At Christ The Rock, we believe that each of us has been made to engage in the work of Christ according to the gifts and passions given to us by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of building His Kingdom. When we each contribute, our church is better able to fulfill our purpose. Ephesians 2:10 says: “We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
- Models the life of Jesus (Mark 10:45),
- Utilizes the spiritual gifts God has given us (I Peter 4:10-11),
- Reduces our natural self-centeredness (Philippians 2:3-4), and
- Should be our desire (Romans 12:1-2).
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
- Review the opportunities below.
- Submit a Ministry Application (complete every 3 years).
Ministry Application (Adults - 17+)
Ministry Application (Teen - 11-16)
- Connect with Individual Listed as the Contact for the Volunteer Opportunity - If you are not sure where you are best fit to serve, contact Ann Meyers at ext. 333. Or if you have a question about a specific opportunity, please complete a contact form.
- If the Volunteer Role involves working with children or sensitive information or member personal data, please also complete the following as applicable:
- Child Protection Policy (Only needed if you didn’t complete a Ministry Application) - review and digitally sign if you will be working with children
- Student Ministry Policy and Procedure Handbook - review, digitally sign and submit if you will be working in Amped, Narrow Path or chaperoning a StuMin event
- Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure & Authorization Form - complete if you will be working with children/students
- Leadership Questionnaire - complete if you will be leading a group
Equip and mobilize the church body to invite people into relationship with Christ locally and globally.
- Church Plants
Through planting new churches, our CTR vision is to see people love, live and reach beyond the Fox Valley, from house to house, city to city and nation to nation, with the goal of making disciples. We currently have three active church plants and plan to continue planting “His Word.” Contact Joel Zeiner, ext. 307.
- Food Pantry
CTR invites anyone in the community who is going through a rough “season of life” financially, to pre-register for food pickup at the church. CTR collects donated food from the body as well from the community (i.e. USPS annual drive, etc.). Contact Greg Van Zeeland, 920.585.3082.
- DONATE FOOD (shelves located in Lobby)
- ANNUAL USPS FOOD DRIVE (May)
- Reach Global and Local Teams
Both locally and globally we can impact people who are in great need. The Reach Team is about building bridges, nourishing our relationships and, most importantly, about bringing the hope of Christ to people who do not know Him. A list of the scheduled mission trips can be found in the Causes area of the Get Involved section of our site. Contact Joel Zeiner, ext. 307.
- Reach House
More than just a house in Appleton, this is a unique place for young adults (age 18-30 something) to prepare and learn to serve somewhere in the world for extended periods of time. This is an innovative way to train outside-the-box and equip people to serve. Program runs September through May. Contact Don and Eileen Nickols.
- Thanksgiving Meal
CTR coordinates the community Thanksgiving Meal at Monarch Gardens where we serve and deliver more than 3,600 meals each year to the less fortunate and to those who do not have any family in the area with whom they celebrate the day. This is a wonderful ministry where CTR and other local churches come together to touch the lives of others and a day for blessing others with fellowship. Contact Julie Owens, ext. 319.
- OFFICE SUPPORT - Data entry and mapping of deliveries
- OFFICE SUPPORT - Take reservation calls
- EVENT DAY VOLUNTEER - Specific roles promoted online and in the bulletin in October.
The Restore area exists to love the hurting by equipping and deploying the body to counsel, shepherd and provide pastoral care.
- Community Shepherds
Community Shepherds help broaden the scope of care and connection with members and attendees of CTR by strengthening relationships through personal connection via phone calls and/or face to face responding to care needs within their local community. Contact Nola Sweet, ext. 332.
Life's difficult moments can be overwhelming. It can become difficult to deal with practical details because grief can make it hard to focus. We are here to support those who are facing tragedy and crisis. We desire to share the love of Christ, offer practical help, encouragement and support. Contact Nola Sweet, ext. 332.
- FOOD PREP/SERVING
- FUNERAL COORDINATORS
- Support/Growth Groups
We believe that no one needs to go through heartache or struggle alone. We offer many growth groups and classes to come alongside those who are going through life's challenges. We believe real change doesn't happen overnight.
