At NorthPark, we believe that all followers of Jesus are called to serve.
Serving is worship. Worship is service.
Prayerfully, consider the ways God is calling you to serve:
SERVE ON SUNDAY
These NorthPark Teams meet the needs of our members and guests on campus on Sunday mornings. They work together to provide an open and friendly environment in our church. Members of these teams are the “Marthas” of the church, working behind the scenes and often with little recognition to make NorthPark feel like home to anyone who comes through our doors.
Volunteers serve coffee and snacks on Sunday mornings giving you the opportunity to create a welcome environment for our members and guests.
The Coffee Ministry Team provides fresh coffee to Adult Life Groups each Sunday morning. This team meets the need for caffeine while also eliminating the need to coffee makers in each classroom.
The Decision Ministry Team works with our staff to coordinate decisions made during worship services. They are quietly on hand to process the necessary paperwork that accompanies new members and spiritual decisions.
The Food Services Ministry Team helps with Wednesday Night Supper and with special meal events. They provide kitchen help, services, and cleanup help as needed.
Golf Cart Ministry
The Golf Cart Ministry Team keeps the golf cart shuttles running during all of the Sunday mornings service times and at other events. They are some of the first greets that church members and visitor come in contact with as they enter the campus. They make an effort to watch for people entering the lots and quickly get to them to provide them with a ride to the building.
These volunteers serve once a month greeting you at the NorthPark doors with a welcoming smile. They are available to answer your questions at the Welcome Center and have ministry schedules and class listings at hand to direct you around our facilities.
The Medical Team consists of medically training people who serve on a rotating basis each Sunday morning. They are “on call” to provide assistance in a medical emergency. Team members are also available at church events.
The church provides complimentary photos of baby dedications and baptism through a team of photographers. The team members also shoot new member photos and various special events taking place at the church.
Safety Response Team
The Safety Response Team was established to provide a safe environment on our church property. They are responsible for establishing safety rules for building usage as wells evacuation routes and emergency procedures.
The Usher Ministry Team assists during worship services by giving out bulletins, helping to direct those entering and living the worship center, taking up offering, finding seats for people and taking a count of the attendance in the services. They stay near the doors during the services to assist with any need that should arise.
SERVE DURING THE WEEK
Teams serving during the week at NorthPark see to the business and operational needs of the church. If you have a skill that qualifies you for one of these teams, please let the staff know.
Bulletin Stuffers meet each Friday morning to insert offering envelopes, sermon guides, etc. into the Sunday morning worship guide.
The Events Setup Ministry Team is another group of serving people. They help prepare the building for usage. Because NorthPark is a multiuse facility, much rearranging has to be done to facilitate various events.
The Groups Maintenance Ministry Team will work alongside our Lawn Care Provider to keep our campus grounds neat and well maintained. This group will handle our seasonal flowers and groundcover.
These volunteers assist with special events at NorthPark.
Receptionist volunteers answer the church phone and greet visitors creating a positive and inviting impression of NorthPark. Volunteers are needed weekday mornings and on Wednesday afternoon.
The Teller Ministry Team assists with offerings each week. Four rotating groups receive offering from the ushers at the end of the worship services. They work with the financial ministry assistant to process the offerings to make them ready for deposit. There is a teller chairman and a head teller for each group.
The Transportation Ministry Team has responsibility for maintaining the vehicles owned by the church. This team insures that the vehicles are safe and that drivers are properly licensed and insured. The team will also conduct a monthly inspection and cleaning of the vehicles.
Worship Ministry Tech Teams
The Backstage Tech Ministry Team, the Lighting Tech Ministry Team, the Media Tech Ministry Team, and the Sound Tech Ministry Team make up the Worship Ministry Tech Teams. These teams provide behind-the-scenes effort that make our worship services and special events run smoothly.
SERVE IN SMALL GROUPS
Life change happens in small groups. At NorthPark, we want to include everyone in our small group ministries. Small Group volunteers are the backbone of the church. It takes many volunteers to handle these duties, and more are always needed.
Adult Ministries – Life Groups
Life Groups meeting on Sunday mornings are the largest ministry team at NorthPark. Life Groups embody NorthPark’s philosophy of ministry and leadership. Through Sunday morning classes, we track our membership and minister to them. There are many ways you can serve through Life Groups – teaching, evangelism, fellowship, etc.
