God has a place for you here, to be part of what he is doing through our church to impact the world. Joining a team and serving is one of the most important things you’ll do as part of The Lakes Church. 

When you serve you’ll be part of our whole family working together, you’ll find a place for your own faith to grow, and together we’ll make a difference.

Spend some time reading through this page exploring the various opportunities to serve. When you’re ready, you can follow this link to express your interest.


Hospitality – baking, barbeque, coffee cart, morning tea/supper & setup

Facility care – cleaning, grounds & maintenance

Connections – welcoming, info desk, connect team

Community – Cairns Street Chaplains, Christian Religious Instruction

Generations – kids check-in, Koala Kids playgroup, Lakes Kids, Lakes CREW Youth

Worship – music, multimedia, sound



Creators of delicious things. Bake cakes, slices and savoury treats for Sunday morning teas, suppers or for special events throughout the year. Work from home or cook up a storm in the church kitchen.


Grill masters and feeders of the multitude. Help with the occasional BBQ after church or at special events like our Welcome BBQs. Various roles including cooking, picking up groceries, food prep, serving, transporting equipment and setup. 


Budding baristas. Serve quality coffee and other drinks before and after Sunday services. No experience is necessary for our pod machines, just a love of coffee and a smile. Simple to setup, make and clean up. 


Caterers to the crowds. Serve food, tea and coffee after Sunday services. Includes setting up equipment, preparing platters, restocking supplies and cleaning up.


Meticulous movers. Set up furniture and equipment to make Sunday services possible. In the auditorium and undercover area before and after services.



Shine makers. Help out behind the scenes on Saturdays or Sundays to keep the church interiors looking great! Clean the auditorium, amenities and parent rooms and set out chairs ready for our services. 


Mowers and green thumbs. Help keep the church lawns and gardens looking great! Work with a team to mow the lawns, prune and mulch gardens. Flexible times available mid-week or weekends to suit your schedule.


Handy helpers. Assist with routine maintenance or ad hoc tasks to keep the church property safe and in good repair. Flexible times available mid-week or weekends to suit your schedule.



Smile bringers. Ensure people have a great experience at our services, especially first time guests. Greeting people on arrival, ushering, and talking to newcomers during morning tea or supper.


Knowledge sharers. Help people find answers to their questions and take their next step in discovering more about Jesus and the church.


Bridge builders. Reach out to help people connect with our church. Build relationships, encourage, listen and help someone take their next step towards God and towards community.



Nocturnal nurturers. Be Jesus’ hands and feet to provide basic first aid and practical care for alcohol and drug intoxicated and other vulnerable people. Work alongside security and emergency services in the Cairns nightclub precinct. Full training provided. 


Faithful guides. Interact with kids and teachers in a local primary school classroom for half an hour each week during school terms, sharing and exploring biblical ideas using the God Safe curriculum.



The friendliest form-fillers on earth. Assist families to register and sign their kids in for our programs, making it a seamless start for our kids, families and leaders.


Playgroups for kids under 5 and their carers during the week. Chat, make people feel welcome, make a cup of tea or interact with parents and carers in a child-friendly environment amongst the play, craft, music and morning tea.


Kids church during our Sunday services. In our morning services jump into the junior room (2 years and up) or the primary room (Prep-Grade 6) and lead creatively from the front or help with games, activities and groups. In our night services interact with kids around activity tables in the auditorium.


Friday night youth group for high schoolers. Run games, play music, lead a talk or facilitate a discussion group. Listen to and invest in young people as they navigate the ups and downs of life.



Singers and musos. Use your voice or instrument to lead the church as we sing together at Sunday services.


Screen directors. Combine your enjoyment of music with basic computer skills to coordinate everything that people see on screen during our Sunday services.


Masters of the mix. Set up the microphones, balance the levels and make it sound just right. Help out behind the scenes to amplify everything that happens on stage.


What training is provided?

We know that starting something new can be challenging! Don’t worry, we’ll pair you up with an experienced team member to help you learn the ropes for as long as you need. You’ll be given additional training in working with children and vulnerable people as part of the application process.

How often will I be rostered on?

Most of our teams are rostered on about once every 4 weeks, but you can be on more or less often if needed. There are opportunities to serve in the morning service, night service or both, depending on what suits you.

How long do I need to be part of the church before I can serve?

Joining a team is a great way to get to know people and help others! If you’re ready to get involved, our Hospitality and Facility Care teams are a great place to start. 

For other teams we encourage you to settle in a while longer so we can get to know you better and give you time to learn more about the church (Connections and Community – 3 months, Generations and Worship – 6 months).

Do I need to be a Christian to serve?

We recognise that for some people, getting involved and helping out will be part of their journey to discover more about Jesus, even if they haven’t yet made a decision to follow him. If that’s true for you, we’d love to help you find a role in one of our Hospitality or Facility Care teams. Our other teams involve being able to share and answer questions about being a follower of Jesus. We’d love to help you take that step when you’re ready!

Can I serve if I’m under 18?

Yes, we love to see young people active and involved in their church! Most of our teams have roles suitable for high school aged youth to take on. We gather these leaders each term to celebrate and invest in the young people who are part of our teams. Let us know which team interests you and we’ll help you find a role!


Tap the button below, express your interest, and we’ll be in touch soon.

This page was updated on 30th July 2023