At The Chapel

Whether you enjoy being up front or behind the scenes, The Chapel has a place where you can serve.

Where do you start?

Begin by asking yourself, "What am I passionate about?" What issue or people group really catches your interest? What problem or issue would you like to solve?

Next, consider how God has uniquely wired you. Consider your personality, skills, abilities, and life experiences. How could these help you make a meaningful contribution in the lives of others?

Adult Discipleship

Small Group Facilitators (ongoing)

Are you passionate about the Bible, facilitating discussions, helping others connect and grow spiritually? If you are interested and would like to find out more about this role, please reach out to Jackie for more information.

Cafe

CAFE TEAM (ONGOING)
Make and serve coffee Sunday mornings – 4 adults needed. You serve once a month or more as needed. To volunteer, please contact louise@thechapel.org.

Care

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry assists anywhere from 25 to 40 families from The Chapel and the local community every week with basic things like food and other household necessities. If you or someone you know needs access to the food pantry please email care@thechapel.org or call the office to set up an appointment.

All donations can be dropped off in the bin on the Parker House porch, at our Lincoln Park campus.

Items currently needed:  Pasta Sauce, Soup, Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Tea, and Coffee Please no expired food.


Prayer Team
Pray with those who come forward for prayer after each Sunday service. Serve one Sunday each month.


Visitation Ministry
Provides prayer and encouragement to those who are homebound, in the hospital, or in assisted-living facilities. Serve as needed.


Addiction Care
Is prayerfully seeking out volunteers that could potentially be part of its leadership. Experience (direct or indirect) and compassion are critical to leading/facilitating in this ministry area.


God Sees You
Our vision is to live out Isaiah 1:17 to be actively mission-minded, personal, and relational in serving the Chapel family and our community. Our mission is to connect small groups & individuals with specific opportunities to serve those in need. We often serve widows/widowers, fatherless/motherless, and those encountering difficult shorter-term circumstances. Get Involved

For more information or to be part of a team contact kathy@thechapel.org.

Rides Ministry and Meals Ministry
Do you have a heart for helping others?  The “God sees you” team connects people to specific serving opportunities. Our Rides Ministry helps provide transportation to/from church on Sundays (something we can easily take for granted), and our Meals Ministry helps provide meals for those in need. This can be as simple as serving ONE time (or as often as you like!). For more information on how to get involved, email jackie@thechapel.org.

Chapel Kids

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact Bria. You will need to complete CK application and training.

Welcome Team (9:00 & 10:30am Service – Ongoing)
Greet and assist families with check-in during the 9:00 or 10:30 service.


Small Group Leader (9:00am Service – Ongoing)
Lead our early childhood or elementary class. 


Small Group Leader (10:30am Service – Ongoing)
Small group leader for 3rd graders or for preteens (4th & 5th Grade).

Chapel Students

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact cory@thechapel.org.

MS FOUNDATIONS CLASS LEADER (ONGOING)
Help teach and lead discussion during Sunday morning class. You’ll need to complete the Family Min application and the spiritual gifts assessment.


CHAPEL STUDENTS VOLUNTEER MENTORS (ONGOING)
Meet with students in 1-1 or 2-1 setting for intentional discipleship conversations. Mentors will have complete parent support with staff oversight. You will need to complete the Family Min application, spiritual gifts assessment, and complete mentor/ SGL training.


CHAPEL STUDENTS HOST TEAM (ONGOING)
Assist in the planning and hosting of CS events including retreats, CS Week, all-nighter, etc. You’ll need to complete the Family Min application.

Christmas In Paterson with Street Hope Alive

We are collecting:
– Toys (unwrapped) boys/girls 1-15 yr.
– Gift cards to Walmart, Target, or 5-Below.
– Hats & gloves for children & adults.
Or simply head over to the Amazon Wishlist. Please ship directly to The Chapel (264 Jacksonville Rd. Lincoln Park, NJ 07035 ATTN: Kathy Petonak). For questions, please contact kathy@thechapel.org.

All gifts must be dropped off at The Chapel by December 4.

Food Pantry Christmas Gifts

Drop off a Walmart gift card for $25.00 or pick up a gift request at the table in the cafe on November 20 or November 27. For questions, please contact kathy@thechapel.org.

All gifts must be returned at The Chapel by December 4.

