Have you ever wanted to be a barista? We promise it’s not as hard as it looks, and we do all the training one on one to fit your schedule. We love to invite fellow coffee lovers to help serve our awesome church family! Plus, every time you serve, you get a free drink on the house. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it? We also host servant parties and have the opportunity to tour Boston Stoker’s roasting facility once a year. Plus, you get to be behind the scenes at some of Ginghamsburg’s coolest events – like the Change the World conference! If you’re interested in serving or just want to know more about it, contact Nathan Combs at [email protected] or check out our Frequently Asked Questions below!
I don't know anything about coffee! Can you still use me?
Of course, none of us knew anything about coffee when we started! It's fairly easy to learn, and we won't put you in a spot where you are not trained and comfortable. Even if you don't want to make coffee drinks, we can always use help with the register, washing dishes, cleaning and stocking, and brewing pots of coffee. If you're a people person, you can also host and better get to know your church family!
What days can I serve?
Any time we are open, so that would be Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm (September-May ONLY),Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 (when Alpha is in session), Saturdays from 4:30-8:30pm, and Sundays from 8am-12:30pm. We're occasionally open for special events too, like our Change The World conference!
Am I still able to attend worship with my family?
Aboslutely! In fact, we stress that all of our servants still get into weekly worship with their families. We organize servant coverage so that you can leave during the worship of your choice; we would hate for you to miss out on the message!
What if I can't stay the whole time?
That's fine too! Many of our servants (especially on Sundays) will work a shift of a couple hours to suit their schedule. We understand that five hours on a Sunday morning can be a lot to commit to. A common practice is for a servant to work right before and after their desired worship time, since they are here already. We would rather have you part of the day than not at all.
What should I wear?
You are free to wear whatever you like, so long as it is appropriate (no tank tops or shorts). We only ask that you do not wear open-toed shoes, as it is a health code and safety violation. Please keep in mind that your clothes may get wet or dirty. We do supply all of our servants with an official Common Grounds Barista t-shirt, and we have aprons as well.