Adult Ministries – Discipleship Groups
Discipleship Groups are intimate small groups of no more than twelve in a relational environment for the purpose of intentional discipleship and spiritual growth. These groups meet anytime and anywhere. Discipleship Groups meet for Bible Study and personal accountability.
Adult Ministries – Equipping Groups
Equipping Groups are Bible Study groups that focus on equipping believers for Christian living and ministry. Equipping Groups are short in duration, lasting no more than a couple of months. Equipping groups meet on Wednesday nights, and seasonally for women, on Tuesday mornings.
Adult Ministries – Men
The men of NorthPark Baptist Church are excited about the ministry opportunities available to men in our church. Our Foundations Ministry Leadership Team would love to help you engage in a vibrant ministry, alongside other men, intent on “igniting the hearts of men for Jesus Christ.”
Adult Ministries – Women
NorthPark’s Women’s Ministry offers a variety of avenues for women to get involved and also ways you can be ministered to. NorthPark Women is designed to fit every woman at every season of life. We believe that every woman has purpose and meaning in her life for the kingdom and we want to partner with you to help you fulfill that mission and become the woman God desires you to be!
Adult Ministries – Fun Setters
Fun Setters is a ministry for the “more mature” of our NorthPark Family who love to have fun in the Lord. This ministry will provide day trips for those who are retired and free during the day. There are also outings at night for those who are still in the workforce.
The Prayer Ministry Team coordinates special prayer emphases to support churchwide events. They help to maintain a firm foundation of prayer for every facet of ministry at NorthPark.
NorthPark’s Worship Ministries include the Worship Choir and Worship Band. The Worship Choir is NorthPark’s primary worship-leadership team. We desire to raise up worship leaders who are willing to make a commitment to faithful participation in rehearsals, 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday services, and special events! All skill levels are welcome to join the Worship Choir.
SERVE WITH STUDENTS
Adult Ministries – College
NorthPark’s College Ministry provides Bible study, recreational activities, retreats, and worship experiences for college-aged students (18-24 years old). Reaching these young adults in that crucial decision-making period of life is key to keeping their lives on the paths God intends for them.
Student Ministries – High School
The High School Ministry team works with students in grades 9-12. The ministry strives to keep students focused on a relationship with Jesus Christ as they grow into young adults.
Student Ministries – Middle School
NorthPark’s Middle School Ministry Team works with students in grades 6-8. This ministry helps students making that awkward transition from child to teenager. Helping them discover God’s plans for their lives while keeping it fun eases this difficult stage in life.
(All Student, Children, and Preschool Workers must complete the volunteer application process involving a background check.)
SERVE WITH CHILDREN
Children’s Ministries – AWANA
AWANA is a ministry committed to “reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him.” AWANA is based on a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel with Bible memory as the cornerstone.
Children’s and Preschool Ministry
Out Children’s and Preschool Ministry Teams care for the future of our church – our little ones. NorthPark is a church intentionally focused on ministering to families. Providing excellent care and exciting learning opportunities for children of all ages is the goal of these ministries.
(All Student, Children, and Preschool Workers must complete the volunteer application process involving a background check.)
SERVICE MINISTRY TEAMS
Service ministry teams at NorthPark are those ministries that reach outside our church walls into the community. Service ministry teams may, in some cases, meet needs in our own members, but they are primarily in place to meet needs of non-members and of our community. Becoming a part of a service ministry is a great way to get involved in community missions.
Abiding Hearts Home Care
Abiding Hearts Home Care is a Christ-centered non-profit in home care ministry that cares for the widowed, sick and elderly people in our community. Their goal is to connect the people they serve with the Body of Christ and available community resources while meeting as many of their home and health care needs as possible.
Big Oak Ranch
Big Oak Ranch exists to meet the needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children by giving them a solid, Christian home and a chance to realize and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Join our Women’s Ministry as they host events for the girls residing at Big Oak Ranch.
Changed Lives Christian Center
The Disaster Relief Ministry Team responds as needed to devastating events in our immediate community. Some members of this team have been trained for response through the Birmingham Baptist Association. Training for new members is available as well.
Discovery Clubs are Bible clubs that meet in public elementary schools during after-school hours. These clubs are freely offered and teach the Gospel while also building foundations for life, developing character and changing our communities.
Foster Care Ministry Team
God is using His church to care for kids and families in crisis. This team is for anyone who would like to become a foster parent or would like to support foster parents.