Giving Opportunities

We are collecting:
– Toys (unwrapped) boys/girls 1-15 yr.
– Gift cards to Walmart, Target, or 5-Below.
– Hats & gloves for children & adults.
Or simply head over to the Amazon Wishlist. Please ship directly to The Chapel (264 Jacksonville Rd. Lincoln Park, NJ 07035 ATTN: Kathy Petonak). For questions, please contact kathy@thechapel.org.

All gifts must be dropped off at The Chapel by December 4.


Drop off a Walmart gift card for $25.00 or pick up a gift request at the table in the cafe on November 20 or November 27. For questions, please contact kathy@thechapel.org.

All gifts must be returned at The Chapel by December 4.


John Rumeau Memorial Fund
The John Rumeau Memorial Fund was established to ensure that no boy misses the opportunity, because of his family’s financial situation, to grow in his knowledge and understanding of God’s love.  Donations to the Fund are used to provide scholarships for boys to go to Northern Frontier Camp and other Trail Life sponsored trips.  Donations in any amount are appreciated and can be made online or by check made payable to The Chapel.  If donating by check, please include “John Rumeau Memorial Fund” on the memo line.

Donate Online

Giving to Ukraine

Many of you have asked if The Chapel will collect a special offering to help with the crisis in Ukraine. At this time, our Benevolence Fund has provided support to E3 Partners in Romania to aid in their work with Ukrainian refugees in the region. If you would like to give directly to E3 Romania, you can do so here: E3 Partners – Romania
We know that Samaritan’s Purse also has a team in the region, and World Vision is working to help families displaced from their homes. You can give directly to these organizations on their websites:
Samaritan’s Purse: Crisis in Ukraine

World Vision: Eastern Europe

The International Rescue Committee is helping displaced families in the Ukraine: IRC – Ukraine We are currently partnering with the IRC to host an Afghan refugee family in our area.

The Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ in Whippany is hosting a humanitarian aid drive on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 from 12-4pm. You can find out more details here: Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Drive

Special Needs

Training is provided and skills are matched to roles so experience is not essential to join a service team for the following.

Children/Students (Ongoing)

  • Assist a child on Sunday or other programs as a 1:1 Buddy
  • Join the lead team in Sunday class – teachers/organizers welcomed
  • Help set up/break down
  • Provide crafts with resource center materials/assistance
  • Media assistant

*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Teens / Adults (Future)
Join the Sunday SN Service team as:

  • Greeter
  • 1:1 Assistant
  • Worship team assistant
  • Hands-on activities/crafts planner
  • Media / Tech assistant – training provided
  • Set up / break down assistant

*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Sunset Community Garden (May-October)
The Sunset Community Garden is designed to include individuals with special needs. Gardeners enjoy growing and harvesting with caring mentoring, plus special gatherings featuring hands-on learning and fun throughout the growing season. Join our garden team to help provide a variety of events for our gardening community!  To volunteer, please contact garden@thechapel.org.

Night Out Respite 1:1 Volunteer (Quarterly)
Join a team of 1:1 volunteers for respite events. Start as an apprentice to accompany a child, teen, or adult with special needs during a Night Out event. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ingrid@thechapel.org.

Night Out Respite Set Up/Clean Up (Quarterly)
Join a small team to help set up before an event and/or put items away afterward. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ingrid@thechapel.org.

Night Out Respite Medical Team Volunteer (Quarterly)
Medical professionals welcomed to join team for occasional respite events. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ingrid@thechapel.org.

Night To Shine (February)
To serve on the Night to Shine team or for other information, visit the Special Needs page. Contact ingrid@thechapel.org for questions about joining the SN team!

Tech Team

The tech team serves on rotation (minimum of once per month) during Sunday morning worship services. Experience is not necessary and training will be provided! For more information contact brandon@thechapel.org.

PHOTOGRAPHERS (ONGOING)
We love celebrating everything that is happening at The Chapel. Join our team of amateur and professional photographers to help us capture all that God is doing at The Chapel. Serve on Sundays and/or for special events.

VIDEO OPERATOR (ONGOING)
With many people still joining us Online on Sundays and many more tuning in throughout the week it’s more crucial than ever that we have dedicated volunteers helping record the videos of our service and events.

BROADCAST AUDIO (ONGOING)
Our Broadcast Audio team ensures that everyone watching our services online are able to hear every word clearly and are able to join in in worship.

