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

Mark 10:45

We serve using the gifts and talents God has given us. We believe the ultimate goal of a Christ follower is to be a servant. Immanuel is committed to leading people to Jesus and equipping disciples in their faith. One way to experience growth in our faith is through loving our neighbors. Throughout our 100+ year history, God has blessed us with ministry partnerships locally, across our nation, and around the world. Whether it's at home or across the sea, we want to help you find your place to serve.
Immanuel is excited to partner with the Lexington Police Department and UK Children's Hospital to provide stuffed animals to children in difficult circumstances. Help brighten the day in the life of a child by donating a new stuffed animal (with tags). Bring your donation by December 18 and place it under the Christmas tree in Connection Point or the ROC Lobby (Tates Creek campus). Drop off your donation at The ROC by. December 18 and receive your choice of $10 off a group fitness punch card, $10 off a personal training session. or $20 off your 2021 ROC membership.

Serve at the Christmas Store

One again this year, Immanuel is happy to host the annual Step by Step Christmas Store! Young single moms work hard to earn Christmas gifts for their children through the Step by Step incentive program. Through program participation, these young mothers gain an incredible sense of pride by earning and then "shopping" for gifts in the Christmas Store.

Volunteer on Friday, December 11, as we set up the store. Click below for available activities and time slots.
Or, volunteer on Saturday, December 12, to manage the store, assist shoppers, and transport moms home with their gifts.  Click below for available activities and time slots.
You can also help by donating  new toys, Click below for gift ideas and instructions.

Serve Christmas Eve

Give the gift of hospitality this Christmas Eve by being one of the friendly faces on our Guest Services Team making all of our visitors feel welcome during each of our Christmas Eve services. Choose the hour that best fits your schedule and spread some Christmas cheer!

Volunteer at Immanuel FAQ

How do I serve our guests?

Be a smiling face that gives directions, answers questions, and makes guests feel welcome. You can serve as a greeter, welcome desk representative, parking lot greeter, or usher.

How do I serve with kids?

From infants all the way to  5th graders, you can show kids the love of Jesus and help make Immanuel a safe, fun place for kids to gather.

How do I serve with music?

From worship band instrumentalists and singers to choir and orchestra members, there's a place for the musically inclined to serve at Immanuel .

How do I serve with students?

Lead a small group, build relationships with students, and help lead activities during student worship on Sunday nights.


Bringing hope and support to children in foster care and the families who support them.
Join our teacher encouragement team at Millcreek Elementary School.
Join our prayer and encouragement team for adoptive and foster families.
Mentor a child. One hour per week makes a huge difference in a child's life. 

Would you like information on fostering or adopting a child? Connect with us using this form.


Join our staff encouragement team, read to a child, or volunteer in a classroom.
Join our staff encouragement team.

To serve in any of these areas, connect with us using this form.


Help provide free medical care.
Gainesway kid's ministry, Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm.
Serve young single moms and their children.
Serve women in crisis at Natalie's sisters.
Serve the poor and homeless.


Please reach out if you still have questions.