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the urban refuge needs you

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.

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

 

CHILDREN

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. 
Chantel Marx 
608-343-2401 

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.
Kimberly Andros
651-983-6878

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.
Mindy McCannell-Unger
612-750-5154  / melinda.mccannellunger@gmail.com

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.
Scott Harmes
612-743-8087

VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Help put on a great week during the summer for the kids to learn about God. 
Kirsten Hill
612-735-5812

 

PEOPLE ORIENTED MINISTRIES

PRAYER MINISTRY
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. 
Terrance Rollerson
651-210-5400

E-MAIL PRAYER CHAIN:
Steve Mohror
612- 729-6123 / steveandalicemohror@gmail.com

USHERS & GREETERS
Teams serve by greeting,  handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and serving communion once a month.
Martin Sahaydak
612-729-0299

MUSIC MINISTRY
Do you have a gift with an instrument or voice?
Ben Schinke
612-327-4960

REFRESHMENTS
Help people connect after the service by serving refreshments. Three week team rotation. 
Ilene Ahrens
612-727-3258

HEART MINISTRY
If you enjoy helping others in need, please join us in supporting our church family.
Shelly Bartle
612-770-4126

OUTREACH CREW
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.
Trey Womack 
612-860-4165

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
651-235-4768

FILL THEIR PLATE
Help run the packing sessions where volunteers come to pack meals for hungry kids around the world.  www.filltheirplate.org.
Meghan Touchet
763-412-8141

HARMONY
The Harmony Team exists to help bring unity to The Urban Refuge, primarily focusing on multi-ethnicity.
Peter & Tasha Ness
612-728-3927

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.
Steve Mohror
612-729-6123

WELCOME TABLE
Welcome new people to church, answer questions of attendees and guide people to the appropriate contacts within the church.
Tonja Sahaydak
612-735-0299

FIRST CONNECT
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.
Jeff Hudson
612-845-7095

 

TASK ORIENTED MINITRIES

MULTI-MEDIA MINISTRY
We’re looking for tech-comfortable & trainable people to run the visual media 1x or 2x month.  
Curt Hall
612-518-9004

SOUND TECHNICIAN
We will train—all you need is a good ear and a one year commitment to work 1x a month.
Vince McCannell-Unger
612-750-5146

DATA & STATS
Counting attendance takes only 5 or 10 minutes and you still get to hear the service.   
Rob Jones
952-456-2886

FINANCE MINISTRY
Teams of two count and document each weeks offerings.  Must have attended for at least 6 months.
Summer Peterson
612-353-7550

PROJECTS TEAM
Apply your skills and knowledge with various small projects and building repairs.
Ken Sheehan
612-618-2893

BUILDING STEERING COMMITTEE
Talented interior designers assist in building interiors.
Ken Sheehan
612-618-2893

SNOW REMOVAL
Strong backs and a willing heart is all that is needed.
James Vande Castle
612-619-1101

LAWN CARE
Help mow the green stuff. Green thumbs also welcome.
Terrance Rollerson
651-210-5400

 

CHURCH LIFE

MEN’S MINISTRY
Help put together events for the men.
Scott Vander Heiden
952-540-4012

WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Help put together events for the women.
Crystal Vander Heiden
952-687-1217
Katie Brown
612-581-1694

PARENTING
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
952-237-8479

COLLEGE AGE
Help create a great spiritual environment for college students and young adults in their 20s.
Peter Schmidt
913-529-9256
Tom and Elisia Kraemer
952-217-3607

YOUNG ADULTS
Help create a great spiritual environment for singles & recently married young adults in their 20’s & early 30’s.
Becky Hawley
218-330-4980
Todd Baker
612-999-8284
Yolanda Beckers

 

YOUTH

Help create a great spiritual environment for our teens, 6th grade & up, along with their parents.

COMMUNICATIONS
Sara Carson
612-578-1239

SR. HIGH (GRADES 9-12)
Jon Willis
612-298-9313
   
JR. HIGH (GRADES 6-8)
Christopher Stookey
612-816-0640


 

 

 



THE URBAN REFUGE
SERVICE TIME:  SUNDAYS, 10:15 AM
5501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-33-URBAN

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