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Click on the titles below to sign up to volunteer in a particular area.

Without your help, we would not be able to offer SonRise as an outreach ministry to those who are unchurched in our community.


For more information, email or call (423) 236-7115.

At the Church


  • Parking Attendants--Direct people to parking spots.

  • Greeters -- Be present SonRise day to greet and pass out programs to those attending.

  • Sanctuary Setup & Takedown -- Be available days or evenings the week of SonRise to help set up the Sanctuary scene.

  • Ticket Exchange -- Help redistribute tickets that have been turned in the day of SonRise. 

  • Sanctuary Ticket Takers--Collect tickets as people enter the Sanctuary. 

  • Leper Colony--Participate in costume as a leper in the colony outside the church. 

Marketplace (Jerusalem) & Last Supper


  • Jerusalem Setup & Takedown Helpers -- Help setup and disassemble the Marketplace.

  • Shopkeeper -- "Decorate" your shop the day of SonRise and man your shop. Intermingle with the crowd while "selling" your items.

  • Last Supper Setup & Takedown Helpers -- help set up and take down scene the week before SonRise. 



  • Resurrection Setup & Takedown -- Be available days or evenings the week before SonRise to help hang black curtains, hang lighting, set up chairs, set up the tomb and stage décor.

  • Resurrection Ticket Takers -- collect tickets from attendees.

  • Resurrection Crowd Control-- Assist people in finding seats. Encourage people to fill in any empty seats. Be sure Gym is cleared at the end of the scene and ready for the next group.

  • Technical Crew -- includes helping with lighting, props, and background setup. 

Ticket Distribution


  • Ticket (Church) Distribution -- Be available during worship services to help distribute tickets to our Church members. 

  • Ticket Outlet Distribution -- Be available two weeks before SonRise to help distribute tickets at the ticket vendors.

Costumes and Props


  • Costume Check-out and Check-in -- Be available the night before SonRise to help distribute costumes, and/or be available SonRise afternoon to help collect costumes after the last pageant.

  • Soldier Costume Check-out and Check-in -- Be available Friday night to assign costumes. And/or be available SonRise morning to help "dress" the soldiers. And/or be available SonRise late afternoon to check in costumes.

  • Washing -- Pick up a bag of costumes for washing. Make note of any repairs that need to be made. Return costumes no later than a week after SonRise.

  • Shirt Dispatchers -- Be available day of SonRise to help check out/in staff shirts. 

  • Large Props -- Be available the week or so before SonRise to help deliver large props. (crosses, tomb, Last Supper set, etc.)

  • Cross Transportation -- Be available SonRise day to help transport crosses from the Crucifixion to Judgment Hall. 

Various Refreshments


  • Cast Meal Helpers -- Help prepare and serve food to the University cast after SonRise is over.

  • Water Stop Helpers -- Help serve water to the attendees after the Last Supper.

  • Guest Refreshments Helpers -- Help serve refreshments to the attendees after they leave the gym. 



  • Animal/Bird Provider -- provide animals/birds for the area between the Church and Spalding and in Jerusalem. Be present at SonRise to care for your animals.

  • Large Animal Transportation -- Provide a trailer and help with large animal transportation. 



  • Banner Bearer -- Lead or follow a group with a banner through the Pageant. 

  • VM Information Tent—Greet and direct people who park at the Village Market.

SonRise 2021 is canceled due to COVID and restrictions on using Southern Adventist University’s campus during the pandemic. We pray that each of you stay well and safe during these trying times, and we hope to see you for SonRise 2022.