Service Opportunities at Crestwood invites you to explore the many ways we impact our congregation, our community and our world in Christ’s name.  Check out this week’s spotlight on service, or the full list of opportunities here.  If you have any questions or feel called to pursue this or any other area of service, please fill out the inquiry form or contact a member of the Commitment team directly (Ellen Cross, Jim Scorzelli, Michelle DelliCompagni, Kris Hall, Courtney Shultz and Betsy Saunders).


In the Spotlight: Prison Ministry

Crestwood’s Prison Ministry team participates in a faith-based reentry program at a men’s prison in Powhatan.  The program addresses basic life issues and the skills needed for reentry into society.  It helps prisoners learn to think, behave, and relate to others as God desires, according to Biblical principles. Instructors are needed for one evening per week for 3 months at a time.  Mentors are also needed, on a pre-release and/or post-release basis.  

“These men seek to change their lives in accordance with God’s will. Many times, they just don’t know what to do!”  (Blair Garnett)

“Every time I visit the men in prison, my faith is strengthened as I can visually see the way God is changing the lives of men to be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Larry Shives)

Matthew 25:34-36Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Opportunities include:

  • Serve as an instructor (quarterly basis)
  • Mentor a man in the 3 months prior to his release
  • Mentor a man in the 6 months following his release
  • Serve on the prayer team


Spotlight on Service: Elijah House Academy
Spotlight on Service: Fellowship
Spotlight on Service: Worship and Music
Spotlight on Service: Recreation
Spotlight on Service: Witness Ministry

Spotlight on Service: Christian Education
Spotlight on Service: Budget/Finance, Office, Property
Spotlight on Service: Mission Builders
Spotlight on Service: Congregational Care Ministry
Spotlight on Service: Stewardship Ministry
Spotlight on Service: Prison Ministry