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Urban Ministry Leader

  VF58P2 Adventist Volunteer Service
  Sarasota SDA Church


Each of these two calls represents an opportunity for the volunteer to grow their capacity for leadership within the context of a community based urban ministry.

Duties to be divided and shared between both volunteers include:

  • Coordinating and leading/implementing Community Outreach efforts including two large community festivals/block parties (October & April); Coordinating and leading/guiding Sabbath Worship activities including small group Bible Study organizing;
  • Contribute to small group Bible Studies by writing lessons for facilitators and coordinating other writers from local congregation;
  • Deliver sermons 1-2 times a month;
  • Attend and contribute to community meetings relevant to REACH Sarasota and the North Trail community;
  • Maintain and foster relationship development with existing partner organizations of REACH Sarasota by assisting as needed;
  • Host small group gatherings at the Ministry House;
  • Maintain regular weekly hours at the Ministry Center (storefront).
  • Volunteers are responsible for day to day upkeep of the Ministry House including care of a small lawn.
  • **Important to Note: REACH Sarasota recognizes that no applicant will have all spiritual gifts, expertise, nor interest in this diverse list of responsibilities. Both volunteers will work with the supervising pastor to split up these responsibilities based on each individual's spiritual gifts, competencies, and interests.*


  • Good communication skills
  • Experience relevant to working with people in an urban environment;
  • Experience with community planning/development and/or evangelism helpful but not required.
  • Languages: English(Fluent) Required, Spanish(Fair) Prefered
  •  Skills and competency in basic word processing and social media.
  • Creative/Design skills a plus but not required;
  • Musician helpful but not required


Modest and appropriate to the situation-Business casual dress is very often ideal(modest shorts ok for certain outreach and social activities) Men: Generally long pants Women: Dresses and women's pants are both acceptable

Unacceptable Dress: Any logos or attire that promotes ideals contrary to Scripture and/or the mission of the church


2 BR/1BA ministry house located approx. 1 mile from REACH Sarasota, near the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design. Ministry house accommodations will be shared with another volunteer. House comes with basic furnishings(including some kitchen utensils/appliances and cleaning items). All utilities, on-site laundry, Wi-Fi and off-street parking included.


  • Insurance
  • Accommodations
  • Utilities

Not Included

  • Travel to and from location
  • Local travel
  • Food/Meals


Monthly Living Allowance:  USD 700


This assignment is available only for volunteers from the United States or Canada.

Additional Information

Photo credit: acebook.com/REACHSarasota


Do you have a passion for urban ministry? This one comes with a great opportunity to gain some leadership experience too.

Sarasota, United States

On site

6-12 Months

September 2019May 2020

Age 19-40

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