For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

At First UMC Cocoa Beach, we have a saying: "The church does not exist to serve me, but I exist to serve the mission of Jesus through the local church." The church is where we are called, equipped, and commissioned to serve others and make the world a better place. As we follow Jesus in this way, we are healed, set free, and transformed into his image. Since God designed the church to work together in this way, every baptized believer is gifted for ministry and has a mission-critical role to play. 

What's Your SHAPE?

To help you find a meaningful place of service, we help you discover your SHAPE:

Spiritual Gifts

When you put these things together, you can discern how God has uniquely wired you for ministry and find a place of service that fits who you are. We explore all of this in the Starting Point Class, but you can start now by learning about spiritual gifts and taking an inventory. Upon completion of the inventory, we encourage you to email your results to Pastor Mark and schedule time for a conversation. 

Areas of Service

Click the button below to see all the different places where you can serve. You can also use the form to sign-up in a specific area. Once you submit your interest, someone will follow-up with you soon! 

Serving on the Governing Board

The Governing Board is primarily responsible for:

-Strategic planning

- Developing missional outcomes that set the direction for the church

- Insuring sound policies and procedures related to church property, finances, and personnel

- Providing support and accountability for the Property and Maintenance Team

-Providing support and accountability for the Senior Pastor

Members of the Board must be nominated by the Committee on Lay Leadership and elected at our annual Charge Conference. After being elected, they typically serve a three-year term.
If you are a member of the church and are interested in serving on the Board, please contact the church office and someone will be in touch. 

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.