Lay Ministries

Every Christian is called to Christian service as a
minister of the Gospel. One of the many wonderful
ways you and your family can serve God at Holy
Cross is by joining a Sunday morning ministry

Upcoming Annual Training

Sullivan's Island | Sat., August 26 | 9am - 12pm

Our annual Lay Ministry Training will be on Saturday, August 26. This training is for existing leaders and those interested in joining one of the myriad teams serving every Sunday morning. The areas of ministry we will be training include: Layreading, chalice bearing, altar guild, greeters, and ushers. If you are interested in coming to this training, click the link above to sign up.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the church office ( or 843.883.3586).

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild ministry is for young and old alike, and could be something that a child could assist a parent with. You serve once every four to six weeks and set up the elements that we use for communion each week, as well as the appropriate hangings and hymn numbers in the worship space.

We are always looking for more people to give a friendly welcome as people arrive at our services, and then assist with the collection and communion. Great for an individual, a couple, or a family.

Layreader/Chalice Bearer
Would you like to serve by reading Scripture or leading the prayers, and by assisting with the chalice at communion? This is a great way to serve and means being involved about once every four to six weeks.

Prayer Ministries
Would you like to serve by praying with a prayer team for individuals during communion? You will receive an introduction and training in various aspects of prayer ministry. This is also a perfect place to explore prayer ministry at Holy Cross which extends to other areas like SOZO and healing prayer ministry.


Other ways to serve:

Nursery Volunteer—Serving once a month in a nursery at Daniel or Sullivan’s Island.

Hospitality Team—Help provide a welcoming environment including refreshments on Sundays.

Choir—Join a current or future choir at Holy Cross.

Praise Team—Vocalists, instrumentalists, etc.

Media Team—Produce sound and screens for contemporary services.

Photography or Video - Help document events at Holy Cross and create media for promotional use. 

Family Service Shepherds—Lead children to/during our Family Service.