Most of what you see going on at The Urban Refuge is done by regular folks who have determined to give their time and energy serving in the way God has designed them. Every person has a part to play and every part is important. There are no small jobs at The Urban Refuge.
Are you a "people person" or someone who would rather stay behind the scenes? It doesn't matter what talent you possess, there's a spot for you where you can put your skills to work and meet some great people in the process!
Wondering what God has gifted you to do? Take this spiritual gifts test online.
NURSERY (0-3 YEARS )
Parents and those with hearts for children are invited to serve our infants and toddlers once-a-month. We do ask for referrals to insure a safe environment for all.
3 & 4 YEARS
Enjoy the singing portion of our service prior to facilitating learning & faith exercises for the kids. Little preparation needed and no experience necessary. We will train.
KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE
Come serve with us as we shepherd these precious little kids by exploring God's word together. Little preparation needed and no experience necessary. We will train.
2ND THRU 5TH GRADE
Assist with the large group meeting, help facilitate the grade specific breakout groups. (2nd & 3rd, or 4th thru 5th) or help with supplies and craft assembly. We will train.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Help put on a great week during the summer for the kids to learn about God.
Praying for the church service, attendees after the service, and submitted prayer requests, or sign up to be part of the e-mail prayer team.
E-MAIL PRAYER CHAIN:
USHERS & GREETERS
Teams serve by greeting, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and serving communion once a month.
Do you have a gift with an instrument or voice?
Help people connect after the service by serving refreshments. Three week team rotation.
If you enjoy helping others in need, please join us in supporting our church family.
Have a heart for those that may be distant from God? Passionate to serve the people of our city? Eager to spread shalom outside the church walls? Join the Outreach Crew.
MISSION TO THE CITY
Join us as we partner with other organizations in compassionate service to our community while sharing the love of Christ.
Matt & Angeli Hagen
FILL THEIR PLATE
Help run the packing sessions where volunteers come to pack meals for hungry kids around the world.
Looking to volunteer to pack meals? Sign up page is here.
The Harmony Team exists to help bring unity to The Urban Refuge, primarily focusing on multi-ethnicity.
Peter & Tasha Ness
MEDICAL RESPONSE TEAM
Healthcare professionals or persons trained as a first responder (e.g. CPR) are needed. This team is tasked with being the first responders to any medical emergency during service or any activities at UR. Time commitment is once a month.
Welcome new people to church, answer questions of attendees and guide people to the appropriate contacts within the church.
Help newcomers feel welcome and provide assistance as needed, which might include walking them to the kids' check-in table, showing them where the restrooms are located, answering basic questions about our church, etc.
We’re looking for tech-comfortable & trainable people to run the visual media 1x or 2x month.
We will train—all you need is a good ear and a one year commitment to work 1x a month.
DATA & STATS
Counting attendance takes only 5 or 10 minutes and you still get to hear the service.
Teams of two count and document each weeks offerings. Must have attended for at least 6 months.
Apply your skills and knowledge with various small projects and building repairs.
BUILDING STEERING COMMITTEE
Talented interior designers assist in building interiors.
Strong backs and a willing heart is all that is needed.
James Vande Castle
Help mow the green stuff. Green thumbs also welcome.
Help put together events for the men.
Scott Vander Heiden
Our team puts together events that equip moms and dads to instill the biblical foundations needed to raise godly families. Childcare volunteers for event participants is a priority need.
Scott Vander Heiden
Help create a great spiritual environment for our teens, 6th grade & up, along with their parents.