We Serve
Adult Discipleship

Explore our serving opportunities below to discover ways you can support discipleship ministries here at The Peoples Church!

Connection Team Member

Welcome our guests and congregants on Sundays and help them get connected to our ministries!

Responsibilities

  • Greet guests that arrive at Connection Centre and help them feel welcomed
  • Assist and direct guests to appropriate Ministry Leaders
  • Answer any questions relating to The Peoples Church serving opportunities and events
  • Provide relevant information to congregants
  • Build community by engaging with newcomers
  • Engage with visitors and make them feel welcome

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations
  • Have the gift of hospitality
  • Growing relationship with Christ
  • Ability to communicate with diverse populations
  • Caring disposition and a genuine concern for others
  • Ability to speak languages other than English is not required but an asset
  • Ability to relate well with people of different socioeconomic status

Commitment

  • Sunday: 9:30-10:30 or 12:30-1:30 or BOTH
  • May be required to assist during major festivals such as Christmas

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts of hospitality and service
  • Meeting new people
  • building community

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Prayer Team Member

Provide prayer support for congregants on Sundays and throughout the week!

Responsibilities

  • Attend Sunday service weekly and pray with congregants who desire prayer in the auditorium at the end of 9:00 AM or 11:30 AM services
  • Ensure information / prayer request is updated in CCB by providing details to an Administrator for follow-up
  • Pray daily for those who were prayed for at the end of the service
  • Pray over weekly email prayer requests

Skills

  • Strong biblical knowledge and ability to pray for a person’s needs according to Scripture
  • A caring disposition
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations while maintaining a professional, calm, and caring demeanor
  • Ability to be sensitive to the needs of a diverse group of people
  • Cheerful and generous with time
  • Attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs

Commitment

  • 2 hours weekly

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts and interceding for others
  • Serving and caring for others

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Online Chat Host

Create a welcoming online Sunday experience for our livestream guests and congregants!

Responsibilities

  • Greet guests and congregants as they join our livestream service and make them feel welcome
  • Engage the online audience
  • Respond to online questions and direct difficult and sensitive questions to appropriate Ministry Leaders
  • Answer questions about TPC events and programs
  • Provide relevant information to online audience
  • Build community by engaging with TPC online audience

Skills

  • Excellent customer service
  • Computer skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to type fast and to write sufficiently well to sustain an online conversation in the chat
  • Focus, patience, and composure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse people
  • Growing relationship with Christ
  • Caring disposition and a genuine concern for others

Commitment

  • Sunday: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • May be required to serve during livestreamed special events other than Sunday services

Opportunities

  • Using your computer and hospitality skills
  • Meeting new people online
  • Building our online community

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Online Prayer Host

Provide prayer support to Sunday livestream guests and congregants on our Church Online platform.

Responsibilities

  • Attend service online weekly and pray with congregants using the chat in our Church Online platform at the end of our 9:00 AM or 11:30 AM services
  • Ensure information / prayer request is updated in CCB by providing the details to an Administrator for follow-up
  • Pray daily for those that were prayed for at the end of the service
  • Pray over weekly email prayer requests

Skills

  • Strong biblical knowledge and ability to pray for a person’s needs according to Scripture
  • A caring disposition
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer skills

  • Ability to type and write sufficiently well to sustain an online conversation and prayer in the chat
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations while maintaining a professional, calm, and caring demeanor
  • Ability to be sensitive to the needs of a diverse group of people
  • Cheerful and generous with time
  • Attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs

Commitment

  • Sunday: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • May be required to serve during livestreamed special events other than Sunday services

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts and interceding for others
  • Serving and caring for others
  • Building our online community

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Friendship Class Assistant Leader

Support our vibrant ministry to our friends with special needs!

Responsibilities

  • Show up to our weekly program, every week
  • Participate in the program through worship, games, and discussion
  • Disciple and build relationships with our friends
  • Use your gifts within the ministry (i.e. teaching, worship, games, crafts, etc.)
  • Pray regularly for the friendship class and families
  • Attend all events, meetings, and gatherings for volunteers

Skills

  • Strong and growing relationship with Christ
  • Believes in the importance of discipleship and ministry to individuals with special needs
  • Interpersonal/people skills
  • Service orientation
  • Ability to engage with and to serve people with a variety of special needs

Commitment

  • Sundays – 45 minutes before Worship Service and until all our special needs members are picked up by their family, wheeltrans or support workers (10:45 AM – 12:45 PM) – approximately 2 hours
  • We ask for a one year commitment (September-August)
  • Approximate total time commitment = 8-10 hours per month

Opportunities

  • Develop leadership and relationship/team building skills
  • Working with diverse teams
  • Letter of Reference available upon request
  • Plan to Protect Training

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Alpha Facilitator

Lead a group through an exciting adventure to encounter Jesus!

