Serve

We strive to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples by cultivating a culture of GRACE. 
Below are ways we can love our church family and our Partners in Ministry while giving all glory to God. 

SV Kids

Wanting a place to get involved where you can make an impact while having fun and joining an awesome group of leaders that treat each other like family? SVKids has many opportunities for those ready to follow the Lord’s directions and care for His Sheep. No experience is needed, all training is provided. A background check will be run prior to being placed, if you have any questions about how you can get involved, email us at kids@sv.church

Small Group Leader – Every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 am we have Small Groups for children where wonderful leaders take Biblically sound, Christ-centered lessons that are prepared for them and teach it to the children in their class. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bless and prepare the church leaders of tomorrow as well as have a lot of fun with adorable children!

Sunday Morning Support – We have opportunities for others that love to serve and support the families that come to SVKids each week. Our support team is made up of our Welcome team, check-in team, runners and classroom support positions. All training is provided, no experience necessary, just a heart for families and a love for Jesus! 

Events – We love inviting the community onto our campus through annual events such as Winshape Camp, VBS, Fall Family Fun Fest, and others. We are always looking for amazing volunteers that can come make the events a success! Be on the lookout for sign-ups and get involved, this is an incredible way to make connections and be a part of the SVKids family.

Student Ministry

Reach out to students@sv.church to help in any of these areas!

Small Group Leader – We have a great opportunity for Sunday Mornings whenever our Small Groups start back up to serve as a Leader. You can serve in this capacity by walking alongside a certain Middle or High School group in their walk with Jesus!

Connect Leader – We have moved our Connect services to Sunday nights and we are always welcoming volunteers! There are many ways that you can serve whether it be through leading games from stage, greeting at the door, running check-in, and all in all just hanging out with Students!

Events – There are many events through the Student Ministry in which we would love to have volunteers! The biggest events that we have throughout the year are DNOW, Camp, and Fall Retreat. In each of these, there are many ways to help whether it be: serving food, attending the event as a leader, being a host home, or being a driver.

Office Help – We are also looking for people who would be able to assist with a few administrative tasks throughout the year.

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team is the first face someone sees when they come to a Lord’s Day service. They help to create a warm, welcoming and friendly environment. The difference a team member can make to a first-time guest is immeasurable!

If you would like to meet new people while building relationships, the Welcome Team might just be for you!  Here are the teams:

  • Golf Cart Drivers (must be 18+)
  • Greeter
  • Welcome Desk
  • Ushers

You can be a worshiper and a servant all at the same time all during the same worship service. 

Email Heather at heather@sv.church and let her know you’re willing to serve and we will contact you. There are still opportunities to serve in SV Kids and SV Students as well. Just indicate that in your email. Know that when you serve, you will not only be blessed, but you’ll be a blessing!

Warm Blessings

At Warm Blessings our struggling neighbors have a safe place to get a meal, a shower, do their laundry and hear the Good News. It’s a place where they can come and be served with dignity and compassion.

Volunteer opportunities – Contact Dawn at 502.445.0042 or Warm Blessings 270.763.9276 to learn about all of their volunteer opportunities.

Food donations needed- 

  • Cereal Bars
  • Individual packages of crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Pop-top cans of meat (tuna, chicken, sausages, etc)
  • Pop-top containers of fruit

Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley Baptist Church Mon-Fri 8-5 or at Helping Hand, located at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Mondays from 8-2. You can also give a donation on the Warm Blessings Facebook page.

Sunrise Children’s Services

Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope to hurting families and children through Christ-centered ministries. They have been at the forefront in the fight to protect Kentucky’s children since 1869.

Sunrise (Elizabethtown) is currently hiring for different paid positions.

Donations are still needed. Contact them at 270.506.1064 for a detailed list of needs.

Pray for the kids. The struggles they have been through and continue to go through is more than any child should have to deal with. Pray for the workers that they would have patience with each other as well as with the youth they serve. They are very short-staffed right now.

They would love encouraging notes for the girls. Such a simple thing can make a huge impact. Their address is PO Box 6363, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Helping Hand of Hope

Helping Hand of Hope uses its resources to address the problems of poverty in Hardin County. They apply Christian values and principles to not only assist people with their emergency needs but also to empower them to use their abilities in ways that will help them to be more self-sustaining and less reliant on assistance from churches and agencies.

