Share Your Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual gifts are something every believer is given when they receive the gift of salvation (1 Corinthians 12:7), they are specific ways the work of the Holy Spirit is manifested in our lives. These gifts — on top of our interests, abilities, hobbies, likes, and dislikes — join together to form who we are and how we participate in the work God is doing all around us.
These are not only for us. We are not made to be who we are to serve just ourselves (1 Peter 4:10), they are intended for one and the same general end, the advancement of Christianity and the church’s edification. As the church is the body of Christ, the members are variously gifted for the benefit of the whole body and each individual member.
The Gospel is enacted through the local church all across the world. The church is us: people who love Jesus serving others by holding babies, praying with others, pouring coffee, and opening their homes.
In this, God changes us. Serving in the local church is a vehicle to discover how we are made and how the Lord can use us. Serving provides us the opportunity to know more about how we are created: our likes and dislikes, what we can do well and what we cannot.
God fills in the picture for us. We discover more about ourselves and how He is growing us while He uses us to meet the needs of others. We learn best by doing.
Youth 4 years through 12th grade participate in the CBC AWANA program each Wednesday from September through April.
Please prayerfully consider where you can help; we need club leaders, club secretaries, listeners and game leaders.
For more information click here.
The Pierre Indian Learning Center has graciously allowed us to minister to children ages 1st through 5th grade. We are using an AWANA program called Cross Trainers.
This program provides Bible-based, Christ-centered materials to share with the children. The goal of the program is to introduce the children to Jesus Christ and encourage them to pursue living a life that is pleasing to
God through Jesus. Prayfully consider helping this ministry! Contact Ron Duvall for information.
Elders are men called and appointed by God, confirmed by church leadership, and appointed to the task of leadership. Elders are the primary spiritual leaders of the congregation and are given the responsibilities of being examples to the flock, giving the church direction, teaching the people, and in general, leading the congregation.
If you feel called to this very important ministry, please contact the church office.
Greeters are the ministers of hospitality, and usually the first members of the congregation that people meet upon arrival at the church. As a greeter, the ministering is more than merely welcoming attendees, it involves praying about the encounters you will have each week, praying for those you have encountered, and maybe even with those you are encountering. The greeter ministry is used of God to influence people to the gospel. Interested? Contact the CBC office for information.
The Missions Committee helps CBC and its congregation focus on how the church shares the gospel, sends missionaries and cares for sent ones. The Committee brings us news of the missionaries supported by the church; and helps us to pray for them and provide for them in times of need. We have many missionaries we support and partners we work with such as Cross Centered Missions, The Ranch Ministries, Victory Center Bible Camp, and many more. For more information, check out our Missionaries board outside the church office.
In October of each year, CBC's hosts one of its biggest youth outreach activities, where kids from middle school through high school can participate. Middle school students come at 6pm, and high schoolers at 8 pm to the Oahe Downstream picnic area for some food and a super fun game! Many adult helpers are needed! Please prayerfully consider how you can help. Click here for more information.
The Moppets program is the childcare service for women attending MOPS meetings, so that they can get a chance to connect with moms, face to face, while their children are safe and making friends too.
MOPS meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the school year.
If you are interested in volunteering to care for children during MOPS, please contact Rachel Hettinger.
CBC has an average of 14 children in the nursery each Sunday, and we currently have a shortage of volunteers. Your service allows others to focus on worship and helps the pastor fulfill his mission; it is an opportunity to pray for the children and their families as you get to know them; and it is a chance for you to grow in your service. Pray about it, then contact us.
Nursing Home Ministry
The goal of nursing home ministry is to glorify God by taking His Word and His love to these facilities.There are lost and hurting sheep in the nursing homes. These people are our mothers and fathers, our grandmas and grandpas, our neighbors and our friends. They could even be our sons and daughters. Join us in bringing some music and joy into their lives. Contact Jesse Sternke for more information. Upcoming dates will be posted on the Announcements and Events page.
Operation Christmas Child
CBC is a dropoff for Operation Christmas Child each year. During the third week of November, volunteers are needed to organize, fill cartons and load trucks with the hundreds of shoeboxes we prayerfully anticipate receiving.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Nita Redden 280-8077.
This is a ministry to show students our love and support... doing things like handing out breakfast bars in the parking lot on the first day of school; gathering for the Global Week of Student Prayer to pray around the flag poles at the schools; arranging for tutors for the weekly study group; providing lunches during semester test week; etc.
Interested in helping? Contact Jenn Oedekoven
No special knowledge or experience required, just a willingness to support our children on their faith journey!
Seeking church members who are looking to make a difference in the lives of our children. Someone who has a desire to encourage our youth, have fun and teach them the word of God. Sunday school is an awesome and rewarding experience and the benefits are eternal!
Contact Jenn Oedekoven for more information.
Youth need guidance and support as they navigate through the most challenging part of their development and seek to grow their walk with Christ. Christ-like leaders are needed to serve this ministry.
Please prayerfully consider how you can help, and contact the Pastor Jesse Sternke for more information.
The ministry of church ushers plays a vital role in the hospitality and welcome ministry of CBC, and that is to help attendees experience the sacredness and joy of worshiping God. The duties include assisting in seating people, maintaining the decorum of the service, watching for the safety of the congregation, acting as a line of first response to medical emergencies, collecting the offering and attending to response ministry as people respond to the sermon's invitation, etc. Interested? Contact the CBC office for information.
Vacation Bible School
We are blessed to be able to have VBS each year, and we need a lot of help. The purpose of CBC VBS is to minister to children in the church, create outreach to the surrounding community and to create evangelism opportunities.
Please consider helping in this important ministry, and contact Jenn Oedekoven for questions.
The Women's Ministry coordinates such events as the Valentine's Banquet, Father/Daughter Date Nights, the Christmas Dinner, college care packages, outreach within our church body as well as within the community, etc. There are several ways to serve, including as a member of one of the teams (kitchen, funeral, food, and nursery) or with the special events or ministries.
Please prayerfully consider how you can help this important ministry. For more information contact Sara Ogan.
Women's Prison Ministry
On Christmas Eve, each woman in the South Dakota Women's Prison is given a bag of treats with the message of our Savior's Redeeming Love. If you would like to help with this project, you can donate individually wrapped candies, give financially, and/or help fill bags. We fill over 500 bags at Community Bible Church each December. Watch the bulletin for more information.
Interested in helping? Contact Laurel Wempe at 222-0192
There are many opportunities to be involved in the worship activity, as we need team members who can sing and play instruments as well as those not so musically gifted to run the video, sound, lights and livestream. No experience needed, we will train you! Worship practice is held Thursdays at 6:30 pm, except the last week of the month when it is Saturday at 5:30 pm; and each Sunday morning at 7:30 am.
Interested? Contact Associate Pastor Jesse Sternke