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. 

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. You can apply on Indeed. Just search for Sunrise Children’s Services in Elizabethtown.

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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Administration
Mentors/Tutors
Nutrition
Fundraising
Literacy Leaders
Boutique Management
Special Events Coordination
Transportation

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

First Impressions Team

We only get one chance to make a first impression. At Severns Valley, we believe one of the best ways to impact people’s lives and grow as a follower of Christ at the same time is to serve others in practical ways. Serving on the First Impressions Team is also a great way to meet new people and build meaningful relationships with others on your team as well as those you serve each week.

What is the First Impressions Team?
We are a team of servant leaders who help create a welcoming and friendly environment on our campus where people can learn to Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples.

THE TEAMS:
Golf Cart Team
Our Golf Cart Team Members are on the front lines of the First Impressions Team. They offer the first smile and wave to everyone that drives onto our property. They offer to drive guests to or from their vehicles and the church building. They help create a fun and friendly environment.
Greeter Team
Our Greeters personally welcome everyone that walks onto our campus with a warm greeting and make them feel accepted by smiling, making eye contact, opening doors, helping people in or out of their cars, and offering whatever assistance is needed.
Welcome Desk Team
Our Welcome Desk Team Members help provide our first-time guests with special care and individualized attention as they are introduced to our campus and the many ministries we offer each family. They also help to answer any questions and introduce people to other ministry areas that are available to serve our church family and community.
Usher Team
Our Ushers help welcome and assist everyone as they walk into the worship center. They also assist with handing out Sermon Notes and any other need that arises before, during, and after each service.
Encouragers Team
Our Encouragers offer care and compassion as they listen to and pray with members and guests of SV. They help to guide, direct and lead people to the next step in their journey with the Lord.

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 she will contact you.

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.