Volunteer Opportunities

Top volunteer opportunites

Guest Services Parking Team - During the transition to the construction phase of our building expansion we need volunteers to join our Building Expansion Parking Team to help guide parking as well as assist guests around construction to the new temporary main entrances.
For more information, contact Kent Phillips at kphillips@mgchurch.org


Childcare Workers - Earn money toward your CIY scholarship!
Are you a student or parent interested in being a childcare worker for the Tuesday Women's Bible studies? Do you know someone who might be interested? This is an opportunity for students and parents of students in grades 8-12 to earn money toward their CIY scholarship. Please contactJen Reed at jreed@mgchurch.org if you have any questions.

Sign up:   Tuesday Mornings  Tuesday Evenings


Preschool Welcome Center - We are looking for volunteers to serve as part of the welcome team in the preschool hallway. Team members welcome guests and ensure that preschoolers get checked into their classrooms. Volunteer commitment is every other month during 1st service. Please contact Jen Reed at jreed@mgchurch.org for more information.


Other volunteer opportunities throughout the year

Hope Gardens was started in 2011 as a ministry of Mt. Gilead that grows produce for the hungry in our community. Hope Gardens is located on Mt. Gilead’s 50-acre property behind the church building. Most of the produce is donated to one of our local mission partners, Churches in Mission. Every year we see this ministry grow due to the labor of love provided by volunteers. In fact, we have seen this ministry double and triple in size due to how well it has been received.

One of the unique things about Hope Gardens is how we operate it. The Garden is divided into plots, and families or small groups are able to adopt a plot of Hope Gardens and work it for the benefit of those who will eventually receive the food. Families in need of food are also able to adopt a plot and work it as a way to provide healthy food for their family.

Hope Gardens is always in need of people and groups to beautify, maintain, repair, mentor, and keep the garden growing through the season.

Michelle Smith leads the team of volunteers with Hope Gardens. She will be the first one to tell you the amazing blessing you get from growing food as a ministry to serve others. Michelle involves her family as a way to teach her children that it is better to give than receive.

Would you be willing to join Michelle and the Hope Gardens team? We are in need of people to work the garden, vegetable plants, seeds, monetary donations, and gardening supplies.

If you would like to get involved in Hope Gardens, please contact Michelle Smith at 317-441-7325 or via email at henhilton1@gmail.com.


A Tribute to Larry Diersing

Hope Gardens would not be possible without one of our beloved elders, Larry Diersing. Larry passed away in April 2016, but part of his incredible life legacy lives on through the ministry of Hope Gardens. The concept of Hope Gardens at Mt. Gilead was developed by Larry in 2011 and we watched him go to work in building it. Larry not only built the first garden plot, he also built and developed the team who still works the garden to this day. Hope Gardens embodies some of Larry’s most admirable characteristics in that he spent his efforts on behalf of the Lord and gave his time, his energy, and his love to people in need of Jesus.

The Meal Makers Ministry is expanding and we are looking for volunteers. Do you like to cook? We are looking for volunteers to cook for funeral meals, New Mommy Meals and Home from the Hospital meals. If you would like to volunteer, contact Sue Lannon at (317) 831-5664 or Jessica Imburgia at (317) 796-5918.

Mt. Gilead Church has an active prayer ministry that provides a variety of opportunities for followers to participate in prayer.

Volunteers are a big part of our weekly worship services, and we are in need of tech volunteers. No experience is needed. We’re looking for volunteers to help in our video ministry and to run our projection computer in our weekly services.

The Grounds Ministry needs 5 to 6 people to help care for the grounds. People are needed who can operate commercial lawn mowers and trimmers, willing to pull weeds, pick up trash and generally keep our grounds looking top notch.

The Facilities Ministry needs help taking down and setting up chairs. With the growth in our Church and formation of more ministries, more activities are being scheduled that require different set ups. Teams will be formed and each team will be scheduled once a quarter for their duties. Please contact Nathan Zook at 831-1900 to volunteer or acquire more information about facilities ministries.

We are anticipating many students who will need some level of financial assistance to attend CIY MOVE. If you are able to bless a student with a scholarship, please contact Fred Schmitt at the MG Students office or simply write a check for any amount made payable to “Mt. Gilead Church” with CIY MOVE Scholarship written in the memo. Checks can be put in the offering plate on Sunday mornings or dropped in the MG Students locked box anytime. All scholarship funds go into a specified account and are used solely for this purpose.