Find Your Place | Cornerstone Lutheran Church | Cornerstone Lutheran Church
Find Your Place | Cornerstone Lutheran Church | Cornerstone Lutheran Church

Find Your Place

In Romans 12:6, Paul taught, "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us... let [us] use [them] in proportion to [our] faith." We all have gifts from God, but sometimes it's hard to know exactly what the gifts are and how they can be used in the church body. CLC offers a free and easy-to-use online assessment which will help you reflect on how God has uniquely wired you to serve. Click here to find out more and to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery assessment. 

Below, you'll find the different ways to serve at CLC and throughout our community. Thanks for partnering with us to share the Good News of Jesus and serve our neighbors!

  • Adult Ministries

    Cancer Companion Volunteers

    These trained volunteers reach out to anyone in cancer treatment, post treatment, or to their loved ones, to provide support. 

    More Info

    Prayer Warrior

    A Strategic Prayer Warrior:

    • Commits to daily prayer for a specific six-month period
    • Diligently prays for specific ministry needs
    • Speaks only to the Lord about the prayer requests as confidentiality is essential

    More info & sign up

  • Children and Youth Ministries

    Carmel Faith Formations

    Teaches or assists in Sunday school on a rotational basis at the Carmel site. Helpers are also needed as song leaders, puppeteers, and large group leaders.

    More Info

    Sign me up!

    Fishers Faith Formation

    Teaches or assists in Sunday school on a rotational basis at the Carmel site. Helpers are also needed as song leaders, puppeteers, and large group leaders.

    More Info

    Sign me up!


  • Church Office

    Office Help

    The Carmel site is sometimes in need of help in the following ways:

    • Answering phones
    • Data entry & filing
    • Paper & cardboard recycling

    Contact: Craig Huffman

    Bulletin Assembly

    Assembling weekly bulletins and announcements for worship services. Takes place Fridays, 8:30-10 AM, Carmel workroom. Volunteers are scheduled about once every 3-4 weeks.

    Contact: Cathy Klemm

    Pew/Seat Back Fillers

    Comes in as scheduled to replenish pens, Connection Cards, and offering envelopes at the various worship areas.

    Contact: Jill Nisenshal

    Offering Counters

    Counts the weekend's offerings and logs donations on Monday mornings.

    Contact: Holly Reay

  • Community and World

    Wheeler Missions

    CLC partners with Wheeler Missions in several ways, including offering overflow shelter in the winter months at CLC Indy and collecting donations when major needs arise. 

    Click here for Wheeler's current needs. 


  • Donations

    Non-Perishable Food

    Items especially needed include: Canned meat (esp. large cans), peanut butter/jelly, pasta/rice/boxed potatoes, spaghetti sauce, soups (not tomato), packaged meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper), canned vegetables/fruit. Also laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues. Donations are given to various food pantries.

    Please bring your donations and place in any of the wooden collection boxes in the worship areas at Carmel, Fishers and Indy.

    Coffee Cans

    The LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) collects the following sizes of coffee cans for their December cookie walk:

    • Large (34-39 oz) & medium (20-32 oz) metal only
    • Small (11-13 oz.) metal or plastic 

    Mark your donation "cookie walk" and place in the Carmel or Fishers kitchen.


    Do you have any old eye glasses lying around in a drawer? Bring them to the Connection Center by the Carmel Sanctuary and place them in the marked box. These glasses will be used by mission eye clinics in South Sudan, Africa. 


  • Music and Worship

    Worship Service Helpers

    It takes many people to make our worship services run smoothly:

    • Altar Guild
    • Coffee Time
    • Communion Assistants
    • Facilities Lock Up
    • Greeters
    • Readers
    • Ushers
    • Welcome Desk
    • Worship Tech (audio & video)

    To assist with any of these, contact following and they will get you connected!

    Carmel & Fishers sites: Cathy Klemm

    Indianapolis site: Lindsey Thompson

    Fishers Coffee and Donuts 

    Do you like to see others come together in fellowship? Do you have a love for coffee and donuts? The Fishers site is seeking people to help with set-up and clean-up. These people would be scheduled to help 1-2 times a month. 

    Contact: Cathy Klemm

    Carmel Coffee Hour Scheduler

    This individual/couple at the Carmel site would schedule, recruit, and train volunteers for coffee hour set-up and clean-up. (You'd get training on this by the current coordinator.) CLC takes care of supplies and coffee machine maintenance.

    Contact: Cathy Klemm (or call 317.814.4252)

    Carmel Worship Music

    Share your musical talents in worship!


    Adult Choir, Celebration Ringers (handbells), CLC Brass, Chapel Winds, and the orchestra always welcome new members! Email Barry Bobb, Director of Sanctuary Music.

    Worship Center

    Different worship band players help to lead music at our contemporary services. If you sing or play keyboard, guitar, bass, or drums, and would like to help lead music, email Pastor Max Murphy, Director of Contemporary Worship.

    Fishers Worship Music

    Join one of the following groups!

    Adult Choir

    Sings at traditional worship services; rehearses Thursdays, 7 pm, in the Worship Center. Email Josh Pedde, Director of Sanctuary Music.


    if you play an instrument or would like to be part of Alleluia Ringers, our handbell choir, email Dan Calabrese. Rehearsals are on an "as needed" basis.

    Worship Band

    Looking for keyboard, guitar, bass, and drum players, as well as singers, to help lead music at our 11 am contemporary services. Email Andrew Osborne, Director of Worship Arts.