Inviting and Welcoming to Ocala West

Our Welcome and Newcomer Ministries reflect the heart of the Gospel and the heart of our church–ALL are welcome here! Invitations are mailed, printed, and most often personally extended friend to friend and neighbor to neighbor. We even are known for inviting those who were once strangers or new to us–who soon become church family and friends.

There are many opportunities to serve on the frontlines of hospitality and welcome:

Golf Cart Ministry–Our golf cart drives enable those with mobility issues or those who park a little further out to make it to worship safely, timely, and comfortably. They drive with a smile and are always glad to welcome new and returning friends. Are you interested in driving the golf cart–there is a space for you?

Greeters–These friendly faces offer a handshake and a warm smile. They also answer quick questions and direct people to where they can gain more information about our ministries. Or, to very important spaces like Nursery, restrooms, coffee and treat spaces, and more.

Gathering Place–This room, just to the right of our Sanctuary Narthex (lobby) is the place to find coffee, a quick snack, and a place to initiate a conversation wtih a new friend. This same space is most often the place where church members and friends are asked to drop off items collected for missions and other ministries. Gathering Place volunteers help prepare the room, arrange for food and coffee, and assist with clean up. They also are “quick friends” ready to greet and meet others. Would you like to help in this special place of welcome?

Welcome Desk–The Welcome Desk is located in our Sanctuary Narthex (lobby). Simply walk straight ahead and look for the large, blue Welcome Banner. We are glad you are here! People serving at the Welcome Desk help visitors learn more about our church and ministry. They answer questions, provide information, and help visitors make connections. Would you like to help others learn more about Ocala West?

If you are interested in serving in any of the above areas, please contact the church office.