Responsibilities

  • Review the upcoming weekly session ahead of time
  • Arrive 30 minutes before the session begins to meet with the Alpha Host – these mandatory pre-session meetings are an opportunity to talk about the session ahead and to pray together
  • Pray for your guests on a daily basis
  • Affirm every person and their contribution to the discussion, even if you do not agree with their position
  • Learn the names of each guest, and then call each by their name
  • Cultivate a safe and comfortable environment, always maintaining confidentiality in the group
  • Honor the vision and culture of the Alpha Program, as it aligns with The Peoples Church shared mandate

Skills

  • Ability to encourage participation in discussions
  • Active listener
  • Ability to help guests to feel welcomed
  • Model humility
  • Enjoy praying and remain spiritually strong
  • Non-judgmental
  • Is comfortable with some silence and resist the temptation to answer your own question

Commitment

  • 3.5 hours per week + Alpha Weekend

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts
  • meeting new people at different stages of their faith journey
  • Demonstrating leadership skills
  • Managing varying opinions and cultivating a posture of open discussions
  • Alpha Training

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Alpha Host

Support the Alpha program by providing hospitality to Alpha participants.

Responsibilities

  • Arrive 30 minutes before the session begins to meet with your session Facilitator
  • Pray for your guests on a daily basis
  • Befriend and welcome all guests warmly, showing genuine care and love
  • Plate, serve, and clean up after meals
  • Take plates, cups and utensils as guests finish meals
  • Learn the names of each guest, and then call each by their name
  • Fill/refill water pitchers, distribute Alpha supplies
  • Assist with tasks as needed

Skills

  • Hospitality
  • Service
  • Cheerful and generous with time
  • Attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs

Commitment

  • 2.5 hours weekly + training + Alpha Weekend

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts
  • Working with a diverse team
  • Serving and caring for others
  • Alpha Training

Requirements

  • Police screening, interview, reference checks and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Visitation Ministry Visitor

Join a caring team that provides visitation to seniors, shut-ins, and hospital patients who (primarily) are members of our church family.

Responsibilities

  • Encourage and strengthen members and adherents of our church family by visiting them – including hospital patients, retirement home residents, shut-ins, new Canadians and refugees, and the bereaved
  • Befriend, comfort, and pray for those in need
  • Open doors of opportunity to share the gospel where applicable

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor
  • A genuine love for people
  • Common sense and tact – the art of prayerfully saying the right thing in the right way at the right time
  • Display the fruit of the Spirit as you serve, offering genuine love and care
  • Ability to work independently
  • The ability to effectively adapt to different cultures and age groups
  • The grace to respond appropriately to various types of personalities

Commitment

  • The time commitment varies depending on the nature of the situation – minimum of 3–6 hours monthly
  • The role remains open as long as you are able to serve

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts of recognizing the particular needs of seniors and shut-ins and ensuring that their physical, social, and spiritual needs are being met
  • Building long term relationships, offering the additional prospect of ongoing help and blessing to the lives of those in need.
  • Training: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity and Equity, Visitation Course

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Visitation Ministry: Coordinator

Support our Visitation Team members by connecting them with those who require visitation.

Responsibilities

  • Assign the Visitation Team members with those who require visitation
  • Support, encourage and strengthen Visitation Team members
  • Pray regularly for the team and those that they are serving

Skills

  • Organized and a love to connect people
  • A genuine love for people
  • Common sense and tact – the art of prayerfully saying the right thing in the right way at the right time
  • Display the fruit of the Spirit as you serve, offering genuine love and care
  • Ability to work independently
  • The ability to effectively adapt to different cultures and age groups
  • The grace to respond appropriately to various types of personalities

Commitment

  • 1- 2 hours per week

Opportunities

  • Using your gifts of recognizing the particular needs of seniors and shut-ins and ensuring that their physical, social, and spiritual needs are being met.
  • Building long term relationships, offering the additional prospect of ongoing help and blessing to the lives of those in need.
  • Training: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity and Equity, Visitation Course

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Cultural Fellowship Leader

Our Cultural Fellowships are welcoming connection groups based on shared culture and faith. Support our fellowships by becoming a leader/coordinator!

