“Serve one another with whatever Gift each of you has received.”
— 1 Peter 4:10

Missions

The vision of King of Kings is “Feeding physical and spiritual hunger.” God has equipped and called us as followers of Christ to serve as a witness in the world, living out that vision statement. From Capitol Hill in St. Paul to the plains of Tanzania, King of Kings members share the love of Christ and partner with the ministries of Christians around the world to feed physical hunger, spiritual hunger, and the hunger to be in community. Please view King of Kings’ mission partners and other opportunities to serve below.

Mission Trips

Volunteer At King of Kings

Supporting a variety of local and global partners

500 volunteers needed!

Holiday music and laughter will fill the air! Volunteers of all ages will work side-by-side rotating through workstations to complete service projects–helping those in need this holy season. Visit kingofkingswoodbury.org to register.

Dates: Sunday, December 10, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: King of Kings Multi-Purpose Room
Volunteers: All Ages
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.org
Registration: Click here!

Help make this Christmas a little brighter for our neighbors in need. King of Kings serves as the host site for the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) Annual Holiday Toy Distribution. More than 1,500 toys and gift cards will be sorted and distributed!

Dates: Shifts on December 15, 16, 17, 2018
Location: King of Kings Multi-Purpose Room
Volunteers: Adults only
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.or
Registration: Click here!

King of Kings hosts three American Red Cross blood drives each year (typically in April, August, and December).

Date: December 28, 2018 (10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Location: King of Kings, Multi-Purpose Room
Volunteers/donors: adults
Contact: to volunteer contact Holly Weiss at holly-weiss@comcast.net, to donate blood register at redcrossblood.org and search by zip code.

Benefiting the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf

Goal: 500 racers!

What is a virtual 5K race?
A virtual 5K race is a race that can be completed at any location at any time. Race when and where it is convenient for you. We just ask that you race February 24 through March 3, 2018. You can run, walk, bike, hike, ski, use a treadmill, or swim your 3.1 miles. (Heck, we don’t even care if you drive!) The important thing is . . . you are joining the fight against hunger.

How much is the registration fee?
You determine the amount.
Your registration fee (that amount determined by you) is a donation that will support the local Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. Visit CCEFS.org to learn more about how this nonprofit helps the hungry and food insecure in our community.

Dates: February 24 – March 25, 2018
Location: Anywhere!
Participants: All Ages
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.org
Registration: Starting February 24, register after worship services in the Gathering Space.

New experience to fight hunger!
500 volunteers needed!
In partnership with Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, IL

King of Kings has been selected as the first satellite location for Willow Creek’s annual seed packing project. This is a fun, family-friendly service activity where volunteers measure and place garden seeds into envelops. Each seed pack will supply a global family with enough seeds to grow a garden that will produce a sustainable source of food and income for their household. In just two short hours, a volunteer will pack enough seeds to provide food for approximately 60 families.

Date: April 2018 (TBD)
Location: King of Kings Multi-Purpose Room
Volunteers: All Ages
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.org
Registration: Opens February 1, 2018

King of Kings is the citywide drop-site for postal carriers

As part of a nation-wide “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign, postal carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes throughout Woodbury. Throughout the day, postal carriers will drop off their collected food at King of Kings. Food donations will benefit the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. Keep our mail carriers happy and motivated! Unload food donations from trucks, begin sorting food, and provide carriers snacks and smiles!

Date: May 12, 2018
Location: King of Kings Multi-Purpose Room
Volunteers: All Ages
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.org
Registration: Opens February 1, 2018

Woodbury Community MobilePack
4 days/ 5 million meals/ 20,000 volunteers!

FMSC is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Woodbury will pack 5 million meals for the hungry during what will be one of the largest Feed My Starving Children MobilePacks ever in the United States! And the impact doesn’t stop there. 10% of the money raised will be donated to our local Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. Join with friends, family, and neighbors to be a part of this fun-filled, community inspired weekend in October!

