Where Can I Serve?

Part of growing in Christ is serving the local body. There is blessing in serving along side other believers, raising our children to serve others and the relationships that are built through the act of service.

Under his direction the whole body is fitted together perfectly, and each part in its own special way helps the other parts, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Eph. 4:16 (LB)

Joe Hall taught, encouraged and challenged us recently about unwrapping the spiritual gift with which we are entrusted. Here are the files from his presentation.

We urge you to get involved in serving others for your own spiritual growth!  Not sure where your spiritual gifts lie? Use this test for some guidance! (There’s a youth test there too!)


Here are many of the ways you can be involved in service at Manley. You may also find opportunities to serve in any of our ministries on their individual pages. If we don’t have a ministry in an area in which you are gifted, don’t hesitate to ask if you can get involved!

Baptism Team

  • The Baptism Team assists those who are taking their first step of obedience to Christ by having robes and towels ready. Help them know where to go and when. Serve at whichever morning service you normally attend. Team members are responsible for collecting, washing and returning robes and towels following baptism.
  • Staff Contacts: Glenn Starnes, Jeremiah Young

Bereavement Team

  • Volunteer to help provide a dish for the immediate family of a Manley Baptist Church member who has passed away. A Team Captain will contact you to serve as needed.
  • Team Leaders: Lois Pullen, Martha Kaylor, Ruby Rogers & Shirley Shockley
  • Staff Contact: Kristi Cornett

Celebrate Recovery

  • A support group ministry to help with hurts, hang-ups and habits. Team members will assist in greeting, leading small groups and offering support to those with emotional and spiritual needs. See more on the Celebrate Recovery ministry page.
  • Team Leader: Ron Stansell
  • Staff Contact: Glenn Starnes

Disability Ministry

  • This team meets the needs of children and adults affected by disability in our church. We do this through having special classes and caregiving during regular church times,  assistance in a typical class, respite opportunities, Luke 14 and other activities as the needs arise. Also assist in the planning of Luke 14 each Spring. We will train you, so don’t hesitate to ask about jumping in!
  • Team Leaders: Darlene LaPlue, Melissa Crabtree
  • Staff Contact: Andy Ellis

First Touch

  • The First Touch Team ministers to families when they are expecting a baby through adoption or pregnancy and to introduce them to the preschool ministry so that they and their children may become fully developing followers of Jesus Christ.
  • Staff Contact: Donna Knight

Food Service

  • You can assist in providing an inexpensive meal to families on Wednesday evenings so they will be able to attend Life Classes and other activities. Tasks include helping with decorations, wrapping silverware, serving food, loading dishwasher, putting clean dishes away and wiping down tables.
  • Staff Contact: Connie O’Neal


  • This team helps create a pleasing first impression for guests as they enter our church by maintaining the flowerbeds and shrubs.
  • Team Leader: Ron Gross
  • Staff Contact: Dwayne Moore

Hall Greeters

  • Greeters help create an excellent first impression of friendliness and warmth to visitors and members and assist guests in finding appropriate classes and give general information or directions as needed.
  • Team Leader: Lois Pullen
  • Staff Contact: Jeremiah Young

Home Repair

  • This team ministers to single mothers and widows by helping with minor home repairs in the areas of electrical, carpentry, plumbing and painting.
  • Team Leader: Wilson Hain
  • Staff Contact: Dwayne Moore

Intercessory Prayer

  • The Prayer Team plays the important role of  interceding on behalf of our world, our nation, national leaders, our church leadership, our community, the lost, hurting and sick within our church family. It is a privilege to  intercede to God on the behalf of persons with special needs by coming to the prayer room and spend one hour each week in prayer. Time may also be used to write prayer cards to be mailed to those lifted up in prayer.
  • Team Leaders: Cheryl Shopmeyer
  • Staff Contacts: Kristi Cornett

M3 Media

  • We are looking for people to join our team of believers who work as a team, understand their purpose, and give their time and knowledge to making our worship experiences dynamic. From the digital soundboard to our IMAG, video, and duplication ministries, there is always a need for interested people to train and grow with this incredible group.
  • Staff Contact: David Horton

Manley on Mission

  • To investigate and discover mission opportunities in the Lakeway area, State of Tennessee, North America and Internationally. To plan, organize and lead mission trips and projects to address the needs discovered. See our Missions page for specific ways in which we serve those in our area and abroad.
  • Team Leader: Richard Hewitt
  • Staff Contact: Dwayne Moore

Mobile Care

  • The Home Bound/Nursing Home ministry serves on behalf of those members and extended family members of Manley who are on homebound or nursing home care. It is the desire of our church to minister to both individual and families of those in area assisted living and nursing home facilities. It is also our desire to keep our shut-in members, including the sick, connected with our church when they are unable to attend events or worship services.
  • Team Leader: Tim Balough
  • Staff Contact: Glenn Starnes

Nursery/Extended Session

  • This critical team ministers to families with children birth through four years old by providing an atmosphere of love and Biblical instruction during the morning worship services. Volunteers typically serve once a month to once a quarter.
  • Staff Contact: Donna Knight

Parking Lot Greeters

  • The Parking Lot Greeting team is critical in helping create an excellent first impression of friendliness and warmth to visitors and members as they assist guests in finding parking spaces, assisting guests and members when raining by offering to park their car for them and giving general information or directions as needed.
  • Team Leader: Don Harbin
  • Staff Contact: Jeremiah Young

Pastor’s Prayer Team

  • This team intercedes to God on the behalf of our pastor, his family and special concerns that are on his heart. Participants will be assigned one day each month on which to pray and will periodically receive a prayer gram prepared by our pastor with specific concerns. He will pray for his prayer partners on the day they are praying for him.
  • Staff Contact: Kristi Cornett

Student Ministry

  • This is a team made up of students to serve students! All students that are interested in volunteering in our ministry as a Café helper, a media assistant, praise band musician, special events set-up or clean-up helper or any other area are welcome to join us.
  • Staff Contact: Jeremiah Young


  • The Ushers assist in maintaining a worshipful atmosphere during services by serving members and guests before and after the 10:30 AM service including greeting, seating, distributing of information, tabulation of attendance, and receiving offerings. Women are welcome too.
  • Team Leader: Glenn Owens
  • Staff Contact: Michael Turner

Worship Ministry

  • Praise Teams, Worship Choir, Kid’s Choir, Praise Band, Praise Team and Campus Decorations. There are plenty of places to plug in to help lead our church in worship of Almighty God. No matter what age, if you have a heart for worship we have a place for you! See the Worship Ministry page for more information about many of our opportunities.
  • Team Leader: Kevin Jackson
  • Staff Contact: Michael Turner