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Cultural Fellowship strategic plan to their cultural group
  • Develop a complementary ministry plan with the Newcomers Ministry Pastor and implement it
  • Involved in all aspects of direct ministry to cultural group members and their families, as tasked (build and maintain relationships, support with needs, develop programs and gatherings, journey with members to deepen their relationship with Jesus)
  • Develop leaders and disciple believing group members
  • Incorporate volunteers into Cultural Fellowships and coordinate with Newcomers Ministry Pastor to develop partnerships with community organizations and community groups
  • Various ministry functions including, but not limited to: leading Bible studies, praying, strategic planning, directing, supervising ministry activities of others, etc.
  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor and other Cultural Fellowship leaders to provide support as needed

Skills

  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus
  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards diverse people in Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside diverse people with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proven experience leading ministry groups or similar role is advantageous
  • Active Church and community member
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment

  • We ask leaders/coordinators to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Help people feel welcomed and find a sense of belonging
  • Share your gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, Cultural Fellowship Leaders Orientation

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Cultural Fellowship Team Member

Our Cultural Fellowships are welcoming connection groups based on shared culture and faith. Support our programs and outreach by joining our team!

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Cultural Fellowship strategic plan to their cultural group in ways such as being hosts, admin support, Bible study teachers, prayer, visitation, etc.,
  • Involved in all aspects of direct ministry to cultural group members and their families, as tasked (build and maintain relationships, support with needs, develop programs and gatherings, journey with members to deepen their relationship with Jesus)

Skills

  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus
  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards diverse people in Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside diverse people with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Active Church and community member
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Help people feel welcomed and find a sense of belonging
  • Share your gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, Cultural Fellowship Leaders Orientation

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Young Adults Leader

Do you have a desire to disciple young adults? Become a leader at our weekly Young Adults program!

Responsibilities

  • Show up to our weekly program, every week
  • Participate in the program through worship, games, and discussion
  • Disciple young adults and build relationships with them
  • Use your gifts within the ministry (i.e. teaching, worship, games, crafts, etc.)
  • Pray regularly for the team, young adults, and families
  • Attend all events, meetings, and gatherings for volunteers

Skills

  • Strong and growing relationship with Christ
  • Believes in the importance of building a strong Biblical foundation in students as they grow in Christ
  • Interpersonal/people skills
  • Service orientation
  • Desire to build relationships with students
  • Desire to engage with parents

Commitment

  • Thursdays – 6:30-9:45 PM
  • We ask all leaders to commit to 1 school year (September-August)
  • Approximate total time commitment = 13 hours per month

Opportunities

  • Developing leadership and relationship/team building skills
  • Working with diverse teams
  • Letter of Reference available upon request
  • Actively contributing to the ministry vision and goals for Young Adults

Requirements

  • Multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months

Newcomers Ministry

We are a welcoming community that seeks to provide compassion, connection, and community for newcomers to Canada. Our serving teams are unique and rewarding opportunities to serve God with a global impact right here in the city of Toronto!

Administrator

Provide administrative support to a team that seeks provide compassion, connection, and community for newcomers to Canada in the fullness of Jesus’ love.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor, TPC Administrative team, and Newcomers Network leaders to provide administrative support as needed
  • Email correspondence, follow-up phone calls, reference check calls, draft reference letters, making copies, data entry, record keeping, and other duties
  • Data entry and management with church database software
  • Admin support for groups and/or event marketing, registration, communication, attendance, follow-up, etc., (pre/post-event and live)
  • Producing, gathering and filing newcomers intake forms, as well as supporting to triage and direct them to appropriate support
  • Support with regular newsletter email drafts using MailChimp
  • Support with graphic design for marketing using Canva
  • Support with updates to various social media platforms

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Has good English grammar, reading, writing, listening, and communication skills
  • Possesses a good knowledge of computers and is comfortable using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PPT, etc)
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn TPC church database, MailChimp, and Canva

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Help people feel welcomed and find a sense of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside newcomers as they become acclimated to new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, Church database training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Discipleship Team Member

Disciple newcomers in their faith and life journey! Walk alongside them with patience, hospitality, and care as they explore and expand their faith in Jesus, and as they journey in their new home country.

