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Alpha runs over eight weeks, and explores the basics of Christianity.  Each week a meal is shared together, followed by a short talk and small group discussion, where participants can ask anything, and contribute as much or as little as they like to the group discussion.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available at Alpha.  For more information contact us via email alpha@citylife.church or give us a call on 9871 8300.
  
Responsibilities
Cooking meals for Alpha. Assist with the preparation and cooking of meals with the cook and a team of helpers.
Passion For
Seeing people come to Christ and expressing this through helping out.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all. Serving, hospitality and giving very helpful.
Skills & Abilities
Able to work in a team. Food safety handling skills. Cook for large numbers - up to 80 people. Basic kitchen skills are a must.
Commitment
Kitchen helpers are required to arrive between 4.30-5.00pm each, when assisting with preparation of meals.

  
Helping around the Alpha evenings as directed by the leaders.
Responsibilities
Setting up/packing down of rooms used for Alpha, including lifting of tables, chairs and any other furniture that is used.
Passion For
Seeing people come to Christ and expressing this through helping out.
Spiritual Gifts
A heart to serve and help out when needed.
Skills & Abilities
Able to lift, take and give instructions, work as part of a team.
Commitment
Volunteers are required to arrive at Alpha by 6.15pm every week. Team gathers together before Alpha starts to have a chat and some prayer time.

  
The Arts play a significant role in expressing the interaction between God’s heart and the heart of people. This is a vital part of our relationship with God and so we endeavour to create an atmosphere and environment where this is accessible to all who are seeking to know and understand Him.
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in song.
Passion For
Singing and love to worship God through music.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication.
Skills & Abilities
Good singing voice. CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication.
Skills & Abilities
Able to play an instrument competently.CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Responsibilities
To minister as an actor in short skits, theatrical productions and mini movies.
Passion For
Acting, creative storytelling, characterisation and film.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication.
Skills & Abilities
Dramatic skills, acting ability, directing experience. Amateur theatre or film experience an advantage.
Commitment
Rehearsals as arranged when cast for a particular drama, film or production.

  
Responsibilities
Passion For
If you are passionate about administration then the Church Services office is for you!  We welcome all the help we can get.  Please contact the office directly to see how you can help.
Spiritual Gifts
Administration
Skills & Abilities
Attention to detail; written or verbal communication; ability to read music an advantage but not essential
Commitment
Flexible from 1 hour per weekly upwards and events only basis.

  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative communication.
Skills & Abilities
Able to play an instrument competently.CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication.
Skills & Abilities
Able to play an instrument competently.CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Stage Decor & Production
Responsibilities
To assist in design and decoration of our Auditorium (and building) for weekend services and special events.
Passion For
We need people with interests in the areas of; Direction, Production, Stage Managers, Prop Construction, Stage Design, Artists, Film crew, stage hands, costume design and construction, interior decorating.
Spiritual Gifts
Skills & Abilities
As the roles are so diverse, a passion and skills in the area of interest is needed. E.G.: Carpentry skills would be helpful if interested in prop construction.
Commitment
As required for specific events/productions.
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative communication.
Skills & Abilities
Good singing voice. CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication
Skills & Abilities
Able to play an instrument competently.CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment
  
Responsibilities
To minister as part of vibrant Church Services Creative team in music.
Passion For
The craft and art of music and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to creating an environment that helps people connect with and honour God
Spiritual Gifts
Creative communication.
Skills & Abilities
Able to play an instrument competently.CityLife Church Partnership (LIFETRAX 1 & 2) and involvement in a LifeGroup required.
Commitment

  
The Audio Ministry provides technical support to the weekend Celebration meetings and other major church events, as well as assisting other church departments with their requirements.
  
Responsibilities
To operate and monitor the sound and recording system during Celebration meetings and weekend Children’s Program, including preparing sound system before meetings and packing up after meetings as required. Recording Engineer to also ensure the meeting is recorded. Other responsibilities may also include audio for Departmental / Major events.
Passion For
Communicating in a contemporary way to our generation.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication, Servanthood or Administration an advantage but not essential.
Skills & Abilities
Experience with sound equipment an advantage, but not essential.
Commitment
On a roster basis, 1-3 times a month -

Knox: Saturdays 2:00pm-7:30pm, Sundays 7:00am-1:00pm.
Casey: Sundays 7.00am-1.00pm. Manningham: Sundays 7:00am-1:00pm. Whittlesea: Tuesdays (practice) 7:30pm-9:00pm. Sundays 8.00am-12.00pm.

