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Feed Your Soul

We are building relationships with the community to show them the love of God through a weekly meal.

Get Involved!

Hey everyone! We are gearing up to serve our community by providing a free weekly meal on Tuesdays starting just as soon as our commercial kitchen is ready. For now, we are preparing and planning so that we hit the ground running.

 

A ministry like this takes many hands. Please take a look at the areas of need below and prayerfully consider how God might want to use you to minister to the needs in our community.

 

If you would like to be a regular part of ministry at Faith, you will want to be sure to attend one of our GPS Workshops in the near future. The workshops are held the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 am in the classroom/library.

 

For more information about how you can get involved, please contact Rick Lowry at rick@feedyoursoulwi.com or Jen Lowry at jennifer@feedyoursoulwi.com.

 

 

Feed Your Soul Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a brief overview of the work to be done by each team and our best estimate of the time commitment. 


Prayer Team:

  • Praying for this ministry is essential. A leader and team members are needed to seek the Lord’s guidance as we launch Feed Your Soul.

 

Cooking Team:

  • Preparing simple, homemade casseroles each Tuesday is the main function of this team, an ideal volunteer job for those who enjoy cooking. 
  • Prep time is about 3 hours per week. Ideally, if we have enough teams, each cooking team will work once per month.

 

Cleanup Team:

  • This team washes the pots, dishes, and utensils used by the cooking team in meal preparation.
  • About 2 hours per week. If there are enough volunteers, each cleanup team will work once per month.


Cookie/Bars Baking:

  • Signup to bake and donate desserts.


Meal Packing Team Leaders:

  • Each week, a meal packing team will pack dinners into to-go containers and bag up the meal along with the gospel message and a dessert.
  • Each team leader will recruit their own team of 6-8 volunteers.
  • About 1 hour each scheduled workday. Teams will be scheduled to serve anywhere from 2-4 times per year.

 

Outreach/Meal Distribution Team:

  • This team interacts with guests, handing out meals and cultivating relationships with guests. Therefore, team members must enjoy building relationships as well as being equipped to share the gospel message created by gospel message writing team and praying with/for guests as needed. Ideally, this team is consistent from week to week to maximize relationship building.
  • About 2 hours weekly.

 

Gospel Message—Writing Person/Team:

  • 2 people (to switch off) needed to write a weekly gospel message that is approved by Faith pastor.
  • Format message and email to church office for printing.
  • Quantities determined by Message Information Team.

 

Guest Contact Group:

  • Weekly texting to all regular guests. This information is another avenue for cultivating relationships while also serving to determine the quantity of food to prepare.

 

Communication Team:

  • This team is responsible for creating awareness of Feed Your Soul across the Janesville community through outreach to leaders, agencies, churches, and other organizations. We seek individuals who are “connected” in Janesville to facilitate communication of FYS’s mission, the service being provided, and the opportunity for organizations to get involved.
  • The team will update pastoral leadership and the congregation on progress, people needed, and financial status.
  • More time expected initially, ~10 hours per month, less as we progress.
  • First meeting: Jan 9 at 6:00 pm in the Faith library.


Transportation Team:

  • This team is responsible for creating the serving non-driving guests who are unable to get to Faith to pick up meals without some kind of transport assistance. Creative thinkers are needed to come up with creative solutions.
  • More time expected initially, ~10 hours per month, less as we progress.
  • First meeting: Jan 10 at 6:30 pm in the Faith foyer.