Responsibilities

  • Disciple and/or mentor newcomers to be followers of Jesus Christ through One-on-one discipleship, Micro-groups (2-3 people), Life Group leadership/hosts
  • Provide newcomers with personal spiritual care, relevant Bible & applicable content, and support
  • Plan and prepare, in advance, discipleship growing and Bible-learning experiences. Utilize at least 1 hour a week to prepare using the assigned curriculum or approved alternate resources
  • Meet with newcomers on regularly scheduled day(s)
  • Use facilitation techniques more than lecturing techniques to encourage newcomers to practice speaking English
  • Encourage newcomers to ask questions
  • Maintain a safe discipleship environment for newcomers and maintain confidentiality
  • For Life Groups: be attentive to newcomers who seems to be progressing at a slower rate because of their English level and make every effort to make them feel safe, cared for, and loved
  • Remain spiritually attuned. Be attentive to the Holy Spirit and remember that it is His job through you to reveal the love of Jesus to the newcomer
  • Build friendship with newcomers and support them by maintaining regular contact with them
  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor and Newcomers Network leaders to provide support as needed

Skills

  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus
  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proven experience facilitating engaging discussion or similar role is advantageous
  • Active Church and community member
  • Must be available to commit regular meetings with newcomer(s)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Sunday Table Leaders

Facilitate and provide friendly conversations during lunch at our Sunday Newcomers Fellowship!

Responsibilities

  • Greet guests as they arrive
  • Facilitate conversations at a table during our Sunday Newcomers Fellowship lunch
  • Welcome new people and encourage connection between newcomers
  • If able and possible, build friendship with newcomers and support them by maintaining regular contact with them
  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor and Newcomers Network leaders to provide ministry assistance as needed

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
International Student Ministry (ISM) Team Member

Support and befriend international students who are on their migration journey into Canadian society. Walk alongside them into a relationship with Jesus with patience, hospitality, and care!

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with internationals students and maintain regular contact with them
  • Support international students with their needs (i.e., community, language, immigration, etc.)
  • Help the ISM team with developing and executing programs/ events/gatherings for international students
  • Journey with international students to come into relationship with Jesus and/or deepen their relationship with Jesus
  • Develop and prepare believing international students for ministry in their home country when they return
  • Assist ISM team to grow and maintain positive relationships with community organizations, universities, partners, stakeholders, faculty and staff
  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor and Newcomers Network leaders to provide support as needed

Skills

  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus
  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards international students to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside international students with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proven experience facilitating engaging discussion or similar role is advantageous
  • Active Church and community member
  • Must be available to commit to regular gatherings with international students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
ESL Bible Study Teacher

Prepare and share weekly ESL Bible study lessons with our newcomers!

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team of teachers
  • Plan and prepare, in advance, small group Bible-learning experiences. Utilize at least 1 hour a week to prepare lessons for Sunday classes using the assigned curriculum or approved alternate resources
  • Deliver/teach the program on scheduled Sundays
  • Use facilitation techniques more than lecturing techniques to encourage students to practice speaking English
  • Encourage students to ask questions
  • Maintain a safe educational environment for students
  • Be attentive to students who seems to be progressing at a slower rate because of their English level and make every effort to make them feel safe, cared for, and loved
  • Refrain from using Christian jargon or references that may be unknown to newcomers
  • Remain spiritually attuned. Be attentive to the Holy Spirit and remember that it is His job through you to reveal the love of Jesus to the students
  • If able and possible, build friendship with students and support them by maintaining regular contact with them
  • Collaboratively work alongside Newcomers Ministry Pastor and Newcomers Network leaders to provide support as needed

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proven experience as an educator or similar role is advantageous
  • Active Church and community member
  • Good understanding of planning and developing lesson plans
  • Must be available to teach classes on rotation during scheduled Sundays
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment

  • We ask teachers to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, ESL Bible Study Teachers Orientation

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
ESL Teacher

Nurture English skills and Canadian cultural understanding by providing connection, friendship, and study opportunities to newcomers in Canada!

Responsibilities

  • Conduct activities and lessons based on ESL teaching methodologies
  • Encourage and engage students to speak in English
  • Motivate students and induce a pleasant learning environment
  • Display excellent classroom management
  • Keep records of student attendance and performance
  • Communicate with ESL Lead Coordinator as needed

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Ability to teach students of different ages and from different backgrounds
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Ability to support others in crisis with a non-judgmental, empathetic response
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Commitment

  • We ask ESL Teachers to commit for at least 1 term (3-4 months) to teach a class that meets one day per week
  • 3-5 hours per class each week (this includes preparation and teaching time)

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, ESL Teachers Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
ESL Coordinator

Our ESL classes provide connection, friendship, and study opportunities to all newcomers in Canada in the fullness of Jesus’ love. Support our ESL teaching team and classes by becoming an ESL Coordinator!