Knox Youth Meetings on Fridays 4:30pm-10:00pm.
  
Responsibilities
To set up and pack up audio system and relocation of general stage equipment ie. instruments and stage risers etc.
Passion For
Serving and helping out.
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication, Servanthood and Encouragement.
Skills & Abilities
To have basic comprehension of set-up of an audio system, ability to work in a team environment, able to achieve tasks within a set time-frame.
Commitment
1-2 times a month, Sundays: Casey 7.00am - 1.00pm; Manningham 6:10am - 8:30am, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

  
To help our Church Services run smoothly at our Knox,Casey, Manningham and Whittlesea sites, we have various areas of service that are overseen by our Venue Managers.

  
Responsibilities
Direct traffic into car park spaces and ensure a smooth flow of cars. Inspect car park during the meeting to provide a measure of security. Casey car park team to also put out banners.
Passion For
Helping out and seeing things run smoothly.
Spiritual Gifts
Helps or Hospitality an advantage, but open to all.
Skills & Abilities
Ability to give clear instructions, organised and reliable.
Commitment
One meeting per month from 35 minutes prior to the meeting rostered and after meeting as required.  Will also be called on to help out for other church events.
  
Responsibilities
Assign people the task of collecting the offering during the meeting.
Passion For
Helping out and seeing things run smoothly.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all.
Skills & Abilities
Able to give clear instructions, organised and reliable.
Commitment
30 minutes once a month prior to the Service on a roster basis.
  
Communion is celebrated in weekend meetings approximately twice each month.
Responsibilities
With a team, help to prepare the elements for communion before the Service.
Passion For
Helping out.
Spiritual Gifts
-
Skills & Abilities
A willingness to serve.
Commitment
One hour prior to the Service on a roster basis.
  
Responsibilities
Welcoming people to church, helping them find seats and helping people to ‘connect’ into the church, including inviting them to the ‘Visitors Lounge’.
Passion For
Making people feel welcome, order, smooth running of things.
Spiritual Gifts
Hospitality, Helps, Encouragement or Leadership an advantage, but open to all with a smile.
Skills & Abilities
Public relations, customer service, warm and outgoing. Able to give directions.
Commitment
Three times each term, 30 minutes prior to rostered meeting.  To be ‘on call’ throughout the meeting and for 5 minutes afterwards.
  
Responsibilities
To set up the auditorium with chairs and other furniture as required prior to the Sunday morning meeting.
Passion For
Helping out.
Spiritual Gifts
Helps an advantage, but open to all.
Skills & Abilities
Organised and reliable.
Commitment
On a roster basis from 1 hour prior to Service.
  
Responsibilities
Assign people the task of handing out communion trays during the service.
Passion For
Helping out and seeing things run smoothly.
Spiritual Gifts
-
Skills & Abilities
Able to give clear instructions and organised.
Commitment
30 minutes once a month prior to the Service on a roster basis.
  
Responsibilities
Purchase and/or set up/pack up of refreshments.
Passion For
Supporting others who are also serving.
Spiritual Gifts
Skills & Abilities
The ability to source / set up / pack up according to a simple list of instructions. (Involvement in a Life Group required.)
Commitment
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly, weekdays or weekends depending on site.
  
Responsibilities
To oversee the practical aspects for all of the corporate meetings and events held by CityLife Church.Venue Managers are to oversee the various areas of service such as car parking, offering collection, communion preparation & distribution, welcoming/hospitality teams, etc.
Passion For
Helping out and seeing things run smoothly.
Spiritual Gifts
Leadership and Partnership of CityLife Church required
Skills & Abilities
Ability to give clear instructions, organised and reliable.
Commitment
One meeting per month. 1 hour prior to 1st service until 1 hour after 2nd service.

  
The Communications team is responsible for the alignment of all communications with the CityLife values, vision and mission.  We're keen to hear from anyone with experience in any of the areas listed who is willing to contribute their time and talents.

 
  
Photography
Responsibilities
Tell the story of CityLife through photography
Passion For
Photography
Spiritual Gifts
Skills & Abilities
Commitment
Capture images of our CityLife family, services and events, sharing what God's doing in our midst.
Once a month during our weekend services, availability for special events like Easter & Christmas.

