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If you have the skills or are just interested in a ‘taste and see’, you’re not short of options; there are loads of opportunities to match you and your skills to the right team. Being part of a Serving Team is so much more than just fulfilling a task – it’s a place to connect with others, build relationships and work in partnership with a shared ambition. With Circle time as an intrinsic part of every team’s life, you will find yourself able to be known and get to know others, to pray with and support each other:

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Serving opportunities at Debenham

Pastoral ⌄

You love to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending their life issues…
 


 
The Base
What: Our open-access youth group meets once a week & we’d love you to engage with the young people, to ensure that all areas are safe & well manned
When: 1-3 times a month. Friday Evening (6:30pm-10:00pm)
Leader: Sophie Tapscott

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Prayer Team
What: It’s hugely important to show love & care for others in need. We’d love you to listen & pray with these people after the morning service
When: Once a month. Sunday morning (11.30am-12.15pm)
Leader: Karen Mitchell

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Splat & The Edge
What: Our Kids clubs are an important link between the local community & The Forge. We’d love you to engage with the children and create a safe environment for fun.
When: 1-3 times a month. Wednesday Evening (6:00pm-8:30pm)
Leader: Kat Johnston

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Connectors
What: We want to make it as easy as possible for those outside the church to become part of our community. We’d love you to engage with newcomers, facilitate sign-ups and signpost information
When: Once a month. Sunday morning (10.00am-12.30pm)
Leader: Justin Smith/Jill Grosvenor

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Cupcakes
What: We want to support parents and carers of young families, by offering an exciting and safe environment for their children, as well as giving the adults the space to chat, enjoy a cuppa and relax. We’d love you to care for and play with the children, whilst also taking the time to catch up and support the adults.
When: 1-2 times a month. Monday mornings (10am-12am)
Leader: Cat Matter

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If you’re wired up for Pastoral Care but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Administration ⌄

You love to organise multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks
 


 
Uptown Kids Sunday Prep
What: Our Kids congregations need organising each Sunday to ensure they run smoothly. We’d love you to prepare all of the resources/crafts needed each Sunday for all sites
When: A morning/afternoon in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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Base Admin
What: Our open-access youth group needs organising to ensure it runs smoothly. We’d love you to orchestrate our admin, to purchase and order equipment needed for each Friday
When: A morning in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Becky Green

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Kids Check In
What: Each Sunday we create fantastic environments for children. We’d love you to oversee registration of each child as they arrive, ensuring their safety and wellbeing
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday morning (10.00am-10.45pm)
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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If you’re wired up for Administration but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Helps ⌄

You love to plan and build and work with your hands. You love to work in a supportive role to get ministry done
 


 
Furniture Bank
What: The furniture bank is an amazing way to impact the local community. We’d love you to collect donated furniture, to add it to our store & to refurbish it (if necessary) before delivering to those in need.
When: As often as your availability allows!
Leader: John Collison

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Hospitality
What: Each Sunday this team creates a warm & welcoming environment through the provision of refreshments. We’d love you to encourage community, remove barriers and grow friendships by providing tea and coffee
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday morning (10.15am-12.30pm)
Leader: Karen Mitchell

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Pack Down
What: Each Sunday, our Adult congregation meets in Debenham Community Centre. We’d love you to help support our community and prepare the building for the week ahead, by packing down our Sunday equipment.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday morning (10.30am-12.45pm)
Leader: John Havers

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Set-Up
What: Each week, this team makes Sundays happen by setting up for our Adult congregation. We’d love you to help create Sunday experiences that people love to attend, by assembling and organising key equipment.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday morning (7.30am-10.30pm)
Leader: Peter Harper

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If you’re wired up to help but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Creative ⌄

You love to capture peoples attention artistically. You love using skills such as drama, writing, dance, poetry, music and photography to name but a few.
 


 
Music Team
What: Singing is an integral part of our Sunday Services. We’d love you to use your instrumental/vocal gifting to enable to the church to connect with one another and to connect with God.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday morning (8.00am-12.00pm) & Rehearsal on Tuesday (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Leader: Finn Johnston

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Social Media Team
What: We want to connect, to share our message with the wider world, to continue the conversation beyond Sundays. We’d love you to help build community and connection with God throughout the week, through the use of various Social Media platforms.
When: Flexible. 1-2 times a month for an hour
Leader: Finn Johnston

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If you’re wired up for Creatively but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Technical ⌄

You love the back of the room where they use computers, audio desks, lights and cameras to make the service happen on stage. *We can provide training to ensure you’re up to speed with our systems*
 


 
PA
What: We want every individual, watching at home or in the building, to be able to connect and engage with what happens at The Forge on a Sunday. We’d love you to support the music and speaking teams, as well as the wider congregation, by setting up PA equipment, running soundchecks, and controlling the PA desk during the service.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday mornings (7.30am-12.30pm)
Leader: Martin Cobbold

