• Do you want to find a place to serve, but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you hesitant to make a long term commitment because you don’t know if it would be a good fit?
  • What if you could “test drive” a ministry opportunity?
A firstSERVE opportunity is a one-time, no obligation serving experience meant to give you a first-hand experience of that ministry area, followed by a purposeful conversation with the ministry leader. They will talk with you about what you liked and didn’t like, as well as help you decide if you want to join the team for a season or look into another firstSERVE that might fit you better.


FirstServe_OpportunitiesBelow are some firstSERVE opportunities at CCCov and in the community. After finding one or two you would like to try, complete the online firstSERVE Form and we will be in touch with you! If you have any questions about any firstSERVE, feel free to connect with the corresponding ministry leader.
Thank you for your desire to serve others with a firstSERVE!

Welcome & Connection

  • Starting Point
  • Host/Greeter 
  • Usher

CONTACT: Mark Peterson :: mark@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.632.5653 

Pastoral Care

  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living Visitation
  • Transportation to a Medical Appointment Adults
  • Funeral Setup/Cleanup
  • Handyman (simple car/home repairs)
  • Encouragement & Correspondance

CONTACT: Mark Peterson :: mark@claycentercovenant.com:: 785.632.5653


  • Shadow a Home Group Leader
  • Shadow an Acquaint & Equip Leader
  • Help at a Women’s Ministry Event
  • Help at a Men’s Ministry Event

CONTACT: Mark Peterson :: mark@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.632.5653

High School

  • Assist as a Sunday Night Group Discussion Leader (questions provided)

CONTACT: Mark Peterson :: mark@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.447.0822

Middle School

  • Shadow a Sunday School Teacher
  • Shadow a Wednesday Night Power Hour Assistant

CONTACT: Jana Cott :: jana@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.632.5653

Children (Elementary School-Age)

  • Shadow a Sunday School Small Group Leader
  • Shadow a Wednesday Night Kids Club Small Group Leader

CONTACT: April Lyon :: april@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.527.3813

Children (Early Childhood)

  • Assist with Children’s Church
  • Serve in the Nursery
  • Shadow a Sunday School Volunteer
  • Shadow a Wednesday Night Kids JAM Volunteer

CONTACT: Julie Chestnut :: julie@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.307.8765

Worship Ministry

  • Shadow a Worship Team Member (sound or computer tech, vocalist, guitarist) at practice

CONTACT: Laurie Larson :: laurie@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.632.5653

Worship Arts

  • Participate in a Drama Workshop
  • Help behind-the-scenes at drama events
  • Assist at a Middle School Drama Workshop

CONTACT: Jan Keim :: jan@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.307.8765


  • Shadow a Time4U After-School Program (children) Volunteer
  • Shadow a Getaway (youth) Volunteer
  • Assist with Jail Ministry

CONTACT: Mark Peterson :: mark@claycentercovenant.com :: 785.632.5653




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