Serve at Hope

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES & DESCRIPTIONS

Below you find a list of Serving Opportunities at Hope. These are wonderful ways we can serve our church community. If you are interested to learn more about any of these areas to serve, please contact your Ministry Coordinator, Kelly Bekendam at ministry.coordinator@hopecrc.ca. Official sign up has begun! Click on the blue link below.

Youth: Small Group Leader (Grades 7-8)

*NEW combined program

  • NEW! Meets weekly on Thursday evenings

  • Passionate about youth, young people

  • Facilitate a small group

  • Energetic, good listening ear & be relatable

  • Work through provided 'Dwell' curriculum called 'DIVE'

*Background Check Required

Youth: Small Group Leader (Grades 9-12)

*NEW combined program

  • NEW! Meets weekly on Thursday evenings

  • Passionate about youth, young people

  • Facilitate a small group

  • Energetic, good listening ear & be relatable

*Background Check Required

HOPE Kids

Sunday School leaders

(JK - Grade 4)

  • Tell a Story or lead a class through discussion and activities. Engage children using the (new) Dwell curriculum provided.

  • Meets Sundays during the morning worship service

  • Large group worship time, storytelling and then breaking into smaller aged appropriate classes.

  • To begin Oct 3, 2021

*Background Check Required

Nursery Attendants (Age 0-3)

  • Assist families on Sunday worship services by offering to care for their little ones in our nursery program.

*Background Check Required

Sunday School leaders

(Grade 5-6)

  • Lead a class; teach and engage children using the (new) Dwell curriculum provided

  • Meets Sundays during the morning worship service; leaves after the sermon

  • To begin Oct 3, 2021

*Background Check Required

HOST TEAM

'Host Teams' at Hope is new way to wrap our 'first impression' serving roles under one roof with a common goal. Host Teams volunteers understand that new visitors form an opinion about Hope CRC within the first minutes of their experience. From the second a guest walks up to the front doors, the Host Team creates a comfortable environment so members/guests can be open to hearing the truth of God’s Word. All Host Team members will have the support of a coordinator & training to ensure each volunteer feels equipped to serve. All Host Team members are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the service.

Greeters

  • Greet each guest enthusiastically, verbal and with a wave, as though you were expecting them. Show guests you are glad they are here.

  • Stand outside front doors; hold the doors open; first point of contact for guests entering the building for Sunday services

Check In Team

  • Greet and sign in guests for registration as they enter for worship services on Sundays. (list is provided to volunteers each Sunday morning)

  • Warmly welcome and provide any direction needed

  • Be informed of the events happening at Hope

Ushers

  • Walk guests into the sanctuary

  • Be proactive! Actively look for guests to assist and politely inform them you have seats for them.

  • Seat guests with correct distance apart

  • Offer assistance as needed

HOPE Kids Check In

  • Greet and help Check-In families for HOPE Kids programming (nursery/Sunday school)

  • This role is the first impression for families at Hope; positive and welcoming

  • Perform screening for Nursery children

  • Be informed of the events happening at Hope; Safe Church policies

  • Will be trained on how to use in the Check-In system

Hall Monitors

  • During the Sunday services, this role would monitor hallway activity, Sunday school classroom needs and parking lot activity.

  • Confirm services are operating under Safe Church Policies

*Background Check Required

Hospitality (Coffee Prep/Serve)

  • Prepare and serve coffee to guests

  • Provide a safe environment for guests to enjoy fellowship

  • Post service outdoor coffee will be provided until we can offer indoor fellowship

Additional Serving Opportunities

Projection Operator

  • After thorough training, use EasyWorship software to prepare and display words and images onscreen during worship services

  • A willing and humble attitude; comfortable with computer basics (previous experience with projection is not necessary)


Worship Service Music

  • We welcome all members with musical gifts to contribute to our worship services. Whether you are old or young, experienced or less so – if you’d like to be involved, we’d like to find the right place for you.

  • Singers, guitar players, organists, pianists, and players of every sort of instrument can be part of an ongoing worship team or can participate occasionally

Volunteer Driver

Offer to drive members to meetings or appointments.

*Background Check Required

Meals for Members

  • Sign up to be added to a list of volunteers who will create meals to reach members in need (new moms/struggling with illnesses/family emergencies)

Leader/Coordinator Opportunities

If you would like more information about these opportunities of coordinating/leadership, please contact Kelly Bekendam at ministry.coordinator@hopecrc.ca.

Youth of Yesterday Coordinator (Adults 55+)

  • Ideally 2-4 people

  • Develop & organize monthly social functions, speakers & outings, advertise and provide a balanced monthly program of fellowship and outreach activities for mature adults 55 or more

  • balanced programs between Spiritual, Health, Social, and Community interests

  • Meets first Wednesday of every month at 2pm

  • Encourage new members

CLICK HERE for a detailed description. For more information speak to Ted Oliver.

*Background Check Required

Meals for Members Organizers

  • Coordinate meals for new moms/sick/those in need

  • Keep records of who received meals and who cooked them

  • Create a pool of people who can do short notice meals (maybe for illnesses of family emergencies)

  • Potentially organize cook/bake days to stockpile meals for ease (this is something we would have to get approved--would need funds/freezer potentially)

Friendship Coordinator (1-2 people)

  • has a passion for those with intellectual disability and a desire to make them feel included in our church program(s)

  • Coordinate volunteers & 'friends' for Thursday evening club nights

  • Organize & plan weekly club nights, using the club curriculum & resources provided

Tranquility Bible Study Facilitator

  • Facilitate a Bible study Wednesday evenings at Tranquility Place


NEW Scheduling tool!

Planning Center 'Services' is a way we can help making serving at Hope easy. With the ability to block out dates you aren't available, or select how often you would like to serve OR (an example) select whether or not you wish to serve on the same Sunday as another family member...OR you can sign up to serve in multiple areas and have a streamlined schedule. Read more about 'Services' here