Gatekeeper: Volunteer Job Description:
Stationed at the front reception desk, the Gatekeeper shows hospitality to every person who enters the Sanctuary. They answer any questions guests may have, explain the layout of the space, and give them the Sanctuary Guidelines. The Gatekeeper also explains the Sanctuary’s vision, the prayer set that is going on at that time, and what can be expected when the guest enters the doors of the prayer room.
The first Gatekeeper of the day is expected to open the building and prepare it for daily operations. The last Gatekeeper of the day is expected to close down the building and secure it for the night. Each Gatekeeper will keep a record of how many people have come into the building during their 3-hour shift. In addition, every Gatekeeper will check restroom supplies once during their shift and restock if needed. They will also keep a record of any other important supplies that need to be replenished in the building. Water bottles will be available for the Gatekeeper to give to any guests who desire it.
“A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10, NLT).
Sanctuary Supervisor: Volunteer Job Description:
The Sanctuary Supervisor leads the way in single-minded focus on God. They set the tone of the Sanctuary and enable other intercessors and worshippers to attend to God without hindrances. They enforce the Sanctuary Guidelines (live link), both by reminding others of these guidelines and by being a living example of these expectations. The Sanctuary Supervisor also provides personal prayer ministry or finds a staff member to minister to the person requesting it. While serving at Sanctuary in this capacity, the volunteer is encouraged not to bring their children or to be on their phone, tablet, or laptop. The Sanctuary Supervisor’s 3-hour shift is to be a set-apart time for worshipping God and for helping others to do likewise. “I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells” (Psalm 26:8, NLT).