God is so faithful to us; we can be faithful to him by sharing with God’s people the gifts he has given us. There are many areas in which to serve here at Ascension. Those who wish to work with children and/or youth are required to be Safe Church Certified. All the information necessary for getting certified is in the right hand column on this page.
If you would like to explore the sort of volunteering that is best for you, you may wish to fill out the questionnaire below:
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Every Christ follower has received at least one spiritual gift from God and possibly more. What are spiritual gifts? They are special gifts and abilities freely given by God to his people to build up the body of Christ and meet the needs of the church. One way to discover your spiritual gifts is to take the ELCA Spiritual Gifts Self Assessment.
Go To Spiritual Gifts Self Assessment
Once you have completed the inventory we encourage you to apply your top gifts in ministry. It is in using them that you get confirmation that they are your true spiritual gifts. If you are comfortable sharing your top three ministry gifts with the church so that we may contact you when specific ministry gifts are needed, please email these to Diane Kusnierek in the church office.
About Getting Safe Church Certified
There are a few steps you’ll need to take in order for you to be Safe Church certified. Each of the steps is simple—they just take some time.
- First: Let Addie Behm or Jenni Klemp know you would like to become Safe Church Certified. Soon after that, you will get an email from asking you to authorize the background check — please fill in the necessary information using the link that’s emailed to you.
- We’ll also send you the link to a training video in an email. The email will come from: . Watch the training video and complete the quiz that accompanies it.
- Get LiveScanned. Here is the form you will need to fill out and bring with you to get fingerprinted. We suggest getting that done here:
WellnessMart, MD, 141 Duesenberg Drive Suite #3, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
- Read our Safe Church policy and sign the memorandum of understanding also attached. Please bring the signed memorandum to the church office.
Thank you so much for going through the process to become Safe Church certified!