volunteer at new hope

Serving Opportunities

God wants to use your skills and gifts to make a difference! New Hope church provides you with a variety of opportunities to serve. Get plugged in today!

 “But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.” Romans 7:6

Serve at New Hope

Children’s Ministry—BibleLand

Contact: Deborah Wright | (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]

Join New Hope’s Children’s Ministry Team by ministering to children from infants to 6th grade. Your loving service will have an eternal impact on the lives of children and their families! Scheduling and time commitment are flexible. Training is provided.

Get plugged into the following areas:

  • Nursery Care Team (leaders and assistants)
  • Teaching Team (leaders and assistants)
  • Tech Team (video and music)
  • Welcome Center & Check-in Team
  • Security Team 

*A detailed background screening is required for those interested in joining the Children’s Ministry Team.

Prayer Ministry

Contact: [email protected]

Through New Hope’s prayer ministry, you can communicate with God and unleash His power to transform lives and advance His Kingdom on earth. Needless to say, prayer is one of the most important ways you can serve at New Hope!

Prayer Partners & DEAP Team (Drop Everything and Pray)

Join the DEAP Team!  Are you willing to Drop Everything and Pray (DEAP)? To receive email updates or submit prayer requests or praise reports, contact us at [email protected].

Welcome Team

Contact: Michelle Wilkinson | (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

Join our Welcome Team as it sets the stage for a positive experience for New Hope guests and visitors.With a warm smile and a friendly “hello,” you can  help make visitors feel welcome as soon asthey walk through the doors to attend a weekend service. Members of the Welcome Team serve the same weekend each month.

As a member of the Team, your responsibilities might include:

  • Smiling and introducing yourself to others
  • Folding and stuffing bulletins, as needed
  • Opening doors and passing out bulletins
  • Providing assistance with children, seniors, etc.
  • Giving directions to classrooms, bathrooms, etc.
  • Answering guest questions
  • Arriving 20 minutes early to your scheduled service

Hospitality Team

Contact: Larry & Cindy Brown | (517) 655-3581 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

As a member of our Hospitality Team, you would take responsibility for the delicious refreshments and warm fellowship we enjoy every weekend after our services.  As part of this important ministry, you will prep, serve and/or clean-up refreshments purchased by the church. You can serve at one or multiple services and will be placed on a rotating schedule (typically every four weeks). Setup and cleanup take about 30-45 minutes each.

Sunday Morning Tech & Worship Team Breakfast

Contact: Kristin Kring (517) 525-5411 or [email protected]

Do you enjoy cooking or showing your love to others through food? You can be a blessing to the Worship Team by bringing them breakfast on a Sunday morning to keep them nourished as they serve throughout the morning!  If you’re interested in being a part, team members are typically scheduled once per month or whatever works for your schedule! Meals are typically delivered and ready for the Worship Team in between Sunday morning services.

Bulletin Preparation

Contact: Michelle Wilkinson | (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

One simple yet important way you can serve at New Hope is by preparing  our communication materials for the weekend ahead. As part of this team, you can help ensure our weekly bulletins include the proper fliers, sermon notes and special event materials that allow church attendees to  stay connected and feel welcomed. This group meets on Sundays at 8:00 AM. Enjoy a fun, easy and rewarding atmosphere and a chance to develop relationships with others while serving at the church!

Communion Prep & Clean-up Team

Contact: Office (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

Take the opportunity to  work behind the scenes preparing the communion elements and cleaning communion trays after the services. Communion is usually served the first full weekend of the month, and volunteers are on a rotating schedule.  You can choose to assist with preparations, help refresh crackers and juice after the first service or help clean-up after the second service. This is a great opportunity for those with a busier schedule because it doesn’t require a big time commitment!

Tech Team

Contact: Derrick Kring | (517) 881-6765 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

Join the Tech Team serving behind the scenes at New Hope’s services and events. Any previous experience is great , but the team will train you if you’re willing to learn. The Tech Team schedule is flexible and you’ll be scheduled based on your availability.

Team members are needed for the following positions:

  • Camera operators
  • Slide operators
  • Media directors (responsible for switcher board and graphics for the live stream)
  • Children’s tech aide (assists Children’s Ministry technology needs)
  • Stage setup (needed on Wednesdays at 2pm)

Worship Team

Contact: Michael Glenn | (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

Use your God-given musical gifts and abilities to facilitate and lead our church family in corporate worship. The time commitment usually involves a two hour, mid-week rehearsal and early arrival prior to services when you are scheduled to serve. The Worship Team schedule is flexible and is based on your availability.  