- Lay Counseling
At CTR we offer both individual and group counseling services with a spiritual emphasis. Pastors and lay counselors receive in-depth training, but are not professional counselors with degrees. We adhere to strict confidentiality standards. The Lay Counseling training requires a prerequisite of Character Development. Apply online now. Deadline is July 1, 2017.
Provide premarital mentoring to engaged couples who have completed the premarital class prior to their wedding. This is a great way for married couples to serve together. Contact Nola Sweet, ext. 332.
- Water Baptism
We believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward decision that already has taken place in one's heart. It is a symbol and a statement professing that one has accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and that they are not ashamed of their commitment to live for Him. Contact Nola Sweet, ext. 332.
- ASSIST LEADER WITH PREP WORK
As a couple makes plans for their wedding and they begin the beautiful adventure of marriage, we desire to serve couples and do our best to make sure their wedding day is one that is God-honoring and very memorable. Contact Julie Wilson, ext. 401.
The Transform team disciples believers by providing: classes, groups, and gatherings that help them know, follow and worship Jesus.
- Adult Classes
CTR offers a variety of classes for spiritual growth. Character Development remains on Mondays (September thru May) and other classes will vary with days and times
- TEACHERS - Contact Kris Schneider, ext. 326
- SMALL GROUP LEADERS (Character Development) - Contact Lynne Paba, ext. 331
- SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS (Adult Classes) - Contact Kris Schneider, ext. 326
- CURRICULUM WRITERS - Contact Ben Lenz, ext. 305
- Children's Ministry
Breakout - A Wednesday evening spiritual formation program for kids in grades 3-5. Each grade focuses on learning basic Bible doctrines of the faith through three units: God Loves Me, I Love God, and I Love Others. Fun activities included! Contact Jennifer Johnson, ext. 308.
Ignite - A ministry where adults, youth and children help bring the truth of God's Word alive through worship in song and motion during Son Harbor classes on Sunday mornings. Auditions held in April. Contact Debbie Sorenson, ext. 208.
- ADULT LEADERS
- YOUTH LEADERS (Grades 7-12)
- CHILDREN LEADERS (Grades 4-6)
Son Harbor - We want Son Harbor to be the best hour of every infant to 5th grade child's week! In a fun-filled environment of learning, children will build a solid biblical foundation that will lead them to a relationship with Jesus. Application based small groups will help them live what they learn. Contact Jennifer Johnson, ext. 308.
- CREATIVE TEACHERS
- TEAM LEADERS/COACHES
- TEAM MEMBERS
- TEAM SUBSTITUTES
- SMALL GROUP LEADERS
- COURTESY DESK CHECK-IN ASSISTANTS
- STAGE SETTERS
- RESOURCES/SUPPLY SUPPORT
- TECH SUPPORT
Once a month, together as a body we will partake in the elements of bread and wine to remember what Christ has done for us. Contact Lynn Alberts, ext. 203.
- Small Groups
Small groups are the life-blood of CTR where we can impact others for Christ. Small Groups are made up of people meeting with a common interest or theme such as prayer, Bible studies, running, men's and women's groups, young adults, mentorship, finances, arts and crafts, hiking, etc. Contact Ben Lenz, ext. 305.
Crossing is a movement of young adults (18-30 something years old) who believe that following Jesus is the best way to live. It's a great way for young adults to connect, build relationships, learn God's Word and serve others. Contact Stevie Nickols,920.224.3812.
- SMALL GROUP LEADERS (home fellowship)
- TECHNICAL SOUND (Thursday night worship time)
- Lobby/Building Aesthetics
We desire to create an atmosphere where people can engage with worship as well as feel like they have a place to connect and have community with other believers. Christmas decorating begins in November. Contact Lynn Alberts, etc. 203.
- Men's Ministry
CTR men's ministry is designed for all men who seek a dynamic and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Opportunities offered at different times. Contact Ben Lenz, ext. 305.
- MEN OF THE ROCK
- NO REGRETS
- SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS
- Student Ministry
Wednesday evening ministry for junior high youth, grades 6-8 and senior high youth, grades 9-12. Great place to connect with familiar faces and meet new ones while learning biblical lessons that will impact their lives. Junior High Contact: Ryan Johnson, ext. 330; Senior High Contact: David Lenz, ext. 358.