Worship Team


CHOIR SINGERS (ONGOING)
Come be a part of the Classic Service Worship Team by singing in the choir! No experience is necessary, just a willing heart, and the ability to match pitch.

Choir meets on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the downstairs Great Room (Rooms 112/114), and sings at our 9:00am Classic service each Sunday. For questions, please contact john@thechapel.org.


WORSHIP TEAM MEMBER (ONGOING AND SPECIAL EVENTS)
Help to lead our congregation in worship through music, either instrumentally or vocally. We are always looking to grow the team. Rehearsals for Modern on Thursdays at 6:30pm, Classic on Sunday mornings at 7:30am. Can be involved in only one service type. Video audition required. Typical positions are Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Keys, but others are welcome. Contact lauren@thechapel.org for details or to arrange an audition.

Local

Twelve Mile Bridge

Paterson Homeless Outreach (Ongoing)
Be part of a team showing love and bringing hope to our homeless friends in Paterson! We teamed up with City Impact to give out food, pray with folks, and spend time with some precious people who need to know they are seen and valued by God. We meet monthly at The Chapel at 8:30am to carpool, or go directly to 39 McBride Ave. in Paterson at 9:00am. Outreach ends at 12:30pm. For more information, contact Pastor Paul or Pastor Dave.  
Saturday Serve Days (Monthly)
Servants Heart Ministry provides top-level construction labor at zero cost to local churches and Christ-centered nonprofit organizations. This is largely made possible by volunteers serving each week. Saturday Serve Days allow volunteers to serve with their hands and bring energy to our sites to show people what King Jesus’ Kingdom looks like, and who King Jesus is. Whatever your skill level you bring, there is a place for you on our project sites. We’ll meet onsite at 8:30am, share coffee and lunch together (provided), and head home around 4:30pm. No previously learned skills are necessary. Tools will be provided. When: First Saturday of every month How: E-mail Nate Dorka, and let him know you’re interested!  
Workmanship Program (Ongoing)
Servants Heart Ministry is looking for a team of dedicated volunteers, giving their time and skills to make a tangible impact in the community. If you have experience in any of the following areas and are ready to get involved, please reach out: General Carpentry, Construction, HVAC, Fine woodworking, Welding, Auto mechanic, and Culinary. For more information, contact John Oostdyk, or Paul Klouse.
New City Kids (Ongoing)
Want to make a difference in young lives? Here are several ways to get involved with New City Kids in Paterson: - Workdays: These are held about once a quarter and involve anything from outdoor property maintenance/cleanup to indoor maintenance/repair, etc. - Reading buddies for the younger kids. - Crossing guards: this involves regularly - scheduled volunteers. - College essay help for the high school kids. - Professionals from a variety of disciplines teaching life and professional skills. - Life skills, such as personal financial management, plumbing, cooking, etc. - Taking a pre-arranged group of kids on a hike, fishing, etc. For more information, or to volunteer, please e-mail Gene Amore. You'll be contacted when a workday is coming up.  
Good Shepherd Mission (Ongoing)
Good Shepherd Mission is looking for a driver. Probably three days a week (flexible hours) to take men to medical appointments, to pick up supplies, food donations, etc. Most destinations in Paterson. Drivers can use the Good Shepherd Mission vehicles. For more information, contact Good Shepherd Mission.

Special Needs

Jill's House

We are partnering with Jill's House of Virginia to see a great new ministry open up in our area, and right now the right leaders are being sought. Jill's House is seeking passionate and caring individuals who love camp adventures to join the New Jersey Team, in Hewitt, and serve as the Local Program Manager, Client Care Specialists, Camp Nurse. Info: jillshouse.org/careers

Are you looking for additional ways to serve in the community? Here are a few of the local ministries that we regularly partner with:

Global

As followers of Jesus, we’ve been entrusted with the most life-changing message in the world: the good news of the gospel. Jesus calls us to go out and share this message broadly, knowing that every person needs the forgiveness and hope found in the gospel. The Chapel takes this commission seriously by supporting dozens of international and domestic missionaries. Our missionaries are engaged in planting churches, providing medical care, serving inner-city kids, and many other activities that proclaim and live out the message of Christ. We also sponsor numerous short-term mission trips each year, giving ordinary people the opportunity to get a taste of cross-cultural ministry.

Interested in serving globally? E-mail serve@thechapel.org or fill our our short term missions application.

Short Term Mission Trip Application