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Serve / Volunteer at NEC

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Over recent years we have seen exciting and encouraging growth in the number of children and young people within our church family. We have many ministries within the church to enable us to provide for all age groups, and due to the growth in numbers, we would love it if we could grow our teams with volunteers who have a heart to help us nurture the spiritual growth of our children and young people. Training and support will be given upon joining any of our ministries and volunteers would join a flexible rota, ideally serving once a month and resources and programmes are provided, lessening the pressure of planning. Working with our young people is a very rewarding and enjoyable role, providing many opportunities for personal development and the use of individual skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Ministry teams to provide age-appropriate teaching and activities.

  • To facilitate games and activities.

  • To supervise and ensure that general health and safety rules are followed.

  • To abide by the church safeguarding policy and agree with and help the team to teach Elim’s Foundational Beliefs.

  • To help nurture the young people’s spiritual growth and transformation in cooperation with their parents/guardians and the rest of the church community.

  • Should pastoral issues arise within any ministry, pass these on to the pastoral team who will handle appropriately.

  • DBS checks specific to Nantwich Elim Church are required for these volunteer roles


We are looking for 2+ volunteers to be trained by Rev Mark Greenwood, Elim’s National Evangelist to evangelise within our community. Locally you will report to the Senior Pastor or one of the team and be engaged in regular evangelism activity here at Regents Park and in our wider community. You will be expected to use your evangelistic gifting to invite people to Alpha, Toddler group/church and other church activities, and at events like the Nantwich Show organised by Churches Together in Nantwich as well as participating in outreach at local events like the Jazz or Food Festival. 



As the church and its ministries have grown the responsibilities of our Church Administration Manager, Finance Officer and Finance Assistant have increased. Therefore, we are looking for an individual to join our team to help 4/5 hrs per month specialising in updating our One Card financial records. The role would involve working approximately 4/5 hrs per month over two shifts, ideally on a Friday. The role will report to our Church Administration Manager and Finance Officer.



  • Updating an excel file on the churches MS 365 system recording expenditure on the churches cards.

  • Scanning receipts and storing online using church recording keeping system.

  • Filing the hard copies of receipts. 

  • Reconciling receipts and expenditure on card statements with our bank statements. 

  • Identifying anomalies or concerns to the Church Administration Manager. 

  • Attend team meetings.

  • Maintaining confidentiality. 


We need someone who:

  • Is available twice a month for 2/3 hrs each shift and willing to work as part of our developing finance team. 

  • Has a basic understanding of Excel and is willing to work in the church office. 

  • Can scan documents and save them to the church files on MS 365.

  • Can do basic reconciliation. 

  • Can handle sensitive information confidentially.

For all the above training and ongoing support is available.



Our community hub is home to our church ministries including our business park, and main reception is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 16:00. People are welcome to come into our reception area and help themselves to a drink and sit down to read, rest or meet someone else. Throughout the day we welcome people visiting some of the 45 tenants that we have on site or those attending community groups using our facilities. Before the COVID pandemic we had a team of people who would provide a warm welcome as part of our reception team. Now things are normalising we feel it is a good time to invite people to volunteer once again in this way. It’s a good opportunity to connect with people. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be in the reception area, at the desk provided and welcome people as they enter the building. Volunteers can read a book or tablet (wifi available) whilst undertaking this role. 

  • To answer general queries that people have when entering the building e.g. directions and invite people to help themselves for a drink. Information is available about the building, tenants and activities being held in the building. This really helps our core team who are working in the office, by limiting interruptions. To chat to people who would like to connect, whilst letting those who want to 

  • sit quietly be. To respect all people and their desire for company or to be quiet. 

  • Make sure the area is kept tidy. We have cleaners who come in but if someone spills something or leaves something untidy to fill it up.

  • To refill/empty the drinks machine or to refresh supplies of biscuits, milk or cups.

  • Sometimes people will be interested in our church and our faith/spirituality. We encourage our volunteers to share about our church and faith. However, volunteers must be sensitive to individuals and respect all people, never pressuring or coercing people into conversation or trying to impose our beliefs. We encourage openness and listening to people and to pray for them if appropriate. 

  • If people have need of more support volunteers should contact Pastor Rachael Woolley who leads our pastoral care, or Pastor Rachel Jones or Pastor MC Chang. They may be available to talk to someone whilst you are with them or to arrange a follow up. We seek to help people spiritually, but if they have other needs may be able to signpost to ours or others ministries or services. 

  • You will receive training in H&S and be given a tour of the building and overview of ministries. You will be expected to be familiar 


  • We need people who are:


  • Willing to serve strangers, friends and family with openness and warmth.

  • Responsible and reliable, and willing to volunteer within our team. 

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We need people to provide a warm welcome to those arriving at out 09:30 and 11:00 services. For the 09:30 service we need people to greet people at the chapel entrance (vestibule). For the 11:00 service we need people to greet people in the car park, reception and chapel entrance (vestibule). The welcome team provide general information about church, hand out welcome information, and ensure that people can access seats in the chapel or on the balcony. Our expectation is that you will be ready to welcome people 30 mins before the service, as new people often arrive early. You will ensure fire exits are open and the welcome area is safe. Should someone spill drinks that you would help clear up and keep the area safe for people coming and going. You would be familiar with our safeguarding policies and flag concerns appropriately. 


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Our community hub Regents Park is home to our church ministries. We have grounds and buildings we need to maintain so that when people visit the site they can enjoy the facilities. We would like to establish of team of people who work in the gardens to maintain them - if you love to garden, we would welcome you to come and join in. Likewise, the building needs continual maintenance and decoration if you like DIY we would welcome your help in maintaining the building. Even a couple of hours a week would be a great help.


Every Wednesday (term-time) a team from church go to Reaseheath College and run a faith and well-being group called ROOTED in partnership with the well-being team. They meet 7pm - 8pm to enjoy food together, play a game or two and have a time of discussion where we look at topics that impact our well-being. The team brings a Christian perspective to these discussions. We have built great relationships with students, and have shared about God with them and His love for them, some have come to church, and some have bought Bibles after joining the group. It’s a great ministry to a local college and university.


3 ways to get involved: J

  • Join the team and come to Reaseheath and interacts with the students

  • Join the 'cooks' rota and make a meal for the students and team to share

  •  Join the prayer support team.

  • Alternatively, you could join all 3 teams!




  • Promote Gift Aid and GIVT to our congregation encouraging them to fill in Gift Aid forms or use GIVT. This involves speaking to individuals who regularly give to the church and explain the benefits of Gift Aid. 

  • Scan Gift Aid forms and send to our team at Central Office. 

  • Identify gift aid payments monthly and code. 

  • To review GIVT payments and code. 

  • Attend team meetings. 

  • Identifying anomalies or concerns to the Church Administration Manager. 

  • Ensure records are organised and are up to date working with the Church Administration Manager. 

  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive congregational information according to GDPR regulations. 


We need someone who:

  • Is available for 4/5 hrs a month, and willing to work as part of our developing finance team. 

  • Has good communication skills and is willing to work in the church office and connect with people on a Sunday face to face or by telephone/email at other times. 

  • Has administrative experience.

  • This role requires the ability to send emails. 

  • Is reliable and will work to deadlines where necessary.

  • Can handle sensitive administrative information confidentially. 

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