Worship services now taking place Sundays at 9AM & 11AM, both online & in person.

Serving Opportunities

There are many opportunities for you to serve at Real Life!

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If you have already attended UPartner and would like to sign-up to serve in one of the following positions, complete the form at the bottom of this page.

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need is a ministry in which we prepare or purchase and deliver meals to our church families in time of sickness, hospitalization or other needs.
Friend in Need | Food preparation and delivery
(As needs arise)
Responsibilities: Prepare and deliver a meal for a family at critical times.

Access Special Needs Ministry

Here at Real Life we believe that everyone has access to the love of Christ and that God has a plan for every person regardless of their physical or developmental challenges. Access is a ministry that provides assistance to all ages to engage in worship, learn more about Christ and serve.
Access | Children’s Ministry Friend
(2x month)
Responsibilities: Attend The Wild kid’s ministry with a child; Provide assistance as needed with crafts; Encourage child to engage with others; Provide sensory input as needed. Training provided. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply)
Access | Momentum Friend
(2x month)
Responsibilities: Attend Momentum with a child; Provide assistance as needed with activities; Encourage child to engage with others; Provide sensory input as needed. Training provided. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply.)

Elevate | Student Ministries

Elevate is a growing student ministry that centers itself around the message of Jesus Christ for students in grades 8-12. Volunteers are asked to serve on a regular basis to build lasting relationships with the students that attend.
Elevate | Games Coordinator
(2x month or more)
Responsibilities: Energetic person who loves to interact with students; Need to be able to handle speaking to 40+ students, keep them engaged for approximately 30 minutes, and have fun with them.
Elevate | Small Group Leader
(2x month or more)
Responsibilities: Lead boy’s or girl’s small group for approximately 15 minutes to discuss message of the evening and relate or apply it to their lives; Must have excellent listening skills and ability to interact with students on a personal level. Conversations are led by established questions about the message.
Elevate | Snacks/Check-In Coordinator
(2x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist in planning and distribution of snacks; Coordinate with Elevate Director to maintain supplies at hand; Oversee clean-up. Ensure youth are checked in and then later released to approved family member.

Funeral Food Team

Funeral Food Team is a ministry that sets up, cleans up, prepares and serves food for a meal at our church after the funeral of a Real Life Church attender or their immediate family.
Funeral Food Team | Setup, Clean-up & Serving
(As needs arise)
Responsibilities: Setup, clean-up and serve a meal after the funeral of a Real Life Church attender or immediate family.
Funeral Food Team | Food preparation
(As needs arise)
Responsibilities: Prepare food for a meal following the funeral of a Real Life Church attender or immediate family.

Hour of Power Prayer Ministry

Our prayer ministry stands in the gap with intercessory prayer for others in time of need and troubles. Seeking the Lord’s will as he answers the prayers of his people. This ministry gathers on Thursday nights at the church and we are expanding to fill our Prayer Room and pray during each service.
Hour of Power | Prayer Partner
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Provide prayer support in the Prayer Room during a weekend service: Sat 6pm, Sun 9am or Sun 11am; Offer to pray with someone if they enter the room. We also ask that you attend a Thursday night prayer meeting at least once per month to fellowship with other prayer partners.

LoveSOMD Food Pantry

This ministry provides bread, dry goods, produce and other food items to local families in need. The pantry is open on Wed 5-6:30pm, Sun 12:30-2pm and one Wednesday month for special produce distributions. (Typically the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
LoveSOMD Food Pantry | Panera Bread Pick-up/Driver Waldorf or California
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Pick-up donations from Waldorf or California Panera on Tues nights or Wed mornings and deliver to church on Wed before 3pm.
LoveSOMD Food Pantry | Sunday Pantry Volunteer
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Open pantry 12:15-2:00pm to sign-in shoppers and assist with food selection.
LoveSOMD Food Pantry | Monthly Produce Distribution Volunteer
  • Unload truck and sort food items - Wed 2-4:30pm   --AND/OR--
  • Sign-in, greet and assist shoppers - Wed 5-6:30pm

Missions and Cross-Cultural Team

A ministry that reaches out to share Christ’s love and God’s Word with people from different cultures - both in this country and abroad.
Missions/Cross-Cultural Team | Serving Partner
(Meet 1x quarter or more)
Responsibilities: Pray for missions teams and specific projects or cultural issues. Help increase awareness of missions to all age groups at Real Life; Help organize and support fundraisers or item gathering drives.

