One of the best ways to get connected and to live out our faith is to serve! From "in-house" ministries like the coffee kitchen, the media team, and Children's Ministry to "in-city" ministries such as Haven Academy of the Arts, Family Promise, and Young Life, we have a variety of opportunities for you. 

"IN-HOUSE" MINISTRIES

Children's Ministry
Serve our younger attenders (nursery through 5th grade) during Sunday morning services or at our Wednesday night program. For more information, please contact Charlotte Carter.

Leaders Wanted for Vacation Bible School
VBS | July 16th-20th | 4pm-6pm
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming up in July and it’s a church-wide ministry opportunity that you don’t want to miss! We are excited to see what God will do this year as kids learn what it means to be “rescued by Jesus” at our Shipwrecked VBS. We are currently looking for teachers and leaders for arts and crafts, recreation and games, Bible, snacks, greeters, and more! If you are interested in serving, please download our Volunteer Form, and follow up with Chloe Linehan.

Coffee Kitchen
Most church members and guests enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning and we like to make sure we have plenty to serve. We need coffee kitchen help at all three services each Sunday.  If you'd like to serve at one of our services, please contact Kathy Thorpe.

Hospitality Team
We are always looking for volunteers to serve as greeters, ushers, and information counter helpers at our Sunday morning services. If you have a spirit of hospitality and one Sunday-a-month to give, we'd love to have you join our team.  For more information, please contact Kathy Thorpe.

Video & Lighting Team Members Needed
A huge part of our church services is our media department, and two specific areas we are in need of some additional help are video and lighting. It's okay if you don't have much or any experience, we can train you! If you are interested in serving with our Media Team, please contact Margy Emmons.

Set-Up & Take-Down Team
Our Set-Up & Take Down team help with parking signs, umbrella and event set-up (as needed).  If you're available to serve one Sunday-a-month, please contact Kathy Thorpe.

Student Ministries
Work with 6th-12th grade students during our Sundays mornings and/or Wednesdays evenings. For more information, please contact Mark Stepp for High School Ministry, and Ryan Guzman for Jr. High Ministry.

"IN-CITY" MINISTRIES 

Family Promise
Family Promise of the South Bay is a network of local churches working together to support homeless families as they seek employment and housing.  OCF is part of this network and will be hosting families for one week every three to four months.  There are various ways you can serve from providing food to serving as an evening or overnight host. For more information about this program and to find out how you can be part of our next hosting, please contact Shannon Ferguson.

Haven Academy of the Arts
OCF's relationship with Haven Academy of the Arts goes back many years. Haven Academy is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop character in future leaders through the performing arts and give them the tools, life skills, and sense of purpose they need to leave a legacy in our community.  Haven Academy provides quality performing arts training for youth ages 3-21, founded on Judeo Christian values, with an emphasis on character development. For more information about Haven Academy, please visit their website or contact Rebekah Kellaway.

Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance
The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance exists to provide a safe, confidential and caring environment for women facing challenges related to an unexpected or crisis pregnancy. The center offers women practical help through counseling and other services leading to an informed choice in hopes that they will make a viable decisions for themselves and their baby.  The center is always looking for new volunteers to serve as lay counselors, RN's and office help.  If you would like more information about the center and how to get involved, please contact Sherry Rafters.

S.A.Y. Yes!
S.A.Y. Yes! exists to walk with youth and their families from 1st grade through high school providing role models, love and nurture, school support, and encouragement to believe in who they are becoming.  S.A.Y. Yes! provides a structured elementary and teen youth center every Tuesday through Thursday. It's focused not just on providing a safe place for our kids after school, but rather in making a deep relational investment in their development as people. Getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to see first-hand what the S.A.Y. Yes! center is all about.  For more information about S.A.Y. Yes! and becoming a volunteer, please contact Stan & Wanda Yetter.

Young Life LAX
Young Life is a high school outreach ministry here in the LAX area with a passionate belief that every kid deserves to know about Jesus.  Young Life pursues today's local youth with endless opportunities to "come as you are" and meet Jesus including club, bible study, camp, and on-going outings. Young Life's El Segundo Club meets on Mondays at 7:27pm and it's Hawthorne Club meets at OCF on Tuesday nights at 7:27pm.  If you'd like more information about Young Life and the ways you can partner with this ministry, please contact Makana McCarty.

UPCOMING SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Come Serve at Epiphany LA Total Life Camp
Crenshaw | June 18th-22nd | 9am-Noon
Epiphany Fellowship Los Angeles in Crenshaw is another local church plant that OCF has been supporting this past year.  Epiphany LA has asked OCF to come alongside their efforts to bless families in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles this June by volunteering at their Total Life Camp. This camp will offer football, soccer, and acting clinics for elementary aged kids as well as parenting round table discussions for their parents. Camp runs the week of June 18th-22nd from 9am until Noon. We are looking for a team of volunteers who can help with set up and/or clean up, registration, supervision, coaching, and more. If you are interested in serving or finding out more about the camp, please contact Pastor Chris