A New Opportunity

Friends of Our Daily Bread Ministries continue to inquire about opportunities for volunteer service. They want to be involved in getting the Our Daily Bread and other Bible-study materials into the hands of more people. Because of this interest, and after realizing the significance of volunteers in our international offices, we have decided to enlist the help of volunteers for our Grand Rapids office. In the fall of 2003, Our Daily Bread Ministries established a volunteer program called Service Partners. Have you ever wished you could have a part in impacting the spiritual lives of millions of people, but decided there was no way it could ever happen?  Well, now there’s a way you can through an exciting new service opportunity at Our Daily Bread Ministries. By giving of your time and talents, you can help us provide Bible-based resources to millions of people throughout the world. The first step is getting to know each other better.  We want to find the ideal use of your talents.  But, you’ve probably thought of several questions you would like to ask about how this new program works.  So let’s try to answer the questions you might have.

I don’t have any ministry experience, but how can I help?

There’s no previous ministry experience required.  All we ask is a sincere desire to use the talents you already have in helping provide people with biblical resources that will help nurture their relationship with Jesus.

What kind of time commitment would I have to make?

That’s up to you.  If, through the process of getting to know each other, you decide you’d like to become a ministry service partner, you will determine the number of hours you’ll spend here each week.  All we ask is a commitment to the hours you establish.  Our Service Partners are volunteering from 8 to 70 hours per month.  Some are on call and others have established a weekly service schedule.  We do our best to tailor a plan that best meets your desires.

I’m not familiar with Our Daily Bread Ministries and don’t know anyone there.  Will I fit in?

Be assured that our staff members would be happy to get to know you, and grateful for any volunteer effort you can give.  We know you’ll find the environment friendly and comfortable.

What are the tasks I would be asked to perform?

Opportunities vary depending on specific needs, but our greatest area for service is in preparing mailings for Our Daily Bread and other resources. Sometimes we have other projects requiring specialized skills, so we will do our best to match your skill set and interests to the needs of the ministry.