North Coast Family Fellowship
1. Wednesday night Family Fun Night
2. Sunday School
3. Select students to do youth group
Those who choose an outreach at NCFF must also attend NCFF on a regular basis
Calvary Bible Church
1. Youth Group
2. Worship teams and choir
3. Sound board operator
4. Power Point Tech
5. Children's ministry
Cannon Beach Community Church
1. Lead worship on Sunday mornings
2. Sound Tech for Sunday mornings
3. Worship Team for 9am Contemporary Worship (vocalists,
4. Visiting senior citizens week-day afternoons.
5. Children's ministry on Sunday mornings
6. Hospitality ministry on Sunday mornings
7. TRYAD Handicapped Ministry:
This ministry is supported by the church and directed by
David O'Brien who is a member of the church.
7. AWANA: This children's ministry is held at Cannon Beach
Community Church and meets on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.
Cannon Beach After School Program
Cannon Beach Conference Center
Kids Klub is a Christian after school program for kindergarten-fifth grade kids. You will work with community kids, most of whom come from non-Christian homes, so they need students who love the Lord and can be good role models to the kids, while having tons of fun! The times are from 3-5, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. Also, it is really important that you are committed to this; consistency is really important when working with kids. It meets right here on the conference center grounds, so transportation isn’t a big worry. It’s mostly about just loving on the kids and showing them who Christ is by words and actions.
Volunteers spend time with the elderly residents of Avamere by being involved in activities such as reading, playing games, or just listening. There are two different care units: a memory care unit and an assisted living unit. A select few students serve at Suzanne Elise, a branch of Avamere, focusing more on interacting with those in assisted living. Both serve on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30.
Prayer and Serve Ministry
This group will serve with the local Watershed Counsel, a local public agency in Cannon Beach, to help with their restoration of local waterways. Twice a month this group will work with other community members on work projects. During the weeks when there is no service project, this group will meet to pray for the community, Ecola, and the needs of students. A prayer journal will be kept.
Hospitality Center: Homeless Ministry
This group will go into Portland once a month on a Saturday to work with one of the ministries in Portland. Due to the travel involved in this group ministry there are two unique factors 1) a $15-20 will be asked of each team member a term to help offset cost of gas and 2) driving through the pass will be restricted to good driving conditions.
Tryad Conference Assistants to help people with physical disabilities. This is an opportunity for Ecola students to work as general helpers to the “challenged” Tryad conference attendees, to spend time in prayer for them once a week before the conference, and to send out a bulk mailing with conference information. Tryad is generally near the end of fall term. There are many duties during the Tryad conference, which Ecola students may help with. Most involve assisting guests with doing necessary day-to-day activities such as eating, dressing and moving around the conference grounds. Students might also be asked to sleep in the same room as guests in case a guest needs assistance during the night. This three-day conference, which happens December 5th through the 7th, is a one-time opportunity for Ecola students to experience a new and different form of ministry while at Ecola. Though it may be a challenge, the interaction with those who have handicaps will be very rewarding. Many students in the past remember it as one of their favorite weeks of Ecola. This year it may be for you.
Those interested in this ministry also will need to help with a large mail assembly a week or so after school starts. Exact time and location of the mail assembly will be announced. The conference will probably be toward the end of the term, but you will meet every Tuesday after evening class to pray for the conference. Training is provided for students who help out with attendees because uncomfortable situations could arise. Whoever is coordination the conference for David O’Brien will help coordinate training.