Helping Hand of Hope is touching countless lives in Hardin County and demonstrating the love that Christ has for all of us, especially the least among us.

Volunteer Opportunities:
• Reception Desk
• Food Room
• Marketing Desk

Donation Needs:
• shampoo
• conditioner
• toothpaste
• toothbrushes
• dental floss
• deodorant
• soap or body wash
• feminine hygiene products

Donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm or at Helping Hand of Hope 6706 S. Wilson Rd, Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

Follow Helping Hand on Facebook.

First Responders

Pray that the Elizabethtown Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, EMS and Medical Staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital and their families stay safe and healthy while serving on the front lines. 

Pray that donations will come in to assist our first responders. They can use snacks for when they are working (protein bars, peanut butter crackers, Gatorade, nuts, etc.), and while daytime crews have people bringing plenty of pizza to them, food cards for night shift first responders would be greatly appreciated.

Mission Hope for Kids

There are many barriers in the lives of at-risk children today, such as peer pressure, learning difficulties, poor academic achievement, dysfunctional or broken homes, as well as poverty. All of these strains hurt a child’s development and can leave them with lasting health challenges. Many children lack the support that is needed to succeed in their complex and broken worlds – which is where Mission Hope for Kids steps in.

The Need

  • Many students are NOT succeeding in school.
  • Family structures are often frayed by hectic schedules or poor parenting skills.
  • Few adults are available to be consistent, positive role models.
  • Many children do not have the time for or access to recreational outlets due to financial hardship.
  • Children have difficulty developing social and life skills without life coaches or mentors.

Mentors: attend MHFK once per week and are partnered with a small group of students who they lead through several activities. Mentors assist our Academic Coordinator in helping students with homework, aid our Literacy Specialist in completing a reading/literacy lesson with the kids, and offer assistance in our computer lab if necessary. Mentors bond with their students and offer emotional support as well as academic assistance. Volunteer mentors serve at MHFK from 3:00 p.m. till 5:30 p.m.

Material needs:

  • Granola bars and fruit cups for snack time
  • Indoor/Outdoor games and activities, such as Uno, sidewalk chalk, or Jump Ropes.
For additional needs, check out our Amazon wishlist: MHFK Amazon Wish List

Clarity Solutions for Women

Women need to know that there are other options out there for them and their unborn babies. Clarity offers compassionate, Christ-centered, support with accurate medical information on both pregnancy and abortion.

Clarity is open regular hours for material assistance needs for clients in the program, and for the community at large, on an appointment basis. People can make confidential appointments by calling Clarity at 270-234-1122.

Prayer is Clarities #1 request.
Email prayer@clarityky.com for an updated list to pray through. 

Clarity is still seeking material donations in the form of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, unused formula and baby food, and maternity clothes. As you’re at home cleaning out your closets, keep Clarity in mind!

Additional needs:

Baby lotion
Baby wash
Baby powder
Infant swings, bouncy seats, or exersaucers

Please pray for our clients at risk for abortion in our community during this difficult time.

 

Gospel To Every Home

Our first Gospel to Every Home (GTEH) initiative took place on June 12, 2021. We were able to reach nearly 600+ homes in a 3 hour period. Gospel conversations were had and… we had someone make the life-changing decision to surrender to Christ that day! There are still many more homes to reach.

Here are the dates for our upcoming GTEH opportunities:

September 16th @ 5:30pm
September 28th @ 5:30pm
October 16th @ 9am
October 26th @ 5:30pm

We will meet in the atrium to gather our supplies, pray as a group and go into our community to share the gospel with our neighbors.

Good News seems increasingly hard to find these days. But the gospel of Jesus announces good news for every heart and home. Jesus loves you and desires more for your life than what you are experiencing. New, abundant life is available through the gospel.

If you would like more information on GTEH please email heather@sv.church.

Hometouch Ministry

Hometouch is a ministry to connect people who are unable to attend church in person. If you or someone you know would benefit from this ministry please contact emory@sv.church or call SV at 270.765.7822.

There are two ways that you can volunteer.

1. Adopt one of our members who are at home or in a Long Term care facility. You would reach out to them at least once a month by visiting, phoning, or sending cards.

2. Doing small home projects for our elderly members.