Dates: October 11-14, 2018
Location: HealthEast Sports Center (formerly Bielenberg Sports Center)
Participants: Ages 4 yrs. and up
Contact: Lisa Engh at lisa.engh@kingofkingswoodbury.org
Registration: Opens August 1, 2018

The Quilters create beautiful quilts of all sizes to be donated to local and global ministry partners. Partners include Union Gospel Mission (Naomi Family Residence), ELCA’s Lutheran World Relief, and ministries serving seniors in Honduras.
When: Second & fourth Mondays of every month, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: King of Kings, West Conference Room
Volunteers: Some sewing experience needed
Contact: Judy Carlson at isucarlson@msn.com
Handmade bears are stitched and sewn to distribute to children throughout our community including Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury Public Safety, and Cheerful Givers. In addition, bears travel with our mission teams to spread love across the globe.
Dates: Second Tuesday of every month, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: King of Kings
Volunteers: Some sewing experience needed
Contact: Sigrid Myers 612-760-1938
Lambs Gate Nursery
Volunteers work along side our nursery staff to provide a safe, loving atmosphere for our youngest members during worship. For more information, contact Jean Peterson at L-Jean-Peterson@msn.com

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool
We’re looking for senior citizen volunteers to read stories, come to play, and just have fun with the children for a short time. The times are very flexible and will fit any schedule. For more information, contact Andrea Villanueva at andrea.villanueva@kingfokingswoodbury.org

Kids of the Kingdom (3 years-5th Grade)
Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Teachers for Saturday and Sunday classes
  • Hour Coordinator: Assist Children’s Ministry staff during classes
  • Classroom supply manager
  • Party Planner
  • Volunteers are needed to help with various projects on a weekly scheduled basis in the Children’s Ministry workroom. Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Paula Arland at paula.arland@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Road to Confirmation (6th-8th Grade)
We are looking for teachers for Wednesday evening classes, as well as chaperones for events and trips. For more information, contact Dan Nicla at dan.nicla@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Refuel (High School)
We are looking for adult leaders for Refuel every Sunday evening. Adult Mentors and chaperones are also needed for the youth. Days and times are flexible. For more information, contact Kelsey Battleson at kelsey.battleson@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Music
We have a variety of musical groups to participate in or assist with. Please go to Worship: Music

Production & Tech
There are a variety of production and technology positions to volunteer for. Please go to Worship: Behind the Scenes

Usher, Communion Assistant, Reader, Greeter
These are the folks that assist the pastors to ensure that every worship service moves smoothly and efficiently. For more information, please go to Worship: Behind the Scenes

Our purpose is to create a welcoming environment for anyone who visits our church home. We help to beautify the grounds of the church by maintaining the gardens. We plant flowers, trees and shrubs, spread mulch, weed, and conduct overall garden maintenance. For more information, contact Annette Sherrill at annette.sherrill7@gmail.com
We are a group of people with specific skills associated with the building and it’s maintenance. Our calling is to assist the church staff when called upon to answer questions and volunteer our time for specific projects in and around the church building. For more information, contact Randy Swenson at randyswenson1@hotmail.com
Decorating is a sub committee of the Gardening team. Volunteers help plan and coordinate the decorating of the church to enhance the appearance and create a welcoming atmosphere. For more information, contact Annette Sherill at annette.sherrill7@gmail.com

Volunteer In The Community

Loaves and Fishes is an on-site meal program in which King of Kings members volunteer to serve on a team to prepare and serve an evening meal to those in need. (Average attendance 150.)

Dates: Third Wednesday of every month, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mathew’s Church, 490 Hall Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55107
Volunteers: adults and youth 13 yrs+ (however, youth ages 8-12 yrs may volunteer but must have direct one-on-one supervision.)
Contact: Jonathan Jordan at jpjordan@cbburnet.com

CCEFS is a nonprofit organization providing food, personal care items, and other critical resources to our neighbors in need. Location: Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

Volunteer:
Shift times:
• Mondays 8:30-Noon (stocking shelves, bringing in food from trucks)
• Mondays Noon-4:00 p.m. (customer intake, shopping, weighting carts)
• Thursdays 12:30-3:00 p.m. (stocking shelves, bringing in food from trucks)
• Thursdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. (customer intake, shopping, weighting carts)
• Fridays 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (customer intake, shopping, weighting carts)

Donate Food:
Drop-off your food donations at King of Kings at the main sanctuary entrance.

For more information or to register to volunteer opportunities visit ccefs.org

Volunteers from King of Kings register and train to assist the Woodbury Public Safety Department with emergency response. This could include evacuations, shelter operations, sandbagging, debris cleanup, missing persons, and other local emergencies.

Dates: upcoming trainings:

  • October: hands-only CPR
  • November: storm spotter
  • November: CPR/AED and first aid

Location: Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Volunteers: adults
Contacts: Chris Gandhi at christinagandhi@gmail.com

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Lisa Engh
Director of Missions
651-289-8031

email-me

Click here for highlights from the 2017 Germany Trip