As college students, we join the Iron City Church body in its mission of making Jesus known and making disciples. We do that through corporate Sunday night worship at 5 pm and through Day 3 worship services on Tuesday nights at 7:15 pm. Both worship services are held at Ramsay High School.
We encourage our college students to cultivate community through one of our weekly community groups that meet throughout the city. For more information about our community groups, click here.
If you’re interested in serving in this area, contact Dustin Ratcliff at email@example.com.
Kids Club exists to build sustainable, interactive relationships with children and youth though a partnership with the YMCA Youth Center in downtown Birmingham in order to share the love of Christ and empower them through education. We do this via four avenues — Afterschool Academy (tutoring K-8th grade students), Y Achievers (goal-setting program for teens), after school sports, and mentorship.
We’re at the YMCA Youth Center at 2400 7th Avenue N, Monday–Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30. Tutoring will be from 3:30 to 4:15, and free time fills the rest of the time slot. Volunteers aren’t expected to be present the entire block of time, but we aim for a weekly commitment of at least one hour. Volunteers also must fill out an application before they can begin serving. For more information, contact Katie Belue at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hannah Baker at email@example.com.
Our Parking Team is working to remove stress and ensure safety while parking around Ramsay. The parking process can be a real hindrance for attendees, particularly families and guests who don't know where to go, so we're working to eliminate that stress point.
If you're interested in seeing if Parking Team is for you (or just love the idea of using walkie-talkies!), reach out to Crawford Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands Team is a vital ministry of ICC and one of the most practical service areas we have. Because we meet in a rented venue each week, we have to both set up the space for our service and also tear down the space after the service. Volunteers can choose to help with setup or tear down depending on each individual’s schedule and preferences.
To help with setup, volunteers arrive at Ramsay High School at 3:15 pm to set up the children’s areas and see to additional details. Volunteers also stay after the 5 pm service for about 20 minutes to return the space to its original layout. How often a volunteer serves is completely dependent on the individual’s schedule and preference.
If you’re interested in serving in this area, contact Aaron Jaillet at email@example.com.
On Sundays, members of ICC’s Prayer Team intercede for the 5 pm worship service and make themselves available for personal prayer after the sermon and during the time of response.
Outside of Sunday worship, the Prayer Team hosts mid-week prayer gatherings and bimonthly prayer meetings or conferences to provide opportunities for corporate prayer and equip our body to pray in a variety of ways. Volunteers would serve an average of 1–2 times a month during the service and would also be expected to attend as many of the additional meetings as possible.
Our Women’s Ministry desires to equip and empower women to know Jesus, know each other and boldly walk in the freedom that has already been won for their lives. To that end, we meet corporately on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Homewood location of Seed’s Coffee Co. for Coffee & Convos. Each month, we take on a tough topic and hear a counselor’s perspective on the subject followed by a variety of testimonies from a panel of ICC women. The ministry also has a blog that is accessible via the Women’s Ministry Facebook page, which features additional stories from ICC women leading up to each Coffee & Convos event.
To stay updated on all Women’s Ministry events, join the Women of Iron City Church group on Facebook. If you’re interested in taking on more of a leadership role within the Women’s Ministry Team, which conceptualizes and plans events, contact Kelly Redding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tech Team exists to create an inviting environment that promotes the freedom to engage God in corporate worship. We set up all the audio/visual components that go into an Iron City worship service, which includes projectors, speakers, the sound board, so many cords and more. We meet at 2 p.m. at Ramsay High School each Sunday to set everything up, and we expect our team members to serve twice a month. We also tear down all the equipment directly after the service.
Absolutely no experience with audio/visual equipment is needed, and we love to welcome new people and show them the ropes of what we do. For more information or to join the team, contact Craig Robertson at email@example.com.
The International Ministry at Iron City Church participates in sharing the gospel with and ministering to international students and workers in and around the downtown Birmingham area. We take advantage of existing opportunities to connect with international students, workers and their families in order to love them through one-on-one relationships and share the good news of Jesus’ grace with them.
To provide additional opportunities for those relationships to grow, the International Ministry hosts monthly parties or dinners where internationals and their friends can gather, share a meal and engage in cross-cultural experiences. Volunteers are expected to engage in one of the connection opportunities or pursue internationals in their own context. Volunteers are also encouraged to study the Bible with their international friends.
The International Ministry also regularly partners with the Evangelism Training leaders and groups to help our volunteers grow. For more information, contact one of the following people: Kelcie Schlensker, firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Howell, email@example.com.
Our mission is to create a more unified church body that can better serve one another and the community. We want people to feel welcome so that they can more easily connect to the church body. This looks like planning and executing church-wide events at least once a semester, ie. potlucks, game nights, group trips, etc.
We communicate as needed per event and also are the hands and feet behind each event. If you have any questions, want to join the team, or have a suggestion to share, contact Emily Culberson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through our Children’s Ministry, we seek to come alongside parents in shepherding their children through discipleship, prayer and teaching, and providing parents with additional resources to encourage Gospel conversations. Volunteers can serve in either the Baby/Toddler Nursery or the Preschool Ministry and are expected to serve about three Sundays per semester beginning at 4:30.
Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to spend an evening in one of the two age groups to better understand and experience the Children’s Ministry. For more information, contact Valerie Grauel at email@example.com.