Momentum | Student Ministries

At Momentum we combine high energy fun with high quality truth from God’s word aimed right at the 5th-7th grade ages. Volunteers are asked to serve on a regular basis to build lasting relationships with the students that attend.
Momentum | Games Coordinator
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Energetic person who loves to interact with students and create activities or games for them to participate in; Need to be able to handle speaking to large group of students, keep them engaged for allotted time, and have fun with them. These games help to break the ice and form new relationships.
Momentum | Small Group Leader
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Lead boy’s or girl’s small group for approximately 30 minutes at the end of the night to discuss message of the evening and relate or apply it to their lives; Must have excellent listening skills and ability to interact with students on a personal level. Conversations are led by established questions about the message.
Momentum | Snacks Coordinator
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist in planning and distribution of snacks; Coordinate with Momentum Director to maintain supplies at hand; Oversee clean-up.
Momentum | Adult Chaperone
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Oversee students during the course of the night; Assist adult leaders as needed; Help to provide a safe environment; Needs ability to interact with students and build relationships.

Parking Team

The volunteers of this ministry are the very first impression a guest has of the people of Real Life. They assist with any needs relative to our parking lot.
Parking Team | Worship Service Volunteer
Responsibilities: Serve prior to and after a service; Assist with traffic flow; Help locate available spaces; Provide assistance to folks with limited mobility.
Parking Team | Special Event Volunteer
Responsibilities: Serve prior/during special events such as Trunk or Treat, Christmas, Easter, etc; Assist with traffic flow; Help locate available spaces; Provide assistance to folks with limited mobility.

Safety Team

This team protects the people and property of Real Life. Our team provides care and a sense of security to all who attend, worship and serve at Real Life Church campuses. The Safety Team will provide leadership and guidance in the event of an emergency.

Prior military, security, first responder or law enforcement experience desired but not required. (Typically serve minimum 1x month) Training provided:

Safety Team | Safety Awareness/ Observation
Safety Team | CPR/First Aid Volunteers
Safety Team | Critical De-escalation Techniques


Red Shirt Crew

This is a ministry of first impressions. We do everything possible to make our new guests comfortable from the very first time they walk in the door at Real Life and again each time they return.
Red Shirt Crew | Front Door Greeter/Usher
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Open doors and greet people as they enter the building; Provide an arm to those with ambulatory needs or an umbrella during rainfall; Assist people in locating a seat if limited seating; Pass the offering plate during services.
Red Shirt Crew | Inside Greeter
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Stand at doors leading to sanctuary to greet people and hand out bulletins; Occasionally distribute things at the end of a service; Direct people where to go.
Red Shirt Crew | Connect Center Staff
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Answer questions about upcoming activities/events; Welcome new guests and provide more info about Real Life; Assist with sign-up lists.
Red Shirt Crew | Visitor Bread Baker
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Bake sweet bread loaves; Bring to church office where drivers will pick up to disburse to new visitors.
Red Shirt Crew | Visitor Bread Delivery
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Deliver fresh baked bread to visitors; Thank them for visit; Answer any basic questions about Real Life; Provide church office contact info for detailed questions.

