Ways to Serve

There are many ways to give your time and talents to support the Shepherd family. The Lay Ministry Call Committee (LMCC) invites members to serve within the church on teams and committees that support the work and mission of Shepherd. The LMCC hosts sign-up Sundays at least once a year to find volunteers and provide awareness about service opportunities at Shepherd, but people are welcome to start volunteering anytime. Here’s a list of volunteer opportunities. Contact the Shepherd office (952-935-3457 or to learn more about a specific opportunity and/or be connected with the leader of a particular one.



Hospitality host

Welcome center attendant



Communication assistant

Communion presenter

Musician (Shepherd Song or traditional choir)

Sound technician

Opening and closing the church

Altar guild member

Ministry team

Money counter

Driver to/from worship for people who need rides

Nursery coordinator

Children’s bag organizer

Worship CD mailings

Church decorator

Christmas program volunteer

Costume creator


Church Council member

Tutoring program volunteer

Loaves and Fishes server

ResourceWest volunteer

ICA Food Shelf volunteer

Hopkins Empty Bowls helper

Blake Road Corridor Collaborative supporter

Reach & Restore volunteer volunteer

Community fish fry helper

Blanket-making organizer or participant


Church block party organizer or helper

Christmas gift collector


Sunday School teacher

Confirmation Lenten mentor

Vacation Bible School leader, set designer, or musician

Art exhibit coordination and support

Internship committee

Cradle roll helper

Lenten table host

Strategic planning team


Homebound visitor

Lenten soup supper organizer, cook, server, or clean-up helper

Funeral team member

Prayer team member

Prayer shawl maker

Caregiver support group member

Mental health awareness helper

Building and Maintenance:

Garden and lawn upkeep volunteer

Snow shoveler


Building maintenance helper

Special projects volunteer

Office volunteer

Communications/Growing Relationships:

Website update helper


Wednesday morning Bible study treat provider

Christmas tea organizer or host

Salad supper organizer

Turkey Bowling/Bingo helper

Potluck organizer