All Church BReakfasts 

We need some volunteers to help with Fellowship Breakfasts on holidays (Labor Day, Independence Day, etc.) The 1st shift is usually 7:00 AM—8:00 AM, the 2nd shift is 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Please sign up below if you are available to help.


Bulletin Stuffing

We could use a few more individuals or families to help with the bulletin stuffing on Fridays. With enough people each one only has to do it once in a four-month period.  It involves picking the bulletins up at the church on Friday late afternoon or evening and returning them to the church on Saturday. On average, it takes about an hour and a half for one person to do it, and is much quicker for families.  Please sign up below. 


Care Ministry:  Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are the many ways you can share God’s love and support to our church family in times of need. If you would like to learn more about one of these areas please contact Kim Jentink at kjentink@nlccaurora.org.

+ The Assistance Ministry

The Assistance Ministry of New Life is a team of people who helps those with special physical needs out of their vehicles and into the church building on Sunday mornings.

+ Shut-In Ministry

  • Time Commitment: You will be called upon 3-4 times during the year.
  • Responsibilities: A coordinator will notify you and ask you to respond within a week to visit a particular shut-in at a designated place.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this ministry is to encourage those within the body who are unable to attend church due to various reasons.

+ Note-Writers

  • Time Commitment: Your rotation will come around about every six to eight weeks.
  • Responsibilities: You will receive an assignment list of approximately ten names and addresses based on prayer concerns received by Care Ministries. You are asked to write a brief note of care to each name/family. Notecards and postage are provided by Care Ministries or you are welcome to use your own.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this ministry is to offer comfort and support during difficult times, and to celebrate during times of joy.

+ Food Provider - Cookies

  • Time Commitment: You will be called upon 3-4 times during the year.
  • Responsibilities: A coordinator will notify you and usually ask you to respond within a week with baked cookies to be delivered to a designated place or person.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this ministry is to affirm and show care to someone with a need in a special and personal way.

+ Food Provider - Meals

  • Time Commitment: Approximately once a quarter during the year.
  • Responsibilities: A coordinator will contact you asking you to prepare a ready-to-serve dish in a disposable container and deliver it to the church or other designated pick-up place. You may occasionally be asked to help with delivery of the meal if you are able. Funeral meals are typically delivered during the day. Baby meals are typically delivered in the evening.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this ministry is to offer comfort and support during difficult times and celebrate during times of joy.

Kitchen & Cooking Teams

COFFEE PREPARATION TEAM

Coffee preparation team members prepare coffee for Sun services and cleans up afterwards on a rotation basis. This job entails setting up coffee carts on Saturdays, clean up afterwards, and communicating with office staff about future supply needs. (Contact person- Sandy Lucks- merelucks@hotmail.com)

 

KITCHEN UPKEEP TEAM

Kitchen upkeep team members help clean up and care for the two kitchens at NL on a rotation basis.  Team members will follow a clean-up check list. (Contact person- Kim Jentink- kjentink@nlccaurora.org)

 

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST TEAM

Holiday preparation team members are needed on a rotation basis to help prepare, serve, and clean-up whenever we have a holiday breakfast. (Contact person- Jill Carlson, jcarlson@nlccaurora.org)

 

SPECIAL MINISTRY LUNCHEONS TEAM

Special ministry luncheon preparation team members are needed on a rotation basis to help prepare, serve, and clean-up whenever we have a special ministry lunch.  (Contact person- Kim Jentink, kjentink@nlccaurora.org)


Hospitality Teams

FUNERAL SERVICE TEAM

Funeral service team members are called upon by the funeral coordinator on a rotation basis to help prepare, serve, and clean-up food for funerals at New Life. Office staff generally organizes food donations and delivery. A helper must know how to prepare various foods, serve them, and know how to clean up afterwards. A team helper must be able to be contacted, and commit to helping (if available) when funeral team coordinator contacts you.  You must be properly dressed and willing to serve wherever necessary as it relates to the preparation and serving of the food.  You must be willing to stay and help clean-up after the demands of the meal have been taken care of. (Contact person- Kim Jentink- kjentink@nlccaurora.org)

 

CARE TEAM

Care team members are those who enjoy following up those who have had various care needs within a week’s time. Sometimes it is praying with the person in a phone call or visitation, sometimes it is extending additional care.  Training is provided.  (Contact person- Paul Lucks, plucks@nlccaurora.org)


Decorating and Maintainance Teams

CREATIVE TEAM

Creative team members are those who help create and installs sanctuary stage and lobby décor.  It is a great ministry for creative types but also for anyone who can paint, climb a ladder, or use a hammer. (Contact person- Larry Snapp, lsnapp@nlccaurora.org)

 

MAINTENANCE TEAM

Maintenance team members of all ages are in great demand to serve the church by attending to facility needs on a regular basis.  No expert skills needed-- just a servant’s heart and a flexible schedule.  Some of the needs include scheduled change of light bulbs, scheduled detailed cleaning, scheduled touch up painting, etc.  Help us to beautify our church through the stewardship of service. (Contact person- Ken Joo, kjoo@nlccaurora.org)

 

LANDSCAPING TEAM

Landscaping team members are those who help to maintain the entrance landscaping, planting, weeding, and spraying.  If you like gardening, this is a good team for you to consider. (Contact person- Larry Snapp, lsnapp@nlccaurora.org)


Sunday Service Teams

SECURITY TEAM

Security team members are those who on a rotation basis monitor the New Life hallways and parking lot during Sunday services and other big events. (Contact person- Gary Krueger, gkrueger@nlccaurora.org)

 

SOUND-TECH TEAM

Sound-tech team members are those who have a willingness to be trained to use the soundboard, video, and computer slides upstairs during services and other special events (Contact person- Justin Stone, jstone747@yahoo.com)

 

USHERING & OFFERING TEAM

Ushering and offering team members are those who love to help people and provide a smile and helping hand in passing out Sunday bulletins and helping with the weekly offering. (Contact person- Pat Burns, pkburns1@juno.com)


Outreach Teams

COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAM

Community team members are those who help strategize, plan and implement Community Outreach Ministries at New Life.  This will include both new ministries and maximizing outreach for existing events such as the Community Egg Hunt, Taste of Nations, Easter Sunday, etc. (Contact person- Jeff Noble, jnoble@nlccaurora.org)

 

ETHNIC MINISTRY EVENTS

Ethnic ministry events team members are those who help with setup, cleanup and basic details of such Ethnic Ministry events as Thanksgiving services, baptisms, special events, etc.  Note – Taste of Nations recruiting will take place separately from this team. (Contact person- Jeff Noble, jnoble@nlccaurora.org)