If you would like to become a member or get involved in any ministry you can fill out an iConnect card at church or give us a call at 941-366-9903.
Do you play an instrument or sing? At Shining Light Church we have many opportunities to play or sing for the glory of God. We are always looking for talented musicians and singers to join us in leading God’s people in worship. If you have a heart to worship and to lead others into the presence of God, can play an instrument, or if you can sing, then the Worship team may be the perfect fit for you! If you are interested in this ministry be sure to talk to Jesse Gay, our Worship Ministry Director, to learn how you can get started.
If you have a heart for teaching the youth how to walk with God, equipping, encouraging, and helping them to form relationships with each other, then this ministry could be for you!
Our children’s ministry team offers a double gift to our congregation. When they serve in the nursery, toddler, or elementary rooms they gift our children with a loving and safe first experience of church life and their parents with the opportunity to participate fully in our church knowing their children are safe and happy. We encourage our volunteers to commit to loving and ministering to our precious little ones during a Sunday or Wednesday service on a rotating monthly schedule. A background check is a prerequisite to serve in this ministry. If you are interested in this ministry, please, see David or Malinda Olupitan, our Children’s Ministry Directors, to see how you can get started.
Join a growing team of warm outgoing individuals who shine God’s love to the congregation and visitors personally with a warm smile, a handshake, an encouraging word, and by ushering them in the sanctuary. Ushers keep order in the service, take offering, serve communion, and help those responding for prayer at the close of a service. Monthly schedules are on a rotating basis. If you are interested in the usher’s ministry be sure to talk to Luis Canaveral, our Usher’s Ministry Director, to see how you can get started.
Ushers Ministry Director
Shining God’s love to our community with childrens’ events, food outreaches, and bringing the good news of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in nursing homes and prisons. No special skills are needed…just a desire to help others. If this sounds like you, please stop by the IConnect Desk to see how you can get started.
To become a part of this team some technical knowledge of operating video cameras and other audio and/or video equipment is helpful but not necessary, as training is made available for those wanting to learn. The media team live-streams on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Monthly schedules are on a rotating basis. If you are interested in this ministry be sure to talk to Oscar Nuncio, our Media Ministry Director, to see how you can get started.
The purpose of this ministry team is to offer the love of God to our guests and welcome them in such a warm and real way that they would be transformed from strangers into friends. Areas in this ministry include greeters, hosts, I connect desk, café, fellowship meals, and hospitality room. This ministry is a good starting place for new members and a great way to connect and develop relationships with others. Monthly schedules are on a rotating basis. If you are interested in this ministry be sure to talk to our Hospitality Ministry Director, Becky Ripo, to see how you can get started.
This ministry team controls all of the live production elements during the Sunday and Wednesday services (i.e. computer, video, lighting, audio, stage, etc.). They are trained for this ministry and serve using their gifts and talents to bring an excellent service experience to all who attend or watch on line. Monthly schedules are on a rotating basis. If you are interested in the audio/video ministry be sure to talk to our Audio/Video Ministry Director, Richard Ripo, to see how you can get started.
BUILDING & PROPERTY
This ministry team helps keep the church building and grounds beautiful, in proper maintenance, cleaned, and repaired. This ministry is a good starting place for new members and a great way to connect and develop relationships with others. No special skills needed, just a heart to serve on a team that knows the value of caring for the house of God. Monthly schedules are on a rotating basis. If you are interested in the building and property ministry be sure to talk to Jesse Gay, our Building and Property Ministry Director, to see how you can get started.
Building & Property Ministry Director
The Office Ministry team’s mission is to assist the office in general office tasks to help keep the church running efficiently. This ministry is for those who enjoy managing the iConnect desk, data input, folding letters, labeling envelopes, or answering phones. Schedules are on an as needed basis. If you are interested in the office ministry be sure to talk to Maryanne Canavaral, our Office Ministry Director, to see how you can get started.