Thanks for your interest in volunteering! It takes hundreds of volunteers in dozens of different jobs to welcome all of our amazing guests. Because of volunteers that faithfully serve:
-Hope is restored.
-Guests are welcomed.
-Christ is lifted up!
-Lives are changed.
We also believe that serving is not just for others’ benefit, but is a catalyst for the individual to grow in their relationship with God. Jesus said that he didn’t come to be served, but to serve. If Christ made it a priority to serve others, we believe that it’s our mandate as well.
Don’t take it from us! Watch the videos below to hear from some of the current incredible volunteers and why they serve.
Available Volunteer Positions
Rockford First Kids
Guest Host Team
Welcome new Rockford First families and escort them through the registration process and to the appropriate rooms.
Guest Check-In Team
Help parents check in their children using the Arena Check-In System and help answer any questions about the process.
Help parents find answers to any questions they may have about Rockford First Kids and its ministries.
Teaching Team (Ages 3,4,5)
Teachers are responsible for presenting Bible lessons and overseeing class activities and give overall direction to the room. Don’t worry – we provide the resources and curriculum! Parent interaction and room set-up is also involved in this role.
Room Assistant (Ages 3,4,5)
Assists teacher with classroom activities and helping children participate.
Nursery (Birth – 36 months)
Cuddle, feed, tell stories, play with, pray over, and care for babies and toddlers.
Our Zone Leaders are in the middle of it all. These leaders sit with, pray for, and love our kids. Join the audience with our kids as we explore God’s word and our monthly virtue.
Assist with video, sound, and lighting during the KidsLife service. No prior experience necessary. We will train you!
Each week a team consisting of a storyteller, worship leader, and host will capture the kids’ attention with their on stage antics. Our stage team members are not just strong stage personalities, but pastors at heart.
Help parents check in their children before service using the Arena Check-In System, as well checking out children after service while maintaining security standards.
Engage with 6 7 and 8 graders while creating an energetic atmosphere for middle school students to feel welcome and love God. Volunteers help with registration, greeting and journeying alongside the middle school students of Rockford First.
Parents/adults can play a vital role in our weekly services and annual big events. Weekly opportunities include registration, Backstage concessions and security.
Life Group Central Team
Life Group Central is located in the RF main foyer and serves as a way for people to get connected into life groups. At Life Group Central you will be able to debunk people’s misconceptions about life groups and help them find a group that is just the right fit for them!
We do ask that you are presently involved in a Life Group.
Stuart's Coffee & Books
Our Barista Team serves in the coffee shop section of Stuart’s. They pride themselves in a good cup of coffee and an enjoyable experience. No experience is necessary, some training is required.
Mission Shop Team
Our Mission Shop team helps to facilitate the purchasing of various home decor and clothing items. 100% of proceeds from our shop go to support Missions around the world.
Parking Lot Team
Our parking lot team is the first people our attenders come in contact with. They are in the parking lot rain or shine making people feel welcomed as well as assisting with parking.
Valet Parking Team
Our Valet Parking Team assists those on Sunday mornings who may need some help navigating our parking areas or simply are unable to walk a great distance to enter the church
The Greeting Team are some of the first faces people see when entering Rockford First on a Sunday morning! This energetic, welcoming group of people go out of their way to make every person who walks through our doors feel like they are home!
Information Center Team
Individuals in the Information Center answer basic questions about the different facets of Rockford First, as well as provide directions and information to those who may need it.
Our Ushers at Rockford First greet people as they enter the Sanctuary, assist with finding available seats, assist in the distribution of materials and publications, as well as collect the offering.
Our Sanctuary Host team serves a major role during our Sunday morning services. Each host is there to help ensure your experience at RF is an enjoyable one. These Host help attendees find available seats, answer various questions, and serve as connection points to develop a deeper connection to Rockford First.
Our security is made up of civilians and current/retired police officers. The security team helps to ensure that Rockford First is a safe place for all who are in attendance. Law enforcement experience past and present is a plus but people skills and an ability to handle a variety of situations in a God honoring way is most important. Must pass a background check. Current police officers and those who qualify through the IROCC program can serve as armed security under the strict supervision of Ron Harper and the Executive Pastoral Staff.
Not sure where to volunteer?
There are many other ways to volunteer throughout the week. Sign up for this and let’s see if we can find a great place that works for your schedule.