Ministry Opportunities

Maybe one of these ministry opportunities matches up with you passions and gift. If so, please contact the person listed. Check this page often as new ministry opportunities are added whenever they are identified.

Social Media Ministry: If you enjoy using Facebook and Twitter, you can help boost our congregation’s web presence. Currently, Pastor Jeff does all our church’s social media and he’d love to hand that job off to someone (or a couple someones who will coordinate the work). Pastor Jeff can teach you some of the finer points and provide plenty of resources to help you with this job. Just let him know if you would like to help.

Connectors: Currently, Pastor Brenda is doing almost all the follow-up with people who worship with us for the first time, helping them connect with the church more deeply. She would love to share this work with others. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, contact her.

Postering Crew: The idea is to have a small group of people who each has a handful of neighborhood shops and bulletin boards where they will put up flyers for events at Niles Discovery Church as they become available. Contact Pastor Jeff if you would like to be on this Crew.

Bulletin Production: Each week, the announcement folders, and the large-print, regular print, and choir orders of worship need to be put together. This typically happens in the late morning on Wednesdays. If you would like to be one of the people who our Office Administrator calls on to do this, please  contact her (Mikele).

Ushering:  We need four ushers on any given Sunday for the worship service – preparing the worship space, greeting worshipers, handing out bulletins, receiving the offerings, tidying up the worship space – so if you would like to help out, please contact Val Parker for job details and to get into the rotation.

Communion Servers:  Help extend the welcome to God’s table of grace by helping serve communion – passing the bread and cup when communion is served to the congregation in their chairs or by holding the bread or cup when communion is served by intinction.  If you’d like to help out in this ministry or just to learn more about what it entails, contact Val Parker (nursval@sbcglobal.net).

Ministry Team and Committee Membership: There are six Standing Ministry Teams that coordinate the essential work of the church (Spiritual Life, Christian Education, Property, Evangelism, Hospitality and Fellowship, and Social Concerns). There are also a number of committees and Special Ministry Teams (Liturgical Arts and the Green Team). Contact the chair/coordinator of the Team/Committee you’re interested in serving with for more information.

Association/Conference Delegate: Represent and connect the congregation with the wider United Church of Christ at Association and Conference meetings. A job description exists; limited to church members. Contact Pastor Jeff or Pastor Brenda if you’re interested.

Region/General Assembly Delegate: Represent and connect the congregation with the wider Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Region and the biennial National meeting. A job description exists; limited to church members. Contact Pastor Jeff or Pastor Brenda if you’re interested.