Find your unique place to serve and grow…
In a Group and on a Team
Giving up your precious time to serve goes against the conventional wisdom. You may think, “My life is already stretched to the max.” But if you’re feeling frazzled and disconnected, the very best way to get to know others is to serve alongside people who have similar passions and gifts as you. Serving at church is more than volunteerism – you are building up the living body of Christ. At Forward, we ask everyone to be in a small group, and on a serving team. We have so many serving teams that it is possible to pick one that really dovetails with your gifting!
In the sections below you will find each of our ministries and the serving teams within. There’s no secret handshake, and you’re not signing up for life. Some teams have special requirements, like police checks for working with children, or auditions for musicians. Just find a team you’re interested in, and contact us for more information!
Serving kids together – for Him, for them, for Life!
Dedication. Inspiration. Transformation.
Caution! Kidz Town volunteering is a life-changing adventure. Are you connected to God through Christ, connected to others in a caring community, and called by God to serve parents and inspire children? Let’s talk!
Finding your place to serve on the Kidz Town volunteer team is a great way to connect with others while using your unique gifts and talents to impact children.
Need more information about taking the next step? Check out the teams serving in Children & Family. Serving our children requires a police check, which we will guide you through. If you have questions, contact Neil.
Serving in Student Ministries
Serving with students is a way to disciple the next generation! Here are a few ways you could become involved:
– Ignite (Gr.6-8) Leader (adult or Sr. High student)
– Radiate (Gr.9-12) Leader (adult)
– Student Worship Team (student)
– Student Tech team (student)
Check out our Student Ministry serving groups here!
Contact Pastor Andrew for more information.
Serving on Music and Tech Teams
Cherishing God’s Presence
“A faithful worship leader magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, by skillfully combining God’s Word with music, thereby motivating the gathered church, to proclaim the gospel, to cherish God’s presence, and to live for God’s glory.” – Bob Kauflin
Our Sunday gatherings matter, and each week a small army of music and technical people gather in two cities to practice, laugh, and work together to ensure that the name of Jesus is lifted high in our communities. Our hope is that our songs, scripture, teaching and prayer will spill over into your week, when you need it most. If you’re musical or technical, and interested in joining our team, we’d love to hear from you!
Contact Pastor Gary for more information.
Serving in Frontlines
Welcoming People at all Stages of the Journey
Everyone is welcome at Forward Church, and we want to make sure each individual who walks in the door knows it. Our goal is to create a remarkable and memorable environment where people can feel comfortable and ultimately experience God’s presence. People arrive at Forward Church at all stages of their spiritual journey. Our Frontlines Team strives to welcome every person who enters our doors, put them at ease, and have the coffee ready!
Contact Chris for more information.
Serving in Global Engagement
Serve the World
Our Global Engagement Team plans “Discipleship Trips” annually, to lend a helping hand to those serving abroad with us long-term. We’re also involved in local initiatives through our Refugee Lead Team, and our Conversation Circles to inspire newcomers to Canada in improving their English. Our “We Serve Missions” Team prays for missionaries monthly.
Contact Stephen for more information.
Learn more about our Global Engagement strategy.
Check out current teams serving in Local and Global Engagement.
Serving on Care Teams
Serving Others in Difficult Seasons
When the difficult seasons of life come, it’s important that people experience God’s love and care in practical ways. Our Care Team is set up to bring practical help to people in those difficult places. From making meals, to providing rides to appointments, to caring for basic household repairs, our Care Team is a great opportunity for those with the gift of helps to bless others.
Contact Pastor Greg for more information.
Serving on Church Life teams
Where Discipleship Happens
Church Life, our ministry to adults, is at the heart of discipleship. We have a wide variety of ministries (Alpha, Life Groups, Life Classes, etc.) with but one mission: to make fully devoted followers of Christ. There are many ways you can get involved depending on your gifting and skill set. Wherever you serve you will be impacting people’s lives while forming meaningful relationships.
Contact Pastor Kevin for more information.