Area 10 continually works to impact our community by serving and meeting the needs of our neighbors here and abroad.

We do this locally by keeping consistent partnerships with public schools and a range of non-profits throughout the year. Our Engage Team stays in on-going conversations with these organizations in order to learn of their individual needs, so that together, we can find new ways to combine efforts to further a greater impact in Richmond. 

We provide monthly organized projects to help make connections and inform our body with opportunities to get involved through a wide variety of city partnerships. We plan to make even larger strides in regards to mentoring through connecting people with their passions and providing avenues for them to pursue it! 

Globally, we are committed to the same things and are heavily involved in both Vietnam and Haiti. We have developed meaningful relationships in these communities through our mission teams and partnering organizations that we hope, over time, will only continue to grow. Each summer we send teams to share love beyond reason.

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Service is a great way to get connected, grow in your faith, and is invaluable to the church. We value Below is an outline of a few ways you can serve both inside and outside the church.

**Greeters: Greeters are often the first face a new visitor will see when they arrive at the Byrd Theatre. You never know what kind of a week someone has had, and being welcomed to a safe place by a friendly face can make all the difference. We ask all of our greeters to serve at least once a month, but you can greet as often as you like. First service greeters arrive at 9:00am to prep Connect Card packets. Second service greeters stay a little after the service to help break down the Connect card packets.

** - Greeting is a high need area! If you’d like to serve as a greeter, click here!

Coffee Team: The first service Coffee Team arrives at 8:30am on Sunday mornings to brew coffee, transport coffee supplies from Cartwheels over to the Byrd, and set up the coffee area on the Welcome platform before the 9:30am service. Once the first song is complete, they set the coffee out of the way. The second service coffee team arrives at 10am and refills the canisters as necessary and resets the coffee area. After the first song is complete, they begin the tear down process for the coffee area. Members of the coffee team serve a minimum of one service, once a month.

Welcome Table: The Welcome Table team ensures that first time, new, and regular church attendees feel welcomed and connected at Area 10. Each week, the first service Welcome Table team arrives at 9:00 set up the Welcome Table area, answers any questions, and gives the Try 5 gifts to new guests. The second service Welcome Table team arrives at 10:30 to answer questions, give out Try 5 gifts, and then help break down the Welcome Table area. Team members have the option to work both services once every five weeks, or a single service every three weeks.

Security/Floaters: As a floater you have the opportunity to be involved with all of the various hospitality and greeting teams and provide a safe, secure environment for our worship services. The Security team’s goal is to provide support to those teams in the event there is someone needing extra attention. In addition to being a general support to all Sunday morning teams, this position watches over the lobby and keeps an eye out inside service for any potential disruptions.

Hospitality: The Hospitality team serves the worship band and tech team who arrive early to set up and rehearse. They arrive around 9:00 am to provide a light breakfast for the band and tech team to enjoy between rehearsal and the first service. Hospitality team members serve about once every six weeks.

Communion: The Communion team provides an invaluable service that allows us to celebrate the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us. They arrive at by 8:45am to set up the communion tables with juice, bread, and gluten-free crackers. We ask the Communion team to serve two Sundays of your choice every other month, which means six weeks off in between!

Set Up: The Set Up Team arrives at 8:00am to prepare the Byrd Theatre for our morning worship services. They set up banners, sidewalk signage, and tables for other Sunday morning teams. Our church service literally could not occur without you! The time you spend setting up enables a space to exist for live to change. We ask all of our set up teams to serve twice per month.

**Tear Down: The Tear Down team stays after the second service to help reset the Byrd Theatre after our Sunday morning worship services. You are serving the entire Richmond community by being good stewards of the space. The time you spend tearing down helps us be good stewards of our favorite Richmond landmark: the historic Byrd Theatre. We ask our tear down teams to serve twice per month.

** - Tear Down is currently a high-need area! If you’d like to serve on the Tear Down Team, click here!

Finances: The Finance Team collects popcorn buckets (offerings, prayer requests, interests, etc.), securely transports the offering to the church office, and provide a final report of offering totals for the week. Our team is approximately staffed by four two-person teams, floaters, and a 5th Sunday team for a total of 11 total members. Finance team participants are approved by A10 staff, not by Finance Team leadership, although recommendations are submitted by anyone on the Guest Services group.

Prayer: The Prayer Team serves at the end of the service of choice, a minimum of once per month and be willing to be an alternate, if necessary. Serving consists of being in the front of the Byrd Theater for Prayer The Team meets as availability allows between services to specifically pray for Area 10 and its leaders. The Prayer Team also meets on a quarterly basis for workshops, fellowship, and prayer.

**A10 Kids: Meet people, teach children, and grow in your faith. Most A10 Kids positions serve on a month-on, month-off rotating system. We have positions from Set-Up and Tear-Down, to AV Tech's, to Welcome Team, to a variety of Classroom Teachers. If you love working with kids, this is a great fit for you!

** - A10 Kids is currently a high-need area! If you’d like to serve with A10 Kids, click here!

A10 Students: Help middle and high schoolers navigate being a teen-ager in an ever changing world and show them how to hold on to their faith in the midst of it. We need youth sponsors to build relationships with our teens as well as worship leaders for our Sunday evening gatherings.

**Tech Team: The tech crew that runs lighting, sound, and video, while the Stage Manager helps it all flow together on Sunday mornings. Whether you are getting in early to turn on the lights at the Byrd, sitting behind the sound board, or running lights or ProPresenter during the service, we rely on the creatives of Area 10 to bring their passion to the Sunday morning gathering.

** - Tech Team is a high need area! If you’d like to serve on the Tech Team, click here!

Creative Arts Team: Our Stage Design Team designs and builds stage props, shoots and edits films the videos we use, and helps create content for our social media platforms. If you have a creative bone in your body, this is the place for you to plug in.

Meal Team: This team loves cooking and bringing people food in times of need. This is also for those who are interested in hosting an Around the Table community dinner at their home quarterly.

If you would like to get involved, click the PLUG IN AT A10 button below:

Local Community Partnerships

At Area 10 we have built relationships with area organizations making an impact in our community. We encourage our folks to find ways to plug into the community by serving with our local partners and share some love beyond reason.

Click on any of the ministry logos below to learn more about how they are impacting our local community:

 

Area 10 reaches out to local and global communities.

Every year we take an Advent Offering to help our brothers and sisters around the globe. Past offerings have provided clean water to a school in Vietnam and sanitation facilities to a school in Haiti. We have also developed relationships in these communities through mission teams that we hope, over time, will continue to grow.

Each summer we send teams to Vietnam in order to share a love beyond reason. If you are interested in more information, contact Topher at topher@area10church.com