The Wild

Our children’s ministry is Wild about God and Wild about kids. In the Wild we strive to build relationships with kids and in turn build their relationships with Christ. We ask volunteers to Worship One - Serve One each weekend since our programs run during regular worship service times.
The WILD | Front Desk Leader
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist parents during check-in using tablets/computer; Warmly welcome and enroll new visitors; Monitor children’s wing during programs and assist classrooms as needed; Contact parents if needed.
The WILD | Worship Leader
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Lead kids enthusiastically in fun-filled worship using simple dance or hand motions to help them learn how to glorify God. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply for this position.)
The WILD | Small Group Leader
(Pre-K and Kindergarten)
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Present interactive and engaging Bible story for 4-6yr olds; Maintain order amongst children during worship; Assist children with a craft, game or activity reinforcing message of the day; Oversee free-play time and clean-up.
The WILD | Small Group Helper
(Pre-K and Kindergarten)
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist Group Leader as needed; Maintain order amongst children during worship and story time; Assist children with a craft, game or activity reinforcing message of the day; Help with clean-up; Provide individual support to children as directed/needed. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply for this position.)
The WILD | Small Group Leader
(Grades 1st-2nd or 3rd-4th)
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Oversee grade specific classroom of children before and after story time; Maintain order amongst children during worship and story time; Assist children with a craft, game or activity reinforcing message of the day; Oversee clean-up.
The WILD | Small Group Helper
(Grades 1st-2nd or 3rd-4th)
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist Group Leader in grade specific classroom of children before and after story time; Maintain order amongst children during worship and story time; Assist children with a craft, game or activity reinforcing message of the day; Provide individual support to children as directed and/or needed; Help with clean-up. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply for this position.)
The WILD | Storyteller for 1st-4th Grade
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Review provided lesson in advance; energetically present interactive and engaging Bible story to children which can include object lesson, game or other activity.
The WILD | Nursery Caregiver
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Care for and comfort infants aged 0-1; Change diapers; Play, rock and read to children; Provide snacks or bottle provided by parents.
The WILD | Toddler Leader
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Oversee care of 2 and 3 yr olds; Enthusiastically present short 3-4 minute story; Assist children with simple 5 minute craft that supports story; Oversee free-play time and clean-up; Interact with children through play, comfort and diapering; Provide snack.
The WILD | Toddler Helper
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Assist Toddler Leader in care of 2 and 3 yr olds; Assist children with simple 5 minute craft that supports story; Interact with children through play, comfort and diapering; Help with snack and clean-up. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply for this position.)
The WILD | Visual/Audio Tech
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Operates screen slides, videos and sound during Worship and Story Time. Training provided. (Teenagers aged 14+ can apply for this position.)
The WILD | Decor Leader
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Design and/or create themed decorations for various rooms of Children’s wing in accordance with monthly curriculum or during special events such as VBS, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.
The WILD | Special Events Coordinator
Responsibilities: Assist Children’s Director in advanced planning of events such as VBS, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.; Contact volunteers to coordinate various tasks; Attend planning meetings; Provide support on day of event.

Worship Arts Ministry

A ministry that humbly seeks to lead others through a transforming and interactive experience of God’s powerful presence in corporate praise and worship through use of music, drama, dance, art and technology.
Worship Arts | Singer / Instrumentalist
(Requires Audition with Worship Director)
Commitment: Maintain up-to-date relationship with God; Be willing to serve on rotational basis 1x month (or more if desired); Attend worship practice on Wed 6:45-9pm prior to weekend ministering; Must serve at all three services of weekend that you are on team; Serve Sat 4-7pm and Sun 7:45am-Noon.
Worship Arts | Audio Tech Assistant
(1x month or more)
Responsibilities: Operate sound board (training provided); Assist with stage set-up; Attend worship practices and services on assigned service weekend: Sat 4-7pm and Sun 7:45am-Noon.
Worship Arts | Visual Tech Assistant
(1x month or more)
  • Operate ProPresenter for screens during worship services; Attend worship practices and services on assigned service weekend: Sat 4-7pm and Sun 7:45am-Noon.  --OR--
  • Live Stream Cameras (Training provided); Arrive 30 minutes prior to service start time.
Worship Arts | Dance / Drama
Responsibilities: Audition for Worship Director or Dance Coordinator; Attend practice as requested; Perform at all three services on a weekend; Arrive 1 hour prior to service start time.

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