Every week an incredible community of volunteers bring their gifts, talents, and time to help make our community a place we’re proud to call home. We believe in creating an atmosphere that is welcoming and excellent; A place you can feel at home and free to worship.
Our volunteer teams welcome all contributions and skill levels across our various ministry teams. Teams are also a great way to get involved in the community and meet new, wonderful people! There are so many areas to get involved in, including:
1. Worship & Prayer
This ministry is on the front lines of intercession - helping us continually call up on the Lord, proclaim his goodness and worthiness to the world, and invite him to do a new thing in our lives, in our community, and in our city. Worship is the work, prayer is the work. The Lord rewards those who seek them - we will be people who seek him. This is at the very heart of what we do as a community. The worship and prayer ministry is under the leadership of Amanda Sadlier.
2. CITY RENEWAL MINISTRY
Renewal of the City. What does this mean in practice? How do we bring about the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal of the city? The Christian life is missional at its very core, and we are a missional people - sent out, every day, to the normal places and spaces of our city, to bring the good news of the Kingdom in the simplest and smallest of ways. This ministry is under the leadership of Dan Sadlier.
1. Compassion and Justice Team - Contact Maria Newkirk - firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Cultural Engagement Team - Contact Dan Sadlier - email@example.com
3. Intercessory Prayer Team - Melissa Wade - firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Church Life Ministries
Sustainability in New York isn't easy, especially as you move into further seasons of building a family. We want to be a community where families can thrive together, learn from one another, and support one another. We want your marriages, children, and friendships to thrive. If you're going through a tough time, we want to be the people that help you. This ministry is under the leadership of Kevin Douglas.
1. Women's Ministry Team - Contact Catherine Drenth - email@example.com
2. Generation Hope Ministry Team - Contact Kevin Douglas - firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Hope Kids Ministry Team - Contact Kevin Douglas - email@example.com
4. Care Ministry Team - Contact Melissa Wade - firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe the church is intended to function like family, which is why it is so important for people to feel like they have found one. This is the aim of the hospitality team and the robust meaning of the word "hospitality" - to extend a thoughtful and loving welcome to anyone who enters a gathering or a group. Hospitality is a way of welcoming people through proactive service. The hospitality ministry is currently under the leadership of Dan Sadlier.
1. Welcome Team
2. Set Up Team
3. Connections Team
For details, contact Dan Sadlier - email@example.com
5. Creative Team
The Kingdom of Jesus moves forward through stories - through the testimony of what God has done in your life. We are a story-telling people, committed to creatively bringing those stories to life. This ministry is under the leadership of Gage Hunt.
1. Design Team
2. Media Production Team
3. Communications Team
For details, contact Gage Hunt - Gage@hopecov.nyc
6. Community Groups
Community is everything. If we have the best Sunday experience, or the best teaching, but people aren't known by others, or they don't have a place where they can ask questions and work out their discipleship, then formation simply won't happen. We're committed to making space for people to belong and be known. We want to practice the Way of Jesus together. We want to cultivate friendship and family that surprises the world. This ministry is under the leadership of Kevin Douglas.
1. Alpha Team - Contact Gage@hopecov.nyv
2. Community Group Leaders - Contact Kevin@hopecov.nyv
3. Missional Community Leaders - Contact Dan@hopecov.nyc
For more information on leading a community group, look here.