering is heard clearly. This includes: running the audio mixer, recording the music and sermon, and preparing the stage for the band.

When: Once every month for Thursday night practice and during the gatherings on the weekends.

Contactryan.stover@apexcommunity.org


Xenia: Band

Xenia worship team volunteers are first and foremost worshippers of King Jesus without a stage. Our goal is to exalt Jesus in worship alongside the Apex family. Volunteers spend time learning new songs throughout the week in preparation for weekend gatherings.

When: Once a month. Prayer and rehearsal are 5pm on Saturdays. Sound check is 8am on Sunday and then play at 10am gathering.

Contact: ryan.stover@apexcommunity.org

Xenia: Setup/Tear Down

Volunteers help prepare the gathering space with the floor mat, chairs, stage, etc. Volunteers helping with tear down stay after the gathering to move all the chairs, stage, floor mat into storage spaces. 

When: Volunteers helping with tear down and stay after the gathering to move all the chairs, stage, and floor mat into storage spaces.

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org

 

Learn more about God grows and sends His church. The place He grows us is in community-living life together and caring for one another. The place He sends us is His world--living out in word and deed the message of the Gospel to both our neighbors and the nations. The following are a variety of opportunities to grow together in community and on mission.


Global Missions

God calls us to love the nations. Apex has a huge heart for unreached people groups and works to help the global church reach the lost. We desire Apexers to be exposed to God's global heart by experiencing the world. Information about groups, group leaders, types of trips, and fundraising opportunities are available throughout the year. 

When: Throughout the year. 

Contact: Please submit a Getting Involved Form below

Global Missions

God calls us to love our neighbors. Missional opportunities are constantly occurring in the Miami Valley and throughout the United States. Apex equips people for local ministry throughout the year and encourages our people to get involved.

When: Throughout the year. 

Contact: Please submit a Getting Involved Form below

*Any and all individuals volunteering to go on missions are required to fill out an Apex Background Check Form. Please fill out the form below and turn in at the Apex office (5200 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45429) or please email your form to going@apexcommunity.org.


Affinity Blocs

Going Ministry of Apex has put together a strategy to reach 10% of the Unreached People Groups (UPGs) of the world. That's about 700 unreached people groups! Rather than rolling out the entire strategy at once, we would like to introduce one step at a time. The first step is for every Apexer to choose an Affinity Bloc they would like to support. Please fill out the form below.

When: Throughout the year

Contact: going@apexcommunity.org


Care Team

The Apex Care Ministry comes alongside hurting people with Christ-centered care, helping them move toward a life that glorifies God. As a ministry, we use care resources that put Christ at the center to equip and encourage growth in Jesus Christ. 

When: This team serves Apex year-round. Training occurs on the first Thursday of the month. 

Contact: care@apexcommunity.org

House Church Host

A house church host is a sacrificially loving and welcoming person who enjoys opening their home to create a positive and Christ-centered space where a house church can gather to serve one another and be equipped for the mission of God. 

When: Throughout the year.

Contact: connecting@apexcommunity.org


House Church Member 

House church members join in the community and mission of a local house church where their gifts and passions are used in expanding God’s kingdom work in their own neighborhood. This is perhaps the easiest and best way to serve others, because all it requires is for you to be who you are in Christ. 

When: Throughout the year.

Contact: connecting@apexcommunity.org

House Church Shepherd

Qualified disciples whose godly character, competency, and gifting set them apart to intentionally serve and equip the body for God’s mission proven through faithful commitment to the life and mission of a local house church. 

When: Throughout the year. 

Contact: growing@apexcommunity.org 

The primary focus of Family Ministry is to equip families for discipleship. They do this by ministering to children and students during the gatherings, at youth group, and at special events, as well as offering resources and opportunities for families to grow together.


*Any and all individuals volunteering for Family Ministry are required to fill out an Apex Background Check Form. Please fill out the appropriate form below and turn in at the Apex office (5200 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45429) or email jenny.weller@apexcommunity.org


Gatekeepers/Check-In

Gatekeepers are a key part of Family Ministry's weekend gathering ministry. Their role is best described by Romans 12:13 "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." Volunteers serve Apex by helping provide a warm welcome, directions to the right area or person, and support to FM's teachers and volunteers.

When: 

K: 9am and 11am gatherings

X: 10am gathering

Contact: jenny.weller@apexcommunity.org 

Infant - 3 Years Old

Family Ministry serves kids at Apex ages infant - 3 years old. These volunteers are part of introducing our little ones to God and helping them grow in Him.

When: 

K: Volunteers serve during the 9am Sunday and 11am Sunday. Volunteers serve weekly or on a rotation. 

X: 10am gathering. One Sunday a month.

Contact: jenny.weller@apexcommunity.org 


4, 5 & K

Family Ministry serves kids at Apex ages 4, 5, and Kindergarten. These volunteers help kids know what God is like and how to be like Jesus. 

When: 

K: Volunteers serve during the 9am Sunday and 11am Sunday. Volunteers serve weekly or on a rotation. 

X: 10am gathering. One Sunday a month.

Contact: jenny.weller@apexcommunity.org

KidLife

Kidlife is where Family Ministry serves kids at Apex in 1st grade-5th grade. These volunteers help kids know who Jesus is, to be a good friend and how to make wise choices.

When: 

K: Volunteers serve during the 9am Sunday and 11am Sunday. Volunteers serve weekly or on a rotation. 

X: 10am gathering. One Sunday a month.

Contact: jenny.weller@apexcommunity.org


Middle School Student Ministry: Small Group Leader

Small groups are the cornerstone of our Student Ministry. Small group leaders help shape spiritual and social bonds to connect students.

When:  Sunday at 10am gathering, planned activities, and connecting with students on a regular basis. 

Contact: xeniastudents@apexcommunity.org

High School Student Ministry: Small Group Leader

Small group leaders play a vital role in helping shape spiritual and social bonds to connect students. This extends beyond Sunday evenings: events, group outings, and frequent communication establish trust between students and leaders. . 

When:  Every other Sunday evening, planned activities and connect with students on a regular basis.

Contact: xeniastudents@apexcommunity.org

There is a lot of behind the scenes work here during the week. We have a variety of places in the life of Apex staff that help make sure we’re serving and supporting our gatherings, house churches, and those on mission in the Greater Dayton Area and to the nations.


Behind the Scenes Project Help

Apex has bigger projects requiring extra hands. When we do, we welcome others to help. This might include stuffing folders for an event or putting together gifts for Mother's Day. 

When: Occasional times throughout the year.

Contact: contact@apexcommunity.org

Money Counting

Money Counters help count our weekly collection. Counting happens with and under the supervision of a staff member. As Apex seeks to be a good steward of what is given, there is a high level of liability and accountability for those who help count. 

When: Weekly, 1-2 hours.

Contact: administration@apexcommunity.org


Phones/Desk/Xenia Website

Serve in the Apex office by keeping the weekly activities running smoothly. Volunteers make sure phone calls get directed to the right people and can help with smaller projects in and around the office.

When: From 9am to 5pm when needed. Often asked when staff member is on vacation or has offsite meetings. 

Contact: contact@apexcommunity.org

Xenia: Cleaning Team

Keeping our Xenia space clean is important. It’s part of the behind the scenes work we do to care for the space and serve those attending the gatherings on the weekends. 

When: 30-60 minutes once a month. 

Contact: jay.jackson@apexcommunity.org