- SMALL GROUP LEADERS
- CHECK-IN STUDENTS
- SELL CONCESSIONS
- SETUP AND TEAR DOWN
- Technical Team
Our weekend services and special events would not be successful without the many hands and feet that work together behind the scenes with technology to create a warm and inviting spiritual atmosphere. Contact Lynn Alberts, ext. 203.
- COACH FOR TECH TEAM
- VIDEO TEAM
- CAMERA OPERATOR
- COMPUTER GRAPHICS RUNNER
- COMPUTER GRAPHICS DATA INPUT
- AUDIO ENGINEER
- SERMON WEB PUBLISHER
- STAGE CREW
- RECORDING TECHNICIAN
- TECH PROJECTS
- TECH PRODUCER
We desire to warmly welcome everyone with the love of Christ as they enter the doors to our church and Worship Center.
- Women's Ministry
CTR women's ministry is designed for all women who seek a
dynamic and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Opportunities offered at different times.
Contact Julie Owens, ext. 319.
- SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS
- CHILD CARE WORKERS (Tuesday mornings)
- WOMEN'S MINISTRY CORE TEAM MEMBERS
- Worship Team
Our Worship Team leads worship through music at weekend services and special events. Their purpose is to lead the congregation to focus their hearts on God, be open to the message of His word, and respond to Him in ways that bring Him glory. Contact Nick Dufek, ext. 360.
The Support Team is available to help, guide and resource.
Through our many means of communication, we desire to help others come to understand CTR's core calling, purpose and values.
- Facility Care
CTR is blessed to have a beautiful grounds and building! Imagine what it would look like if we didn't have people constantly working behind the scenes to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of the building as well as the upkeep and maintenance of grounds, HVAC, etc.
- Building and Grounds - Contact Al Van Thiel, ext. 386
- Electrical projects
- Truck Repairs
- Snow removal
- Lift operators
- HVAC Repairs
- Repair projects
- Project coordinators
- Painters/dry wall installers
- Maintenance - Contact Dennis Grogan, ext. 244
- General building cleaning
- Window cleaning
- Burnishing vinyl floors
- Scrubbing/waxing and polishing floors
- Carpet cleaning
- Event setup and tear down
- Worship center chairs
- Membership Advisors/Hosts
We desire for every membership applicant to meet one-on-one with an advisor following completion of our membership class. This creates a moment of one-on-one discipleship to inform and connect the individual to the rest of the church body for care, growth, service and contribution. Training provided. Contact Ann Meyers, ext. 333.
- MEMBERSHIP ADVISOR – Meet one-on-one with membership applicants
- CLASS HOSTS – Assist with room setup and class check-in
- Office Support
We have occasional computer needs for supporting staff with data entry which may involve learning CTR's database or working with Microsoft Office software. We have occasional non-computer office needs as well. Contact Ann Meyers, ext. 333.
- COMPUTER PROJECTS
- ORGANIZING/FILING/COPYING, ETC.
- Receptionist Subs
Answering calls and greeting guests is an ongoing job at CTR, yet a rewarding opportunity to meet new people and share the love of Christ with those that we greet. Contact Julie Wilson or Sandy Lutz, ext. 301.
- Rock Café
Rock Café is designed to offer a venue that encourages attendees to feel invited to stay and fellowship with others after weekend services. What better way than with food and refreshments! Contact Ann Meyers, ext. 333.
- Scrip Program
Scrip is a program we use at CTR to help build revenue. The body can purchase prepaid cards that are used just like cash to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials. We sell Scrip after weekend services as well as Tuesday and Wednesday nights when there is activity at the church. Contact Julie Owens, ext. 319.
- Special Events
CTR ministries that hold events are encouraged to build a team of volunteers to serve their events. The office provides lists of people who are interested in being invited to serve as needed for special events. (i.e., Christmas Musical, Christmas and Easter Services, fellowship meals, etc.). Contact Julie Owens, ext. 319.
- FOOD PREP/SERVING
- SETUP/TEAR DOWN