  
Our kids are a vital part of CityLife.  We treasure each child and are committed to provide a safe, fun and God-filled environment for them. To work with children in any area we are looking for people with the following:
Passion For:
  Making a difference in a child’s life.
Spiritual Gifts:
One or more of the following would be an advantage - Shepherding, Encouragement, Creative Communication, Teaching, Wisdom, Helps, Knowledge, Mercy, Hospitality, Evangelism, Faith, Prophecy, Leadership, Intercession.
Skills & Abilities: No special skills required as training is provided.

  
Responsibilities
Simply 'being there' for our kids by leading parts of the program which may include teaching Bible lessons, encouraging praise & worship, assisting in crafts or welcoming our kids.
Passion For
Making a difference in a child’s life.
Spiritual Gifts
One or more of the following would be an advantage - Shepherding, Encouragement, Creative Communication, Teaching, Wisdom, Helps, Knowledge, Mercy, Hospitality, Evangelism, Faith, Prophecy, Leadership, Intercession.
Skills & Abilities
No special skills required.
Commitment
Sunday morning, at your preferred service, usually following a bi-monthly roster in one of the following areas:
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Preschool 2–5 (2 – 5 year olds)
Primary Prep–6 (Prep – Grade 6)
TASK Force (Year 7 & 8 Leadership Programme)
Special Needs Kids


  
Kidz Bizz Playgroups are run as an outreach ministry of the church on a weekly basis. Our vision is to "demonstrate the love of Christ to families with young children in our local community". The groups are held in local community facilities using a structured two-hour program.
  
Responsibilities
For Christian families (mothers or fathers) with young children to build relationships with other families in the community. We also welcome (grandparents and students) who can support the leaders and our community families.
Passion For
Outreaching to young families.
Spiritual Gifts
One or more of the following would be an advantage - Helps, Evangelism, Shepherding, Encouragement, Wisdom, Mercy, Hospitality, Leadership, Intercession.
Skills & Abilities
No special skills required.
Commitment
One weekday morning a week during school terms.
  
Responsibilities
For Christian families (mothers or fathers) with young children to build relationships with other families in the community. We also welcome (grandparents and students) who can support the leaders and our community families.
Passion For
Outreaching to young families.
Spiritual Gifts
One or more of the following would be an advantage - Helps, Evangelism, Shepherding, Encouragement, Wisdom, Mercy, Hospitality, Leadership, Intercession.
Skills & Abilities
No special skills required.
Commitment
One weekday morning a week during school terms.
  
Responsibilities
Commit to praying regularly for Kidz Bizz Playgroups staff, team leaders and community families.
Passion For
Spending time in prayer and intercession.
Spiritual Gifts
Intercession, Discernment, Faith.
Skills & Abilities
A strong personal prayer life.
Commitment
Pray specifically for Kidz Bizz Playgroups during the school term once a week.  Welcome to attend Kidz Bizz Playgroups Leaders' prayer meetings on a Thursday morning for an hour, once a term.

  
Being involved in leading a Life Group provides an opportunity for spiritual growth, care, ministry and outreach in the context of a small group.  Life Groups meet regularly three to four times each month in homes and workplaces throughout Melbourne.

  
Responsibilities
Life Group Leadership or Co-Leadership.
Passion For
People and seeing others grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all.
Skills & Abilities
A team player and able to delegate responsibilities. Good listening skills and able to help in developing people’s potential. (CityLife Church Partnership required.)
Commitment
Leader: To facilitate three Life Group meetings per month and to provide pastoral care to members.
Co-Leader: To assist the Life Group Leader in running the Life Group, and working towards leading a new group when the current Life Group multiplies.

  
The Media & Lighting Ministry looks after everything you see during our Church Services and special events, including the graphics and cameras going to screen, the lights in the auditorium, and the displays throughout the building. We record each of our Church Services to put online, which enables the sermons to be seen thousands of times each month all around the globe.  We'd love to have you involved as part of one of our teams - we provide all the training you need - no previous knowledge is required.
  
Responsibilities
Operate the videos, powerpoint slides, and song lyrics displayed during Church Services.
Passion For
Projecting words and powerpoints correctly to allow congregation members to fully engage with the service
Spiritual Gifts
Creative Communication, Administration or Helps an advantage.
Skills & Abilities
Computer skills an advantage but not essential.
Commitment
On a roster basis, 1-2 times per month. Operators arrive 2 hours before the first service for the band rehearsal and stay for both services.
 