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Kids Laptop Loader
What: Each Sunday, those in Years 1-6 meet in Uptown Kids, to learn more about God and to have fun together. We’d love you to help build an incredible environment for these children, by creating engaging presentations of videos, songs and images, to be used on a Sunday.
When: A morning/afternoon in the Forge Office (2-3 hours work). 1-2 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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If you’re wired up for all things Technical, but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Serving opportunities at Thurston

Pastoral ⌄

You love to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending their life issues…
 


 
The Base
What: Our open-access youth group meets once a week & we’d love you to engage with the young people, to ensure that all areas are safe & well manned
When: 1-3 times a month. Friday Evening (6:30pm-10:00pm)
Leader: Becky Green

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Tot Street
What: Each Sunday we provide a fun and colourful environment for 0-3 year olds. We’d love you to help care for these children, allowing parents to engage with the Adult service, knowing their little ones are in safe hands.
When: 2-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3.30pm-5.15pm)
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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Uptown Kids
What: Our congregation for those in Years 1-6 is full of games, singing, and often something creative too. We’d love you to lead a small group of up to 10 children, helping them to engage with the theme that week, as well as providing an exciting Sunday experience.
When: 2-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3.30pm-5.15pm)
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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Welcome
What: We want people to feel at home as soon as they enter the car park at The Forge. That’s why we’d love you to greet people with a warm smile as they arrive on a Sunday (either in the car park or on entering the building), ensuring that each individual is valued.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3.20pm-4.20pm)
Leader: Jan Lewis

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If you’re wired up for Pastoral Care but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Administration ⌄

You love to organise multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks
 


 
Uptown Kids Sunday Prep
What: Our Kids congregations need organising each Sunday to ensure they run smoothly. We’d love you to prepare all of the resources/crafts needed each Sunday for all sites
When: A morning in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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Base Admin
What: Our open-access youth group needs organising to ensure it runs smoothly. We’d love you to orchestrate our admin, to purchase and order equipment needed for each Friday
When: A morning in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Becky Green

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Kids Check In
What: Each Sunday we create fantastic environments for children. We’d love you to oversee registration of each child as they arrive, ensuring their safety and wellbeing
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3:30pm-4:15pm)
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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If you’re wired up for Administration but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Helps ⌄

You love to plan and build and work with your hands. You love to work in a supportive role to get ministry done
 


 
Setup & Pack Down
What: Each week, this team makes Sundays happen by setting up (and packing down) each of our Kids, Youth and Adult spaces. We’d love you to help create Sunday experiences that people love to attend, by assembling and organising key equipment for each of our congregations. 
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (1.30pm-3pm/5.15pm-6.15pm)
Leader: Mark Wallace

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Hospitality
What: Each Sunday this team creates a warm & welcoming environment through the provision of refreshments. We’d love you to encourage community, remove barriers and grow friendships by providing tea and coffee.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (2.45pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Claire Mulley

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Furniture Bank
What: The furniture bank is an amazing way to impact the local community. We’d love you to collect donated furniture, to add it to our store & to refurbish it (if necessary) before delivering to those in need.
When: As often as your availability allows!
Leader: John Collison

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If you’re wired up to help others but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Creative ⌄

You love to capture peoples attention artistically. You love using skills such as drama, writing, dance, poetry, music and photography to name but a few.
 


 
Music Team
What: Singing is an integral part of our Sunday Services. We’d love you to use your instrumental/vocal gifting to enable to the church to connect with one another and to connect with God.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (2.00pm-6.00pm) & Rehearsal on Tuesday (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Leader: Finn Johnston

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Social Media Team
What: We want to connect, to share our message with the wider world, to continue the conversation beyond Sundays. We’d love you to help build community and connection with God throughout the week, through the use of various Social Media platforms.
When: Flexible. 1-2 times a month for an hour
Leader: Finn Johnston

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If you’re wired up creatively but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Technical ⌄

You love the back of the room where they use computers, audio desks, lights and cameras to make the service happen on stage. We can provide training to ensure you’re up to speed with our systems
 


 
PA
What: We want every individual in the building to be able to connect and engage with what happens at The Forge on a Sunday afternoon. We’d love you to support the music and speaking teams, as well as the wider congregation, by setting up PA equipment, running soundchecks, and controlling the PA desk during the service.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (1.30pm-6.00pm)
Leader: Henry Matter

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Visuals & Lights
What: We want to create Sunday experiences that people love to attend, and we use engaging presentations, images, videos and lighting to support this aim. We’d love you to set up visuals equipment, dress the stage, run ProPresenter and control lighting during our Sunday services.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoons (3pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Andy Mulley

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Kids Laptop Loader
What: Each Sunday, those in Years 1-6 meet in Uptown Kids, to learn more about God and to have fun together. We’d love you to help build an incredible environment for these children, by creating engaging presentations of videos, songs and images, to be used on a Sunday.
When: A morning/afternoon in the Forge Office (2-3 hours work). 1-2 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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If you’re wired up for all things Technical but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Serving opportunities at Eye

