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Abundant Grace Creative has an incredible opportunity to help reveal a picture of who God is by utilizing the unique gifts & talents that each of us has been given. When you decide to spend your time volunteering with one of our teams you become a part of a unified community.

We are one team who move in one direction to connect with God and others by being His hands & feet—not only for a few hours on a Sunday but Monday thru Saturday.

In our homes, our schools, our work places, out with our friends and families. Our hearts and minds overflowing with thoughts and actions rooted in the hope & truth of Jesus.

Our purpose is made evident when:

  • Those whom we serve have their eyes, hearts and mind turned towards God
  • The Holy Spirit is welcomed, not by our work, but by the result of God working through us
  • The teams fully trust each others efforts

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Worship on a platform of any kind is generated out of the overflow of a lifestyle of worship and a heart that is well cultivated throughout the week. A personal relationship with Jesus is our FIRST priority. We want to constantly be looking for ways to continue to stretch and grow in our lifestyle of worship Monday through Saturday.

Opportunities include men’s/women’s bible study, various Small Groups/Interest Groups and Life Groups

Perhaps the most important aspect of Christ’s entire ministry can be summed up in one word…servant. As artists in the Church, our ministry is to serve. Although there can be a performance aspect to what we do, this is not the place to show off or make a name for ourselves. It is a place where we learn to “serve for the greater good” while using and developing the talents that we have been given.

Rehearsals are infinitely smoother when everyone has given their 100% best. Being prepared also means having any gear or equipment that you intend to use with you for practice. We believe God is honored with excellence – our personal best.

Team Nite is every Thursday at The Hub
[588 HongFeng Rd., Ambassy Club Floor B1]

  • Every team member who is playing on Sunday is required to attend
  • Food @ 5pm
  • Leadership/Development @ 6-7pm
  • Rehearsal @ 7-9pm

All non serving team members are encouraged to come as this is a wonderful way to build community and encourage one another

When ideas or suggestions are presented and received with a good attitude, the results are monumental for the team. If there are complications, keep attitudes positive and morale high. Remember we are all in this together

Everyone’s time is valuable. It’s important that everyone be punctual for rehearsals and services so that we can use our limited time as efficiently as possible. Arriving early is always a great idea. We are serious about punctuality and feel that being on time shows respect for your team members, for Abundant Grace and for the Lord.  If an unexpected situation arises and you know you will be late, please communicate as quickly as possible.

Sunday Service Arrival Time:  12 noon
– (Snacks & Lunch served @ 3:30pm)

Sunday Service Departure Time: 7pm

Abundant Grace has a very relaxed unofficial “dress code.”  We want everyone’s focus to be on God. Anything that takes focus off of Him is a hindrance to our ultimate goal. Should your choice of clothing be a distraction, you will not be able to lead from the stage until it has been resolved.  Shoulders, cleavage, and the mid-section should be completely covered at all times. Skirts are allowed but should come down well below the knee. Shorts of any length and any article of clothing with questionable text or graphics should not be worn.


New Opportunities

  • Small Group Worship
    2-3 Team Members from Worship & Creative visit and lead a 10-15 min segment about worship in a small group setting. English and/or multi lingual.  Scheduled in advance.
    Time Frame: On Going
  • Mothers Of Little Ones
    2-3 Team Members from Musical Worship to visit and lead a 10-15 min segment in a small group, female only setting in Zhangjiang.  Scheduled in advance.
    Time Frame:  11 Oct,  24 Jan,  18 Apr
  • Kids Church
    2-3 Team Members from Musical Worship to visit and lead 10-15 min segment in Kids Church once per month.  Let’s teach and ignite the next generation with a heart of worship!  Scheduled in advance.
    Time Frame: On Going
  • Get Out Project
    Every year Ps. Esme challenges the entire church to “GET OUT” into the community to spread the love of Christ.  This year we are excited to be a part of the action.  We are working with the leaders of a church in Suzhou and will be taking a small team to visit them with the intent of sharing our insight and encouraging them.
    Time Frame: 23 Oct –3 Dec
  • South Africa Missions Trip
    Over CNY we will be taking a small team to South Africa to facilitate a 7-day after school Worship & Creative Arts program for Umdoni Christian Academy.  We will also visit a few of our established local partners and their churches with encouragement, song and creativity.
    Time Frame:  14 Feb—24 Feb

Interested in getting involved with one of these exciting new opportunities contact Jen at jen.zalick@agifshanghai.com

Fine Arts & Communication

Community
Relationships matter. More important than a well-executed dance or compelling graphic design, our desire is to develop meaningful relationships with one another as we minister. Maintaining unity among our team is a high priority for us because we have found that ministry flourishes within an environment of transparency and genuine relationships.

Character
Being a creative artist in the church can mean being highly visible. What we do, what we say, how we live in and outside of the church building reflects on our ministry, and ultimately upon Christ. Our desire is to serve the Church from a foundation of integrity and character.

Creative
The Church should be anything but boring! As creatives, we have the awesome privilege of dynamically expressing the good news of the Gospel. Our goal is to raise the bar across the creative spectrum, trying new and innovative ways to reflect the hope and witness of the Church while avoiding cheesy gimmicks or showmanship.

Commitment
We pay careful attention to balancing our ministry commitments with our other family/life obligations and we really have no desire to burden any of our volunteer team members. Yet creative arts ministries are typically the most time demanding ministries in churches. It takes more than talent, character, or desire – it takes a time commitment.

Team Nite is every Thursday at The Hub
[588 HongFeng Rd., Ambassy Club Floor B1]

  • Every team member who is participating on Sunday is required to attend
  • Food @ 5pm
  • Leadership/Development @ 6-7pm
  • Studio Time @ 7-9pm
    (A time for sharing, brainstorming and working on projects together)

All non serving team members are encouraged to come as this is a wonderful way to build community and encourage one another

Sunday Service Arrival Time:  12 noon
– (Snacks & Lunch served @ 3:30pm)

Sunday Service Departure Time: 7pm


New Opportunities

Youth Crash Crew
The Youth team has moved into the chapel space (5pm) and is in need of a few helping hands & feet.  This is a fun and great way to serve in a smaller community setting.  Scheduled in advance.

  • AV Tech to serve once per month
  • Set Up/Tear Down: Moving Chairs, Setting up curtain,  Set Design
  • Time Frame: On Going

South Africa Missions Trip

Over CNY we will be taking a small team to South Africa to facilitate a 7-day after school Worship & Creative Arts program for Umdoni Christian Academy.  We will also visit a few of our established local partners and their churches with encouragement, song and creativity.

  • Time Frame:  14 Feb—24 Feb

Interested in getting involved with one of these exciting new opportunities contact Jen at jen.zalick@agifshanghai.com

Get Involved

For more information please contact our Creative Director, Jen Zalick at creative@agifshanghai.com

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