We have a number of ministries at First Pres and each of these areas requires a number of volunteers to function. From our nursery to world missions, there is a place for you to serve. To see the full list of all volunteer and service opportunities view the directory below

Volunteer & Church ministry directory 

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Congregational Care

Congregational Care at First Presbyterian encompasses a variety of ministries, all working together to serve members in need. There are several opportunities available to serve! See the full list of Care ministries you can serve with below. For more information, contact Pastor Dick Cain.

congregational care ministries

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Kids Ministry

Kids ministry focuses on discipling our children ages infant through 5th grade. Our vision is to help kids See Jesus, Savor Jesus, and Share Jesus to the end so that God would be glorified in Chattanooga and to the ends of the earth. If you are interested in volunteering with the Kids ministry, email Kid's Ministry Director Emily Brelsford or Nursery Coordinator Grace Odell.

Learn more about kids' ministry

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Music Ministry

As a ministry of music, our goal is God: to delight in Him and help others do the same through the great hymns of the faith, and the fresh doctrinally rich songs of our day (Col 3:16, Eph 5:19). If you are interested in serving in our music ministry please contact Darrin Hassevoort.

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Rapha Fellowship

Rapha is a ministry that seeks to build relationships with our neighbors in need. With a dedicated team of classroom facilitators, prayer warriors, and lay mentors, Rapha is equipping the congregation to grow as a more welcoming church home for our neighbors in need. If you are interested in volunteering with Rapha, please contact Shad Guinn.

More about Rapha

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Vesper Point Camp & Conference Ministry

Camp Vesper Point is a Camp and Conference Ministry of First Presbyterian Church. Covering 127 acres of land, Vesper Point overlooks beautiful Chickamauga Lake. In the summer, Vesper Point offers camp sessions from Monday morning until Saturday morning for rising 3rd graders through rising 10th graders. The rest of the year, Vesper Point serves as a conference and retreat center. There are many ways to serve with Vesper Point! If you are interested, please contact Forrest Walker.

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World Missions

World Missions is the foreign missions arm of First Presbyterian Church tasked with making disciples in the world—facilitated through the targeted selection and funding of missionaries, indigenous church planters, short-term teams, and projects that promote the establishment, growth, and maturation of indigenous-led churches and movements in strategic global cities.

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Youth Ministry

 1st Pres Youth Ministry seeks to make disciples of Christ, teaching and leading students to develop a personal, transformative faith in response to the Lord’s calling in their lives. Through small groups, Sunday teaching, worship, retreats, mission trips, events, and one-on-one discipleship, Youth Ministry at First Pres fosters a gospel-centered, authentic community of servants of Christ. If you are interested in volunteering with the youth ministry, please contact Brad Roberts or Cherie Brown.

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