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

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.


Make and serve coffee Sunday mornings – 4 adults needed. You serve once a month or more as needed. To volunteer, please contact Iliana.


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.

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, e-mail Jackie.

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)
Greet and assist families with check-in during the 9:00 or 10:30 service.

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

Small Group Leader (10:30am Service)
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 Cesar.

Help teach and lead discussion during Sunday morning class. You’ll need to complete the Family Min application and the spiritual gifts assessment.

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.

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.

Food Pantry

URGENT needs:
Pancake syrup, laundry detergents, toothpaste, bars of soap, shampoo, tea, coffee, pasta sauce, jello, canned fruit, and oatmeal.

Please NO EXPIRED donations.

Drop-off location:  Parker House (Bin by the Loaves & Fishes Door) – Lincoln Park Campus.

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 or call the office to set up an appointment.

Rides Ministry

The Rides Ministry provide rides to/from church, small groups, and events to those who are unable to drive. It’s as easy as offering a ride one-way.

You can choose to serve as often as you’d like. Not only will you experience the joy of serving others, but you’ll meet new people and develop new relationships.

Sign up using one of our Google Sheets:
Christina from Pompton Plains
Michelle from Lake Hiawatha
Hope from Wayne

For more information, e-mail Jackie.

Special Needs

Experience is not essential to join a service team that helps to include individuals of all ages in the life of the church! Training is provided and skills are matched to the many available roles. Join us as greeters, organizers, 1:1 Buddies, tech/media assistants, teen/adult support assistants, crafters, and more! To learn more about any of the following opportunities, e-mail Ingrid.

Help provide a great time for a child or young adult, and rest for caregivers in Jesus’ name.

Gardeners enjoy growing and harvesting with caring mentors. Special gatherings feature 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

To serve on the Night to Shine team, visit the EVENTS page. Team gathering begins in the fall before each event.

Overnight respite in a camp setting occurs several weekends throughout the year, nearby in northern NJ. Learn more at

Tech Team

Members of the Tech Team serve once per month during Sunday services, and for events. Experience is not necessary and training will be provided! Available positions include Audio, Video, Media, and Photography. For more information contact Brandon.

Worship Team

Help lead our congregation in worship through music, either instrumentally or vocally, on Sunday mornings and for events. We are always looking to grow our team! Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 7:30am. An audition is required (video or in person). Typical positions are Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Keys, but other instruments are welcome. Contact for details or to arrange an audition.

12 Mile Bridge

Serving the world starts in our own back yard.

God has placed The Chapel just 12 miles from the city of Paterson. Rather than remaining insulated in our “suburban bubble,” we believe God has called us to engage with our urban neighbors. By establishing partnerships with several vibrant ministries in Paterson, we are building a bridge of 2-way engagement: we mobilize Chapel folks to serve in Paterson, and we open our doors for Paterson folks to minister to us. From our bi-annual “WeServe” days to ongoing volunteer opportunities, we encourage our whole Chapel family to get involved in 12-Mile Bridge!

Volunteer Opportunities

Street Hope Alive 
Volunteers needed who can collect children/teens summer clothes  (only summer) in new or used good condition. Sort and organize by gender and size: Clothes needed for girls (sizes 4-18) and boys (sizes 3-16 ). Bathing suits for both genders (One piece for girls 10-18, Boys 10-16). 8 Chaperones needed for the Fun bus ride to take the children to Summer camp. Will meet in Paterson drive to Quakertown, Pennsylvania and return back to Paterson the same day. 4 Chaperones needed per date (July 30 and August 4). Volunteer would engage with these Amazing children by playing games, drawing and other creative ways to make the bus ride a fun and safe one for them.3 Volunteers needed - Art teacher and 2 helpers during the months of June/July/August for Summer Art therapy mentorship program at the Art Factory, Spruce St. Paterson. This will be a weekday Mon-Wed for 2 hours for 10 children each class. Drawing, Acrylic paint etc.. any Art skills considered.25 Volunteers needed on December 10,2023 for Large 13th annual Christmas Outdoor celebration. Opportunities for event preparation in a variety of ways, wrapping day at The Chapel and also serving the day of event. This Fun and Hope filled event will have 800+ children and adults. This is an Amazing opportunity to engage with the children and community SHA serves and share the Love of Jesus with so many. If interested, contact or Renee' 973-274-5314

Good Shepherd Mission (Ongoing)
Good Shepherd Mission is looking for additional Bible teachers. The teacher volunteer can tailor their class according to their interests and strengths. Flexibility on the day and time of the week. Check out the weekly schedule. For more information, contact Good Shepherd Mission.
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!
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.
new city kids loving kids for change

Want to make a difference in young lives? Become a reading buddy for younger kids, or help High School Students with College Essays. Other opportunities include teaching life and professional skills, or taking kids on outings such as hiking or fishing. For more information, or to volunteer, please e-mail Gene Amore.

servant heart ministry

Give your 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 Nate Dorka or John Oostdyk.

city impact

Be part of a team showing love and bringing hope to our homeless friends in Paterson! We team up with City Impact monthly 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. Check out our Upcoming Events for details.


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?
Fill out our short-term missions application, and send it back to

Missionary Candidate Application
Sponsored Short-Term Missions Campaign Application
Non-Sponsored Short-Term Missions Campaign Application