Knox Saturday: 2pm - 8pm
Knox Sunday: 7am - 1pm
Casey: 8am - 12pm
Manningham: 7am - 12:30pm
Whittlesea: 8am - 12pm

  
Our Visitors Lounge operates to provide a place where visitors can find out more about CityLife Church and will be served with light refreshments.  Here we can make our visitors feel welcomed and connected, answering any questions they have about CityLife Church.

  
Responsibilities
To set up the urns, cups, refreshments and welcome visitors that come into the Visitors Lounge giving them Welcome Packs with CityLife information & encouraging them to fill out Visitor Cards.
Passion For
Serving and making new people feel welcomed.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all, but any of the following an advantage: Hospitality, Helps, Encouragement, Evangelism, Leadership.
Skills & Abilities
Public relations, customer service, warm and outgoing.
Commitment
Once a month, for 10 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the Service you attend.

  
As a church we place a high priority on doing our part to fulfil the Great Commission. Since 1967 we have been actively involved in cross-cultural missions, sending short term teams and long term missionaries into the field plus supporting the work of local partners. Today we have 28 missionaries and key partners in Africa, Asia, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Indigenous Australia, the Middle-East, Russia and Europe.
 
The World Impact department represents and facilitates this passion of our congregation for cross-cultural missions but it is our volunteers and supporters that make all that we do possible! So why not consider if you can volunteer in one of following roles.
  
Responsibilities
A team member can assist by becoming a prayer partner, organising fund raising for a missions worker, assisting with administration tasks, helping with missionary home assignment arrangements and liaising with Life Groups.
Passion For
Reaching the lost with the gospel by helping those on the mission field.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all.
Skills & Abilities
Good communication skills an advantage.
Commitment
By arrangement, may be on a regular basis or at times of specific need. Attend World Impact Team days (twice a year).
  
Responsibilities
World Impact runs a range of events from sausage sizzles at weekend meetings to our annual World Impact Week & International night. A range of people and skills are needed so responsibilities vary.
Passion For
Helping others.
Spiritual Gifts
Open to all. Administration or helps an advantage.
Skills & Abilities
Any.
Commitment
As needed / available.
  
Responsibilities
Commit to praying regularly for World Impact staff and missionaries.
Passion For
Prayer, intercession and missions.
Spiritual Gifts
Faith
Skills & Abilities
Disciplined
Commitment
Pray specifically for staff and missionaries three times a week. Attend World Impact Team days (twice a year).
  
Join a CityLife missions team and go on a 2 week trip to visit CityLife's missions partners in their field of ministry.
Responsibilities
Serve the needs of the field ministry in various ways, including sharing testimonies, messages, doing kids ministry and outreach activities.
Passion For
Serving, People, Cross-Cultural Ministry
Spiritual Gifts
Any
Skills & Abilities
Any
Commitment
  • Must attend compulsory Missions Trip Orientation prior to departure
  • Must attend all team meetings and participate in fundraising activities
  • Deposit of $500 due upon submission of Missions Trip Application, balance due one month before departure (costs range from $2,000 to $4,000 depending upon location)

  
EPIC Youth is the Youth Ministry at CityLife Church for teens in high school. At EPIC Youth we seek to do one thing… live a life of God sized proportions! EPIC Youth meets weekly, alternating between Life Group and LIVE events.

  
Possible roles: Life Group leading, Life Group coaching, security, pastoral care, photography, intercessory prayer, venue managing and car park team.
Responsibilities
Young people and seeing them grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Passion For
Young people and seeing them grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Spiritual Gifts
All welcome.
Skills & Abilities
All welcome.
Commitment
Fridays 6:30pm-10pm.
  
Possible roles: graphic design and administration support.
Responsibilities
Helping our youth staff team with week-to-week tasks in the office.
Passion For
Young people and seeing them grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Spiritual Gifts
All welcome.
Skills & Abilities
All welcome.
Commitment
Varies depending on when you are available.
  
Possible roles: high schools program and Cambodia missions.
Responsibilities
Young people and seeing them grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Passion For
Young people and seeing them grow and mature in their God-given potential.
Spiritual Gifts
All welcome.
Skills & Abilities
All welcome.
Commitment
Varies depending on school program.

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