Independence Place is a faith based non-profit organization developed to meet the social and recreational needs of adult individuals with exceptional needs in a way that allows them to experience a life full of purpose and celebration. Independence Place helps participants achieve a higher level of confidence through their involvement and success in community life.
Jimmie Hale Mission
Jimmie Hale Mission is a Christian-based, nonprofit organization which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, learning centers, and thrift stores.
Oak Tree Ministries
Oak Tree Ministries labors with the people of Marks Village in fulfillment of God’s promise to raise up for himself trees of righteousness for the display of his splendor.
Positive Choices (formerly Sav-A-Life East)
Positive Choices is a locally organized and funded Christian Outreach that provides free services. Their desire is to make the truth about unborn life and abortion known in our community and particularly to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Restoration Academy believes that every child in the Birmingham area deserves an excellent, Christ-centered education. Their mission is to provide this opportunity through advancing the two greatest commandments in the life of every student.
Senior Adult Transportation
The Senior Adult Transportation Ministry Team provides rides to church to senior adults who can no longer drive but still are mobile enough to attend church. This team honors the heritage of our senior members by not overlooking their desire to worship with other believers.
Serving You Ministries
Serving You Ministries (SYM) is a non-profit benevolent ministry that was founded by NorthPark members. SYM provides for families in need and helps our church complete local missions projects.
Serving You – Relief
Hospitality, Intake, Interview, Chaplain, Food Pantry Host – Sunday-Thursday hours vary
Family Serve Sundays
Serving Others – Development
Mentor/disciple a WorkFaith graduate
Provide lunch for a WorkFaith class
Be a WorkFaith business partner
Provide dinner and break bread with the men at Changed Lives
Serving Kids – Relationship
Be a Love Oliver mentor – weekly breakfast or lunch buddy
Serve dinner for Love Oliver PTAs – quarterly
Serve with Oak Tree Ministries at Bible Club – Sundays 2:30-5:30pm
Be a reading buddy with Oak Tree Ministries reading club – Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 2:30-5:00 pm
The Lovelady Center is a 9 to 12 month faith-based program designed to restore hope and rebuild lives. Women and their children enter this program for various reasons and needing help in their lives. You can serve through Sunday evening worship programs.
Sports Reach / Prison Ministry
Sports Reach attempts to go where traditional evangelism has not been effective in reaching the unsaved. Prison Ministry is one area that Sports Reach is reaching and teaching the world through sports. Opportunities to participate in this ministry locally on Saturday mornings (April-November) and through an Orlando prison mission trip in the Fall.
Weekend Backpack Program
The Weekend Backpack Program provides hungry children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are distributed to children every Friday and on the last day before a holiday.
Sozo Children exists to glorify God through saving the children in need, building community, and connecting individuals to experience the love of Jesus Christ.
Designs for Hope Mission Trip
Designs for Hope is a non-profit that exists to provide sustainable energy, clean water, and other innovative designs to disciple makers in developing countries.
Ecuador Mission Trip
Mallory Herring is a NP missionary serving in Quito, Ecuador as the communications coordinator at the Henry Davis Foundation Orphanage (Happiness Foundation). We would like to send a team to work with her at the orphanage for a week. There are more than 100 Ecuadorian children living in 12 homes with a housemother.
Italy Mission Trip
Robert and Lara Vitter are NorthPark missionaries serving in Fucecchio, Italy. After spending two years in northern Italy, last year they moved to the Tuscany region of central Italy, about an hour east of Pisa. They are working with an Operation Mobilization team to begin an after school program. The Vitters have helped run a very successful sports camp in northern Italy during the past few years and last year a team from NorthPark helped them with the first annual sports camp in Fucecchio!
Mexico Medical Mission Trip
A team of medical personnel will work with Mega Missions in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. Each February, Mega Missions sends a medical team to Ciudad Victoria Mexico to do humanitarian medical work in the name of Christ. They will spend several days working in a Mexican prison, a day giving medical aid to people who live and work at the local dump, and will run a medical clinic at the Mega Missions Casa in Victoria.
Mexico Mission Trip
A team of students and adults will work with Mega Missions in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. From the homeless in garbage dumps of Mexico City, to the high mountains of Mexico, the voice of Jesus Christ is echoing through the works of Christians of all denominations, bound together to preach the Word of God through “Mega Missions. “