If you’d like to join our team, Michael will set up a time to meet with you and audition to hear your talents!

SOS (Super Outstanding Servants)

Contact: Michelle Wilkinson | (517) 339-9000 or [email protected]nhchurch.com

Join our SOS team, a gracious group of individuals who enjoy serving behind the scenes to help New Hope prepare for the week ahead! This team meets every Thursday from 10am-12pm to assist with office work, curriculum prep, and various administrative tasks. Light refreshments are also provided. This is a great way to get to know other members of our church family, especially if you’re new to New Hope!

Meal Ministry Team

Contact: Rebecca Wagner | (517) 375-1552 or [email protected]

Help families and individuals during crucial times of need, such as following the birth of a child, while recovering from a medical issue, or during a personal crisis. When opportunities arise, a meal sign-up is sent around via email to church members who can then volunteer to deliver a meal for a person or family in need. If you’d like to bless someone with the warmth and comfort of a meal, we encourage you to consider joining this team!

Women’s Ministry

Contact: Loralee Kring | [email protected]nhchurch.com

New Hope needs ladies who are looking for unique opportunities to serve other women!  As a key part of the Women’s Ministry, you could assist the women’s ministry team with various duties for events planned throughout the year. You can help us by  setting up, cleaning up, serving, greeting or preparing food. Moms and daughters (middle school age and up) are welcome to serve!

Serve in Your Community

Christian Services

Contact: Michelle Wilkinson or Michelle Kimball | (517) 339-9000

Reach out to needy families in the greater Lansing area by helping New Hope collect supplies for Christian Services. The church bulletin provides a list of items to be collected each month, ranging from clothes and schools supplies to food and nutritional items.  Drop off donations in the baskets located by the main entrances to our building. .

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Donate requested items (see list in our bulletin)
  • Deliver collected items to designated locations
  • Volunteer at the office of Christian Services and answer calls for assistance (training provided)
  • Join the Emergency Diaper and Formula Team and deliver donated supplies to those in need

Emergency Diaper & Formula Ministry

Contact: Lou Sharp | (517) 712-5435 or [email protected]

New Hope partners with Christian Services to provide emergency diapers and formula to needy families in the greater Lansing area. You can serve local families that have fallen on hard times (lost jobs, abusive relationships, etc.) while they get back on their feet. As a  member of the Emergency Diaper and Formula Ministry, you fill a need by delivering formula and/or diaper supplies when we are notified by Christian Services. You will be the hands and feet of Jesus, showing love and compassion during a hardship. This position doesn’t require a significant time commitment (typically once every couple of months), but has a lasting impact!

How it Works:

When Christian Services receives a request from a needy family in the area, they contact Lou. She then reaches out to the team through texting to see who is available to run to the store, purchase the items, and then deliver them to the family in need. New Hope reimburses team members for all expenses incurred. Simply turn your receipt into the main office at New Hope.

To join the team you must:

  • Own a cell phone (text messaging capabilities preferred)
  • Drive and have access to a car
  • Possess and operate a GPS-enabled device
  • Download and use GroupMe app (We can train you!)
  • Have a somewhat flexible schedule  in order to meet needs as they arise

Stephen Ministry

Contact: Phil Tobias | (517) 256-8576 or [email protected]

Have you ever wanted to provide  one-on-one Christian care to people going through tough times? Are you a  Christian adult that feels led by the Holy Spirit to help others through a difficult time? Could you confidentially come alongside someone who is hurting, to listen, care, encourage and pray? New Hope Stephen Ministers usually provide care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour.

If you’ve had some sort of challenge in your life that God has transformed into a message of hope, contact Phil Tobias to ask about Stephen Ministry today! If you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to help someone going through a difficult time, please take advantage of the opportunity to serve in this ministry.

Serve Around the World

Missions Team

Contact: Rich Bruce | (517) 282-5168 or [email protected]

Reach out in response to the words of Jesus in Acts 1:8 – “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth,” by joining  our Missions Team. Join our team as we focus on evangelism in our community, across the country and around the globe while meeting tangible needs in the lives of those we serve.

We especially need individuals who will champion local efforts by partnering with Lansing and Michigan-based ministries. Serve on our team and help to mobilize New Hope attendees to meet pressing needs in the greater Lansing area.