Serving God


Serving in the Church

Care Team
Pray for others, prepare and deliver meals, send cards, make prayer shawls and blankets, and visit persons
Contact: Nancy Myers
Children’s Teachers
Teach early elementary, upper elementary, and preteen classes on Sunday mornings
Background check required
Contact: Amy Kerns
Assist with the Wednesday evening EPIC program
Set up and clean up, prepare meals, teach classes, take part in skits
Contact: Jodie Miller
Media and Livestream Teams
Video and audio production and support during weekly Sunday worship
Contact: Dana Blevins
Nursery Caregivers
Care for our infants and toddlers during all church gatherings and groups
Background check required
Contact: Ann Gardner
Praise Team
Plays and leads worship music each Sunday
Weekly practice
Musicians and vocalists welcome
Contact: Dana Blevins
Security Team
Welcomes people to church and watches over persons during worship and events
Background check required
Contact: Larry Myers
Stephen Ministry
Trained individuals who “walk beside you” during life-changing events and times of crisis
Contact: Larry Myers
Site Leadership Team
Meet monthly to pray for and guide Advent’s Arlington campus
Elected by Arlington campus members to 3-year terms of service
Contact: Pastor Don Kerns
Usher Team
Greets people, distributes bulletins, and receives offerings during worship services
Contact: Kent Miller
Vacation Bible School Team
Various service opportunities such as creating sets and decorations, teaching, preparing food, clean up crew, media, and more
Background check required
Contact: Susan Morgan or Claire Little
Wee Church Teachers
Lead children in age-appropriate worship during Sunday worship
Background check required
Contact: Nell Blair
Youth Ministry Team
Work with our youth group during it’s various gatherings and retreats
Background check required
Contact: Don Kerns

Serving in the Community

Advent Arlington Food Closet
Donate food to stock the church pantry with grocery bags of food to give to persons in need
Burrito Ministry
Burrito meals are prepared and served to the homeless each Tuesday evening in downtown Memphis 
Bags for the Homeless
Meal bags for the homeless which may be kept in your car to distribute as you encounter the homeless
Career Transitions Group
Weekly group providing professional counsel and connections for the unemployed and those seeking to transition into new jobs or careers
Galloway Health and Rehab Center
Visit and minister to these elderly residents
Jon Shober College Scholarship Program
Help raise and distribute funds to help students from Advent with college expenses
Pray for our Schools
Weekly prayer gathering to pray for the teachers, administration, and children in our local schools.
Shepherd’s Haven
Visit and minister to residents of Shepherd’s Haven men and women’s homes for developmentally disabled adults
Soup Kitchen and Clothes Closet
Serve the homeless through the Soup Kitchen and their Clothes Closet programs at First Presbyterian Church of Memphis
Youth Leadership of Memphis
Helping at-risk youth of Memphis through teaching, mentoring, and economic development via a lawn-care ministry

Serving around the World

Aspen Grove Church Planting Network
Partnering with other EPC churches to plant new churches across America
Honduras Mission Trips
Annual trips (often two or three per year) to the villages of Cebu and Evenecer, Honduras
Medical clinic, VBS, construction projects, worship, men’s and women’s Bible studies, immersion, and teen classes
Contact: Pastor Don Kerns
Honduras Scholarship Program
Monthly financial support of students in Cebu, Honduras to allow them to continue their education beyond grade 6
Missionaries We Support
Hope Francis, Campus Outreach to University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University
Sean and Angie, East Asia Evangelism and Church Planting
David and Lisa, Central Asia Evangelism and Discipleship
Don and Paula Wagner, Central America and Asia Church and Bible Institute Teachers
Nick and Amanda, Middle East Church Planting and Education
Shawn and Lisa Stewart, US Missionary Recruiter and Mobilizer