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the volunteer ESL teaching team
  • Provide care and appreciation to the ESL teaching team
  • Serve as point of contact between Newcomers Ministry Pastor and ESL teaching team
  • Monitor and track all ESL class activities
  • Provide regular updates and report issues to Newcomers Ministry Pastor
  • Provides weekly updates to ESL teaching team via email/phone
  • Attends bi-monthly meetings with Newcomers Ministry Pastor
  • Pray regularly for the ESL teaching team
  • Available every Tuesday and Thursday for ESL classes (flexible)
  • Conduct activities and lessons based on ESL teaching methodologies
  • Encourage and engage students to speak in English
  • Motivate students and induce a pleasant learning environment
  • Display excellent classroom management

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Experience and ability to oversee a group of volunteers
  • Ability to teach students of different ages and from different backgrounds
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Ability to support others in crisis with a non-judgmental, empathetic response
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Commitment

  • We ask coordinators to commit for at least 1 year with the ability to renew
  • 8-16 hours per week (this includes preparation and teaching time)

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, ESL Teachers Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Immigration and Settlement Support Team Member

Provide practical immigration & settlement support to newcomers as they settle into their new home in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Support newcomers on a one-on-one basis to provide direct support or triage and direct them to appropriate support
  • Listen and care for the wellbeing of newcomers
  • Provide answers to questions and knowledge about Canadian immigration processes and rules or direct them to support
  • Provide access to supportive networks, partnerships, community organizations, and community groups as needed
  • Communicate with immigration & settlement community partners, working groups, and stakeholders

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn and keep current on immigration trends and relevant legislation
  • Familiarity with resources to support newcomer integration and settlement

Commitment

  • We ask Employment Mentors to commit for at least 1 year
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Support and walk alongside them with patience and care as they get acclimated to their new home country
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Employment Mentor

Guide, develop, and support newcomers as they establish their careers in Canada through personal employment mentorship in the fullness of Jesus’ love.

Responsibilities

  • Participants are paired with an Employment Mentor for one-on-one employment/career support in areas such as job search strategies, resume writing, networking, interview prep, etc.
  • Assist newcomers to learn about Canadian workplace culture and industry trends
  • Asist mentees to establish professional networks, improve professional terminology, and build confidence in a new culture
  • Attend Employment Café – a monthly gathering for training, networking, and support with other mentors and newcomers

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Experience with resume writing, job coaching and connecting clients to employers an asset

Commitment

  • We ask Employment Mentors to commit for at least 1 year
  • Roughly 2-3 hours per week (flexible based on mentee’s schedule)
  • The mentoring program is designed for five mentoring meetings of 2 hours each meeting

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Offer practical support to assist in settlement and integration
  • Gain friendship, fellowship and growth
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training, ESL Teachers Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Health Support Team Member

Provide practical health support to newcomers as they settle into their new home in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Support newcomers on a one-on-one basis to provide direct support or triage and direct them to appropriate support
  • Listen and care for the wellbeing of newcomers
  • Provide answers to questions and knowledge about Canadian immigration processes and rules or direct them to that support
  • Provide access to supportive networks, partnerships, community organizations, and community groups as needed
  • Communicate with health community partners, working groups, and stakeholders

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn and keep current on health, immigration trends, and relevant legislation
  • Familiarity with resources to support newcomer integration and settlement

Commitment

  • We ask Employment Mentors to commit for at least 1 year
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Offer practical support to assist in settlement and integration
  • Gain friendship, fellowship and growth
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months
Housing Support Team Member

Provide practical housing support to newcomers as they settle into their new home in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Support newcomers on a one-on-one basis to provide direct support or triage and direct them to appropriate support
  • Listen and care for the wellbeing of newcomers
  • Provide answers to questions and knowledge about Canadian immigration processes and rules or direct them to that support
  • Provide access to supportive networks, partnerships, community organizations, and community groups as needed
  • Communicate with housing community partners, working groups, and stakeholders

Skills

  • Welcoming, hospitable, and friendly demeanor towards newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to walk alongside newcomers with patience and care as they journey in their new home country
  • Command of the English language
  • Display patience and cultural awareness
  • Experience working in culturally diverse setting a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn and keep current on housing, immigration trends, and relevant legislation
  • Familiarity with resources to support newcomer integration and settlement

Commitment

  • We ask team members to commit for at least 1 year
  • 3-5 hours per week with flexibly

Opportunities

  • Directly involved with walking alongside newcomers to help them feel welcomed and find a place of belonging
  • Offer practical support to assist in settlement and integration
  • Gain friendship, fellowship and growth
  • Share gifts and talents
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Training Opportunities: Newcomers Network Orientation, Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity, and Equity Training

Requirements

  • VSS Police screening, multiple interviews, and forms
  • Must adhere to the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Covenant of The Peoples Church
  • Must have attended The Peoples Church for a minimum of 6 months