Pastoral ⌄

You love to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending their life issues…

242 Leader
What: Our amazing youth team are looking for another (preferably male) leader to help guide our young people as they have fun, discuss issues and learn interactively from each other about God and how to live life His way.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3.00pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Alice Fenning

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Welcome
What: We want people to feel at home as soon as they enter the car park at The Forge. That’s why we’d love you to greet people with a warm smile as they arrive on a Sunday (either in the car park or on entering the building), ensuring that each individual is valued.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3.10pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Mark Beaton

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The Base
What: Our open-access youth group meets once a week & we’d love you to engage with the young people, to ensure that all areas are safe & well manned
When: 1-3 times a month. Friday Evening (6:30pm-10:00pm)
Leader: Becky Green

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If you’re wired up for Pastoral Care but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

 

Administration ⌄

You love to organise multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks
 


 
Uptown Kids Sunday Prep
What: Our Kids congregations need organising each Sunday to ensure they run smoothly. We’d love you to prepare all of the resources/crafts needed each Sunday for all sites
When: A morning in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

Sign Up Now

 

Base Admin
What: Our open-access youth group needs organising to ensure it runs smoothly. We’d love you to orchestrate our admin, to purchase and order equipment needed for each Friday
When: A morning in the Forge Office (3hrs work), 1-4 times a month
Leader: Becky Green

Sign Up Now

 

Kids Check In
What: Each Sunday we create fantastic environments for children. We’d love you to oversee registration of each child as they arrive, ensuring their safety and wellbeing
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (3:30pm-4:15pm)
Leader: Steve Jefroy

Sign Up Now

 

If you’re wired up for Administration but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Helps ⌄

You love to plan and build and work with your hands. You love to work in a supportive role to get ministry done
 


 
Furniture Bank
What: The furniture bank is an amazing way to impact the local community. We’d love you to collect donated furniture, to add it to our store & to refurbish it (if necessary) before delivering to those in need.
When: As often as your availability allows!
Leader: John Collison

Sign Up Now

 

Setup & Pack Down
What: Each week, this team makes Sundays happen by setting up (and packing down) each of our Kids, Youth and Adult spaces. We’d love you to help create Sunday experiences that people love to attend, by assembling and organising key equipment for each of our congregations. 
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (1.30pm-3pm/5.15pm-6.15pm)
Leader: John Collison

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Hospitality
What: Each Sunday this team creates a warm & welcoming environment through the provision of refreshments. We’d love you to encourage community, remove barriers and grow friendships by providing tea and coffee.
When: 1-2 times a month. Sunday afternoon (2.45pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Ray Keeble

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If you’re wired up to help others but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Creative ⌄

You love to capture peoples attention artistically. You love using skills such as drama, writing, dance, poetry, music and photography to name but a few.
 


 
Music Team
What: Singing is an integral part of our Sunday Services. We’d love you to use your instrumental/vocal gifting to enable to the church to connect with one another and to connect with God.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (2.00pm-6.00pm) & Rehearsal on Monday (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Leader: Finn Johnston

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Social Media Team
What: We want to connect, to share our message with the wider world, to continue the conversation beyond Sundays. We’d love you to help build community and connection with God throughout the week, through the use of various Social Media platforms.
When: Flexible. 1-2 times a month for an hour
Leader: Finn Johnston

Sign Up Now

 

If you’re wired up creatively but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

Technical ⌄

You love the back of the room where they use computers, audio desks, lights and cameras to make the service happen on stage. We can provide training to ensure you’re up to speed with our systems
 


 
PA
What: We want every individual in the building, to be able to connect and engage with what happens at The Forge on a Sunday afternoon. We’d love you to support the music and speaking teams, as well as the wider congregation, by setting up PA equipment, running soundchecks, and controlling the PA desk during the service.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoon (1.30pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Steve Adlam

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Visuals
What: We want to create Sunday experiences that people love to attend, and we use engaging presentations, images and videos to support this aim. We’d love you to set up visuals equipment, run ProPresenter and control lighting during our Sunday services.
When: 1-3 times a month. Sunday afternoons (3pm-5.30pm)
Leader: Nic Bezuidenhout

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Kids Laptop Loader
What: Each Sunday, those in Years 1-6 meet in Uptown Kids, to learn more about God and to have fun together. We’d love you to help build an incredible environment for these children, by creating engaging presentations of videos, songs and images, to be used on a Sunday.
When: A morning/afternoon in the Forge Office (2-3 hours work). 1-2 times a month
Leader: Steve Jefroy

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If you’re wired up for all things Technical but none of the roles above are quite what you’re looking for, then please simply click here and let us know and we’ll be sure to get in touch to discuss other options

  

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