Being Served and Serving Others 

Growing disciples of Jesus Christ. That’s what resonates through everything we do here at Bonhomme. But growing disciples of Jesus isn’t contained within the walls of our West County church campus. We strive to multiply and gather new disciples of Jesus everyday. To learn more about how Bonhomme serves in our church community and beyond our walls, visit our Community Care, Missions and Church Planting pages below.

Serving in His Name

At Bonhomme, we are blessed with a wealth of brothers and sisters who serve our church in countless ways, making it the church home we know today. One of the first things new members of Bonhomme complete is an inventory of spiritual gifts. Using their gifts, members serve our church. How can you serve? What are your gifts?

Serve through Teaching

Do you have a gift for working with young children, older students, or even teaching adults? Our Children’s Ministry is always in need of adults to shepherd and guide little ones in their journey of knowing Jesus. The Bonhomme Student Ministry seeks mentors for growing students in their faith. Throughout the year, Bonhomme offers Spiritual Formation classes and Small Group studies (Growth Groups.) Perhaps you feel called to lead. Regardless, let us help you utilize your spiritual gifts to serve.
Children’s Ministry Contact: Lillian Saltmiras >Email
Student Ministry Contact: Janelle Mosley >Email

Serve through Greeting

Imagine walking through the doors of a new church for the first time? A friendly, smiling face and a welcoming handshake or hug can mean the world to someone who is unsure and awkwardly navigating his or her way through the doors of a new environment. Even for our current Bonhomme members, walking into Bonhomme and being greeted by a friendly face begins the awesome experience of worship.
Greeters are needed in both Contemporary and Traditional Worship.
Traditional Worship Contact: Cyndy Fleissner>Email
Contemporary Worship Contact: Sheri Hogan >Email

Serve through Praise

Do you have a musical gift? One of our favorite ways to give praise and prayer to Jesus is through music. Bonhomme has a variety of ways to share your spiritual gift of music! The Bonhomme Chancel Choir and Bonhomme Ringers frequently give praise during Traditional Worship. And, our children’s music program runs strong with choirs for a variety of ages, as well as a handbell group. In addition, Praise Team members fill Steffen Hall with contemporary Christmas music each Sunday during our Contemporary Worship service. For the full schedule of choirs and rehearsal times, click HERE.
Contemporary Worship (Praise Team) Contact: Sharon Rinklin >Email
Bonhomme Choirs and Handbells Contact: Lynn Packwood >Email

Serve through Production

Behind-the-scenes work is mandatory–and very much appreciated–here at Bonhomme. During worship, sound and light can creating lasting effects on how people experience Jesus. It is important to be present, but also to hear and see clearly to fully engage in a worship service. Do you have a technical gift for sound and light support? 
Contemporary Worship Contact: Sharon Rinklin >Email
Traditional Worship Contact: Lynn Packwood >Email

Serve through Worship Leading

Bonhomme is excited to welcome on board a new Director of Contemporary Worship who will lead our worship and praise on Sundays. However, sometimes, we are in need of substitute worship leaders. If you or anyone you know feels called to lead worship at Bonhomme, we’d love to hear from you.
Contemporary Worship Contact: Sharon Rinklin >Email

Urgent Needs at Bonhomme

Trivia Night Helpers Needed

The Student Ministry Trivia Night is our annual fundraiser that supports all the Student Ministry weekend retreats, summer camps, and mission trips. Cathy Otto is leading the event this year and is in need of some volunteers. If you’d like to lend a hand and help us plan and/or execute this fun event, we’d really appreciate it. Keep in mind that you can help out AND still attend the event – helping out won’t spoil your fun!
If interested in volunteering, or even just curious about what kind of help we need, please contact Cathy Otto, 443-793-5973 or
Melody Leeker, 314-540-9319. 

Donate Old Electronics

Did you know you can help Oasis International simply by donating your used, broken, unwanted, old computers, laptops, keyboards, mouse, printers, and cell phones? They don’t need to be wiped clean. They can be taken to Oasis at 5035 Gravois Avenue, 63116 or to their partner Forerunner Recycling at 9728 Reavis Park Drive, Affton 63123. Forerunner recycles the items and then gives financial donations to Oasis. They also donate refurbished computers to Oasis to give to refugees. Questions, contact James Forerunner 314-662-1321.

Parish Visitors Needed

Did you know there are MANY Bonhomme Covenant Partners who have been patiently waiting for months for a Parish Visitor to visit them? Currently, the Community Care Ministry lacks Parish Visitors and is sadly unable to fulfill most of these requests. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FILL THIS VOID!!! Please consider whether God is calling you to bless others in this way. Parish Visitors need only commit to visiting one person at their residence monthly. You can plan the visit to work with YOUR schedule and even phone occasionally if you aren’t able to go in person. Something so small can make such a big difference in the lives of others.
If you are interested, please contact Jenni Stecher, 636.537.9961
or click HERE.

Our Meal Ministry can Help

Did you know that Bonhomme has a Meal Ministry? Currently there are almost 50 homemade meals in the church freezer. Please help us deliver them to covenant partners or regular visitors who might need some home-cooked LOVE.
If you’d like to take a meal to someone, it’s easy! The meals are located on the middle row of the walk-in freezer in the kitchen next to Steffen Hall. Simply take a meal (or 2 if it’s for a bigger family) AND LOG your activity on the clipboard hanging on the left wall outside of the refrigerator doors. Please fill out the log completely so we can keep track of how many we are blessing.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Hartshorn. >Email

Let’s Get Through It Together

How is your new year going so far? Have you been struggling with something but you just don’t know where to turn for help? If you are going through a difficult time, prayerfully consider contacting Stephen Ministry for confidential, Christ-centered support. Stephen Minsters are trained laypeople who will listen and meet with you regularly as long as it takes for you to get past the obstacle in your path. With God’s love, we will get through it together! If you or anyone you know could benefit from having a Stephen Minister, please contact Cyndi Miano >Email

Urgent Need for Landscaping Help

In the past have you enjoyed the island in front of the Commons entrance? Or have you or your children enjoyed the raised bed in the children’s playground?
We have had a dedicated volunteer taking care of each of these two areas. However, each has moved to be closer to family members leaving us with two new, huge holes in our Volunteer Landscape Program. Spring is around the corner and our most pressing current need is for volunteers to keep these particular areas tidy (weed-free). Please consider helping Bonhomme in one of these spaces or even in one of our smaller available sections. For more information call Joan Kilby 314-469-3164 or John Green 314-808-5101.