Serve at New Hope

At New Hope, we don’t believe in just GOING to church–we believe in BEING the church! We are the hands and feet of Jesus, and every believer is called to actively participate in the life and mission of the church.

Do you want to invest in the next generation? Serve in our Kids Ministries, then attend a service with your family. Are you gifted in music? Serve on one of our worship teams. Is your Sunday already packed? Pick up a one-hour cleaning shift during the week.

There is a place for every talent, passion, and gifting at New Hope. Explore more opportunities and express your interest today using the form below.

Learn more about our exciting ministries and sign up to serve!

Early Childhood (NH Tots) — This team leads infants  through Pre-K children into relationship with Jesus through Bible teaching, worship, prayer, fun activities and personal interaction. (We encourage those who have children of this age to serve during one service a month.

Background Check Required


Elementary (NH Kids ) – This team creates a fun-filled environment where kids ages K-5th grade can grow in their knowledge about God and their relationship with God. This team invests in the lives of our children through teaching, worship, greeting, games and more.

Background Check Required


Middle School & High School (NH Youth) — This team assists our youth pastors by pouring into the lives of our middle school/junior high and high school students through engaging worship experiences, teaching, small group leadership, outreach events, mission trips and retreats.

Background Check Required


NH Young Adults — This team invests in the lives of young adults by providing exhilarating and inspirational worship and teaching. They plan and coordinate weekly gatherings, as well as special activities and outreach events.

Background Check Required


Life Group Leadership — This network consists of people who host and/or facilitate small group gatherings (typically in an informal setting) that provide a comfortable environment for people to connect spiritually and socially as they share faith, fellowship, life experience and prayer time.

Prayer Team – This team serves during our main worship gatherings by praying for people who express needs for healing or other issues or who may be receiving Jesus as Savior. They also provide prayer support to church ministries on an ongoing basis.


Missions Pray Bands – These groups gather regularly to catch up on what’s happening with our missionaries around the world and to pray for specific needs.

Men’s Ministries — This team plans and coordinates activities and events designed to help men of all ages grow spiritually and relationally, and in their ability to lead and serve their families, communities, and church.


Women’s Ministries — This team plans and coordinates activities and events designed to help women of all ages grow spiritually and relationally and in their ability to lead and serve their families, communities, and church.


Seasoned Saints — This team coordinates special gatherings, events and outings for those in our church of age 55 and older.

Parking Lot First Impressions — This team provides the first impression of the church by managing the flow of the parking lot during services and events, welcoming people, and shuttling guests from various areas of the campus.

Age 16+


Kids Check-In — This team warmly welcomes families as they arrive at our kids areas, helping to ensure a quick and efficient check-in process so that both children and parents have a wonderful experience.

Age 15+, Background Check Required


Welcome Center — These team members serve as hosts for our guests during main gatherings and events, helping to ensure a friendly environment by providing information, assistance, and direction to all areas of the building.


Events Center — These team members provide information and generate participation for upcoming events, including sign-ups and registration when applicable.


Fresh Start — These team members serve as hosts at our Fresh Start Center in the main foyer where people can find help and resources to assist them in beginning a vibrant personal relationship with God.


Door Holders — These team members greet people outside on Sunday mornings, lending assistance to people as they enter the building.


Greeters — These team members ensure that as people enter the building they are warmly welcomed and sense God’s love. 


Hospitality — These team members provide baked goods and serve as hosts for the Sunday morning Meet & Greet with Pastor Jeff. This is a great opportunity for people to meet with a pastor.


Set-Up — This team does basic set-up of rooms, seating, tables, etc. for church events held in some areas of our facilities. 


Ushers/Auditorium Hosts — This team helps ensure a welcoming environment by assisting people with seating, offering, and maintaining a distraction-free environment.


Coffee Ministry — This team serves people by making and serving coffee at New Hope Java on Sunday mornings.

Tech/Production — This team uses creativity and technology to ensure effective communication through sound, lighting, video and projection in our worship gatherings

Age 16+


Worship Teams — This group of musicians and singers helps prepare the way for people to recognize, experience and respond to God’s presence in our gatherings by leading in worship.

Background Check Required


Choir — This team provides vocal music in our Sunday morning gatherings and for special productions and events throughout the year.


Orchestra — This team of musicians provides instrumental accompaniment and presentations during main worship gatherings and special events throughout the year.


Creative Media Crew — This team assists in producing creative content for various media platforms, including capturing photos and video that help promote ministry events and communicate the heart and vision of New Hope.


Drama — This team provides creative presentations to enhance the preaching and teaching in main gatherings. Along with the choir and orchestra, they contribute to special productions throughout the year.

Sunday School & Wednesday Evening Classes — This network of leaders and teachers helps facilitate classes for all ages that provide Biblical instruction on a wide array of topics, while ensuring that these gatherings include time to build relationships and community.

Background Check Required For Teaching Children

Embrace Grace — This team helps young women with unplanned pregnancies find a place of belonging within the church through support groups, mentorship and  tangible resources.

Background Check Required


Grief Share — This team provides a friendly, compassionate context in which people who have experienced a personal loss can deal with their grief and other emotions in a healthy and uplifting way. 


Funeral Meals — This team provides food for funeral receptions held at the church.


Funeral Care — This team helps families during a difficult time, acting as a go-between for the minister and the funeral home, ensuring that the facility is set appropriately before and after memorial services. 


Meal Train — This team helps families of newborns or individuals recovering from illness or surgery by providing meals for the first few days after the birth or surgery so new moms and dads are free to focus completely on their child and those recovering from illness/surgery can focus on their healing.


Food Pantry — This team coordinates collection and delivery of non-perishable items to the Urbandale Food Pantry.

Cleaning — This team of volunteers helps with the cleaning of all facilities and areas of the church campus.


Building Maintenance — This team of volunteers helps to keep our facilities looking sharp and running smoothly.


Lawn Care/Landscape — This team of volunteers helps maintain the church grounds.


Snow Removal — This team of volunteers oversee the removal of snow from sidewalks of all church facilities during the winter.