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Volunteer Ministry

Opportunities abound to use your gifts and talents in Volunteer Ministry. Serving others is a way to grow, give back, and glorify God. Our volunteers find that it is a truly joyful experience to help others. If you see something below that fits what God has purposed for you, please email Mae Kraft, Director of Volunteers, or call her at 830-608-0971 or 830-609-7729, ext. 33.

Sunday Morning Servants

Friendly people who like to engage with others find themselves on the front line of these opportunities. Greeters, information distributors, and the like form this very critical area of church ministry.

  • Ambassadors/Greeters
  • Breakfast Groups: Adults and Youth
  • Connection Centers
  • Sunday Morning Telephone
  • Usher Teams
  • Altar Guild

Christian Education

Children’s Ministry
Big Top Kid’s Church is FPC’s Sunday morning experience where children learn to “be like Christ.” There are places for teachers, helpers, musicians, and caregivers—helpful hands and loving hearts required!

Youth Ministry
Merge Ministry invites teens to connect with each other while sparking their excitement to grow their faith and love for Jesus Christ. Team FPC needs adults to help with all youth activities including education, service, mission, fellowship…and most of all, fun!

Adult Ministry
Topical and biblical adult classes are offered on Sunday mornings. New classes are added as we indentify new teachers to help us meet the educational needs of our adult members.

Small Group Ministry
Many small groups meet for fellowship and learning. More host homes and group facilitators are needed to accommodate our highly involved and inspired congregation.

  • Bible Study Groups
  • Sunday Morning Bible Study
  • Flying Fingers
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Women’s Bible Study

First Protestant Church Library

FPC’s Library is primarily a self-service library with an high quality selection of Christian books, tapes, magazines, and videos. The library is located in the Mornhinweg Center, and additional library aides welcome.

Care Ministries

First Protestant offers comprehensive care for people in our family of faith. Hospital visits, shut-in care, prayer chains, and bereavement support are some of the hands-on way people can serve God in this area.

  •  Lay Ministers/Pastoral Care
  •  Salvation Army Board
  •  Prayers Chains – telephone and email
  •  SOS Food Bank
  •  Bereavement Meals


The Grounds Ministry If you love being in the great outdoors, then come investigate the opportunities – to brighten up the church by maintaning plants, beautifying the church grounds, or helping in grounds-related special projects. Contact Jerald Schroeder for more information. You may also reach him at 830.609.7729 ext. 19.

The FAST (FAcility & Set-Up) Team This team makes sure the buildings are ready for the hundreds of events that take place at FPC each year. If you have a willingness to do whatever is needed, then FAST is the ministry for you.Contact Jerald Schroeder for more information. You may also reach him at 830.609.7729 ext. 19.

The Administrative Support Team Day-to-day clerical operations of the church and First Protestant School include such tasks as answering phone, working on mail outs, data entry, … Contact Melanie Gillum at 830-609-7729 ext. 10 or

Church Governance

First Protestant Church is an independent local congregation of Christian Believers. The government of this Church is vested in its members, assembled in meeting duly and legally called. Members have the right to represent the congregation on Church Council, Boards, Committees and Organizations.

Members, you can be part of the governance of FPC.