How to get involved
If you have a good idea where you'd like to serve, contact that ministry's leader or let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're not sure, here are some things we can suggest:
Take a Spiritual Gifts assessment. Send an email to email@example.com, and we will have an invitation sent to you to take an online gifts assessment. It will only take a few minutes, and will provide some clues about how God has gifted you for ministry!
- Meet with a Volunteer Ministries Team member. We love to talk with folks about what gets them going and how we can put them to work in this part of the Kingdom. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll contact you to set something up.
Teens Volunteer Opportunities
One of the greatest ways to meet interesting people and develop meaningful relationships is to serve together on a ministry team. These teams not only give you an opportunity to connect with others, but they also provide a way for you to tangibly serve the church and our city.
Shuttle & Parking
Shuttle: Drive the church shuttle bus to and from the Dewey Meadows Parking Lot (A&P) on Sunday mornings, greeting guests and answering questions they may have about the church. Parking: Create an atmosphere of grace and warmth for members and guests by greeting and directing them to their parking spaces. Contact: email@example.com
If you are great with people and enjoy meeting and making others feel welcome, consider serving on the Welcome Team. Team members are the first contact our guests have with the people of MBC and, in some cases, the church as a whole. Members of this team serve either as greeters or ushers. Greeters are stationed at the entrances and ensure that all guests are extended a warm welcome to MBC. Ushers direct guests and engage newcomers in welcoming conversation. This team is the instrumental first step in presenting Christ, His church and His people in a positive and enriching way to everyone in attendance on Sunday. Contact: Church Office
Coffee & Tea
Assist in preparing and setting up the tea and coffee members and visitors enjoy after each service. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow up with the guest cards first time visitors fill out on Sunday morning. The Team gives each visitor a personal call and email to thank them for coming and see if they had any questions about their visit. Contact: Church Office
Members of the MBC Kids Team work with children ages birth through 5th grade, helping provide each child a loving, caring, and fun atmosphere where they can enjoy age appropriate teaching about God's character and His plan for their lives. Become a powerful part of the spiritual development of our children joining this important team. A background check is required. Contact: Jen
Do you have a passion for using the arts to communicate the Gospel? Do you have creative and design skills, or musical talent? The Worship Arts Ministry has opportunities for both up-front and behind-the-scenes ministry on Sunday morning and throughout the week. Contact: Chad Boudreaux
Audio Visual Team
A worship environment free from distractions is critical to facilitating a meaningful worship experience. As a member of the AV Team, you will serve with the worship leaders to facilitate that experience. Members of the AV Team ensure that the technical aspects of the worship services are delivered sharply, timely, and with excellence. Members of this team can serve as sound technicians, setting up/tearing down sound equipment, mixing sound and more. Team members can also serve as presentation specialists, running the media software during the service (i.e. song lyric slides) and incorporating other multimedia into the flow of the service (i.e. videos, recordings, artwork, etc.). Brief training sessions will be provided for those interested in this integral ministry team. Contact: Chad Boudreaux
Graphic Design Team
At MBC, we believe that every item we produce, every look and feel we apply, contributes to telling the story of the Gospel. We want all of our graphic designs to communicate truth and Gospel without the hindrances and obstructions constituted by confusion, chaos, and disorganization. We invite all artists to assist in creating our print media, sermon series logos, signage, and other graphical displays. If you have questions or are interested in serving on this team please, Contact: Chad Boudreaux
One of the ways we desire to tell the story of Jesus at MBC is through photography. Currently, photographers attend every major MBC event (Prologue, Baptism Sundays, Retreats, etc) to capture and share these stories in slides, on our website, and in print media. Our photographers are also encouraged to take pictures throughout the city (these are also featured in slides, on our website, and in print media). If you have questions or are interested in serving on this team please Contact: Chad Boudreaux
Another means of sharing the story of the Gospel is through the medium of video. If you have experience filming, editing, and/or producing, we would love for you to join our Video Team. These are used to accompany sermon series, celebrate the work God is doing, and better contextualize the Gospel for our city. If you have questions or are interested in serving on this team please Contact: Chad Boudreaux
Social Media Team
Interested in social media? Can't stop tweeting? In our ever-connecting world, it is important that we use all means possible to communicate the grace of the Gospel. To explore how we can better utilize social media for MBC Church and join us in implementing these tools, please Contact: Church Office
Join us in bringing the love of Jesus and the hope of the gospel to those in the greater NJ/NYC area. There are several ways to get involved and have a part in these life changing ministries. To get learn more or to sign-up, email email@example.com.
MSM (marketstreet.org) ministers to the homeless, helpless, and hopeless in northern NJ by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through a structured program which enables them to lead responsible, productive lives. MSM provides food, shelter, clothing and other necessities, and meets emotional and spiritual needs with guidance and life change programs. Volunteers from MBC help with meal service on a monthly basis (5 dinner meals) and Thrift Store merchandising and assistance. MBC Volunteer Coordinators: Jim Flood firstname.lastname@example.org - or use email@example.com
The Relief Bus (www.reliefbus.org) consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up food and love demonstrating genuine care. This allows volunteers to discover other needs and then connect people to resources and faith-based programs which often transform lives and in many cases actually save lives. The Relief Bus provides a first step to freedom and new life for those in great need.
Volunteers from MBC help prepare the food and then go out on the Relief Bus to Newark, Harlem, and the Bronx on a regular basis - either monthly or more often.
MBC Volunteer Coordinator: Tony Iannacone, firstname.lastname@example.org
World Impact (www.worldimpact.org) is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church-planting movements by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering the unchurched urban poor. World Impact Newark's ministry has expanded from Bible clubs to include the Newark Christian School, several teen ministries, the Trinkets to Treasure thrift store, and church-planting teams and partnerships with denominations to plant churches.
MBC volunteers can help out sorting and organizing donated goods for the thrift store, by donating good-quality clothing and household goods themselves, working on building maintenance and improvements at the Sussex Avenue ministry center, tutoring for the Newark Christian School, or helping out with the teen programs.
MBC Volunteer Coordinator: Bill Ohnsorg, email@example.com
First Choice (www.1stchoice.org) serves women who are experiencing, or are at risk for, an unplanned pregnancy. This is a challenging ministry with beautiful rewards. Volunteers work together in the service of women who are in the midst of a profound crisis - women who often need nothing more than someone to talk to. There is an ongoing need for volunteers in a wide range of areas including: help-line volunteers, medical staff, office volunteers, parenting mentors, peer counselors, prayer partners, StraightTalk speakers (abstinence program), and male volunteers to counsel the boyfriends and husbands of clients.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at First Choice, please visit their website or call 973.538.0967.
Calvary Bible Chapel Ministries provides resources, discipleship, children's programs, and love to families and individuals in need in inner city Newark. You can donate non-perishable food items to this ministry. A collection box is located in the hallway just outside Pastor Robert's office at MBC. From time to time, this ministry is in need of clean, good quality clothing and other materials such as Christian books. Contact the Volunteer Ministries Team to learn more or to make a donation.