Serve

Alpharetta Methodist’s mission is to win men and women, boys and girls to Jesus Christ. Toward that goal, we strive to be the “hands and feet of Christ” through service to people in our local community, around the globe and in the church family.

How We Serve

We organize opportunities to serve others into three categories:

  • Ministries: Expressions of faith that primarily serve our church family. Anyone can volunteer to help with a ministry.
  • Missions: Expressions of faith that serve people outside the Alpharetta Methodist. Specific missions can serve locally, regionally or internationally, and everyone is welcome to volunteer.
  • Administrative Committees: Groups that support the operations of the church. These teams usually support specific areas. Nominees to serve on administrative committees are recommended by the Committee on Nominations and approved at the annual Charge Conference.

Missions

Alpharetta Methodist provides financial and physical support to organizations that serve our community. Learn more and volunteer!

Alpharetta Methodist’s regional missions extend to downtown Atlanta and areas in need up to 500 miles from the church. Learn more and volunteer!

Alpharetta Methodist supports missions around the globe. Learn more and volunteer!

The church family participates in periodic drives for food, back-to-school items or other needs for local mission. Learn more.

See the Missions Calendar with upcoming opportunities to serve in missions.

Ministries

Alpharetta Methodist cares about the health and well-being of members of our church and community. Congregational Care ministries provide help when life becomes difficult, when you are going through a crisis or when you just need someone to listen.

“Praise God…with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.” (Psalm 150:1-5)

We believe in praising God through music. Learn more about our adult choirs, instrumental ensembles/handbells, and our Vinebranch Band.

We offer a scripturally-based, comprehensive Children’s Choirs program for ages two through 5th grades.

6th-12th grade students may sing in our Student Band. Contact Director of Music and Contemporary Worship Stephanie Newton for information.

  • Golf Cart Ministry
  • Parking Ministry
  • Greeters
  • Coffee Ministry

Worship ministries focus on ensuring that church members and guests have a welcoming, positive experience when they come to worship on Sunday mornings.

The mission of Alpharetta Methodist Preschool is to provide excellence in education with a Christ-centered foundation, fostering a lifetime love for learning and creating leaders in Christ. Learn more.

Sheepfeeders is a volunteer-led meal ministry for our Wednesday Night Supper program. Sheepfeeders are responsible for every aspect of providing the meal and serve an average of 400 meals each week, including dozens of meals that are prepared and transported to homebound persons in the community.

The Shepherd Ministry is a team of volunteers that function as an extra set of “eyes and ears” for our uniformed officers on Sundays.  This group of members work to keep our campus safe. For information, contact Brad Meisburg.

Our Veterans Ministry provides fellowship, outreach and assistance to U.S. military veterans who attend the church and reside in the region.

Committees

The Church Council plans and implements the programs and mission of the church and oversees the administration of the church.

The Nominations Council identifies committee members and leadership for all administrative committees. Nominations are approved by the Church Council.

The Board of Trustees is charged with supervision and care of all property and equipment owned by the church.

The Finance Committee oversees and manages the financial health of the church.

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee serves as the administrative unit of the church on matters related to effective ministry, congregational relationships, and interpreting the nature and function of the ministry.

The Building Committee oversees capital improvements such as remodeling, rebuilding or renovation.

The Council on Ministries provides guidance and oversight to church ministries.

The Stewardship Committee is responsible for developing a program to encourage generosity and educate church members about the upcoming year’s budget. The committee also emphasizes that, in addition to financial gifts, church members are encourage to be good stewards in terms of presence, service, witness and prayers.

The Legacy Committee’s focus is educating church members about the advantages of planning their estate to make a lasting impact on the church.

The Invite Committee focuses on inviting the Alpharetta community to the church for special events.

The Technology Committee provides guidance for staff and volunteers responsible for IT and audio/video support.

The Marketing-Communications Committee provides guidance to the Communications Office staff about initiatives to market the church and special activities to the community and church members.

The Connections Committee helps guests and members find small groups where they feel comfortable and can grow in their faith, worship and serve.

The Student Advisory Committee provides guidance for Student Ministry staff and volunteers.

The Council on Children’s Ministry provides guidance for staff and volunteers involved in children’s programming.

The Discipleship Committee provides guidance for staff and volunteers working to provide small groups and opportunities for guests and members to grow in their faith.

The CREATE Team was initiated at the onset of the church’s recent campus expansion project to organize and publicize key milestones in construction and fundraising.

The Missions Advisory Council guidance for staff and volunteers who coordinate local, regional and international mission opportunities.

The Congregational Care Committee provides guidance for staff and volunteers who are dedicated to meeting the spiritual, emotional, physical and relational needs of church members through congregational care ministries.

The Preschool Board provides oversight and guidance for the weekday Alpharetta Methodist Preschool.

The Worship Committee provides guidance for ministries that focus on ensuring that church members and guests have a welcoming, positive experience when they come to worship on Sunday mornings.

The Church Historian is responsible for recording Alpharetta Methodist’s history and maintaining historical documents.

*Committee required by the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline.