Serve Opportunities


One of our primary goals at Canaan is connecting people to what matters most. Connecting to purpose is our focus to serve God through church and community outreach.


Bethlehem in St. Louis

Serve this Christmas season at Canaan during our Bethlehem in St. Louis event — Dec. 1 and 2. Bethlehem in St. Louis is a Christmas event where we invite the St. Louis community to participate. This event is an interactive tour through our outdoor marketplace with the sights & sounds of the first century. This is our 5th year of the Bethlehem in St. Louis event. Email with any questions.

Learn more about Bethlehem in St. Louis here.

There are various ways you can particapte in this event. You can sign up through our online form and let us know which day(s) and time(s) you are available. Our team will follow-up with you and let you know where it would be most helpful for you to serve. You can also serve together with your Connection Group (many groups sign up for a marketplace booth and volunteer as a group throughout the weekend). In addition, we welcome children and students to serve during the event. However, it is necessary for a parent/guardian to be present serving at the event with their children. If you have any questions about serving, please contact

We have many ways you can get involved serving at Canaan on Sundays. Some opportunities require little to no training. Others may require a couple of training sessions but we’ve got you covered! Sign-up on Sundays or email and let us know where you would like to serve.



BBQ at Oasis International

Thank you!!!

Thanks to all the Canaan peeps who served at the Oasis Outreach BBQ! It was a wonderful event serving together and loving new refugee friends. 'LIKE' Oasis International's Facebook page and stay informed about upcoming ministry opportunities. Please continue to pray for refugee families in our community.

If you took some pictures at the event please email them to so we can use them for newsletters, etc. in the future. 


  • If you would like to connect with a refugee family one-on-one, please contact Denise Rhoades and she can provide additional information.
  • Get a small group of ladies together and host a baby shower for refugees. Oasis usually does about 20+ each year and always is looking for new groups to help.
  • Attend another Outreach BBQ and connect with refugees. Join various groups at Oasis every 3rd Saturday of every month (April–October), 11am-1pm.


Hispanic Preschool Camp

Rachel Theolus (member at Canaan) runs a preschool summer camp for Hispanic children as a way to prepare them to enter English-speaking schools and share the gospel. Praise God for many blessings this summer!

Thank you to all the volunteers who served this summer at the Hispanic Preschool Camp with Rachel. If you are interested in learning more about future camps and ministry opprtunities, please contact Rachel.

Stay tuned for more information about serve opportunities in 2018.