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Interested in volunteering? You've come to the right place! On this page you will find everything that you need to know as you consider joining The Current: the team of incredible volunteers that keep the ministries of RiverCross moving. Know that as you prayerfully consider partnering with us in ministry, the staff team at RiverCross is also praying for you, and would love to meet with you anytime!

STEP 1: Explore the ministries of rivercross!

Unsure about where you would like to serve?  We've outlined each of the ministries of RiverCross, and provided job descriptions and estimated time commitments for each volunteer opportunity. Click on the logos to learn about each ministry, and read the description to find out how you can be involved! You'll be able to find out exactly what each ministry hopes to accomplish, and exactly how you can help. We hope you'll partner with us!

  • riveryouth

    Our RiverYouth leadership team is made up of an awesome team of youth and adults. Our hope is not only to provide programming for youth, but also to give them opportunities to use their gifts as they begin to own their faith for themselves, and learn how to live like Jesus. Click here to read more about how our leadership team is structured, and to see specific volunteer descriptions and time commitments.

  • Riverkids

    Our RiverKids team is made up of leaders who love children and want to help them know for certain how very much they are loved by God. Click here to see specific job descriptions and time commitments.


  • rivertots

    Our RiverTots team is a group of volunteers who work with babies, toddlers, and pre school aged children during our Sunday morning service. We are also looking for some creative thinkers who would like to help us build more programs support our young families. Click here for more information!

  • Community outreach

    Community Outreach at RiverCross offers many opportunities to serve in ministry. These opportunities range from on-going programs, mostly located at RiverCross Mission, to seasonal options and one-off events. Click here to read more about how you might get involved in community outreach!

  • Sunday morning worship

    So many hands are involved in making sure that Sunday morning services happen. Click here to see how you can get involved in our Sunday morning services!

  • adult ministries

    Check out our programs for adults here, and contact Pastor Rob of you'd like to get involved! If you are interested in teaching one of our Sunday school courses (Mandarin or English) in Chinese Ministry, please contact Pastor James.

    如果你有兴趣愿意来教导我们中文事工其中一个主日学课程(国语或英文),请联系杨牧师。
  • Hospitality ministry

    If you are as excited as we are to see our church family and welcome new people to RiverCross every Sunday, consider becoming one of our volunteers in hospitality ministry! Click here to read about how you could get involved with this important ministry,

step 2: reach out to our staff!

Are you wanting to hear more about any of our ministries, or hoping for some help deciding where you would be a good fit? Our staff would love to chat with you! Click on any of the names below to send an email and start a conversation:


Rob Nylen (Senior Pastor)

John Knight (Community Outreach Pastor)

Joe Page (Worship Pastor)

James Yang (Chinese Outreach Pastor)

Sandi Killeen (Youth and Family Pastor)

Amy Baxter (RiverKids Director)

Jan Cameron (Hospitality Coordinator)


step 3: Volunteer application

All of our volunteers for youth and kids ministries are required to fill out a volunteer application form, read through our volunteer handbook, and provide a criminal record vulnerable sector check. We've tried to make this as simple as we can, and have provided everything you'll need at the links below.


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  • A great way for you to know where God has gifted you to serve is to listen to those who know you best, and to book a time to chat with one of our pastoral staff--we love to recognize and call out gifts in you!

    To help you consider where God might have gifted you, you can also check out this assessment, which will help you carefully consider different scenarios, and suggest where your gifts might lie. This is a printable pdf assessment with about 125 questions.


    Most importantly, take time to pray! Our God is the Giver of good gifts, and wants to see you use them!

  • Absolutely! 


    This will vary from ministry to ministry, but wherever you choose to serve, you will not be in it alone!


    We offer workshops, access to children and youth leadership conferences, regular planning/debriefing times, and the staff member for your area of ministry will be happy to schedule a meeting with you any time!

    Once you have decided where you would like to serve, contact the staff member who oversees this area to find out about the support that will be available to you!

  • Our goal is that in the coming weeks, each ministry will have specific job descriptions with estimated weekly time commitments to help you make your decision, but in the mean time, any of our staff would be happy to chat with you about this!

    We want you to be able to serve in an area that allows you to use your gifts, is fulfilling, and helps you to grow in your walk with Jesus, and would love to have you come "sample" different ministries for a week or two before you decide that you would like join the team!

    We also recognize that different seasons of life afford us all different amounts of time. Whatever this season looks like for you, there is a place for you here. Contact one of our staff to find out where you might be a good fit!