How to block off dates

Scheduling yourself in an open schedule



  1. Your personal spiritual life is important! Nothing should ever get in the way of your spiritual life – including being a volunteer! Spend time daily in God’s Word and in prayer.

  2. Spend time in fellowship with family and friends. Be a man/woman of integrity and never let anything become more important than that.

  3. Be faithful in your volunteer commitments. “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things” (Matthew 25:21). God rewards individual faithfulness. Be sure to check the commitment required in the area you’d like to volunteer in and see if it is something you can manage.

  4. Be FLEXIBLE! We want you to enjoy volunteering and find an area you are comfortable in. Feel free to join a team and if it’s not a good fit for you, let the team leader know and try another team. It is better to try and fail, then never to have tried at all.

  5. Be RESPONSIBLE! If you aren’t able to fulfill a commitment, try to find someone who can cover for you. If that isn’t possible, communicate to your team leader as early as you can. A little advanced notice can solve a whole lot of problems.

  6. Seek to be a blessing. Be considerate of others. Leave any place you work clean and organized. Be sure to think of other teams and how your work impacts them. Consider ways you and your team can support another team.

  7. Whenever you go, you are an AMBASSADOR of Christ. Therefore, always behave in the manner worthy of the Gospel. Avoid the appearance of evil in every area including relationships with other people. Remember to apply honesty and integrity in every area of your life.

  8. Speak positively. As you serve on a team, you may notice areas in need of improvement. Rather than being critical, speak God’s Word and try to help. Be part of the solution.

  9. And lastly, remember that you are a MEMBER FIRST, and VOLUNTEER SECOND. We want you to enjoy attending services and being a member of STSA. We never want volunteering to be a burden on your spiritual life or family life or church life in any way.

    Always remember, no matter what your task, you are a part of something big that God is doing. VERY BIG! And your part is important.

Your spiritual gifts

At STSA, we believe that every one of us is entrusted by God with specific talents and gifts and He has given them to us to further His mission on earth. Regardless of what those gifts or talents might be, we believe that there is a place for them in our church.

Not sure of your spiritual gifts?

Take the Spiritual Gifts Test